Are you looking for easy and healthy vegan meal plan ideas? These plant based meal prep recipes help with weight loss and sustainability. I’ve put together an affordable list to make this process as simple and delicious as possible. Even the grocery list is easy to follow. I’ve used all these vegetarian recipes myself and I love them all. Furthermore if you scroll to the bottom I’ve enabled a downloadable copy as well. 

  1. How do you meal prep for a week of plant-based eating?

    1. Make out a list of recipes and ingredients.
    2. Make your portions ahead of time.
    3. Cook things like grains and legumes in bulk ahead of time
    4. Get easy ingredients like oatmeal and chia seeds. 
    5. Make simple healthy versatile recipes like overnight oats and chia seed pudding. 
    6. Get Tupperware and mason jars for portion storage. 
    7. Slice up fruit and vegetables to have as snacks and to add to other recipes, store them in plastic bags or Tupperware with a splash of lemon to keep them fresh. 

It’s an easy and organized way to lose weight, save money, and eat healthy! Additionally plant based and vegan diets do not have to be difficult or expensive at all!

The grocery list comes to under $60 too!

Groceries & Cost 

  • Bag of dry black beans – 16oz $1.50
  • Whole wheat tortillas – 16oz/10ct $3 
  • Sweet potatoes – 2lbs $2
  • Almond flour (Great Value) – 16oz $5.88
  • Bananas – 3lbs $2 
  • Oatmeal – 18oz $2.50
  • Peanut butter – 16oz $3 
  • Dried dates – (Mariani Pitted Dates) 40oz $11
  • Chia seeds – 12oz $7.50
  • Cocoa powder – 8oz $2 
  • 1 medium squash – $2 
  • Miscellaneous fruit – $5
  • Miscellaneous vegetables – $3
  • Avocados – 7 ct $6 
  • Almond milk – 32oz $250 

Breakfast, Snack, and Dessert Recipes

No Bake Protein Cookes (8 Cookies)

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup dates – pitted 
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter (or almond or cashew)
  • 1/2 banana 
  • 1.25 cup dry quick oats
  • 1/3 cup chia seeds
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder 

Directions:

  • Combine dates and banana first in the food processor and blend until dates break apart and blend 
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until thoroughly combined 
  • Move mixture into mixing bowl and mold into 8 equally sized cookie portions
  • Store in the refrigerator 

Nutrition Facts:   Servings: 8   Amount per serving   Calories 32 Daily Value*   Total Fat 16.6g 21%Saturated Fat 3.2g 16% Cholesterol 0mg 0% Sodium 115mg 5% Total Carbohydrate 37.6g 14% Dietary Fiber 9g 32% Total Sugars 17.7g  Protein 10.5g  Vitamin D 0mcg 0% Calcium 86mg  7% Iron 4mg 23% Potassium 472mg 10

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Overnight oats with peanut butter and banana  (5 portions)

  • 5 cups dry oatmeal 
  • 5 cups water or almond milk 
  • 5 tbsp peanut butter 
  • Combine oatmeal and liquid, stir, cover, store in refrigerator 
  • Top with 1 tbsp peanut butter and 1 banana 

Nutrition facts: Calories 404 % Daily Value*Total Fat 13.4g 17% Saturated Fat 2.6g 13% Cholesterol 0mg 0% Sodium 86mg 4% Total Carbohydrate 58.5g 21% Dietary Fiber 9.2g 33% Total Sugars 2.3gProtein 14.8g Vitamin D 0mcg 0% Calcium 50mg 4% Iron 5mg 28% Potassium 402mg 9

Chia seed pudding (4 servings)

  • 1/2 cup chia seeds 
  • 1 cup almond milk 
  • Fruit 
  • Combine, stir, and set in the refrigerator

Smoothies

  • Miscellaneous fruit 
  • Almond milk 

Nutrition Facts Servings: 4 Amount per serving Calories 225 % Daily Value* Total Fat 12.1g 15% Saturated Fat 1.3g 7% Cholesterol 0mg 0% Sodium 37mg 2% Total Carbohydrate 23g 8% Dietary Fiber 13.8g 49% Total Sugars 4.9g Protein 8.1 Vitamin D 0mcg 0% Calcium 244mg 19% Iron 3mg 18% Potassium 261mg 6

Oatmeal cookies (12 cookies)

  • 3 cups oatmeal quick oats
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 whole bananas ripe
  • 1 cup water
  • Combine all the ingredients, stir, rest for 1 hour 
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F 
  • Grease sheet pan 
  • Set out 12 cookies
  • Bake for 12 minutes 

Nutrition Facts Servings: 12 Amount per serving Calories 97 % Daily Value* Total Fat 1.5g 2% Saturated Fat 0.3g 2% Cholesterol 0mg 0% Sodium 2mg 0% Total Carbohydrate 18.8g 7%Dietary Fiber 2.9g 10% Total Sugars 2.6g Protein 3.1 Vitamin D 0mcg 0% Calcium 13mg 1% Iron 1mg 6% Potassium 167mg 4%

Recipes for lunch and dinner:

Instant pot black beans

  • (3 burritos and 3 protein bowls)
  • 1 cup dry black beans
  • 3 cups water or vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp vegetable bullion 
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • Splash of lime juice 
  • Rinse soak them overnight (optional)
  • Combine beans, liquid, and seasoning in pot
  • Pressure cook them high for 30 minutes
  • Steam release for 20 minutes

Nutrition Facts Servings: 6 Amount per serving Calories 136 % Daily Value* Total Fat 1.9g 2%Saturated Fat 0.4g 2% Cholesterol 0mg 0% Sodium 383mg 17% Total Carbohydrate 20.6g 7%Dietary Fiber 4.9g 18% Total Sugars 1g Protein 9.4 Vitamin D 0mcg 0% Calcium 45mg 3% Iron 2mg 10% Potassium 583mg 12%

Instant pot sweet potatoes (3 protein bowls) 

Ingredients:

Directions: 

  • Cut them into 1/2 inch chunks 
  • Toss in a bowl with oil and salt 
  • Put them in the instant pot with 3-4 tbsp of water
  • Pressure cook on high for 5 minutes 
  • Steam release 10 minutes 

Nutrition Facts Servings: 2 Amount per serving Calories 218 % Daily Value* Total Fat 7g 9%Saturated Fat 0.9g 5% Cholesterol 0mg 0% Sodium 11mg 0% Total Carbohydrate 37.4g 14% Dietary Fiber 5.3g 19% Total Sugars 0.7g Protein 2 Vitamin D 0mcg 0% Calcium 19mg 1% Iron 1mg 4% Potassium 911mg 19%

Sweet potato noodles (2 servings)

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Ingredients:

  • 2 Medium Sweet Potatoes 
  • 1 tbsp oil 
  • 1/4 tsp salt 
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Directions:

  • Rinse and peel potatoes and spiralize into noodles 
  • Heat the oil in your skillet and sauté for 3 minutes on medium high 

Nutrition Facts Servings: 2 Amount per serving Calories 218 % Daily Value* Total Fat 7g 9%Saturated Fat 0.9g 5% Cholesterol 0mg 0% Sodium 11mg 0% Total Carbohydrate 37.4g 14% Dietary Fiber 5.3g 19% Total Sugars 0.7g Protein 2 Vitamin D 0mcg 0% Calcium 19mg 1% Iron 1mg 4% Potassium 911mg 19%

Squash nugget & avocados burritos (4 burritos)

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups butternut squash cubes
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp black garlic powder 

Directions 

  • Preheat over to 350 degrees 
  • Toss squash in a bowl with oil, spices, and flour
  • Spread out nuggets on sheet pan
  • Bake for 15 minutes 
  • Add avocado and veggies in tortillas (makes 4)

Nutrition Facts Servings: 4 Amount per serving Calories 370 % Daily Value* Total Fat 20g 26%Saturated Fat 3.1g 16% Cholesterol 0mg 0% Sodium 993mg 43% Total Carbohydrate39.9g 15% Dietary Fiber 6.9g 25% Total Sugars 3.1g Protein 9.5 Vitamin D 0mcg 0% Calcium 88mg 7% Iron 5mg 29% Potassium 310mg 7

Meal Plan Day 1

  • Breakfast: Oat meal bowl with cocoa powder 
  • Snack: No bake protein cookie 
  • Lunch: Protein Bowl 
  • Snack: Chia seed pudding and a banana 
  • Dinner: Squash Burrito 
  • Dessert: Dried dates and fresh fruit 

Day 2 

  • Breakfast: No bake protein cookie with some fruit 
  • Snack: Smoothie 
  • Lunch: Black bean and avocado burrito 
  • Snack: 2 oatmeal cookies
  • Dinner: Sweet potato noodles with a side of steamed veggies sprinkled with chia seeds 
  • Dessert: Banana smoothie with cocoa powder and almond milk 

Simple Weekly Plan Day 3 

  • Breakfast: Spinach and fruit smoothie with chia seeds 
  • Snack: Avocado Toast 
  • Lunch: Protein bowl 
  • Snack: Chia seed pudding with cocoa powder and 1 tbsp peanut butter 
  • Dinner: Squash nuggets and black bean burrito 
  • Dessert: Dried dates 

Prep Day 4

  • Breakfast: Oatmeal bowl with cocoa powder and a banana 
  • Snack: No bake cookie 
  • Lunch: Black bean and avocado burrito 
  • Snack: Fruit smoothie 
  • Dinner: Sweet Potato noodles with steamed veggies and avocado 
  • Dessert: Oatmeal cookies 
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Day 5 

  • Breakfast: Oatmeal bowl with fruit and chia seeds 
  • Snack: Avocado toast 
  • Lunch: Protein Bowl 
  • Snack: Dried Dates and fresh fruit 
  • Dinner: Squash nugget burrito 
  • Dessert: Chia seed pudding with fresh fruit 

Meal Plan Day 6 

  • Breakfast: Chia seed pudding with cocoa powder and banana 
  • Snack: Protein cookie 
  • Lunch: Bean burrito with avocado 
  • Snack: Oatmeal cookie
  • Dinner: Protein Bowl 
  • Dessert: Fresh fruit 

Prep Day 7

  • Breakfast: Oatmeal bowl with fruit and chia seeds
  • Snack: Protein Cookie
  • Lunch: Squash burrito with avocado 
  • Snack: Spinach and fruit smoothie
  • Dinner: Sweet Potato noodles with side of beans 
  • Dessert: Dried dates 

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