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This Week’s Meatless Meal Plan | 08.25.14

Sweet Potato & Lime Taquitos

Summer isn’t over until September, but the end of August really feels like the end of summer, doesn’t it? This week’s meal plan kicks off with the perfect end-of-summer recipe: a chili made with fresh sweet corn, summer squash, and red bell pepper. As a bonus, the leftovers freeze well, so you can enjoy a little bit of summer in the fall. We’ve also got a grilled cauliflower recipe because the end of summer also means that grilling season is about to end too. Enjoy these last few weeks of summer before it’s all pumpkin, all the time!

Here’s this week’s meatless meal plan:


Veggie-Loaded Chili RecipeVeggie-Loaded Chili // Most vegetarian chili recipes are beans, beans, and more beans, but this one adds a bunch of summer vegetables to the mix. You might want to double the recipe to freeze so you have some on hand for those nights when you don’t feel like cooking.


Cucumber Chickpea Salad with Lemony Tahini Dressing RecipeCucumber Chickpea Salad with Lemony Tahini Dressing // This is the easiest salad to make and it’s another recipe you might want to double because it’s perfect for taking to work for lunch the next day.


One-Pot Sesame Noodles & VeggiesOne-Pot Peanut Sesame Noodles // Who doesn’t love a good one-pot pasta recipe? Fewer dishes to clean is always a good thing!


Grilled Cauliflower Steaks with ChimichurriGrilled Cauliflower Steaks with Chimichurri from Hello Natural // Smoky charred cauliflower steaks topped with tangy chimichurri sauce — because everything is better when topped with a few spoonfuls of chimichurri.


Sweet Potato & Lime TaquitosSweet Potato & Lime Taquitos from Beard & Bonnet // Taquitos! If you make these with vegan butter, the recipe is completely vegan — which also makes this week’s meal plan completely vegan too.

Tips for This Week’s Plan

  • If you want to serve the chickpea salad in tomatoes like in the photos, add those to the shopping list. I just hollowed them out with a paring knife and filled them with the salad — easy!
  • You’ll have half a head of Napa cabbage left after making the one-pot noodles. Here are 4 ways to use it.
  • Instead of buying 2 bunches of cilantro, save a little for Friday’s taquito recipe when making the chimichurri.

Vegetarian Meal Plan & Shopping List - 08.25.14
Click here for a printable version of this week’s meatless meal plan and shopping list, then click on the links above to print out each recipe. Now you’re set for the week!

Find more dinner ideas from our Meatless Meal Plan archives.

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  • Reply
    August 22, 2014 at 11:15 am


    Just a note to tell you how much I love your blog! I was vegetarian for 12 years and started eating meat again a few years ago after I lost 100 lbs. I am back on the veggie wagon and came across your blog and I find it so inspitring. I love your weekly meal plans and the photography is stunning.


    • Reply
      Kiersten Frase
      August 27, 2014 at 5:44 pm

      Congratulations on your weight loss! 🙂 I lost about 100 pounds myself, so I know how much work that is – and how hard you have to work to maintain it!

  • Reply
    Meg @ Beard and Bonnet
    August 22, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    Thanks so much for including my taquitos in this week’s meal plan! This whole menu plan sounds perfect.

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