This vegetarian meal plan features 5 days of flavorful Mediterranean recipes that feature fresh veggies, grains, and olive oil!
Using a weekly meal plan is the easiest way to prepare healthy meals for you and your family. Having a weekly meal plan will save you time, money, and frustration when trying to figure out what to cook for dinner every weeknight.
Love Mediterranean food? We’ve got you covered! This week’s meal plan has some of my favorite Mediterranean recipes made with the freshest vegetables! These delectable dishes are influenced by the cuisines of Greece, Italy, Israel, and their neighbors.
The best part of Mediterranean recipes is that they are unprocessed, plant-based meals! Using fresh veggies, fruits, whole grains, nuts, seeds, legumes, and unrefined oils (hellooooo olive oil!) are all dominant ingredients of the Mediterranean diet.
Grab the printable shopping list for this meal plan here, or keep scrolling to see whats on the menu this week!
Start the week off a little lighter with this Mediterranean Quinoa Salad recipe. This healthy yet satisfying salad is loaded with a little bit of everything: soft-boiled eggs, avocado, feta cheese, and quinoa! Modify this recipe by adding even more Mediterranean staples, such as black olives, banana peppers, cherry tomatoes, or cucumber! Topped with a classic balsamic vinaigrette, this salad is absolutely scrumptious and a great representation of Mediterranean cuisine.
MAKE-AHEAD TIP: prepare the soft-boiled eggs and quinoa in advance, so all you’ll have to do is put together the salad and add the dressing.
If you like sweet potatoes, you’ll love the Mediterranean twist on them! They're a nutritious and filling dinner choice, stuffed with chickpeas, tomatoes, and a hummus and garlic sauce. This hearty meal will give you all of the Mediterranean flavors you are craving and it’s the simplest meal to prepare when you are short on time!
MEAL-PREP TIP: Cook several sweet potatoes, store the filling separately, and make one whenever you’re craving it throughout the week.
We love our bowls here at Live Eat Learn! These Romesco Bowls supply major nutrients and are the perfect meal for a midweek dinner. This bowl contains a rainbow of vegetables, loaded with cauliflower rice, white beans, cucumber, avocado, tomatoes, and more, all topped with a rich and silky Romesco Sauce. This recipe is packed full of flavor and has everything you’ll need for a filling Mediterranean-style meal!
PREP TIP: Make the sauce and slice the veggies in advance so all you’ll have to do is put the bowl together when you’re ready to eat.
Gyros are a staple in the Mediterranean! This Roasted chickpea Gyro recipe is an easy meal that everyone will enjoy. All you need to do is roast chickpeas, make a tzatziki sauce, and throw together some lettuce, tomatoes, and red onion. Roasted chickpeas are hearty so you won’t crave any meat on the Mediterranean classic.
BONUS: Make extra tzatziki sauce and pair it with plain pita bread to eat as a snack throughout the week.
Check out our tips for meal prepping these gyros here.
Craving pizza on Friday? We’ve got you covered with this Goat Cheese Pizza With Arugula. This pizza has mushrooms, creamy white sauce, and tons of cheese! This healthy pizza option is the most perfect and delicious way to kick off the weekend!
PREP TIP: Make the creamy white sauce in advance so all you have to do is saute the mushrooms and put the pizza together to bake and enjoy!
Craving something sweet? This Feta Frozen Yogurt is the perfect treat for any day of the week! This recipe only uses three ingredients and is so easy to make. You seriously won’t believe how tasty it is until you try it!
Whether you’re new to Mediterranean cuisine, or a seasoned expert, this week’s meal plan is perfect for you! Which meal are you most looking forward to this week?
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