In the final installment of our 4-week Vegan Meal Prep plan, we spill SEVERAL secret recipes like The Great Vegan Banana Bread and Chew’s Famous Kale Salad. You deserve to end off the month with the best meal prep week!
For those of you who’s been following our meal prep series, we hope you have been enjoying the variety of foods throughout this past month! There’s no doubt this month has been one of the busiest times for me trying to juggle between classes, work, plus commuting back and forth across the city for driving lessons… but it was so worth it because I just passed my driving test today and I’m now able to drive around by myself! Such a liberating feeling, but also one I should take caution in.
It’s wintertime and I already can’t stop thinking about summertime hikes and camping, but I’ve planned another winter camping trip during our week-long break from classes at the end of February! This time I’m determined to stay warm and not have completely frozen toes in my sleeping bag cocoon. Last year, I was almost too cold to get out of the tent to watch the sunrise the next morning because my sleeping bag was not a 4-season one and despite wearing literally 7 layers of clothing, I was still frozen from top to bottom. But nonetheless, enought about my rambling. Here are the recipes for this week’s meal prep!
We hoped you enjoyed “eating like The Rachels” this month. Let us know which meal was your favourite and if you want us to make more meal prep plans!
Breakfast: The Great Vegan Banana Bread
Ya’ll are in for a real treat because this is our perfected banana bread that we used for our LOaVEs for the Holidays charity campaign. Lather generously with nut butter and top with additional fruit (defrosted berries are fabulous because they’re kind of jammy) and you’ve got yourself a pretty balanced on-the-go brekkie!
Note about the recipe: Makes 1 large 9-inch loaf but for photo purposes we made a mini loaf. You will need a full loaf for the meal prep week.
Lunch: Chew’s Famous Vegan Kale Salad
This is a salad that’ll turn salad haters into salad lovers. Chew doesn’t make lame salads (because I really dislike eating salads, so for me to even put a raw vegetable in my mouth, it better be real yummy and loaded with other toppings!). Very spoiled like that. So even if you’re not a huge salad lover, I think you’ll still like this lunch prep cause it’s super satiating and packs in so many nutrients. No afternoon slump for ya!
Snack: Bounty Bliss Balls
Say the words ‘bounty bliss balls’ ten times fast as you’re waiting for the food processor to do its work. By the time your tongue gets all twisted and tied, your bliss ball mixture will be ready to roll into orbs! Dunk into some melted dark chocolate for the full blissful experience. We don’t blame you if you want to skip all the other meals and go straight to snack-time 😉
Dinner: Golden Goddess Bowl
We hope you feel like a glowing goddess after eating this nourishing bowl. The sunny yellow sauce incorporates turmeric, which is a trending spice with a laundry list of healthy benefits (or so they say). At least it’s beautiful and tasty! This is another one of those clear-the-fridge recipes where you can roast off any assortment of vegetables you have. The goal here is to have lots of colour 🌈
Vegan Meal Prep Week 4 Shopping List
Assuming basics such as salt, pepper, vegetable oil are already present
- 3 very ripe bananas
- 2 bunches kale (organic if possible)
- 1 English cucumber
- 3 to 4 types of veggies for dinner (ex. 2 sweet potato, 1 small head cauliflower, 3 carrots, 1 bell pepper)
- 1 type of fruit for breakfast (ex. fresh or frozen blueberries)
- 1 lemon
- 2 cloves garlic
- 3/4 cup uncooked quinoa
- 1 1/2 uncooked grain of choice (ex. farro, brown rice, or couscous)
- 1 can chickpeas (unsalted if possible)
- 1 block smoked tofu
- 1/2 cup non-dairy plain yogurt
- 1/3 cup non-dairy milk
- 1 cup roasted almonds
- 1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 12 dates
- 2 cups all purpose flour (unbleached if possible)
- 1/2 cup brown sugar (or substitute coconut sugar)
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp turmeric
- Cinnamon (optional)
- Approximately 1/2 cup nut or seed butter (for breakfast and snack)