The weather is FINALLY cooling off here in NC. If you’re a fan of autumn and winter comfort food, here are some great gluten-free AND plant-based meal prep ideas for the week. And it’s not just your usual pumpkin spice oatmeal and bowl of chili. I like to mix it up sometimes so meal planning never gets boring.

Breakfast: Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal

I love making baked oatmeal for the week! If you want a fun way to add veggies into your breakfast, try this recipe! Adapted from Oh She Glows.

Lunch: Curried Chickpeas

This recipe is fantastic! Inexpensive, satiating, and tasty! You can use canned chickpeas or make your own from dry. I used frozen greens to save some prep time. Adapted from Eating Bird Food.

Snack: Cinnamon Protein Bites and Bananas

If you love cinnamon, I think you’ll love this recipe. Adapted from Cotter Crunch

Dinner ➳ Vegan Pho

This recipe can be made in the Instant Pot if you follow @karalydonrd “Instant Pot Vegetarian Pho” I just looked at a few recipes and came up with one that fit my liking.

Note: These meals lay the foundation for my week. I am never limited to just these meals and I always keep extra items on hand for additional snacks or meals.

I hope you enjoy these seasonal fall meal prep ideas! Only after healing myself of lifelong chronic constipation through healthful, plant-based eating did I arrive at my life’s work as a dietitian. Now, I find an immense amount of joy in helping others simply and sustainably eat foods that taste good and make them feel even better. To learn more about my approach to nutrition, click the button below.