5 Daily Plant-Based Menus for Transitioning to a Vegan Lifestyle

Plant-based eating is easier and tastier than ever!

Our 5 daily plant-based menus are loaded are made using delicious recipes!

As time goes on, more and more people are opening up to the idea of following a plant-based diet! It’s important to understand that it doesn’t have to be an immediate transition. You can ease into it as slowly (or quickly) as you’d like! Whether you are just looking for some healthier meal options, or you want to go fully-vegan, our 5 daily plant-based menus give you an idea of how to do it.

Going Plant-Based: A Filling and Nutritious Style of Eating

Try this quick,easy, and satisfying vegan coconut curry!

A major and common concern about transitioning to a vegan diet, is worrying about whether or not you’ll feel full and satisfied. Allow us to put your mind at ease! Our plant-based menus are full of filling breakfasts, crave-worthy lunches, satisfying dinners, and even yummy snacks and desserts! The delicious recipes you’ll enjoy each day are loaded with flavor and nutrients that you’ll adore. 

5 Daily Plant-Based Menus

curried sweet potato salad

Every one of our daily plant-based menus contains a new set of recipes. That said, feel free to re-use or swap out any of them! Creating a custom meal plan that YOU love is crucial for sustainability and success! 

Are you a meal-prepper? If so, you’re going to love these menus because most of these recipes can be made ahead of time. Meal prepping is an excellent way to set yourself up for success! Why? Busy mornings, hectic afternoons, and late nights make cooking a challenge. But there’s no reason to grab something quick and unhealthy when you have delicious, nutritious meals and snacks ready to go! Take a day to prepare meals for an entire week, and never fall off the wagon again!

Day 1

Make tasty tacos with this vegan ground "beef"

Breakfast: Coconut Banana Green Smoothie – Start your day off with a tropical twist by bringing some frutiness into your morning! Smoothies are also perfect for busy, on-the-go mornings!

Lunch: Plant-Based Ground Beef – This magnificent vegan ground beef creates the tastiest plant-based tacos! Grab some tortillas, avocado, and tomatoes, and dig in!

Dinner: Vegan Coconut Curry – Serve this coconut curry over rice for the most satisfying dinner. Spoiler alert: the leftovers are just as good as the day-of meal!

Snack: Quinoa Protein Bars – Keep these bars on hand for a filling snack to get you through the morning or afternoon. 

Optional Dessert: No-Bake Chocolate Covered Cookie Dough Bars – These vegan “candy” bars will satisfy your inner kid! Go ahead, lick the spoon.

Day 2

Why this Oatmeal & Quinoa Recipe is a Winner

Breakfast: Oatmeal and Quinoa – This is a delicious meal to start Day 2 off right! It’s the perfect energy-boosting breakfast for a busy morning.

Lunch: Curried Sweet Potato and Spinach Salad – Our super-satisfying salad is loaded with incredible flavor that will keep you full and focused for hours. 

Dinner: Easy Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta – This comforting pasta dish offers all of the best, Italian-inspried flavors you love!

Snack: Roasted Spicy Maple Pecans – These pecans offer a perfect, spicy-sweet combination that’ll keep you coming back for more.

Optional Dessert: Clean-Eating Apple Pecan Crumble – We absolutely love a crumble! They’re easy to make and this one has an incredibly flavorful crust made with nuts, oats, and coconut.

Day 3

summer fruit quinoa salad

Breakfast: Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats – Toss this scrumptious recipe together the night before and wake up to a grab-and-go breakfast that will keep you full for hours!

LunchSummer Fruit Quinoa Salad – This powerhouse salad is packed with bright flavor and crave-worthy nutrients.

Dinner: Dairy-Free Farmer’s Market Risotto – Get your greens in! Asparagus, spinach, leek, and corn are all here in this incredibly satisfying risotto.

Snack: 30-Minute Buffalo Cauliflower Bites – The flavors and textures in this savory snack are very similar to traditional hot wings. That said, they’re totally meat-free and vegan-friendly!

Optional Dessert: Bananas Brulee with Vanilla Cream – Get a little fancy with this dessert! It’s hard to believe that it only requires just a couple ingredients.

Day 4

A must-try vegetable eggroll skillet the whole family will love!

Breakfast: Chocolate Chip Vegan Pancakes – This is a decadent breakfast that feels like a total indulgence.

Lunch: Fusion Lunch Burritos – Wrapped in rice paper and bursting with avocado, cucumber, bell peppers, and carrots… It’s a rainbow in a roll!

Dinner: Vegetable Egg Roll Skillet – This restaurant-quality egg roll skillet is filled with bright and crunchy cabbage, broccoli, bell pepper, and snow peas.

Snack: Baked Banana Chips – Make these ahead of time for a snack that’s sweet and easy to take on the go!

Optional Dessert: Melt-in-Your-Mouth Sweet Potato Brownies – This recipe is SUCH a crowd pleaser! It’s filled with almond butter, dates, oats, and sweet potato for an unexpected boost of nutrition in your dessert.

Day 5

A vegan breakfast that's full of flavor!

Breakfast: Protein-Packed Vegan Omelette – This tasty breakfast is full of protein, fiber, and flavor. PLUS, it’s totally eggless!

Lunch: Baked Tomatoes Stuffed with Rice – It’s a little mind-blowing that a recipe this simple can be so good. It’s a little taste of Italy for your plant-based menu!

Dinner: Plant-Based Burrito Bowl – “How do vegans get protein?” Recipes like this one are chock-full of plant-based protein! Black beans, avocado, and brown rice will keep you full longer. They also provide all the complete protein that your body needs.

Snack: No-Bake Lemon Turmeric Energy Bites – Lemon and turmeric…need we say more?! These bites are pure golden sunshine in snack form!

Optional Dessert: Peanut Butter Swirl Fudge – Coconut milk and coconut oil make this clean-eating fudge creamy and thick. Plus, the dreamy swirl of peanut butter on top makes it even more delectable!

What do you think of our plant-based menus? Are you just looking for some new healthy recipes? Or are you going to follow a strict plant-based diet? One thing is for sure. The tasty options in our daily plant-based menus are sure to satisfy any eater! Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Bran Haynes

Brandilyn Haynes is a copywriter based in Mesa, AZ. She has an MFA in Writing from Lindenwood University and worked as an English professor before switching gears to freelance copywriting. Bran loves baking, hiking, and spending time with her husband and two sons in the Arizona desert.

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