Plant-Based Meal Plan and More!

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Are you ready for the week? I’m not mentally prepared yet, but I’ve already created my plant-based meal plan for the week.

Plant-Based Meal Plan

Over the weekend I did some meal prep for a birthday party and thankfully we have leftovers and a well stocked fridge and pantry. I made my Instant Pot Refried Beans and a quicker version of my Mexican Rice. I’ll either share a new recipe or update the old recipe with the changes soon. Having beans and rice in the fridge makes meals come together quickly!

When I started blogging again once my son was a year into treatment, I asked what type of recipes everyone wanted and overwhelmingly it was quick and easy recipes. I’ve been working on creating new recipes and remaking old ones so they are easier for busy families.

Quick and Easy Plant-Based Recipes

In fact, I made you a little gift for those of you who subscribe to my weekly emails! You can download my favorite quick and easy recipes if you are a subscriber. I’ve taken some time off from these emails but they are starting back up THIS WEEK! Don’t worry, you can still sign up and get my favorite quick and easy recipes and a weekly email from me with easy, actionable plant-based tips!

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These days, my favorite meals are ready in less than 30 minutes. If it’s going to be longer than that, it needs to be “hands off” time, like in the Instant Pot or oven.

For breakfast, I prefer super quick. We normally have oatmeal, cereal or toast. I usually skip breakfast with the kids and have a mid-morning smoothie after they are in school.

My husband and I both eat leftovers for lunch. We like warm meals. He has already requested my One Pot Broccoli Rice recipe┬áthat I shared last week! I’m happy with beans and rice, but big salads or sandwiches are good too.

Our dinners are mostly quick and easy. Once or twice a week I might make something that takes longer, especially when I’m testing new recipes or tweaking recipes to get it just right.

Plant-Based Meal Plan


Breakfast: Instant Pot Oatmeal and Smoothies

Lunch: Taco Salad

Dinner: One Pot Broccoli and Rice


Breakfast: Banana Nut Oatmeal

Lunch: Leftover Broccoli Rice

Dinner: Busy Night Pasta and side salad and Creamy Italian Salad Dressing (oil-free)


Breakfast: Overnight Oats or Smoothies

Lunch: Leftover pasta

Dinner: Oil-Free Fried Rice and Pineapple and Tofu Kabobs


Breakfast: Instant Pot Oatmeal

Lunch: leftovers

Dinner: Breakfast for Dinner! Breakfast Hash, Tofu Scramble and fresh fruit


Breakfast: Leftover Breakfast Hash

Lunch: Beans and Rice

Dinner: Pizza Pasta

Do you know what you will be eating this week?

If not, don’t forget to claim your gift and download my Quick and Easy Recipes that are ready in 30 minutes or less!

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  1. I’m so happy to see the photos of Steven! What a difference a year makes. I’ve followed along your journey with him and I am so thrilled that he is doing so much better as I am sure you and your family are.

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