5 (Not So Intimidating) Vegan Meal Plans

5 (Not So Intimidating) Vegan Meal Plans

Hi friends!

I am really excited to compile this post. I have a lot of inspiring, amazing people in my life who support me and this blog (and probably 97% of them do not eat vegan/plant-based). One of my biggest fans is my out of this world aunt. She’s always the first one to send me a text at 5 AM (early bird club for life, me and her) and gush about how much she loved a post. She honestly has no idea how much this means to me every time. I’m beeeeeyond grateful for her encouragement!

This post is dedicated to her, because she was the one to propose the idea to me. The idea behind it is to share a couple easy dishes/meal plans that would not intimidate someone who is transitioning or just trying to eat less meat/dairy. No tofu, no tempeh, or any other ingredients that some people may have to ease into. Just the same ‘ol food they would normally eat, but veganized. Challenge accepted, auntie!

Here are five separate days with breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipes that anyone would enjoy – minus the meat, cheese, milk, and other animal-based ingredients. I hope this proves just how easy (and still delicious) a plant-based day can be.


MEAL PLAN #1

breakfast: sweet potato + kale hash

Vegan Spicy Sweet Potato Hash Recipe
Sub spinach for kale if you are not into kale.

lunch: green goddess mac salad

Green Goddess Pasta Salad

dinner: pizza

Vegan Tomato Cashew Cheese aPizza Recipe


MEAL PLAN #2

breakfast: chocolate banana overnight oats

Plant-Based Diet: What I Ate

Omit chia seeds if you don’t have them or don’t know what the f*ck that is. lol

lunch: rainbow summer rolls

Vegan Rainbow Summer Rolls Recipe

dinner: pasta e fagioli

Vegan Pasta e Fagioli Recipe


MEAL PLAN #3

breakfast: raspberry + almond smoothie

Raspberry Almond Smoothie

Omit flaxseed oil and chia.

lunch: lentil soup

Vegan Lentil Soup

dinner: stuffed artichokes

Vegan Italian Stuffed Artichokes


MEAL PLAN #4

breakfast: chocolate pumpkin pancakes

Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes Recipe

lunch: beans + greens

Escarole and Beans Recipe

Use any greens, really (swiss chard, kale, spinach, etc.)

dinner: orecchiette pasta

Vegan Orecchiette Recipe


MEAL PLAN #5

breakfast: avocado toast

Plant-Based Diet: What I Ate

recipe is self-explanatory. mash avocado ontop of toast and drizzle olive oil and salt. omit sprouts.

lunch: falafel salad

The Friendly Fig

dinner: bean chili

Plant-Based Diet: What I Ate


So what do you think? I didn’t include snacks during the day or anything, but I tend to gravitate toward fresh fruit (especially bananas and peanut butter), nuts, hummus and veggies/pita, etc. I hope this looks a bit more manageable and familiar to anyone on the fence or worried about options. Once you get done some of the usual recipes, you can start exploring new ingredients. It’ll take some time, but it is fun to get creative in the kitchen. It’ll become second nature in no time.

Whether meat-free, meatless on mondays, whatever… I think we can all agree that eating more plants is great for you. Wherever you are on your health and diet journey, good luck! (and thanks for inspiration, auntie!) xx bianca

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