With seasonal change comes a change of produce. I love fall produce for their warming flavors and immune boosting nutrients, and now is the perfect time to take advantage of these foods!
When you are busy and on-the-go; whether it be with your job or your family, a meal plan can help to simplify your daily routine and make eating healthy, easier. Take the stress out of figuring out what to cook by taking some time to prep and plan weekly meal plans for yourself!
I was able to share a simple plant powered meal plan on Good Day Chicago Fox News and I focused on all seasonal produce. My favorite seasonal foods?
- Brussels Sprouts
- Sweet Potatoes
If you see the recipe ideas I’m sharing on Good Day and you’re drooling – then read on for the recipes and full 1 day meal plan below!
Morning: Start your morning with an 8 oz glass of water with a squeeze of lemon to get your metabolism revved up. Then, jumpstart your energy with a healthy and delicious juice using 1 apple, 1 cucumber, 1 fennel bulb, and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
Lunch: Salads are quick to throw together and portable for the girl on the go!
Combine shredded brussels sprouts, broccoli, kale for a powerhouse salad. Add in cubed pumpkin and pomegranate seeds for a protein boost and vitamin A and C blast. A simple and light dressing can really boost the flavor: squeeze juice from 1 orange, drizzle some olive oil and balsamic vinegar, and toss with the salad.
Dinner: A hearty vegan mac and cheese gets a healthy spin with butternut squash!
Choose your favorite shape or kind of noodle and cook to box directions. Blend nutritional yeast, cashews, almond milk, and cooked butternut squash together in a food processor and toss with the pasta.
Protein punch: Want a delicious side dish? Steam a bag of collard greens and sautee a package of tempeh, which is a fermented vegan soy product, in coconut oil. Blend both together in the sauteeing pan with seasonings of your choice.
Want to add more plant based meals into your day? You can take baby steps by adding one plant based meal to your day at a time and slowly work your way up to a full day plant based meal plan!