Your 2022 Meal Plan For An Easy Plant-Based Week


This guest post is part of our Conscious Living content series and written by our friend Patricia Afonso – CMO of Planty. Planty and MFML have teamed up to help you explore more conscious food and movement choices to support more sustainable and healthier lifestyles.

Get more plants into your meals without much effort or FOMO! From wholesome breakfasts, easy lunches and satisfying dinners, the pressure is off this year!

Planty’s Head Chef & Development Joe comes to the rescue with an easy plant-based meal plan and pro tips for those short in time, energy or creativity. 


Beat the blues with meals that feel like sunshine and some mindful movement.

Breakfast: Mood-boosting Dark Chocolate Granola – with coconut milk 

Lunch: BBQ Banana Blossom Burrito by Planty (served naked)

Dinner: Homemade Beetroot & Crumbled Cheese Tart with a green side salad 

Tips: Prep your granola the night before and make some extra if you fancy having it another morning during the week. While your Cheesy Beetroot tart bakes at dinner time, prepare your overnight oats for Tuesday morning.


A proper energy boost with high protein, fibre and iron to get you in the rhythm today

Breakfast: Overnight oats

Lunch: Hearty Jackfruit Chowder by Planty

Dinner: Zesty XinXim by Planty or if you’re in the mood for cooking, homemade Xinxim with Grilled Aubergine

Tip: Prep your crumble ingredients in a jar for your Wednesday breakfast


Keep the momentum going with high protein, fibre & magnesium for a mid-week boost

Breakfast: Baked banana breakfast crumble 

LunchPolpette Alfedo by Planty

Dinner: Homemade Loaded Butternut Squash with a side of guacamole


The best Middle Eastern & Asian flavours and textures to keep things fresh & exciting

Breakfast: Cinnamon & apple porridge with oat milk

Lunch: Planty award-winning Yaki Miso Udon Noodles

Dinner: Crowd-Pleasing Plant-based Shawarma


You made it through the work week – take it easy with some tasty treats

Breakfast: Avocado on toast with vegan scramble (Loveoggs are a favourite)

LunchMac No Cheese  by Planty

DinnerNot-A-Chiken Tikka Masala by Planty


Best spent it with friends over brunch, afternoon tea, sharing plates or a hearty dinner

Brunch: Savoury Pancakes with slow-roasted tomatoes & mushrooms

Afternoon tea: Beetroot Velvet Cake by Planty – served with tea (we like Pukka’s range)

Sharing plates: Healthy Smokey Nduja dip, Hummus & Cheesy Pizza Twist

Dinner: Homemade Vegan Lasagne Al Forno or One Planet Pizza


Laid-back top-notch breakfast bites followed by comforting British classics

Breakfast: Cheesy breakfast burrito bites with vegan bacon

Lunch: Golden Crispy Toad In The Hole with homemade gravy & side salad, Planty Sticky Date Pudding 

Dinner:  Sherpherdless Pie by Planty


Apple slices & peanut butter

Mixed fruit salad with Coconut Yoghurt

Planty Beetroot Velvet Cake

Planty Chocolate & Hazelnut Fondant

Planty Sticky Date Pudding

Pro tips to make things even easier:

  • Make the most of different plant-based milk options on the market today
  • Keep healthy snacks handy like hummus, fresh fruit, nuts, edamame beans
  • Get 5-a-day easily with Planty meals (min 2 of your 5) and fruit for dessert or snack 
  • Get 30% off Planty meals thanks to MFML for when you’re short on time or energy
  • Replace homemade breakfasts by getting oat bowls from Blend My Day
  • Use the time saved from having to cook at lunchtime for a mood-boosting activity such as a class with MFML or outdoor walk for fresh air and natural daylights
  • The weekday dinner recipes Joe suggested are easy and satisfying, but also a great mindful activity to unwind after work (when you have time and energy to cook)
  • Get all the ironcalciumVitamin B12 you need from plants
  • Mix and match items on our meal plan as weeks go on for something exciting to eat every day (life is too short for average food).

Need a pep talk to motivate you to eat more plants in 2022? We list 7 Reasons Why You Should Eat More Plants In 2022 which also helps us stay on track at Planty.

Joe Lovell is the Head Chef at Planty. Joe is fully immersed in UK food culture, inspiring his staff with his crazy energy and sense of humor. With a Michelin star background – having worked hundreds of hours in Gordon Ramsey’s kitchens, including the well-known Petrus restaurant – Joe is now Planty’s Head Chef, helping to create a better way for people to switch to eating more plants


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