Trying to figure out what to eat in the weeks leading up to the holidays is always tough, but this week’s meal plan focuses on easy, healthy meals that will give you the energy to push through all the holiday prep while allowing you to make room for all of the indulgence that is to come. Between a richly spiced lentil soup, a hearty three-bean chili, and a vegetarian bolognese that is made entirely out of pantry ingredients, this week’s meal plan is legume-rich and full of hearty fall favorites.
Here’s this week’s meatless meal plan:
Middle Eastern Lentil and Rice Soup // I always love starting off the week by cooking up a big pot of a hearty soup that I can eat my way through. There is something really comforting about knowing that I have a few nights’ dinners and even a few lunches stored away in the fridge, ready and waiting for me. This spiced lentil soup is both gluten-free and vegan, and it will keep you warm on those cold fall nights.
Kale Salad with Butternut Squash, Chickpeas, and Tahini Dressing from Foodiecrush // Hearty salads are some of my favorite kinds of dinners and this definitely fits the bill. Curry spiced roasted butternut squash and chickpeas are tossed with hearty kale and spiced pecans to make a fall salad that is big on flavor! If you have leftovers from Monday, serve it tonight for a soup-and-salad dinner.
Broccoli Quinoa Quesadillas // A fiesta on a Wednesday? Sounds good to me! Stuffed with broccoli, quinoa and a handful of cheddar, these quesadillas are as delicious as they are good for you.
Spicy Three-Bean and Corn Chili from Eats Well With Others // Curling up with a big bowl of chili is one of my favorite fall pastimes, and this three-bean chili is veggie-stuffed with just the right amount of spice.
Spaghetti with Cannellini Bean Bolognese from Blogging Over Thyme // This vegetarian bowl of pasta comfort is just as hearty as its meaty namesake…and bonus that it’s made entirely from pantry ingredients!
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!
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