Weekly Meal Plan: Plant-Based Back-to-School Recipes!

Amanda M. Rye

It’s that time of year again: back to school! After time off and summer, it can be a bit of a challenge getting back into the routine of school. However, these meals will make the transition a bit easier. From overnight oatmeal that you can enjoy in the morning on the go, and easy meals that you can whip together either for a packed lunch and for dinner. These desserts, of course, can be made ahead of time so you can enjoy them as a mid-day treat!

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 plant-based back-to-school meals for your breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert! And, they are fully vegan and plant-based!


Vegan Sweet Potato Macro Bowl

Source: Sweet Potato Macro Bowl

Technically, you can whip up this oatmeal for Monday morning on Sunday night. If you’re not a fan of peanut butter and jelly, you can use any flavor that you like! For lunch, this sweet potato bowl is perfect to keep you fueled through classes and that mid-day slump. End the day with some delicious tacos and cookies for dessert!


Vegan Black Bean Brownies

Source: Black Bean Brownies

It’s the second day of the week and starting your day with these waffles is a great way to begin your day! You can top these with your favorite toppings like fruits in season, whipped cream, and even chocolate drizzle! The options are endless. Continue your day with these high-protein rice balls, and end the day with these black bean brownies!


Vegan Without-a-Wok Jackfruit Lo Mein

Source: Without-a-Wok Jackfruit Lo Mein

It’s the middle of the week! Happy Wednesday! Start the day with these muffins and continue fueling yourself with tofu fried rice! If you’re not able to throw together fried rice the day of, feel free to make it the night before. You can even make some of these meals for dinner and use the leftovers for lunch the next day.


Vegan Hummus, Avocado, and Sun-dried Tomato Sandwich

Source: Hummus, Avocado, and Sun-dried Tomato Sandwich

It’s Thursday! Enjoy this creamy pudding breakfast and of course, you can add your favorite toppings to it. For lunch is this delicious sandwich and end the day with this wonderfully refreshing grain salad! Plus, what’s better than a snickers ice cream cake for dessert!


Vegan Loaded BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Nachos

Source: Loaded BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Nachos

Happy Friday! You’ve made it through the week and it’s nearly the weekend! Start your day off with this sweet potato granola, and you can have it with fruit or even yogurt. Keep your day moving with these jackfruit nachos and then start your weekend with something sweet with these no-bake chocolate peanut butter coconut bars!

Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammation, heart health, mental wellbeing, fitness goals, nutritional needs, allergies, gut health, and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acne, hormonal imbalance, cancer, prostate cancer and has many side effects.

For those of you interested in eating more plant-based or even giving one of these vitamin-rich citrus meals a try, 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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