Frequently Asked Questions

1. Plant Based Meal Plans

Of course! We happily welcome vegetarians and anyone who wants to try a plant based diet. You won’t find shamers on LottaVeg because we won’t tolerate it. Derogatory comments of any kind will be removed.

If you still eat dairy and eggs, you can adjust our recipes accordingly. However, we hope you’ll give our vegan recipes a try before altering them. You may find you don’t need, and won’t miss, the animal ingredients. Please check out Dairy Is Scary on YouTube to see why you should make the switch to the plant based diet and vegan lifestyle.

Yes. Unless you’re a junk food vegan (which you won’t be if you follow our meal plan), dessert is perfectly acceptable.

In fact, desserts are often part of a healthy plant based diet because they contain healthy ingredients like fruit, and they don’t contain unhealthy ingredients that are terrible for you, like cream, butter or eggs. You can even substitute gluten-free flour to make it easier on your tummy if you have a gluten issue.

Some of our recipes were created by us, like Amelia’s Roasted Broccoli with Garlic and Lemon Juice and JP’s Spaghetti Sauce on Spaghetti Squash.

We also get recipes from plant based and vegan cookbooks and websites, and we give credit where credit is due with a link to their website or their cookbook on Amazon. We may get an affiliate commission from these links, but we only recommend things we’ve tried and like.

We prepare every recipe that we share and do a thorough taste-test to make sure it’s worthy of being in our plant based recipes list and in your meal plan.

You most certainly can do it yourself.

However, the plant based diet can be difficult to transition to correctly, especially if you’ve never cooked without animal products before. Many people fall into a rut and eat the same things over and over with very little variety. Sometimes they’re afraid to try new recipes so they stick with the old tried and true, or they don’t plan ahead so when they go to the grocery store they don’t get everything they need to cook healthy vegan recipes.

The key to a delicious plant based diet is to eat a variety of different things each day, and we make that easy with our plant based meal plan. We do all the thought and research for you so you can spend your time with your family or doing some other rewarding activity.

And by planning out the week ahead of time, you’ll eat a much wider range of foods, and you’ll have a grocery list with everything on it so you won’t forget key ingredients at the store.

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We designed our plant based meal plan for 2 people so each meal assumes 2 servings. However, many recipes make 4, 6, 8 or more servings, which are used as leftovers. You can adjust the serving size of each recipe if you need more or less.

Most people lose weight when they switch to a plant based diet. In fact, I lost 7 pounds in the first 2 months after switching, and it had NOTHING to do with the food tasting bad. I ate great tasting food that Amelia and I cooked, and I ate a lot of it.

If you eat a balanced plant based diet with lots of variety and colors, you’ll feel fuller and have more energy. The fullness comes from eating high fiber foods that take up more room in your stomach than meat, dairy and eggs, while also containing fewer calories.

And with the extra energy, you’ll burn more calories because you’ll feel like being more active. Not once have I felt like laying on the sofa in a food coma after stuffing myself with plant based food. It just doesn’t happen.

Our meal plan is geared toward the typical healthy vegan who doesn’t need to watch every calorie they eat. That’s why we include desserts and snacks that are high calorie, as well as breads and pastas. If you’re eating a balanced plant based diet and you’re active, eating higher calorie ingredients won’t have much of an impact on your weight or health (unless you’re allergic or have specific health issues with food, but that’s different).

With that said, you can easily modify your plant based meal plan to remove desserts or high calorie snacks, and replace recipes with lower calorie options. We make recommendations for low-calorie alternative ingredients when we can.

Our meal plan is not specifically designed to facilitate weight loss, but many people do lose weight eating a plant based diet and our wide variety of recipes will allow you to customize your diet so it works for you.