Meal prep with mac and cheese

Mix and match these vegan and gluten-free ideas to create your own unique, delicious menu for the week!

Breakfast: Granola Bowl

OMG these bowls! Here’s what’s in them:

  • Granola: The Vegan 8’s “Butter-Licious Granola” recipe. Feel free to use your favorite granola!
  • Chia Seed Pudding:
    • 1 can full fat coconut milk
    • equal parts flax milk
    • 1/2 cup chia seeds
    • add a little maple syrup to sweeten as needed
    • combine thoroughly in a bowl and let set for 1 hour to thicken,
  • berries and jam

Lunch: Buffalo Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

So excited to include this mac and cheese recipe in a meal prep! Coming from @cashewsandcauliflower – I used frozen cauliflower to cut down on prep time and chickpea pasta from Eat Banza for the noodles. I also double the carrot quantity in the cheese sauce. Mac and cheese is the perfect comfort food in times like these. .

Snack: Green Smoothies

These are made fresh each morning and the ingredients will vary depending on what I’m feelin’ but they’ll always have a healthy dose of greens in them!

Dinner ➳ Lentil and Veggie Curry

Super simple! Canned tomatoes, frozen veggies, lentil trio (from Costco), canned coconut milk + water, and high quality curry all thrown into an Instant Pot for THREE minutes. Serve over rice as desired.

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 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.