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Weekly Vegan Meal Plan, Week 8

A list of nutritious and good-for-you recipes in this week’s vegan meal plan. Helping you plan out healthy meals for your family’s busy weeks.  These are simple, everyday, plant-based recipes you’ll love!  For this last full week of February we have some fantastic recipes like olive hummus, pesto chickpea sandwiches, sweet potato curry, and oat milk rice pudding!

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.  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 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 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 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, the past year has been 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!

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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 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.

Mediterranean Chickpea Omelette Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free, High Protein)

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Mediterranean Chickpea Omelette (Vegan, GF)

This Mediterranean Chickpea Omelette recipe is a vegan, gluten free, high protein breakfast. Loaded with roasted pepper, olives, tomatoes, and green onions.
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Vegan Rosemary Focaccia Recipe (Vegan, Sheet Pan Bread)

Rosemary Focaccia Bread Recipe (Vegan, Pantry Staple Bread)

This Rosemary Focaccia Bread recipe is beyond delicious and simple to make! Better than the bakery, this bread is hearty and easy to make.  Great with soups, stews, or chili!  
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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.

 

Pesto Chickpea Salad Sandwich Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free)

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Pesto Chickpea Salad Sandwich (Vegan, GF)

This pesto chickpea salad sandwich is a fresh, crunchy, and flavorful lunch! Heaps of smashed chickpeas mixed with creamy pesto & topped with sprouts.  Serve with chips & a pickle for a bright and refreshing lunch that is ready in about 10 minutes!
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High Protein Lasagna Soup Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

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High Protein Lasagna Soup Recipe (Vegan, GF)

This high protein lasagna soup is totally plant-based but is loaded with healthy and satisfying ingredients. Made with fresh vegetables, lasagna noodles, and some pantry staple proteins this lasagna soup is a creamy and comforting dish for lunch or dinner.
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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 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.

Pasta Salad with Avocado Dressing Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free)

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Pasta Salad with Avocado Dressing (Vegan, GF)

This avocado veggie pasta salad is a bright and beautiful bowl of fun! Loaded with fresh veggies, GF pasta, in a creamy avocado vinaigrette dressing! 
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Sweet & Sour Cabbage (Gluten Free, Vegetarian)

The below recipe is made with honey, which technically isn’t vegan. You can substitute maple syrup or agave in there instead of the honey.  The taste will still be amazing!

Sweet & Sour Honey Cabbage

This sweet and sour red cabbage with raw honey is a bright and flavorful side dish! Made with healthy red cabbage and honey right from the hive!
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Sweet Potato Peanut Curry Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free)

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Sweet Potato Peanut Curry Recipe (Vegan, GF)

This sweet potato peanut curry recipe is an easy weeknight meal, ready in 30 minutes. Loaded with fresh vegetables, vegan, and gluten free.  Serve over rice with a generous side salad for dinner, this is one quick mid-week meal that will satisfy!
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Hearty TVP Bolognese Sauce (Vegan, Gluten Free, High Protein)

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TVP Bolognese Sauce (Vegan, Gluten Free)

This vegan TVP bolognese  is packed with flavor without the meat!  With aromatic garlic, fresh basil, white wine, and creamy olive oil, you won't miss the meat in this hearty pasta sauce.
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Vegan Weekend Snack Recipes

I love simple weekend snacks that I can whip up when I have some extra time on the weekend!  I love baking bread, making brunches, simple dip or hummus recipes, muffins, or snack bars.  This weekend’s snack is below, but make sure to check out my other snack recipes on The Herbeevore here.

Triple Olive Hummus Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free, High Protein)

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Triple Olive Hummus Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free)

This olive hummus recipe is smoky and briney, creamy and light. Great as a dip for pita or veggies, or as a flavorful spread for a sandwich, wrap, or toast.  It's vegan, gluten free, and SO yummy!
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Vegan Dessert Recipe of the Week

I love a good homemade treat, especially on the weekends!  Instead of reaching for candy or ice cream, I try to make a healthy dessert from scratch.  This week’s dessert recipe is below, but you can browse through my other dessert recipes on The Herbeevore here!

Oat Milk Rice Pudding Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free)

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Oat Milk Rice Pudding (Vegan, GF)

This oat milk rice pudding is a sweet and creamy treat that is vegan, dairy free, and gluten free! A simple dessert you can make in the Instant Pot or pressure cooker.
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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 check out all my favorite pantry staple recipes on TheHerbeevore.com here.  By stocking up on healthy whole ingredients you can cook delicious recipes without a trip to the store!

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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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