Follow along for the Vegetarian Meal Prep Series on Facebook LIVE on Mondays at 2pm EST.

This week, we’re back to Week 1. I love all of the cozy, family favorites in this menu.

But first, an

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Make Ahead Meal Plan from


By popular demand, I’ve created a fantastic 5 Week Meal Prep Plan for you in an easy, printable! What you get:

5 Menu Calendars

5 Weekly Make Ahead Menus

5 Shopping Lists

5 Make Ahead Instructions

25 Recipes

Suggested Tools

It’s everything you’ll need to organize meal time. I’ve spent hours testing recipes, preparing shopping lists, and simplifying the process into an easy, make-ahead meal prep. You’ll end up with a refrigerator stocked for the week and more!

How to Meal Prep with Sarah from Sugar Bananas vegetarian meal prep

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***This menu is a meal plan for 4 people for 5 dinners and 5 lunches. I make 5 meals and will make extra occasionally to freeze for future meals.

You will need a few tools before you begin.

First, read the Meal Prep 101 post to be ready for Monday afternoon.

Next, here are a few items that help make meal prepping a smooth and enjoyable process.

Gallon Freezer Bags
Bag Holder
Large Pot
Good Knives
Large Platter
Scrap Trap

For recipes, follow Sugar Bananas on Facebook each Monday at 2pm EST!

See the entire Vegetarian Meal Prep Series here:

Week 1: Vegetarian Meal Prep Menu

Week 2: Vegetarian Meal Prep Menu

Week 3: Vegetarian Meal Prep Menu

Week 4: Vegetarian Meal Prep Menu

Week 5: Vegetarian Meal Prep Menu

Week 1 Meal Prep Menu

  1. Chili and Cornbread
  2. Falafel Rice with Tzatziki and Toppings
  3. Lasagna, Salad, and 5 Minute Bread
  4. Cashew Stir Fry
  5. Broccoli Cheddar Soup and 5 Minute Bread

Printable Menu:Get the Shopping List, Recipes and Instructions for Week 1:

free vegetarian make ahead meal plan from

Using Essential Oils In My Recipes:

In several recipes, I suggest using an essential oil instead of a dried herb. This is completely optional. I use them because of their incredible health benefits. If you use an essential oil in your meal, I suggest ONLY using the highest quality essential oils.

My favorite is Young Living brand. Also, remember when you add the oil, most of the time, just one drop is needed. Don’t be to add more. The flavor develops over a few minutes and is delightfully fresh and powerful. Finally, only add the oil after you’ve completed the heating process to not destroy the healthy benefits of using the oil in your food.

If you’d like to purchase these amazing oils, look here and I also HIGHLY suggest you google the benefits of adding essential oils to your day. You can learn more about essential oils here.

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