Meal Plan Notes
Overnight Lasagna – the Vegan Cashew Cream needs to be prepared ahead of time by soaking the cashews for 2 to 4 hours. Prepare the lasagna the day before you want to eat it so the noodles have time to absorb the sauce.
Dipping Hot Sauce – this is a staple in our refrigerator. You can buy your salsa and hot sauce, but this recipe costs less than $8 to prepare and makes about $15 of salsa or $30 of hot sauce. Hot sauce goes great on just about everything. Use it in place of vegan butter for an oil-free alternative.
Chocolate Chip Cookies – this recipe makes about 30 cookies. If you don’t plan on eating that many during the week, you can freeze some of them for chocolate chip cookie emergency.
Hummus Veggie Wrap – if you eat lunch at work, prepare all the ingredients the night before and put them in ziplocks or sealable containers. Then you can assemble the wrap at lunch and everything will be fresh and crispy.
While you’re making your Eggplant Fries, go ahead and grill up your eggplant so it’s ready for your Grilled Eggplant Sandwich lunch the next day.
Rolled Oats Breakfast – if you’re like us, you cooked your rolled oats your entire life, but you don’t have to! They’re delicious uncooked! Plus, it’s faster and it leaves the fiber intact so your GI tract will be even happier with you!
According to plant-based doctors like Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, we need to eat leafy green veggies and fruit every..single..day. That’s why we throw in side salads or a leafy green side dish every day, as well as fruit. It may take a little time to get used to eating all those greens, but your body will thank you.
You need to marinate the Portobello Mushrooms for about 30 minutes before you cook them so plan your time accordingly.
Green Beans w/ Bacon Flavor – you can skip the Liquid Smoke if you don’t like the bacon flavor. When you buy liquid smoke, be sure to get the all natural without molasses. Most molasses in the US contains cane sugar, which is processed with bone char.
Corn Tortilla Corn Chips – you can buy corn chips, but they’re made with oil and preservatives, and they’re expensive. We use Whole Foods 365 Everyday Value® Organic Corn Tortillas and make our own corn chips. A package contains 12 tortillas and only costs between $1 and $2 depending on where you live. Plus, the only ingredients are Organic Whole Corn, Water and a Trace of Lime.