We’ve been cooking a lot lately. This week’s Plant-Based Meal Plan will include some new favorites! Our meals will be switching from cozy comfort foods to summer foods since it’s now 100 degrees here in Arizona.
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My kids have been wanting to help with cooking. I’ve been choosing some meals and snacks that are easy for them to help with. I’m thinking about putting all of their recipes in an ebook.
Plant-Based Meal Plan
Over the weekend we were able to get all the groceries we needed and do a little cooking! I made a big batch of Mexican Rice in my Instant Pot and we still have a lot. We also have Refried Beans still but finished off the black beans.
We are loving Baked Oatmeal right now! My kids love my Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal but I’m in love with blueberry. I love it for an easy breakfast but it’s also good as a snack and dessert. We’ve also been having quick and easy peanut butter toast with fruit, or just a couple of pieces of fruit.
I finally started baking bread again. It’s so good and I’m letting my kids help. I use the New Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day book so I make a big batch and cook a loaf or two for a few days. This bread is perfect for Veggie Sandwiches!
My kids prefer PB&J and we usually have a lot of leftovers that we transform in to new things like Veggie Burritos.
We’ve been eating a lot of snacks! Keeping our fruit and veggie favorites stocked helps cut down on the processed stuff. This week our snacks will include:
- Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal
- Oil-Free Hummus with carrots, cucumbers and bell peppers
- Blueberries and Strawberries
- Apples with Peanut Butter and chia seeds
- Mango Lime Ice Pops
- Fresh baked bread
Monday: Plant-Based Tostadas are planned again because we didn’t make them last week. They are so easy and will be perfect for a Monday! We will use our leftover beans and rice too!
Tuesday: Minestrone Soup is full of fresh veggies and will be delicious as leftovers.
Wednesday: Family Salad Bar with greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, peppers, and anything else we can think of. Plus our favorite salad dressings, Maple “honey” Mustard, Creamy Italian, Sweet and Tangy Salad Dressing or Balsamic Vinegar. Sometimes we will have croutons, or different nuts to add some crunch.
We will probably have this along with something else like beans and rice or bake potatoes.
Thursday: Veggie Pad Thai is one of my favorites. We may do a simple stir fry instead.
We don’t always have dessert but lately we’ve been wanting something after dinner. Me and the kids made homemade popsicles and I’ve been eating the Baked Oatmeal. I was telling our oldest son about my Chocolate No-Bake Bites that are like healthier versions of the peanut butter and chocolate no bake cookies. He’s doesn’t remember having my version so I should probably make them.
Is there a lot of variety in your meals these days? Or, are you eating the same thing every day? We are getting more variety and trying new things!