Plant-Based Meal Plan

One thing about this Plant-Based Meal Plan that you should know is that it’s not a completely accurate picture of our meals. Sure, I make a plan but we don’t always, scratch that, we never follow it with 100% accuracy. Also, it doesn’t take into account the gazillion snacks my kids eat each day.

Plant-Based Meal Plan

I don’t know if you can relate but my kids are always hungry. One kid would happily snack on fruit all day while the other isn’t interested in fruit at all. That reminds me, I bought the juiciest, sweetest, most perfect nectarines this week.

Another thing about this meal plan is that if we have leftovers, we usually eat them for the next day lunch and sometimes dinner. I will skip whatever meal I have planned if we have something else to eat. There is also those nights where we are all too tired to cook and the kids fend for themselves and have oatmeal, sandwiches or cereal.

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Plant-Based Meal Plan

Monday

Breakfast: Banana Nut Oatmeal

Lunch: Veggie Sandwich

Dinner: Spaghetti with side salad and Oil-Free Creamy Italian Salad Dressing

Tuesday

Breakfast: Strawberry Chia Pudding

Lunch: Leftover Spaghetti

Dinner: Instant Pot Refried Beans and Mexican Rice

Wednesday

Breakfast: Cereal or smoothies

Lunch: Burritos using leftover Beans and Rice

Dinner: Chickpea and Quinoa Stir Fry

Thursday

Breakfast: Instant Pot Oatmeal with Blueberries

Lunch: Salad with leftover stir fry

Dinner: Instant Pot Mexican Casserole

Friday

Breakfast: Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats

Lunch: Leftovers

Dinner: One Pot Broccoli and Rice

I’ve been making a lot of Banana Bread the last few months too! If you are looking for an amazing Banana Bread recipe you’ll want to try mine.

Most of my Instant Pot recipes also have stove top versions. I’m still working to convert some of them. If you’ve been thinking of getting an Instant Pot I highly recommend it. Now that it’s heating up in our area, my Instant Pot will be used even more so I can avoid heating up my kitchen.

Plant-Based Meal Plan

This week our Plant-Based Meal Plan has a lot of our family favorites. I’m planning to use leftovers to cut down on cooking. Of course, I’ll use my Instant Pot so I can make easy meals while I’m busy.

Plant-Based Meal Plan full of our family's favorite plant-based recipes.

Now that the kids are out of school for summer break, they are having all three meals at home. I will be sharing lots of lunch ideas for kids and have already started a blog post about it. You can check out this pin for a quick and easy lunch box reference. I’m working on them being more independent so we are keeping it simple.

When they first get up they will usually make themselves something like toast, cereal or fruit. Then mid morning, I’ll make all of us a smoothie. We typically eat an early lunch or leftovers or easy meals like beans or oatmeal. Mid afternoon they are hungry again and will start looking for snacks. Sometimes it’s fruit, granola, popsicles, etc.

My husband takes his lunch and snacks to work. This week I once again made his favorite, One Pot Broccoli Rice Casserole. There are 3-4 servings in the fridge ready for him. He also takes a lot of fresh fruits and veggies to snack on.

Plant-Based Meal Plan

Monday

Breakfast: Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats

Lunch: Plant-Based Mediterranean Bowl

Dinner: Busy Night Pasta

Tuesday

Breakfast: Banana Bread and Smoothies

Lunch: Plant-Based Mediterranean Bowl

Dinner: Lentil and Rice Salad

Wednesday

Breakfast: Instant Pot Breakfast Rice

Lunch: Veggie Filled Pita with Hummus

Dinner: Easy Mexican Casserole (Instant Pot Version)

Thursday

Breakfast: Leftover Instant Pot Breakfast Rice

Lunch: Leftover Mexican Casserole

Dinner: Southwest Tofu Scramble

Friday

Breakfast: Leftover Tofu Scramble

Lunch: Leftovers

Dinner: Enchilada Casserole

We have a few treats planned as well. Last week I made my No Bake Chocolate Bites, they are kinda like a peanut butter and chocolate oat ball. They were a big hit with my 10 year old and he isn’t very adventurous with food. I also made my Banana Bread and a new Double Chocolate Banana Bread recipe that I’ll be sharing soon.


In other news, my husband and I celebrated our 14th anniversary last weekend. A lot of our friend’s kids were graduating over the last couple weeks. It reminded me that my own high school graduation was 20 years ago. Then an old friend from high school found me on social media and we’ve been catching up. So fun!

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.