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Weekly Meal Prep Vegan Recipes – Plant Based Meal Plan Week 19

These weekly meal prep vegan recipes are bright, fresh, and ready for summer! 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 apple mango overnight oats, Thai quinoa salad, creamy tomato spinach pasta, and everything bagel hummus!

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.

5-Ingredient Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread Recipe (Vegan, Egg Free)

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Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread (Vegan)

This whole wheat sandwich bread recipe has 5 simple ingredients and bakes quick! Prep this bread for dinner or to make sliced sandwich bread for lunches. Vegan, egg free, and dairy free!  Great for toasting up for breakfast or brunch, an amazing way to impress your brunch guests, friends, and family!
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Apple Mango Overnight Oats (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

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Apple Mango Overnight Oats Recipe (Vegan, GF)

These vegan apple mango overnight oats are a bright and healthy breakfast! Made with dairy-free yogurt and almond milk, fresh fruit, and healthy whole grains- easy to make ahead, meal prep, or batch cook ahead of time.
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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.

Thai Quinoa Cabbage Salad (Vegan, Gluten Free, Summer Side Dish)

Vegan Thai Quinoa Salad with Peanut Sauce

This Thai Quinoa Salad with Peanut Sauce is crunchy, healthy, and packed with protein. Easy, vegan, and prefect for everyone at your table. 
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Macaroni and Pea Salad Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free)

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Macaroni and Pea Salad (Vegan, Gluten Free)

This creamy macaroni and pea salad is loaded with fresh celery, carrots, bell pepper, and of course tons of green peas for a great side dish. This pasta salad has a wonderfully creamy ranch dressing, a great crowd pleaser for your next pot luck, bbq, or party!
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Vegan Dinner Recipes For Spring

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.

Vegan Creamy Tomato Spinach Pasta Recipe (Nut Free, Dairy Free)

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Creamy Tomato Spinach Pasta (Nut & Dairy 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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Hawaiian BBQ Tofu Bowl Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free, Sheet Pan Dinner)

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Hawaiian BBQ Tofu Bowls (Vegan, GF)

Say aloha to these Hawaiian BBQ Tofu Bowls! This vegan sheet pan dinner is bursting with flavor from roasted pineapple, peppers, onion, and zucchini in a flavorful pineapple BBQ sauce!  Toss with crispy tofu for a protein packed meal with delicious tropical taste.
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Marinated Veggie Kabobs in the Oven (Gluten Free, Vegan, Whole30)

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Veggie Kabobs in the Oven

These vegetable kabobs in the oven are super yummy Make-Ahead Vegan Party skewers that will satisfy even the pickiest meat-eaters!  Marinating the veggies overnight gives this dish amazing flavor - perfect for any party, gathering, or BBQ.
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Tofu Tikka Masala (Vegan, Gluten Free, Keto, Low Carb, Low Sodium)

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Tofu Tikka Masala (Vegan, Gluten Free, Keto, Low Carb)

This irresistible Tofu Tikka Masala is easy to make at home. Skip the delivery and make this delicious Indian spiced dish tonight.
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Vegan Summer 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 spring!  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. This week’s snack is a dip is is great with any veggies…. OR add it to the tzatziki grilled cheese recipe above!

Oat Milk Bubble Tea Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free)

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Oat Milk Bubble Tea (Vegan, GF)

This oat milk bubble tea is a cool refreshing vegan boba tea recipe that is made with homemade 2 ingredient oat milk, tapioca pearls, and natural sweetener.  Add any tea of your choice for a fun drink that is also a snack!  
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Everything Bagel Hummus Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free)

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Everything Bagel Hummus

This everything bagel hummus recipe is smoky and sweet, creamy and light. Great as a dip for pita or veggies, or as a flavorful spread for a sandwich, wrap, or toast. 
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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 realiable 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 healhty 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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