Thanksgiving Themed Meal Prep Ideas

meal prep collage with pumpkin scones, roasted quinoa salad, apples and peanut butter, and sweet potato casserole, lentil balls, cranberry chutney

Here’s what’s on the menu this week!

Breakfast: Pumpkin Scones (recipe adapted from here)

Lunch: Warm and Roasted Winter Salad Bowl (recipe here)

Snack: Apples and Peanut Butter

Dinner: Stuffing Bites, Cranberry Pear Sauce, and Sweet Potato Casserole  (Bites and Sauce recipes here and Sweet Potato Casserole here)

CHECK OUT THIS SHORT CLIP ON HOW I COMPILED THESE MEALS:

 

 

Meal Prep Ideas with Tofu Chilaquiles

Meal Prep with Tofu Chilaquiles, Yellow Thai Curry, and Chili Mac and Cheese in glass meal prep containers

Here’s what’s on the menu this week!

Breakfast: Tofu Chilaquiles (recipe found in Thug Kitchen’s Cookbook)

Lunch: Thai Yellow Coconut Curry inspired by Minimalist Baker (recipe here)

Hearty Snack: Chili Mac and Cheese (dish inspired by a fellow dietitian, Brooke West, found here)

Dinner: Chickpea Potato Soup  in the Instant Pot (recipe here)

 

Meal Prep Collage with Tofu Chilaquiles, thai yellow coconut curry with mango, chili mac and cheese, and potato soup

CHECK OUT THIS SHORT CLIP ON HOW I COMPILED THESE MEALS:

 

 

Meal Prep Ideas with Spicy Peanut Soup

meal prep collage featuring pumpkin oatmeal for breakfast, lentil, leek, and beet salad for lunch, apricot walnut bites for snack, and spicy peanut soup for dinner

Here’s what’s on the menu this week!

Breakfast: Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Recipe with Diced Apples (recipe here)

Lunch: Lentil, Leek, and Beet Salad inspired by Minimalist Baker (recipe here)

Snack: Apricot Walnut Date Power Bars made into Bites (recipe here)

Dinner: Spicy Peanut Soup with Sweet Potato and Kale in the Instant Pot (recipe here)

Check out this short clip on how I compiled these meals:

 

 

Weekly Meal Prep Ideas with Waffles

His and Hers Waffle Collage with Cornmeal Waffles and Pumpkin Spice Waffles

Here’s what’s on the menu this week!

Breakfast: Savory vs. Sweet Waffles

Savory waffle recipe inspiration found here

Sweet waffle recipe inspiration found here

Lunch: Spicy Sofritas Veggie Bowls inspired by this recipe

Snack: Simply Grapes (I keep additional snack items on hand)

Dinner: Thai Peanut Soup with Black Rice (check out this similar recipe)

 

Meal Prep Collage featuring Waffles, spicy sofritas bowls, grapes, and thai peanut soup

 

Check out this clip on how I prepped these meals:

 

 

Weekly Meal Prep Ideas with Banana Bread Steel Cut Oats

Banana Bread Oatmeal meal prep with figs, walnuts, and hemp seeds in glass meal prep containers

Here’s what’s on the menu this week!

Breakfast: Banana Bread Oatmeal with Walnuts and Figs

Lunch: Spicy Peanut Tofu Stir-Fry with Bok Choy inspired by this recipe

Snack: Small Seed Bar and Banana (order Small Seed Bars online here)

Dinner: Loaded Veggie Quesadillas inspired by this recipe

 

Meal Prep Collage with Banana Bread Oatmeal, Spicy Peanut Tofu with Bok Choy, Small Seed Bar and Banana, and Veggie Quesadillas

Enjoy this clip on how I meal prepped these meals:

 

 

Weekly Meal Prep Ideas with Korean BBQ Tofu Burgers

Korean BBQ Tofu Burger on white plate with girl holding plate

Here’s what’s on the menu this week!

Breakfast: Sweet & Cinnamon Brown Rice Porridge inspired by An Edible Mosaic’s Recipe

Lunch: Chili and Cornbread

The chili recipe comes from my One Month Meal Plan and the oil-free cornbread comes from Plant Based Planner’s Recipe

Snack: Ginger Molasses Cookie Bites (recipe here) with Peanut Butter and Apples

Dinner: Korean BBQ Tofu Burgers adapted from Connoisseurus Veg’s Recipe

Meal prep collage with Korean BBQ tofu burgers

 

Enjoy this short clip on how I prepped these meals:

 

 

Weekly Meal Prep Ideas with Pumpkin Spice Steel Cut Oats

pumpkin spice steel cut oats with sliced apple, pecans, pepitas, date nectar in white bowl with spoon and napkin

Here’s what’s on the menu this week!

Breakfast: Pumpkin Spice Steel Cut Oats (get my recipe here)

Lunch: Curried Chickpeas with Zesty Greens and Brown Basmati Rice inspired by Eating Bird Food’s Recipe

Snack: Apricot Walnut Bites inspired by Avocado Pesto’s Recipe with Bananas

Dinner: Sweet and Sticky Tofu with Bok Choy and Ramen Noodles inspired by Good Housekeeping’s Recipe

 

vegan meal prep collage of pumpkin spice steel cut oats, curried chickpeas with greens and rice, apricot walnut energy bites with banana, and sweet and sticky tofu with bok choy

Pumpkin Spice Steel Cut Oats: A new favorite recipe that is reminding me of all things Fall. Add your favorite toppings to this base recipe and top it off with a drizzle maple syrup or date nectar and a splash of plant milk.

Curried Chickpeas: You can make this recipe super quick and easy by using canned chickpeas, frozen greens, and an instant pot for the rice! Lunches for the week in less than 30 minutes!

Apricot Walnut Bites: I hacked this recipe by turning the bars into balls and skipping the freezing part.

Sweet and Sticky Tofu: I LOVE eating tofu in a variety of different ways. The sauce for the recipe alone was worth it! I omitted the oil (per usual) and sliced the bok choy longways to cut down on chopping time.

curried chickpeas in meal prep containers

Here’s a short video on how i prepped these meals:

 

 

Weekly Meal Prep Ideas with Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal

Meal Prep featuring carrot caked baked oatmeal and vanilla cinnamon bites

Here’s what’s on the menu this week!

Breakfast: Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal adapted from Oh She Glows Recipe

Lunch: Ultimate Polenta Bowls from my One Month Meal Plan

Snack: Vanilla Cinnamon Protein Bites (adapted from Cotter Crunch Recipe) with Apples or Bananas

Dinner: Instant Pot Pho adapted from Kara Lydon’s Recipe

 

meal prep collage with carrot cake baked oatmeal, polenta bolws, vanilla cinnamon bites, and ramen

Oatmeal: Okay, carrots in oatmeal is fantastic! I topped mine off with dried fruit, almonds, pepitas, a splash of almond milk, and then a drizzle of date nectar after re-heating it.

Ultimate Polenta Bowls: Delicious polenta (I used these) cooked in veggie broth with roasted Brussels sprouts, sauteed greens, and warmed marinara. Check out my One Month Meal Plan to see how you can make Ultimate Polenta Bowls 5 different ways.

Cinnamon Vanilla Protein Bites: These proved to be the perfect Fall snack! I love the bold cinnamon flavor and satiating richness from the peanut butter.

Instant Pot Pho: This Instant Pot Pho was incredibly easy. My biggest challenge was finding star anise in the grocery store! I’ve never had Pho before but now I’m sold and can’t wait to try it out!

Meal Prep featuring carrot caked baked oatmeal and vanilla cinnamon bites and polenta bowls
Here’s a video on how I prepped these meals:

 

 

Weekly Meal Prep Ideas with Quesadillas

vegan quesadillas with broccolini salad on blue plate being held in the air

Here’s what’s on the menu this week!

Breakfast: Loaded Oatmeal Bowls featuring my Baked Oatmeal Recipe from my Free Five Day Guide

Lunch: PB&J Chia Seed Pudding Parfaits

My Chia Seed Pudding Recipe will be included in my One Month Meal Prepping Guide.

Snack: Peaches and Seedy Nut Butter

Dinner: Quinoa and Black Bean Burritos

I was reminded of how delicious quesadillas are when one of you suggested I try using my gluten-free Food For Life Tortillas for quesadillas instead of burritos. Now I am even more excited about this week’s dinners. In the quesadilla, I added steamed broccolini, diced tomatoes, black beans, avocado,  and cheese shreds. Game changer!

 

meal prep collage featuring loaded oatmeal bowls, PB&J chia seed pudding parfaits, peach and nut butter, and quinoa and black bean burritos

Here’s a video on how I prepped these meals:

 

 

Weekly Meal Prep Ideas with Epic Granola Bowls

vegan and gluten free granola bowl with berries and peanut butter in white bowl being held

Here’s what’s on the menu this week!

Breakfast: Epic Granola Bowls featuring my favorite Granola Recipe

I like to bulk up this granola recipe by also adding hemp seeds, chia seeds, pepitas, sunflower seeds, and dry quinoa.

Lunch: Veggie Dal Leftovers with added Sweet Potatoes over Brown Basmati Rice

I didn’t have enough leftover dal (frozen from last week) to last me for the upcoming week so I roasted up a couple diced sweet potatoes to make the dal go a lot further and it worked! Taste test approved too 🙂

Snack: Peaches and Seedy Nut Butter

Dinner: Breakfast Tacos

For the week, I cooked up a large batch of tofu scramble with tons of veggies (I used a frozen vegetable medley and frozen spinach), taco seasonings, and tamari along with the cashew cheese sauce. Daily, I’ll prep avocado, tomatoes, and cilantro.

 

meal prep collage with granola bowls, sweet potato coconut curry, peaches and nut butter and tofu scramble tacos

Here’s a video on how I prepped these meals: