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Weekly Vegan Meal Plan Recipes, Week 1

A list of my favorite recipe for simple weekly vegan meal plans. As a meal prepper, I love thinking ahead to the week and planing healthy meals ahead of time.  This is a collection of simple, everyday, plant-based recipes you’ll love!  This week is the first week of January,  so here are some fantastic recipes coming up for the week.  Breakfast, lunch, and dinner inspiration for your table.  For Veganuary and beyond 🙂

Happy New Year everyone!  I wanted to try something fun this year, so I want to do a list of our recipes for a weekly vegan meal plan everyone can enjoy.  These are recipes that we eat regularly on the homestead, and are simple and totally recreatable for cooks of any skill level.  Check out all of my Weekly Vegan Meal Plans here!

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How To Do Plant-Based Meal Prep!

I choose 2 breakfasts for the week, 1 weekened brunch, 2 weekly lunches, 4 dinners, and one bread.  Batch cooking is a lifesaver,  so I make multiple portions of everything and prep them out for the week.  Honestly, I don’t 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 alter between recipes.  Because we work Monday-Friday 9-5 schedules, Sunday is the best meal prep day for us.  But choose whatever day works best for you.

Honestly, this year will be all about the pantry staple ingredients for us. Since COVID has impacted our grocery shopping frequency, I’ve been building lots of fresh healthy meals from what we already have on hand.  You can read through my Top 125 Vegan Pantry Staple Ingredients & Recipes that I stock my pantry with.  There are some surprising items on there… especially the proteins!

Weekly Vegan Breakfast Recipes

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 breakkies that we can just heat and eat. Click the links below the images to see the full recipes!

The Best Vegan Workout Recovery Smoothie (Gluten Free)

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The Best Vegan Workout Recovery Smoothie
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The BEST vegan workout recover smoothie is loaded with fruit, nuts, and a rich chocolate protein powder, great for muscles and hydration!
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Vegan Sourdough Muffins with Blueberries

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Vegan Sourdough Muffins with Blueberries
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These vegan sourdough muffins are the best sourdough starter discard recipe for breakfast, dessert, or just a quick snack! With blueberries or your favorite fruit.  Loaded with berries and cinnamon, these muffins make the perfect meal prep or make ahead brunch recipe.
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Weekday Vegan Work or School Lunches

Lunches for us are almost always soups – but the occassional sandwich, wrap, or salad will get thrown in the rotation. I cook 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!

One-Pot Pho Recipe (Vegan, Vegetarian, GF)

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15 Minute Vegan Pho Recipe
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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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Creamy Tofu Noodle Soup (Vegan, Gluten Free)

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Creamy Tofu Noodle Soup (Vegan, GF)
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This creamy tofu noodle soup recipe is healthy and high protein, and a perfect vegan comfort food recipe for fall or winter!  The perfect light lunch or dinner recipe, serve with a slice of thick crusty bread and a salad.
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Easy Vegan Weeknight Dinners

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 dinners per week, and we enjoy them for a few nights in a row.

Pumpkin Mac and Cheese (Vegan, Gluten Free)

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Vegan Pumpkin Mac and Cheese
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Vegan Pumpkin Mac and Cheese is a healthy and fun twist on a classic comfort food - creamy, flavorful, vegan, and gluten free!  Great as a make ahead holiday side dish, everyone at the table will want seconds... or thirds.
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Veggie Naan Pizza Recipe (Vegetarian, Vegan Option)

Veggie Naan Pizza Recipe (Vegan Option)
This Veggie Naan Pizza recipe is a 15 minute delight- great for an easy weekend brunch, lunch, or dinner. Use naan as pizza crust and add toppings!  Transform you leftover naan bread into a pizza crust and top away with your favorites.
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Sheet Pan Chickpea & Root Vegetable Dinner (Vegan, GF)

Sheet Pan Chickpea & Root Vegetable Dinner (Vegan, GF)
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This chickpea & roasted root vegetable vegan sheet pan dinner recipe has potatoes, carrots, garlic, and herbs in a bright homemade lemon caper dressing.
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BBQ Chickpea Tacos (Vegan, Gluten Free, Pantry Staple Meal)

BBQ Chickpea Tacos (Vegan, GF)
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These BBQ chickpea tacos are vegan, gluten free, and made with pantry staple ingredients! Great for a quick 15 minute pantry dinner!  Add any toppings you'd like, pour yourself a margarita, and fiesta forever.
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Vegan Weekend Brunch Recipes

Lazy weekend brunches are great for those days when you just want to sleep in a bit, and have a last breakfast/lunch combo in the afternoon.

Mediterranean Hummus Toast with Marinated Vegetables (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Mediterranean Hummus Toast with Marinated Vegetables (V, GF)
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This Mediterranean Hummus Toast is topped with fresh marinated vegetables and makes an easy and healthy breakfast or lunch!  A great no-cook meal that is perfect for a simple and delicious breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack!
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Vegan Bread Recipe of the Week

Since I have naan pizzas on the menu – I will be making a double batch of naan to enjoy this week. Great to cook once and enjoy for a few different meals with different flavors.

Sourdough Garlic Naan Recipe (Vegan, Dairy Free, Egg Free)

Sourdough Garlic Naan (Vegan)
This sourdough garlic naan recipe is made with sourdough discard and is so easy to make! Cooks in 2 minutes. Vegan, dairy free, egg, free!  This simple sourdough discard flatbread is fantastic alongside curries, soups, and stews. You can even use this garlic naan flatbread as a pizza crust.
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As always, if you make any recipes from this weekly 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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