It is going to be a WEEKEND.
I have so much Christmas prep to do, it is unreal. Ten types of cookies to make, cakes, pies, and lasagnas to prep. Oh, and did I mention that we all still have runny noses and sore throats and coughs and are a total hot mess?? It’s only 7AM but I need a nap.
Even though I’m equal parts excited/horrified about all of the holiday cooking I have yet to do, I’m also starting to think about some of the healthier meals I can make this week to bridge the dinner gap between Christmas and New Year’s. Hello meal plan. I see you. Let’s dig in.
- butternut squash kale lasagna – so hearty and comforting, and perfect for a holiday meal if you haven’t planned your menu yet!
- curried cauliflower chickpea buddha bowl – yup, need
- Thai lentil vegan meatloaf – never seen flavors like this in a meatloaf
- sweet potato lentil tortilla soup – hi, yes please.
- teriyaki stir fry with broccoli and chickpeas – so many gorgeous greens!
Butternut Squash Kale Lasagna from Making Thyme for Health
Prep Ahead Tip: Butternut squash and kale can be cut in advance. Cashew ricotta can also be prepared up to 2 days in advance.
Vegan/Gluten-free Substitutions: Recipe is vegan. Use gluten-free lasagna noodles to make GF.
Curried Cauliflower Chickpea Buddha Bowl from Hummusapien
Prep Ahead Tip: Brown rice or quinoa can be cooked in advance.
Vegan/Gluten-free Substitutions: Recipe is vegan and gluten-free.
Thai Lentil Vegan Meatloaf from The Roasted Root
Prep Ahead Tip: Lentils and rice can be cooked up to 3 days in advance.
Vegan/Gluten-free Substitutions: Recipe is gluten-free and vegan.
Sweet Potato Lentil Tortilla Soup from Eats Well With Others
Prep Ahead Tip: This recipe takes about 30 minutes to simmer but it can be cooked ahead of time and reheated when ready to eat.
Vegan/Gluten-free Substitutions: Omit the butter to make this vegan. It is already gluten free.
Teriyaki Stir Fry with Broccoli and Chickpeas from She Likes Food
Prep Ahead Tip: Recipe only takes about 30 minutes to cook.
Vegan/Gluten-free Substitutions: Recipe is gluten free and vegan.
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