Plant-Based Meal Plan

Do you ask your family what they want in your weekly meal plan? I do! I’m a big proponent of getting buy in from the family. If they help create the plant-based meal plan, they will be more likely to be supportive and maybe even happy with the meals.

Plant-Based Meal Plan

I asked my 10 year old what he wanted and he requested salad with leafy greens, croutons and balsamic vinegar. He also asked for cream of wheat.

My 8 year old asked for olives, make your own pizza, celery and refried beans.

My husband has already put in his request and I made it this weekend. His favorite, a big batch of One Pot Broccoli and Rice will be lunches this week.

As for me, I just want quick and easy meals and for my husband to do the dishes. Haha! Can you relate?

Plant-Based Meal Plan

Monday

Breakfast: Cream of Wheat

Lunch: Broccoli and Rice

Dinner: Breakfast for dinner! Southwest Tofu Scramble with flour tortillas and fresh fruit

Tuesday

Breakfast: Smoothies and Blueberry Muffins

Lunch: Broccoli and Rice

Dinner: Veggie Pad Thai

Wednesday

Breakfast: Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats

Lunch: Broccoli and Rice

Dinner: Enchilada Casserole (this one has refried beans, we will have some on the side too)

Thursday

Breakfast: Smoothies and Strawberry Banana Muffins

Lunch: Broccoli and Rice

Dinner: Leftover Enchilada Casserole

Friday

Breakfast: Instant Pot Oatmeal

Lunch: Mediterranean Bowls

Dinner: Make Your Own Pizza Night with salad


I’ve been working on some new meals and I got a request for more snack recipes! Do you make snacks? Most of ours are fruit or smoothies, veggies and dip, chips and salsa (sometimes with beans), muffins or banana bread and during the summer, lots of popsicles!

Now that summer is almost here, and my boys only have a few more days of school, I’m sure we will have to revisit snack ideas many times. What are your favorite summer snacks?

Plant-Based Meal Plan

I don’t know about you, but for us, May is always a busy month. There are always too many things scheduled. Throw in some sickness and it can be tough to eat well. Thankfully, our Plant-Based Meal Plan makes it easy to plan ahead.

Plant-Based Meal Plan

You may notice that we plan simple meals. One Pot Broccoli and Rice, Spaghetti, Chickpea Noodle Soup…that’s because I’m setting my self up for success. I don’t plan complex recipes when life is busy. I plan simple recipes and make enough for leftovers. If I’m lucky, we will stretch our leftovers out longer and I’ll be able to skip cooking a  meal or two.

Also, these breakfast ideas are just suggestions. We may choose overnight oats or chia pudding or we may have smoothies and toast. We keep it easy. In my plant-based tips email I send out every Saturday, I shared a bunch of breakfast ideas!

Plant-Based Meal Plan

Monday

Breakfast: Strawberry Chia Pudding

Lunch: Veggie Sandwich

Dinner: Broccoli Rice Casserole

Tuesday

Breakfast: Breakfast Cookies and Smoothies

Lunch: Leftovers

Dinner: Instant Pot Refried Beans and Mexican Rice

Wednesday

Breakfast: Baked Sweet Potatoes

Lunch: Chickpea Noodle Soup

Dinner: Spaghetti and Vegan Meatballs (A request from my 10 year old), salad and this salad dressing.

Thursday

Breakfast: Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats

Lunch: Leftovers

Dinner: Minestrone Soup and salad

Friday

Breakfast: Toast with peanut butter and fruit

Lunch: Leftover Soup and salad

Dinner: Breakfast for dinner! Tofu Scramble, Strawberry Banana Muffins and fruit salad.


If you’re looking for recipe inspiration, Pinterest is a great way to collect recipes! You can even create a board for recipes you want to try!

Are you looking for new recipes? I’d love to help! Leave a comment with what you’re looking for. I’m working on my summer recipe list right now! I’ve got some popsicles in mind, skillet meals and of course, more Instant Pot ideas!

Plant-Based Meal Plan

This week is a crazy, busy week for us! We have so many appointments on top of our regular work and school schedules. I’m so thankful that I have a plant-based meal plan to lean on. I know exactly what we will be eating this week and I’m working to get some of it prepped before the week begins.

Plant-Based Meal Plan

Not all foods lend themselves to meal prep, some things don’t reheat well. We enjoy leftover Tofu Scramble, Broccoli and Rice Casserole, and all the soups as leftovers. Our Mexican food dinner recipes reheat really well too. I’ll rely on my Instant Pot as much as possible but some of these recipes cook so quickly in a skillet that I can have them ready before my Instant Pot can come up to pressure and go back down.

Plant-Based Meal Plan

Monday

Breakfast: Tofu Scramble

Lunch: Chickpea Noodle Soup

Dinner: Green Chili Black Bean and Rice Soup

Tuesday

Breakfast: Strawberry Chia Pudding (recipe coming this week)

Lunch: Leftover Soup

Dinner: One Pot Broccoli Rice Casserole

Wednesday

Breakfast: Instant Pot Oatmeal

Lunch: Leftover Broccoli and Rice Casserole

Dinner: Lentil Tacos, Mexican Rice, Oil-Free Refried Beans

Thursday

Breakfast: Overnight Oats with Peanut Butter and Banana

Lunch: Burritos with leftover tacos, rice and beans

Dinner: Busy Night Pasta

Friday

Breakfast: Smoothies with muffins

Lunch: Leftovers

Dinner: Veggie Burgers and roasted potatoes


We will probably skip some of these recipes depending on how much leftovers we have. We are big fans of leftovers!

We also have a lot of easy snacks on hand, freshly made Banana Bread is our favorite. I made some, this weekend with my boys help. You can check out my Instagram Highlights to see us in action. We also have a lot of fruit, popcorn, popsicles and frozen fruit for smoothies.

Plant-Based Meal Plan

This week, my Plant-Based Meal Plan will focus on Instant Pot recipes and quick and easy meals. I’m a bit under the weather and have a big event at work. Both will take a lot out of me so I’ll make sure the food is easy.

If you don’t have an Instant Pot don’t worry, most of my Instant Pot recipes have stove top or slow cooker versions too. If you find one of my Instant Pot recipes you’d like to make but don’t have an Instant Pot, just send me a message and I’ll let you know if I have another version available.

Plant-Based Meal Plan

I’m also thinking of making my favorite Mango Lime Ice Pops because they are so soothing to my sore throat. I can’t do artificially flavored ice pops, they trigger headaches. There are a few brands we love but I love my Mango Lime version more! I also have a delicious Triple Berry Yogurt Pop that we love!

Plant-Based Meal Plan

We usually have oatmeal for breakfast but I like smoothies when I’m going to be on the go. Sometimes the kids will pick cereal or toast. Lunches are usually leftovers but sometimes I’ll make an easy soup or salad or both! Dinner is usually the main, cooked meal. I always plan for us to eat it more than once. If I’m lucky, I’ll be able to skip cooking a meal later in the week if leftovers stretch far enough. Monday night’s dinner is one of those that we will eat at least two more times!

Monday

Breakfast: Instant Pot Oatmeal

Lunch: Mediterranean Bowl

Dinner: Enchilada Casserole

Tuesday

Breakfast: Smoothie

Lunch: Chickpea Noodle Soup

Dinner: Leftover Casserole

Wednesday

Breakfast: Overnight Oats

Lunch: Soup and Salad

Dinner: Instant Pot Black Beans and Rice (this is very mild so we will spice it up)

Thursday

Breakfast: Smoothie

Lunch: Leftovers

Dinner: Instant Pot Minestrone

Friday

Breakfast: Breakfast Hash

Lunch: Soup and Salad

Dinner: One Pot Broccoli and Rice


If you need more plant-based recipe inspiration, follow me on Pinterest! I’m about to start pinning lots of summer recipes!

What are you cooking this week?

Plant-Based Meal Plan

Most weekends, we try our best to stay home. We are homebodies. This weekend was full of activity, a Good Friday church service, grocery shopping and running errands on Saturday and Easter service on Sunday followed by a late lunch with very good friends.

My weekly plant-based tips also went out this weekend. It was about eating plant-based when your family is not. If you aren’t signed up for my weekly emails but would like to see it, send me an email and I’ll forward it to you! You can sign up for future emails here.

I also did some work on this blog updating old posts like this one about my Favorite Instant Pot Accessories.

Plant-Based Meal Plan

It was a good weekend but I’m tired and don’t have much prepped for this week. Thankfully we have some leftover Pad Thai and Broccoli Rice Casserole, plus plenty of fruit, veggies and stuff for salads.

Plant-Based Meal Plan

Monday

Breakfast: Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats

Lunch: Mexican Rice and Refried Beans

Dinner: Broccoli Potato Soup

Tuesday

Breakfast: Smoothie

Lunch: Leftover Soup

Dinner: Instant Pot Mexican Casserole

Wednesday

Breakfast: Toast with Peanut Butter and fresh fruit

Lunch: Leftover Mexican Casserole in tortillas

Dinner: Lentil Tacos (probably the Instant Pot version) with rice and beans

Thursday

Breakfast: Instant Pot Oatmeal with fresh blueberries

Lunch: Taco Salad

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

Friday

Breakfast: Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats

Lunch: Big Salad with leftover kabobs

Dinner: Baked Potato Bar


Do you know what you are eating this week? I may make some Banana Bread too! I’ve got two giant bananas that are slightly past their prime and I think in a day or two they will be perfect!