So much has happened in the world since last week, who even knows where to begin!
I hope all of you on the west coast are safe from the fires and able to stay inside to avoid the poor air quality. My heart breaks for all of those affected. Hopefully they’re able to get the fires under control soon.
We’re still on the runny nose train, but thankfully Remy seems to be improving every day and the rest of us are fine. FINGERS CROSSED.
Let’s talk meal planning! This week’s healthy vegetarian meal plan is the perfect bridge from summer to fall. This is what we’ve got on the menu: fresh yellow tomato soup that looks like a summer night’s dream, Mexican kale salad, sticky orange tempeh, Cuban black beans and rice, palak paneer, an immunity boosting turmeric soup (hold on while I force feed this to my child), and peanut butter pretzel bars for those of us desperately in need of indulgence (<– IT ME).
FRESH YELLOW TOMATO SOUP from Rhubarbarians
Prep Ahead Tip: The mirepoix can be chopped up to two days ahead of time, but keep the tomatoes fresh until ready to cook.
Vegan/Gluten Free Substitutions: Recipe is vegan and gluten free
MEXICAN KALE SALAD WITH CUMIN LIME DRESSING from She Likes Food
Prep Ahead Tip: Dressing can be made up to 3 days in advance.
Vegan/Gluten Free Substitutions: Recipe is gluten free. Use vegan cheese, or omit cheese, to make vegan.
STICKY ORANGE TEMPEH WITH ROASTED VEGETABLES from Hummusapien
Prep Ahead Tip:Veggies can be chopped and rice can be made ahead of time.
Vegan/Gluten Free Substitutions: Recipe is vegan, make sure tempeh is GF if needed.
CUBAN BLACK BEANS AND RICE from I Heart Vegetables
Prep Ahead Tip: This recipe comes together quickly in the Instant Pot!
Vegan/Gluten Free Substitutions: Recipe is vegan and gluten free.
PALAK PANEER From Eats Well With Others
Prep Ahead Tip: Recipe comes together quickly, no need to prep ahead.
Vegan/Gluten Free Substitutions: Use tofu in place of paneer to make this vegan. Recipe is already gluten free.
IMMUNITY BOOSTNG TURMERIC SOUP from The Roasted Root
Prep Ahead Tip: The soup comes together lightning fast! No advance prep is necessary.
Vegan/Gluten Free Substitutions: Recipe is vegan and gluten-free
PEANUT BUTTER PRETZEL BARS from I Heart Vegetables