This vegetarian meal plan features 5 days of protein-packed recipes that feature plant-based protein sources like mushrooms, chickpeas, and tempeh!
The simplest method to prepare nutritious meals for you and your family is to use a weekly meal plan. When it comes to figuring out what to cook for dinner every weekday, having a weekly meal plan will save you time, money, and frustration.
This week’s meal plan contains some of my favorite protein-rich recipes and is perfect on weeks when you feel like you need that extra boost of protein.
You’d be surprised by how easy it is to find high-protein vegetarian dishes. These tasty meatless recipes will provide your body with a burst of plant-based protein.
These meals are filled with the best kinds of protein found in beans, quinoa, and couscous, along with high-protein veggies such as chickpeas and mushrooms.
As always, I’ve included printable shopping lists with all ingredients you will need for all the meals for your convenience. Download your grocery list here and have a great week!
Start off the week a bit lighter with a healthy veggie soup! This soup tastes so much like chicken noodle soup but is completely meatless. It’s packed with flavor and protein using celery, carrots, quinoa, and chickpeas.
MEAL PREP TIP: Chop up enough veggies to make several servings of this soup to have for lunches throughout the week.
Spice up your Taco Tuesday with these tempeh tacos! Tempeh is the best ground meat substitute and makes for perfect protein-filled tacos. The avocado kiwi salsa offers a unique and refreshing taste, unlike anything you’ve ever tried before!
MAKE AHEAD TIP: Make the salsa early in the week to enjoy as a snack with your favorite corn chips, so you’ll be prepared for Taco Tuesday.
Breakfast for dinner never looked so great with this cottage cheese omelette! This omelette is very filling and jam-packed with protein. It comes together in just a few minutes and adding the cottage cheese is a nice twist to a standard omelette!
MEAL PREP TIP: Make enough for a few servings so that you can have it for breakfast whenever you’re needing the extra protein to energize your morning!
Prepare this filling, protein-packed buddha bowl when you’re feeling really hungry. You’ll find every color of the rainbow in this one - it’s deliciously made with sweet potato, couscous, and chickpeas, with an optional creamy yum sauce drizzled over top.
PREP TIP: Chop up all of the veggies in advance, so all you’ll have to do is roast them and put the bowl together.
YUM SAUCE: We've included the ingredients to make the full Yum Sauce recipe in our grocery list. While this recipe only requires 1/2 cup, this sauce is great for dipping veggies and crackers in throughout the week as a snack!
Stay in this Friday and whip up this easy mushroom risotto. Mushrooms are high in protein and this filling risotto is packed with flavor. This creamy and cheesy dish will become a staple in your house!
MEAL PREP TIP: Make enough to have throughout the weekend!
Start your day off with a protein-filled smoothie made with anything you have around the house! All you’ll need is fresh fruit (the ones you like best), a creamy base, such as yogurt, and a liquid such as milk, juice, or coconut water.
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