This week’s dinner plan is here to the dinner rush rescue. Eliminate dinner decision fatigue with our round up of family dinner winners.
Raise your hand if summer is over in your house. Is it just me or did I blink and school was out and now it’s back in session?
It’s back to school and that means back to the dinner rush of getting healthy, homemade meals on the table amidst after school activities, carpools and overall chaos that is affectionately known to many of us as the “dinner rush hour”.
This week’s dinner plan is here to the rescue!
In case you need the reminder, make sure you have these 3 tasks scheduled in your calendar this week:
#1 Between today and Friday: Finalize your meal plan and compile your grocery list. (If you’re a Vegan Dinner Club member, you just need to download and print!)
#2 On Friday or Saturday: Head to the grocery store.
#3 On Saturday or Sunday: Get your meal prep done for the week! (Vegan Dinner Club members get a done-for-you step by step plan so all you need to do is follow along.)
Now, onto the recipes!
The Dinner Plan
This week’s menu features a variety of cuisines and flavors. Plant-based at the core with options for everyone, (who else has non vegans to feed?), almost every meal includes a prep ahead component that will allow you to get dinner on the table in under 30 minutes during the week. We’ve got to ease back into the school/dinner routine. Am I right? Get a peek at the recipes and prep plan below and get the rest of the recipe details and prep plan by becoming a member today for just $1.
Basil Alfredo Pasta
This dreamy pasta features our Vegan Basil Alfredo Sauce. This is a kid favorite. I use whatever pasta my kids request and serve it up with my famous dining room table salad bar. Dinner winner!
Chickpea “Tuna” Pita Pockets
Simple and delicious get the dinner job done every time. These pita pockets hit the mark. Save this one for that weeknight where you need something quick and easy to get on the table.
Lentil Shawarma Quinoa Salad Bowls
This is my vegan, yet protein powered take on shawarma. I’ve made it a party with a quinoa tabbouleh salad, dips, olives and feta cheese.
Teriyaki Tempeh & Broccoli
This easy stir-fry has just 3 ingredients: our homemade Garlic Teriyaki Sauce, tempeh and broccoli florets. Serve it with jasmine or sushi rice for an easy dinner winner.
Prep Ahead Tips
In addition to this done-for-you dinnerplan, we also include a done-for-you prep plan and grocery list each week so you don’t have to start from scratch with cooking every night and can get dinner on the table faster and easier. Prep for success in less than 2 hours once a week. If you’re following our plan, you can look forward to meal prepping the following recipes on the weekend. Get access to these recipes and our entire 400+ recipe library for just $1.
Chickpea “Tuna” Salad
The pita pockets come together in minutes with this prepped ahead of time. It also goes great in pasta salad jars for lunch if you want to make a double batch.
Fava Bean Spread and Lentil Shawarma
Having these two meal components ready ahead of time makes quick work of the quinoa salad bowls.
Vegan Basil Alfredo Sauce
This finger licking good sauce is the magic in our Basil Pesto Pasta. (That and the balsamic glazed mushrooms and tomatoes!)
Garlic Teriyaki Sauce
You could use a store-bought bottle but this one is so easy to make! It’s the glaze for our tempeh and broccoli stir-fry.
Plan To Eat
Our plant-based recipes are easily adaptable for everyone and curated with just that in mind. With our done-for-you meal and prep plans, we aim to take the thinking out of dinner. Whether you’re a member or not, you can use our plan preview as inspiration for what to cook. Use our free planner to get started on next week’s meal plan today!