Weekly Meal Plan: Light, Fresh, and Delicious Plant-Based Recipes for Summer

Amanda M. Rye

The weather is getting warmer and summer is starting to peek out through the spring weather. You might be wondering how to transition from the heavy fall and winter meals to lighter, crunchy spring recipes! Here are some ideas and an easy recipe that you can start eating this week! These light meals are full of fresh greens, stovetop meals like quesadillas, and desserts that are on the cooler side, like mousse! There are still oven recipes, but nothing that needs copious amounts of roasting.

We also highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App  — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest meatless, vegan, plant-based, and allergy-friendly recipe resource to help you get healthy! And, don’t forget to check out our Weekly Meal Plan Archives!

Are you ready to have a week full of delicious vegan food that leaves you nourished and content? Let’s get started!

This week, we’re bringing you light, delicious meals to enjoy for your breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert! And, they are fully vegan and plant-based!


Vegan Green Smoothie Parfait

Source: Green Smoothie Parfait

These meals are both light and delicious, perfect for the spring weather! Start your day with this refreshing smoothie, and enjoy these warming quesadillas for dinner before enjoying this grapefruit cheesecake!


Vegan Avocado and Pea Smash

Source: Avocado and Pea Smash

Start your day off with these ripe avocados, spread out with peas, and on a piece of crunchy toast! These meals are super easy and fun, plus they’ll have you excited about eating outdoors at your lunchtime. End the day with a delicious vegan scampi dish, and enjoy chocolate mousse for dessert!


Vegan Greek Pasta Salad with Tofu Feta

Source: Greek Pasta Salad with Tofu Feta

It’s the middle of the week and these meals just keep coming! Not only will they be easy to toss together, but you also won’t have to overheat by waiting for it to cook or bake in the oven. This pasta salad makes a wonderful dinner, and feel free to pair it with extra veggies or another protein!


Vegan Chipotle Green High-Protein Bowl

Source: Chipotle Green High-Protein Bowl

It’s nearly the end of the week, but that doesn’t mean that these amazing recipes are going anywhere. Enjoy this high-protein green bowl for lunch, packing with flavor and nutrients! End the day with beautiful stuffed peppers; feel free to use whatever peppers you have on hand!


Vegan Jackfruit No-Tuna Melt

Source: Jackfruit No-Tuna Melt

Start your Friday with these superfood breakfast cookies! You can make them in advance, so feel free to enjoy them as a snack throughout the day or weekend. End the day with a delicious filipinx-style spaghetti, which you can pair with your favorite spring salad. End the day with these vegan glazed donut holes!

Learn How to Cook Plant-Based Meals at Home!

Vegan Matcha Latte with Coconut Milk

Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammationheart healthmental wellbeingfitness goalsnutritional needsallergiesgut health, and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acnehormonal imbalancecancerprostate cancer and has many side effects.

For those of you interested in eating more plant-based, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest plant-based recipe resource to help reduce your environmental footprint, save animals and get healthy! And, while you are at it, we encourage you to also learn about the environmental and health benefits of a plant-based diet.

Here are some great resources to get you started:

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