Howdy! Are you getting excited for Thanksgiving? While the holidays can be a very trying time of year, I do love collaborating with my family to decide on the holiday menu, and of course getting together with them to cook and enjoy the food and company is so valuable to me.
One of the rad parts about this week’s meal plan is you can easily incorporate any of the recipes into your holiday menu. Not only can you whip them up for your meals this week, but you can test them out for bringing to your holiday feasts. Obvi, these recipes are especially helpful for those of you who will be feeding folks who are vegan or vegetarian, or for those of you who follow a vegan/vegetarian diet yourself.
This week’s healthy vegetarian meal plan features Butternut Squash Pear Soup, Easy Vegan Meatloaf with Lentils and Chickpeas, Butternut Squash and Chickpea Chili, Rosemary Roasted Potato Mushroom and Lentil Kale Salad, and Chickpea Shawarma Burgers.
As always, enjoy!
Butternut Squash Pear Soup from Making Thyme for Health
Prep Ahead Tip: Butternut squash can be roasted up to 2 days in advance.
Vegan/Gluten-free Substitutions: Recipe is already vegan and gluten-free.
Easy Vegan Meatloaf with Lentils and Chickpeas from She Likes Food
Prep Ahead Tip: Lentils and chickpeas can be cooked up to 2 days in advance, if not using canned. Meatloaf mixture can be made up to 2 days in advance and then baked off the day you are eating.
Vegan/Gluten-free Substitutions: Recipe is already vegan. Make sure to use gluten free breadcrumbs to make gluten free.
Butternut Squash and Chickpea Chili from The Roasted Root
Prep Ahead Tip: Chili requires very little time to prepare, so no advance prep is necessary.
Vegan/Gluten-free Substitutions: Recipe is already vegan & gluten-free.
Rosemary Roasted Potato Mushroom and Lentil Kale Salad from Hummusapien
Prep Ahead Tip: Dressing, kale, and lentils can be prepped ahead of time.
Vegan/Gluten-free Substitutions: Recipe is aready vegan & gluten-free.
Chickpea Shawarma Burgers from Eats Well With Others
Prep Ahead Tip: Form the burger patties, roast the vegetables, and prep the tahini sauce ahead of time.
Vegan/Gluten-free Substitutions: The burgers are vegan but the tahini sauce has Greek yogurt. Substitute with your favorite vegan plain yogurt to make it dairy-free. Use gluten free buns to make it gluten free.
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