Even if you aren’t going off to school or don’t have kids, back to school time is great to start some new habits. It always feels a little bit like New Years, in that you get a 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. Don’t like Rosewater? Try my apple spice oat recipe instead. Make some cold brew coffee and you’ll have it to take with you everyday. Plus think of all the money you’ll save not stopping at a coffee shop every morning!
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!
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 jalapeños, 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!)
If you feel up to it go ahead and make a double batch of potato tamales, cook them in the Instant Pot and store extra in the freezer.
Thursday: Make a batch of Kittee’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.