A Simple 4-Part Meal Prep Plan

Sometimes meal planning can be a little daunting, and, let’s face it, a bit boring. I get it. Instead I want to share with you a simple 4-step strategy to go into your week with. We’re going to make something to freeze, one that’s a breeze, something for flavour, and something to savour.

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Something to freeze can be any freezer-friendly or make-ahead recipe. One that’s a breeze is a simple recipe that comes together in 30 minutes or less for an easy weeknight dinner.

Something for flavour is a sauce, dressing, dip, spread, or basically anything you can add to veggies, grains, or proteins to spruce them up a bit. And something to savour is a snack or treat that’s nice to have on hand.

Here’s what we’re doing this week…

SOMETHING TO FREEZE:

Wholesome Vegan Lentil Mushroom and Kale Lasagna
This vegan lasagna recipe from The Full Helping isn't your mom's lasagna. Packed with protein thanks to a simple lentil sauce, it's easy to make, freezer friendly, and delicious.
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vegetarian lasagna on a white plate

vegetarian lasagna on a white plate

My friend Gena from The Full Helping made this simple vegan lasagna recipe. She’s in the throes of her dietetic internship and totally exhausted, so if she can make this (and post it on her blog!) then so can you.

ONE THAT’S A BREEZE:

Tempeh Tacos
Tempeh Tacos!!! These vegetarian tacos are made with an easy vegan taco filling made from tempeh. They're super fast to make, healthy, and delicious, and the vegan taco meat is full of plant-based protein. 
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a platter of tempeh tacos on a grey background

tempeh tacos with red cabbage and jalapenos on top

These Tempeh Tacos may look fancy, but they come together in under 30 minutes including prepping your toppings. Plus you can get everyone to assemble their own dang tacos and save yourself a bit of work.

SOMETHING FOR FLAVOUR:

Creamy Avocado Cilantro Sauce
This magical Creamy Avocado Cilantro Sauce from Piping Pot Curry is finger licking delicious. It takes just 5 minutes to make in a blender and is perfect on tacos, burgers, salads, or just as a side with chips and vegetables.
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cilantro avocado sauce in a wooden bowl on a black background

cilantro avocado sauce in a wooden bowl on a black background

You’re going to need something to go with those tacos, so why not whip up a batch of this Creamy Avocado Cilantro Sauce from Piping Pot Curry? You can use leftovers throughout the week to top rice, to dunk veggies in, or thin it out and use it as a salad dressing.

SOMETHING TO SAVOUR:

How to make Chia Pudding
How to make Chia Pudding - this easy make-ahead recipe soaks overnight in the fridge for a gut-friendly breakfast. Easily made vegan, this simple chia pudding is for everyone to enjoy!
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three jars of berry-topped chia pudding on a marble background

Three glass jars of chia pudding topped with berries on a marble background

And for a quick and easy snack, whip up a big batch of this Super Simple Chia Pudding. It makes a great breakfast but is also perfect for snacking on if you want something quick, cool, and light. A batch will last you the better part of a week in your fridge.

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Comments

  1. HeatHer says

    These are great ideas! The worst part about meal production is thinking of what to serve. These plans make a good plan of attack.

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