September 19, 2016 Meal Plan

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When I don’t have a lot of time to think about my meal plan I try to focus on the basics. For me, that means potatoes, beans, rice, veggies and fruit. After a great, on-the-go weekend I want easy meals that are filling and hearty.

This meal plan will focus on dinner because I plan to eat oatmeal every day this week! Why, because oatmeal is easy, filling and hearty. I know, I keep things simple.

I’ll switch between my Instant Pot Oatmeal, my favorite Oatmeal Cups and these super easy overnight oats!

I’ll eat leftovers for lunch every chance I get and when I’m out I’ll make a Baked Potato in my Instant Pot.

Plant-Based Meal Plan

Plant-Based Dinner Meal Plan

Monday: Instant Pot Rice and Black Beans

This easy dish is a nice departure from the Mexican Casserole I usually make with a tomato flavor. This recipe uses lime for a lighter twist.

Tuesday: Chickpea Noodle Soup

This is one of my favorite soups and it’s also the easiest! In the next year or two I expect my son to be able to make this, yes, it is that easy. Even better, you can pre-chop the veggies for a faster meal.

Wednesday: Potato and Broccoli with Brown Gravy

I usually cook my potatoes in the Instant Pot because it’s so easy but if you have a lot of time you can cook them in the Crock Pot instead! Use your favorite method to cook the broccoli, I usually steam it. The Brown Gravy will come together quickly on the stove.

Thursday: New Veggie Lentil Soup

I don’t have this recipe published yet but this is quickly becoming my favorite soup. I use my favorite veggies and lentils for a hearty soup that I couldn’t get enough of. Oh, and I cooked it in the Instant Pot. You can see a preview in the photo in the top right of the collage above.

Friday: Enchilada Casserole

My husband will normally cook this one for me. It’s really easy to put together and we love it! If I’m short on time I’ll skip the cheese sauce but we love it either way.

What do you have on your meal plan this week? Any recipes from My Plant-Based Family? If you make them share on Instagram and tag me! You can also check out my new project, Mom the Brave!

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  1. OMG that brown gravy! I subscribe to a plant based diet weekly meal plan but I always check your plan before hitting the grocery store. I need that simple broccoli + baked potato + gravy in my life, like now! And I’m always excited about all your instant pot recipes. Looking forward to trying the lentil soup soon!

    • Hi Lauren! That thrills me, thank you!
      This gravy is so easy! I wanted it today but I was out of potatoes. I need more before I can make this and the new lentil soup! Both are big winners in my book!
      I’m hoping to make the soup 2 more times before I post it so I can give alternate directions for non-IPers. 🙂

    • Oh Lauren, you made my day! Sometimes simple is the best and that Brown Gravy is so simple!
      Thanks for checking in every week! It means a lot to me!
      I’ll try to get that new soup up soon!

  2. Simply thank you I’m in love with these meals they have changed my life and my children’s

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