Frequently Asked Questions
1. Plant-based Meal Plans
Of course! We happily welcome vegetarians and anyone who wants to try a plant-based vegan diet. You won’t find shamers on LottaVeg because we won’t tolerate it. Derogatory comments of any kind will be removed. Plus, if you don’t tell anyone you’re not vegan, they won’t know and will assume you are.
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 vegan diet.
Each week, we publish a new vegan meal plan with recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, a snack, and delicious desserts. Some of the meals make enough for leftovers so we make use of those during the week to give you more free time.
For example, the Vegan Tofu Scramble makes enough for 4 to 6 servings, so you can cook this recipe on Saturday or Sunday morning and have enough for a couple more breakfast meals during the week when you don’t have time to cook it from scratch. You can take some of the dinners to work as your lunch, too.
Our weekly vegan meal plan has a blend of recipes that you’ve cooked before and new recipes that you’re sure to love. We do this to keep things simple so you don’t have to learn a new recipe every time you cook, while also giving you new things that’ll tease your tastebuds.
We also avoid overly complex recipes, or recipes with hard to find or expensive ingredients. If a recipe requires a magic wand to come out right, you won’t find it on your weekly vegan meal plan.
Yes. Unless you’re a junk food vegan (which you won’t be if you follow our vegan meal plan), dessert is perfectly acceptable.
In fact, desserts are often part of a healthy plant based vegan 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. We often do that for Amelia.
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 vegan recipes list and in your weekly vegan meal plan.
You most certainly can do it yourself.
However, the vegan 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 dishes.
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 weekly vegan meal plans. 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.
Feel free to share your LottaVeg experience with your friends, but please ask them to signup for our email list so we can communicate with them and so we know who’s using our meal plans. Thanks!
Here’s the link to share with them: https://www.lottaveg.com/free-vegan-meal-plan/
We only keep 3 vegan meal plans available at a time on the website: Last Week, This Week and Next Week. We like to keep things uncluttered and easy to use. If you want to have access to a plan for longer than 3 weeks, you can save it to your personal meal planner.
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 vegan 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 weekly vegan 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 vegan diet and you’re active, eating higher calorie/higher carb 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 vegan 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 vegan meal plan is not specifically designed to facilitate a weight loss diet, 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.