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12 Summer Vegan Recipes – Weekly Vegan Meal Plan #20

These summer vegan recipes are bright, fresh, and ready for warm days ahead! These healthy recipes make meal prepping easy for your family’s busy weeks.  These are simple, everyday, plant-based recipes you’ll love!  For this second week of May we have some fantastic recipes like mango protein smoothies, fresh kale tzatziki sauce, creamy vegan tomato pasta, and a decadent high protein vegan brownie batter!

I wanted to try something fun this year, so I decided to make a  list of recipes for a weekly vegan meal plan everyone can enjoy – this week’s meal plan is dedicated to upcoming cookout BBQs and warm summer nights!  These plant based spring recipes are ones that we eat regularly on the homestead (tried & true!), and are simple and totally repeatable for cooks of any skill level. Check out all of my Weekly Vegan Meal Plans here!

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Summer Recipes for Plant-Based Meal Prep!

I’m a meal prepper all year, but find it essential in the summer months when I don’t want to spend every day cooking.  To prep: I choose 2 breakfasts for the week, 1 snack, 2 weekly lunches, 4 dinners, and 1 dessert.  Batch cooking is a lifesaver,  so I make multiple portions of everything and prep them out for the week – I made a list of some of my favorite meal prep products on Amazon here that also help me out.  I never get tired of eating the same thing for lunch every day because I switch up the flavors each week.  If you like variety, then you can make 3 different lunches instead of just 2 recipes.  Because my husband and I work Monday-Friday 9-5 schedules, Sunday is the best meal prep day for us – but choose whatever day works best for you!  By having a few hours of prep and cooking during the week (and a few handy meal prep tools) you don’t have to spend time in the kitchen on crazy weeknights when your family is the busiest.

Vegan Summer Breakfast Recipes

I start by preparing 2 different breakfasts with 5 portions each. I divide the portions into individual containers (for overnight oatmeal) or bags (for muffins or oatmeal bars) so they are ready to go. Just heat and eat, and you have a week of meal prepped breakfasts ready.

Meal Prep Work from Home Lunches!

Similarly, I cook 2 large batches of my lunch recipes for that week.  Lunches are usually soups, so I divide them into individual meal prep containers or mason jars. I line them up in the refrigerator, so we can heat and eat during our busy work weeks!

 Vegan Summer Dinner Recipes

I always cook more than 1 portion of food for my family for the week. That way we can enjoy a meal one night, and reheat leftovers the next day!  I try to cook dinner 3 times a week, so I prep as much as I can on the weekend, but keep in mind things like salads which are better made fresh.

Kelly, Do You Just Spend All Your Time Cooking?

No, haha! I actually spend way less time cooking if I prep as much as possible on the weekend. I utilize fresh ingredients when I can, and head to the pantry for everything else. That way, we have homemade meals 3 times a day, with very little cooking time on my end. It probably takes me 3 hours total to cook 3 meals a day, for 2 people, 7 days a week! Thanks to a few of my favorite meal prep products, long-term food storage is safe and easy!

 

Weekly Vegan Breakfast Recipes

Each week, I like prepping one breakfast for me, and one for my husband.  I try to prep about 5 servings of each so we have ready-made brekkies that we can just heat and eat. I have a whole section of The Herbeevore where you can find simple healthy breakfast recipes.  Click the links below the images to see this week’s full recipes!  These amazing sweet or savory breakfasts are great for the whole family. Some can even be enjoyed on-the-go for a quick bite if you are running out the door to school or the office.

Chickpea Flour Frittata Muffins Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free)

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Chickpea Flour Frittata Muffins (Vegan, GF)

These amazing Chickpea Flour Muffins / Fritattas are a great high protein vegan breakfast recipe, loaded with veggies, and have a flaky delicious texture. A great crowd-pleaser brunch recipe, and can be filled with your favorite veggies that you have on hand. Vegan, gluten free, and SO irresistable.
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Ginger Mango Protein Smoothie Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free)

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Ginger Mango Protein Smoothie (Vegan, GF)

This ginger mango protein smoothie is loaded with fresh or frozen fruit, plant based protein, and is a vibrant way to rise and shine!  This smoothie is made with healthy fruits like mango, orange, and banana, and a healthy plant based protein to keep you satisfied until lunch.
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Weekday Vegan Work or School Lunches

Lunches for us are usually soups – but the occasional sandwich, wrap, or salad gets thrown in the rotation. I normally like cooking 2 large pots of soup on Sunday nights and divide them into jars for the week.  That way, when noon rolls around we can just heat + eat!  You can also check out my full collection of lunch recipes here.  The summer months are full of lunches made with fresh produce from the garden, and the winters we use a lot of pantry staple ingredients for satisfying flavors.

 

Turmeric Tofu Salad Sandwich (Vegan, Gluten Free)

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Turmeric Tofu Salad Sandwich (Vegan, GF)

This turmeric tofu salad sandwich is a healthy protein packed vegan egg salad - made with healthy spices, homemade bread, and veggies!  A great meal prep lunch to enjoy for many meals throughout the week.
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Thai Basil Pesto Ramen Noodles Soup (Vegan, Gluten Free)

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Thai Basil Pesto Ramen (Vegan, GF)

This Thai basil pesto ramen noodle soup is a great way to add flavor and extra vegetables to a packet of ramen - this ramen noodle hack is a fantastic and fresh lunch or dinner. Ready in 15 minutes, this pesto ramen is easy to make, vegan, and gluten free!
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Vegan Dinner Recipes For Spring & Summer

Dinners for us rotate around some great pantry staple ingredients: rice, pastas, grains, and potatoes.  I try to mix it up with the carb, protein, and vegetable selections every week.  I usually make 3 or 4 different plant-based dinners per week, and we enjoy them for a few nights in a row. Below is what is on our menu for this week, but if you are looking to browse through some other dinner options, click here for all my dinner recipes. I love mixing up the ingredients each night, and also the cuisines!  We love cycling through some great vegan Italian pastas, Indian curries, Asian baked tofu and stir fries, and good ol’ potatoes.

Creamy Vegan Tomato Sauce (Nut Free, Dairy Free, Gluten Free)

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Vegan Creamy Tomato Spinach Pasta (Nut Free)

This creamy vegan tomato spinach pasta is a great high protein dinner made with pantry staple ingredients. Made with roasted tomatoes, spices, and a secret ingredient for creaminess. Nut free and dairy free, this creamy vegan tomato sauce without cashews is loaded with flavor and nutrition.
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Spring Vegetable Dumpling Soup (Vegan, Dairy Free)

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Spring Vegetable Dumpling Soup (Vegan, GF)

This vegan spring veggie dumpling Soup is the coziest bowl of plant-based comfort food! Rich, thick, hearty, herby, and can be made gluten free. 
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One-Pot Pho Recipe (Vegan, Vegetarian, GF)

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15 Minute Vegan Pho Recipe

This 15-minute one-pot vegan pho recipe is easy, vegetarian, and so simple to make! Loaded with rice noodles, crisp veggies, in a savory broth. A fantastic light lunch or dinner option, fresh, bright,  and full of flavor!
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Kale Tzatziki Sauce, Tzatziki without Cucumber (Vegan, Gluten Free)

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Kale Tzatziki Sauce

This Kale Tzatziki Sauce Recipe is a great tzatziki without cucumber, can be made vegan and gluten free for pitas, shawarmas, or a dip. A great addition to pitas, shawarma, or falafel!  This blender tzatziki sauce is ready in 5 minutes and is made with simple and fresh ingredients.  No cucumber needed!
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Tzatziki Grilled Cheese Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

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 Tzatziki Grilled Cheese

This tzatziki grilled cheese is loaded with a creamy garlic sauce! This Greek grilled cheese can be made vegan, dairy free, and gluten free.  This is one loaded sandwich that makes a fantastic and easy 10 minute lunch - grilled cheese with tzatziki sauce is ready in no time!
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Vegan Salty and Sweet Snack Recipes

I love simple weekend snacks that I can whip up when I have some extra time on the weekend, and these snacks are great vegan recipes for summer!  I love baking bread, making brunches, simple dip or hummus recipes, muffins, or snack bars.  This weekend’s snacks are below, two salty and one sweet!  Make sure to check out my other snack recipes on The Herbeevore here.

Green Goddess Hummus Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free)

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Green Goddess Hummus Recipe (V, GF)

This green goddess Hummus recipe is bright and flavorful, packed with fresh herbs and greens. Great for using extra garden veggies to dip into!
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Vegan Sourdough Focaccia Recipe (Egg Free, Dairy Free)

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Vegan Sourdough Focaccia

This vegan sourdough focaccia recipe is made with flour, olive oil, and sourdough starter discard. Easy no knead sheet pan bread that is ready with an overnight rise. I love how simple and easy this sourdough bread comes together - great for sandwiches, to serve with soup, or just a snack!
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Chickpea Brownie Batter Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free, High Protein, Egg Free)

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Chickpea Brownie Batter (Vegan, GF)

This healthy edible chickpea brownie batter recipe is sweet, flavorful, and high in plant based protein! Easy 5-Minute vegan and gluten free dessert!  Add all ingredients to a food processor or blender, and you have a healthy satisfying chocolate snack ready in 5 minutes.
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Easy Vegan Pantry Staple Recipes

These recipes are fantastic and pantry-staple friendly!  They use almost all ingredients you would have in your dry pantry or cupboards.  You probably already have a lot of these ingredients on hand already. Keeping a well-stocked pantry makes it easy to come up with delicious and healthy meals using a few staples you can rotate.  I made a list of my Top 125 Plant-Based Pantry Staples that always keep on hand. And you can browse through all my favorite pantry staple ingredients on Amazon.  By stocking up on healthy whole ingredients you can cook delicious recipes without a trip to the store!

 A Few Meal Prep Products That Make Life SO Much Easier!

As a meal prepper and planner, I rely on having durable reliable equipment in my kitchen to make my life easier. Airtight food storage containers and mason jars are great ways to keep food fresh longer. I also love my Instant Pot (I swear by it!) for prepping healthy and simple meals in no time!  Here are a few of my favorite products that I use almost everyday! You can also browse a list of some of my favorite products that help me meal prep and organize for the week!

 

As always, if you make any recipes from this easy vegan meal plan,  be sure to leave me a comment, rate this recipe, and tag me on Instagram so I can feature you. I love seeing all your photos of my recipe recreations!

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