I've gotten in so many cooking ruts; often when something changes in my life like getting a new job, getting pregnant, adding a child to the household, but they also happen because I just get tired of what I'm used to making. I like to cook, but during those ruts I don't want to think about what to cook.
I created this vegan diet plan so that we'd have a month of healthy dinners planned ahead of time. It focuses on fruits and vegetables that are typically available in the Northern hemisphere during the spring and summer months.
Nothing is better than fresh vegetables out of the soil of a local farm. If you've ever wondered how to cook kale, or what to do with an abundance of squash, you've come to the right place.
If you're like me and you design your own meal plans, you've probably gotten bored with eating the same meals and want to try new dishes. So after you pick what you want for the night, you've probably found yourself bouncing between cookbooks held open with soup cans trying to time each dish to come out at the appropriate time.
The process starts again the next day and yet again, I start rifling through my fridge to locate what ingredients I actually have, and the cookbook/online recipe search begins again. Eventually I start feeling like I'm missing out on time spent with the people I'm cooking for, and I get bored of trying all the new recipes.
Then I get back into the boring rut of the same old food everyday.
There are so few dedicated vegan diet plans on the market right now, so I wanted to make one to help you. Instead of just using a random shopping list at the start of the week, you have a list that tells you everything you'll need to buy or have in your pantry for all the dinners that week.
Instead of rifling through cookbooks to make sure you have a balanced meal planned each day, you will have a collection of recipes that are naturally balanced. You'll also have pictures of the dishes, tips on cooking, and a nutritional analysis for each recipe.
People tend to be baffled by a vegan diet plan because they imagine their steak dinner without the steak and pity the vegan fool who eats potatoes and salad. Even for those who really do want to take the next step in their health and toward protecting the environment, the concept of no animal products can be daunting.
Most of us have had the same challenges. I don't personally know anyone who was raised vegan; we all ate meat and dairy as children, and we all stopped at some point.
Your new vegan diet plan doesn't have to be tasteless and boring. In fact, many people find that getting rid of the heavy meat and dairy flavors enables them to fine-tune their palate to really enjoy lighter foods like grains and vegetables.
I find that most people really are interested in eating healthy foods, but they get boggled down by all the information being thrown at them about what is healthy. Should they go low-carb, no-carb, high-protein, low-protein? What is the truth?
The truth is that a vegan diet plan based on whole grains, vegetables, beans, fruits, and nuts/seeds as snacks is extremely healthy. Even if you never plan to go fully vegan, you will find that plant-based meals are easy to prepare, full of excellent vitamins and minerals, and often less expensive than "regular" meals.
Yes, vegan food is usually cheaper.
Preparing your own homemade meals with fresh vegetables and fruits, whole grains, nuts and beans is about as cheap as it comes. You can buy a lot of the ingredients in bulk, and then supplement with fresh vegetables and fruits.
If you have your own garden, you can really save some cash!I will admit that sometimes the "special" ingredients like nutritional yeast, brown rice syrup, agave nectar will cost more up front than you're used to, but they last for a long time and pay off dividends in their health benefits.
All the ingredients for this springtime meal plan can be found a regular grocery store or health food store.
You can also take great satisfaction in knowing every time you eat a vegan meal, you are living a life of compassion and harming no animals.
Week 1 Menus
Balsamic Portobello Mushroom Sandwiches
Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Taco Salad with Lime Vinaigrette
Dessert: Strawberry Mousse
April Showers Pot Pie
Steamed Vegetables with Lemon Mustard Sauce
Dessert: Strawberry Shortcake with Whipped Cashew Cream
Thick and Creamy Split Pea Soup with Barley
Raw Kale Salad with Cranberries
Dessert: Peanut Butter Cups Bars
Portuguese Kale Soup
Arugula and Tomato Panini
Dessert: Brown Rice Pudding with Cinnamon
Arugula, Bean, and Barley Salad
Quick Cucumber Pickles
Dessert: Lemon-Basil Sorbet
Week 2 Menus
Baked Herb Falafel
Spinach with Cashew Cream Sauce
Dessert: Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats
Broccoli and Cheese Soup
Ginger Baked Tofu
Citrus Collard Greens
Dessert: Strawberry Pie
Barbecue Hot Wingz
Vegetable Sticks with Ranch Dressing
Quick Fresh Coleslaw
Baked Kale Chips
Dessert: Strawberry Jello
Broccoli and Tofu with Garlic Sauce and Brown Rice
Dessert: Summer Berry Parfait with Walnut Cream
Curried Chickpea Sandwiches
Strawberry Spinach Salad
Dessert: Berry Popsicles
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