Mix and match ideas to create your own unique, delicious menu for the week! It’s been cooling off here in NC but if anyone lives in NC they know that you can’t always trust that early fall weather to remain. It can be 60 degrees one day and 90 the next. So this week features a warm oatmeal bowl for the chilly mornings, but it’s not quite soup or chili weather yet. Stay tuned for those!

Breakfast: Loaded Oatmeal Bowls⁠⠀

Now that it’s a bit cooler, I’m making a big batch of oats for the week and adding my favorite toppings in the morning! This one has bananas, cacao nibs, peanuts, peanut butter, frozen berries and lots more⁠⠀

loaded oatmeal bowls

Lunch: Cauliflower and Walnut Tacos⁠⠀

I used FIt Men Cook‘s recipe but you can find a dozen cauliflower-walnut taco meat recipes online! It’s a hit! Will definitely make it again. I found the “street taco corn tortilla” shells from Mission Foods to be my fave!⁠⠀
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cauliflower walnut tacos

Snack ➳ Fresh fruit⁠⠀

You can’t go wrong snacking on fruit. It satisfies that sweet tooth and is full of fiber and antioxidants. This week featured berries but as these go out of season you can opt for things like grapes, apples or cherries! (See: Fruit is Not The Enemy)

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Dinner ➳ Fajita Quinoa Bowl⁠

Spiced up air fried tempeh, pinto beans (tossed with spices), quinoa, avocado, tomato, and hot sauce (greens would be great too!).⁠⠀Spices include: garlic powder, paprika, cayenne pepper, onion powder, and ground cumin⁠⠀

fajita quinoa bowls with air fried tempeh


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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.
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Which one are you going to try?

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.