The So Delicious 21 Day Dairy-Free Challenge has wrapped up, but we’ve got some fantastic takeaways from the event! For starters, you can still sign up to get discount coupons for their dairy-free milk beverages, coconut milk, ice cream, and yogurts. Then you can come back here and enjoy the recipes and shopping list from our Dairy-Free Challenge Plant-Based Meal Plan Round-Up below. Sponsored by So Delicious, myself and eleven other talented recipe creators developed these to help merge the challenge into everyday life!
Monday’s Plant-Based Meal Plan
- Breakfast: Cold-Fighting Wellness Smoothies – Kick off the week on the offensive. Add some plant-based vanilla protein powder for more staying power.
- Lunch: Greek Power Bowl with Tzatziki Dressing – Prep these bowls the night before for a quick grab ‘n go meal.
- Dinner: Mushroom Stroganoff – Easy, satisfying and nourishing, this is a comforting way to reward a busy Monday. Serve with side salads of mixed greens. Store leftover noodles and sauce separately, tossing the noodles with a little oil to keep them from drying out.
Tuesday’s Plant-Based Meal Plan
- Breakfast: Yogurt Waffles – Did you know waffle batter can be made the night before? You can also freeze waffles and pop them in the toaster for a very quick breakfast. Make a double-batch, freeze, and enjoy them Thursday, too!
- Lunch: Leftover Mushroom Stroganoff – pack along a side salad and some baby carrots for noshing, too!
- Dinner: Turmeric Golden Beet Soup – For a little extra protein, top this soup with crispy chickpeas (they’re like croutons, but better!) and serve with chunks of whole grain bread. You can buy a whole what bread or gluten-free one, but for an easy homemade option, I love this Brown Soda Bread.
Wednesday’s Plant-Based Meal Plan
- Breakfast: Coconut Chai Smoothie – You deserve a mid-week treat! Spike these with the optional vanilla protein powder to make them a fulfilling meal.
- Lunch: Quick & Easy White Bean Salad – No need to hassle; this recipe can be prepped the night before or tossed together in minutes in the morning.
- Dinner: Butternut Squash Tortellini with Sage Brown Butter – Yes, really. Unwind with this shortcut recipe that goes perfectly with steamed or roasted asparagus. Coat leftovers in the brown butter to keep them moist for lunch the next day.
Thursday’s Plant-Based Meal Plan
- Breakfast: Maple Pecan Overnight Oatmeal – A sweet favorite that packs in both fiber and protein. Just be sure to make it the night before! Leftovers store well in the refrigerator (for a few days) or freezer (in single portions).
- Lunch: Leftover Butternut Squash Tortellini with Sage Brown Butter – At lunch they go wonderfully with a side salad or leftover asparagus.
- Dinner: Mashed Potato Bowls with Creamy Cashew Gravy – You enjoyed leftovers all day, so freshen things up at dinner with these fun, comforting, bowls.
Friday’s Plant-Based Meal Plan
- Breakfast: Yogurt Freezer Waffles or Maple Pecan Overnight Oatmeal – You have leftovers of both stashed away in the freezer or refrigerator, just pop one out and enjoy!
- Lunch: Purple Potato-Eater Chowder – Chowder just sounds like Friday, doesn’t it? This Thai-inspired soup tastes fresh, even if made ahead. Add your favorite protein (like chopped baked tofu) to take you to 5pm.
- Dinner: Creamy Garlic & Mushroom Pasta – It’s Friday night, which means a little white wine for the pot and a little for the cook! Serve with steamed broccoli for pretty presentation and a little green goodness.
Bonus Snacks & Sweets
I recommend keeping cut vegetables and fresh fruit on hand for regular snacking. Dairy-free yogurts, granola, and baked chips are also convenient. But you can also mix things up by adding these into our weekday plant-based meal plan:
- Frozen Strawberry-Balsamic Souffle – Easy and a little healthier than the norm, but still a decadent evening dessert!
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip – This dip is protein-rich and can be enjoyed as a snack or treat!
- Everyday Turmeric Smoothie – For an afternoon recharge, try this quick and delicious creamy beverage.
- Flax & Walnut Zucchini Muffins – Sunday bakers can whip up a batch of these for munching on with almondmilk, tea, or coffee.
- Papaya Boats – Though originally created as a breakfast recipe, we also like it as a fun healthy evening treat to make and share.
For more tasty ideas, enjoy my vegan, gluten-free Snackable Dairy Free E-Book and get your copy of Go Dairy Free 2nd Edition. The latter has more than 250 plant-based recipes!
Weekday Plant-Based Meal Plan Shopping List
I got the brilliant idea to do a recipe format printable shopping list from Sophia of Veggies Don’t Bite. She has another Vegan Meal Plan that I also recommend checking out!
- 1 ¼ pounds golden beets
- 1½ pounds Yukon gold potatoes
- 1 pound button mushrooms (can be pre-sliced)
- 14 ounces portobello mushrooms
- 12 ounces asparagus
- 8 ounces green beans
- 2 small + 3 medium carrots
- 2 small cucumbers
- 1 medium butternut squash
- 1 red bell pepper
- 1 crown broccoli
- 1 medium red onion
- 1 small yellow onion
- 1 large head red or green leaf lettuce
- 2 cups kale or spinach leaves (or a 5-ounce package)
- ½ cup cherry tomatoes
- ½ cup frozen peas
- 1 head garlic
- 1 piece fresh ginger
- 1 medium banana pepper
- 1 bunch green onions or chives
- 1 bunch fresh parsley
- 1 small bunch fresh dill (optional; can use dried)
- Additional in-season vegetables for snacking
- 3 navel oranges, peeled*
- 2 bananas
- 2 lemons
- 1 pint fresh strawberries
- 1 pint fresh blueberries
- Additional in-season fruit for snacking
- 1 half-gallon So Delicious unsweetened dairy-free coconut milk beverage
- 1 quart So Delicious vanilla dairy-free coconut milk beverage
- 2 24-ounce tubs So Delicious unsweetened dairy-free yogurt alternative
- 1 24-ounce tub So Delicious plain dairy-free yogurt alternative
- 1 5-ounce single-serve So Delicious strawberry dairy-free yogurt alternative
- 1 13- to 15-ounce package dairy free buttery spread
- 1 quart So Delicious plain dairy-free coconut creamer
- black pepper
- cardamom, ground
- cayenne pepper
- cinnamon, ground
- cloves, ground
- garlic powder
- Greek seasoning (make sure it’s dairy-free!)
- nutmeg, ground
- onion powder
- red pepper flakes (optional)
- sage (or a small bunch of fresh sage leaves)
- 2 ¼ cups rolled oats
- 2 cups gluten-free or wheat all-purpose flour
- ¾ cup coconut sugar
- ¼ cup powdered sugar
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 10-ounce bag dairy-free mini chocolate chips
- 1 package baking powder
- 1 package baking soda
- 1 8-ounce bottle maple syrup
- 1 1-ounce vanilla extract
- 1 quart regular vegetable broth
- 1 quart low-sodium vegetable broth
- 1 pound whole grain dried linguine noodles (gluten-free, if needed)
- 3 15-ounce cans chickpeas
- 1 15-ounce can white beans
- 1 bottle white wine (for the pot & the cook!)
- 1 16-ounce bottle balsamic vinegar or glaze
- 1 16-ounce bottle olive oil
- 1 16-ounce grapeseed oil (or other neutral-tasting oil)
- 1 8-ounce tub coconut oil
- 1 8-ounce jar dijon mustard
- 1 11-ounce package full-fat coconut milk (like So Delicious Culinary)
- 1 10-ounce bottle soy sauce or wheat-free tamari
- 1 16-ounce jar creamy almond butter or sunflower seed butter
- 1 8-ounce jar creamy cashew butter
- 1 8-ounce jar seedless strawberry jam
- 1 box chai tea bags
- 1 16-ounce tub vanilla plant-based protein powder
- 1 small bag pretzels (gluten-free, if needed)
- 1 cup pecans
- ½ cup uncooked quinoa
- ¼ cup shelled hemp seeds
- ¼ cup raw coconut flakes or shreds
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 ½ tablespoons nutritional yeast
- 25 wonton wrappers
- 4 pita pockets (gluten free, if needed)
- 1 package vegan bacon
- 1 tub So Delicious Dairy Free Original CocoWhip (freezer section)
- 1 package dairy-free parmesan (optional)
- 1 lb baked tofu
- Print or copy this plant-based meal plan shopping list and cross off whatever you already have on hand!
- Note that most of the produce and potential bulk items are listed with exact quantities. However, the items that we typically buy pre-packaged (spices, herbs, dairy alternatives, oil, etc) are listed in the package size you will need to cover everything. Expect some leftover supplies to use in the future!
LOVE this list idea! So smart. I am loving the unsweetened yogurt.
Thanks Erica! It’s my favorite, too. Definitely a staple.
What a good week that would be. I have my eye on those overnight oats…They look so good and I am an overnight oat addict!
I promise you will love them Mel 🙂
What a delicious week! I love that you’ve provided the shopping list – makes things so easy!
That’s my job – to make people’s lives easier and more delicious!
So many yummy choices! I love the So Delicious ‘milks’ I need to find the yogurt.
They’ve really expanded the yogurt line. Several varieties in the big tubs, including both unsweetened flavors.
Great idea to put this into a shopping list. I was just dreading doing my own shopping list. One of the low points of every week.
Thank goodness the grocery shopping part is fun though 🙂
I can’t wait to make the tortellini–and everything else!
That recipe is just calling your family’s name Sarah! You may even be able to get the husband to take over on that one 🙂
I LOVE this! We try to eat a few days per week meat free!
Oh that’s great! I hope this helps.
This all looks so good, Alisa, and I love that it includes a shopping list!
So happy to hear this Becky, as that list took a while to make!!
Thank so much for the shoutout Alisa! Your meal plan sounds amazing, love all the snacks you included too!
Thank you for the great idea Sophia!
So helpful and such a great resource! Thank you for putting this together. So many recipes I can’t wait to try out!
I hope you get the chance to Sarah! So many of them are right up your alley I think.
So many amazing ideas, I don’t even know where to begin! I’m kinda leaning toward that strawberry balsamic souffle!
I’d start with Monday, but my husband would probably jump ahead to the dessert too!
Awesome! I have my entire week of meal ideas in one place. 😀
I aim to make your life easy Laura!
Alisa, this is a great meal plan! I think I will give it a go. Thank you for pulling this event together. I’ve tried a few of the recipes and each one satisfied!
That’s so awesome Alexa! You are always so great at jumping in on new ideas.
This printable shopping list is great! I am getting hungry just browsing through these recipes. Can’t wait to try these – all those mushrooms are calling my name! Thanks, Alisa!
I tell you, those shopping lists take a long time to put together, but I love that idea Sophia had for the format – makes it easier and tidier for people to use!
What a great idea! Love how easy these recipes are too.
Right? And gluten-free friendly, too.
Meal planning makes everything easier! That’s why I do it. It saves time and money having a plan.
After all these years, I’m FINALLY getting into it, and it does help immensely.
I adore this meal plan!!! And I love that you incorporated leftovers into it. We love making enough for leftovers.
Right? Not only does it simplify things, but I’m also often craving last night’s dinner the next day 🙂
Such a great meal plan you put together! I’m excited to share this because so many people need it.
Thanks Nicole! Thank you so much for contributing. Your Creamy Mushroom Pasta is AWESOME!
Thanks Alisa 🙂
Ooooo, so many great recipes in one place. I think I need to start with the wellness smoothie and then move to the beet soup and then the white bean salad. Love all of the healthy options.
That recipe seems so you, Kelly – clean, natural, and wholesome. It so reminds me of the delicious recipes you churn out.
Looks like a great week of delicious meals! I love that there are gluten-free options.