DAY 1 of the 7 DAY HEALTHY VEGAN MEAL PLAN
Good Morning and welcome to DAY 1 of my 7 Day Healthy Vegan Meal Plan! I hope you are as amped up as I am to get healthy and try out some new vegan recipes with me. This meal plan will go on for 7 days. That is 7 days of different breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipes (over 21 new recipes total). Whether you are transitioning to a Vegan diet for the first time, or have been eating Plant Based for a while, I encourage you to go all in with me here and see things like your energy, clarity, digestion and weight begin to turn a new leaf in your life in this short time. Remember, if you are finding the need to snack, you can always snack on fresh fruit and vegetables or some of the ideas I have here. Alright, let's get down to it! Good luck and you can always message me or comment with any thoughts or questions xx
DAY 1 MENU
CREAMY TOMATO BASIL PASTA SALAD OVER GREENS
BAKED POTATO FRIES & QUESO DIP
SHOPPING LIST FOR DAY 1
pasta of your choice (orzo or something small)
red bell pepper
lettuce of your choice
cannellini beans (canned)
BREAKFAST - GREEN JUICE
3 apples (green works great)
1/4 - 1/2 bunch of parsley
1 inch ginger root
3-4 leaves of kale
1 lime (no skin)
1 large cucumber
5-6 large celery stalks
Put all ingredients through the juicer, and enjoy immediately.
LUNCH - CREAMY TOMATO BASIL PASTA SALAD OVER GREENS
Your choice of pasta
1 zucchini (grated)
1/2 red bell pepper (chopped)
1 - 2 tbl red onion (chopped)
lettuce of your choice
1/4 to 1/2 cup water
6 tbl rice vinegar
1/2 cup cannellini beans (drained & rinsed)
1 tbl dijon mustard
3 garlic cloves
1 large tomato
1 cup basil leaves
1 handful raw cashews
salt & pepper to taste
Cook pasta according to package directions.
Add all sauce ingredients into a high speed blender and blend on high until smooth (about 1-2 minutes).
Combine sauce, zucchini, red bell pepper, and red onion along with desired amount of pasta (add a little bit of pasta at a time to find your perfect ratio of past to sauce) into a bowl and combine. Assemble desired amount of greens on your plate, and put desired amount of pasta salad on top. You will have leftovers, so feel free to eat this as a snack or another meal during the week.
DINNER - BAKED POTATO FRIES & QUESO DIP
3 - 5 small potatoes (peeled & and chopped into rounds)
parchment paper lined baking sheet
1 & 1/2 cups raw cashews
3 tbl nutritional yeast
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1 cup hot water
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Arrange potato rounds on the parchment paper lined baking sheet and place in oven once it has reached 400 degrees. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until slightly browned and slightly crispy.
Once the potatoes are almost done, place all queso ingredients into a high speed blender and blend on high until slightly warmed (around 1-2 minutes).
Serve potato rounds with a few tablespoons of the queso dip and enjoy.
*There will be a lot of dip left, it’s on purpose. You will continue to use this for 2 other recipes later on in the week.
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