Even if you aren’t going off to school or don’t have kids, back to school is a great time to start some new habits It always feels a little bit like New Years, in that you get another clean start. It can be a busy time if you do have kids or classes, but this week’s menu plan should have you in and out of the kitchen in a flash!
This stress-free Instant Pot Vegan Menu Plan is my back to school present for you. The meals come together fast because they are all made in your Instant Pot!
I’ve also switched it up and gave you a recipe for Instant Pot Earl Grey Oatmeal w/ Rosewater that you can eat all week.
Breakfast: You can make this Earl Grey Oatmeal w/ Rosewater Sunday night and eat it for breakfast all week long. Make some cold brew coffee and you’ll be amazed at how much money you save by not going to the coffee shop every day!
Monday: Start your week off with this Easy Indian Potato Salad Recipe with Idaho Potatoes, and toss in a drained can of chickpeas to make it a complete meal. You can make it the night before and serve cold or eat it hot. Either way, you’ll have lunch leftovers for tomorrow!
Tuesday: Make a green salad to eat with a big bowl of this Miso Hemp Split Pea Soup. You can even add in a hunk of bread to top it off.
Wednesday: Make this Instant Pot Lentil Taco Filling and set up a taco bar. You can have soft or crunchy shells, shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, pickled jalapenos, avocado slices, chopped onion and minced cilantro. (Make sure to soak your beans for the Creamy-Dreamy Saucy Beans tonight so they will be ready to cook on Thursday!)
Thursday: Make a batch of Kitee’s Creamy-Dreamy Saucy Beans and serve over cooked brown rice, quinoa, or your favorite cornbread. Wrap the leftovers up in burrito shells to make lunch or to stash in the freezer for a day you don’t feel like cooking.
Friday: Chickpea Sweet Potato Spinach Stew is the perfect way to start your weekend. Serve with steamed brown basmati rice or vegan naan. Try the leftovers in your weekend tofu scramble.
Saturday: Give into those comfort food cravings and make JL’s Mac and Cheese with Soy Curls from her book, Vegan Pressure Cooking. They don’t sell soy curls where I live, but I get them on Amazon here: Butler Soy Curls, 8 oz. Bags (Pack of 3).
Sunday: Get ready for the week ahead and you’ll still have plenty of time to make this quick Hearty Broccoli Soup. Try making some tofu croutons to use as a topping.