IT IS OCTOBER! The best month of the year in my opinion. October means turning leaves, pumpkin everything, trading in sandals for boots, snuggles under fuzzy blankets, Halloween, and warm, comforting food! This week I am bringing to you a vegetarian (you can easily make it vegan) meal plan featuring some lovely fall flavors and comfort!
This is truly one of the quickest healthy meals I have ever cooked. We love it and it is perfect for a Monday when you are starting out the week and don’t have much time to be in the kitchen. I do not use light and dark soy sauce, just regular soy sauce and it turns out great each time. You can get creative with the veggies in this and if you need gluten free, use rice noodles.
I know I am biased because I came up with this recipe BUT this has got to be one of the coziest most comforting meals I have ever eaten. My husband agrees with me on this one too. It is officially fall and temps are cooling, so why not get cozy with this delicious recipe?
What says fall more than butternut squash? ok, pumpkin does, I know… but butternut squash is super festive for fall as well. We love this recipe. The spiced, roasted butternut squash is on point and topped with all the goodies- avocado, pepitas, and a greek yogurt sauce? I use regular corn tostadas or have tossed the crunch factor all together and done this on top of quinoa. Good times, fam.
This has been a go to meal for us for years. Spiced and roasted chickpeas, check. Spiced and roasted sweet potatoes, broccoli, red onion, and kale, check. Slightly sweet, lemony, tahini sauce, check. Y’all, it really is a simple, cheap, and delicious meal. You will love it, I swear.
I doubled the recipe and made a big pot of rice which makes this meal really filling. I also add a handful of spinach and top with parmesan cheese. My husband loves this recipe and it is cheap, filling, and healthy!
To make this more nutritious I add a good amount of chopped spinach onto the tostadas. I also make my own black beans and puree them with salt, pepper, cumin, and lime juice instead of using refried beans.
: Old fashioned rolled oats with berries, bananas, and peanut butter every dang day because it is cheap, filling, and nutritious.
I hope this helps give you some ideas for your weekly menu. Whether you use just one of these recipes or the whole meal plan, I wish you happy cooking and eating. As always, stay well fed my friends!