Weekly Meal Plan Releases

SmartyPlants - Plant Based Weekly Meal Plan - Released on 4-29-22


By SmartyPlants | April 29, 2022

In Episode 2 of our podcast, we talk about the SAD diet (Standard American Diet) and fast-food and how many health issues arise from eating this way. But, that doesn’t mean we plant-passionate people don’t yearn to have some of those flavors back in our lives. So, we thought we’d have some fun and re-create some of the popular menu items from a few of the top fast-food restaurants, the SmartyPlants way!🌱🌱
This week, it’s all about âœ¨fun and nostalgia✨

This fun meal plan will take you back to those carefree days of your youth—driving around with friends in your parent’s car and hitting the drive-throughs—McDonald's, Taco Bell, Arby’s and Kentucky Fried Chicken. There’s nothing like a little nostalgia to get us all warm and fuzzy, and we’re hoping this meal plan will do the same for you.

We plant-based eaters can indulge it “fun” food too, that has all of the flavors of our old favorites, and none of the harmful effects caused by meat, dairy, oil and whatever else is added to fast food.

With some delicious base components, a little creativity, and a few cooking skills under your belt, the ideas are limitless. ðŸŒ±ðŸŒˆðŸŒŸ

We hope that you have as much fun and satisfaction making and enjoying these meals as we had creating them!

This Week’s Recipes:

⭐️KFC Bowl Copycat⭐
⭐️Arby’s Copycat Beef n’ Cheddar⭐
⭐️McDonald’s McRib Copycat⭐
Taco Bell Copycat Mexican Pizza⭐️

And, your 4 brand new components:
Savory Brown Gravy, Arby’s Red Ranch Sauce Copycat, Easy Refried Beans,
 and Taco Pizza Sauce


KFC Bowl Copycat
All these great tastes come together in one delicious bowl. Creamy mashed potatoes, sweet corn, crispy soy curl chicken strips and of course our rich and flavorful gravy. Wow. The kids are going to love this too!

Plant Based Plant-Powered Vegan KFC Bowl Copycat

Arby's Copycat Beef n' Cheddar 
We feel that our knock-off Arby’s Beef n’ Cheddar is even better than the original! Thin shavings of our beefy seitan, piled high, with our decadent and creamy Smoky Cheddar Cheese Sauce, and a dash of our tangy Red Ranch Sauce. Sink your teeth into this delicious plant-powered sandwich and you’ll forget all about Arbys. It will take you back to being a teen again with its classic flavors.

Plant Based Vegan Arby's Copycat Beef n' Cheddar
McDonald's McRib Copycat
McDonald’s famous McRib sandwich debuted in 1981, when we were in middle school. Oddly enough, it actually looked like a miniature rack of ribs! Very odd, for a sandwich, but it was smothered in tangy barbecue sauce and served on a hoagie roll topped with pickles and onions and people loved it. Well, the McRib sandwich still makes an appearance every once in a while and people still seem to go crazy for it, so we thought we’d bring you back to your childhood with our copycat plant-powered SP version of the beloved McRib. This sweet, smoky and tangy BBQ sandwich will really hit the spot when you get a hankering for BBQ….and a little nostalgia.

Plant Based Vegan McDonald's McRib Copycat

Taco Bell Copycat Mexican Pizza
Everyone loves tacos. Everyone loves pizza. Mexican Pizza is not actually Mexican. It’s the brilliant result of  Taco Bell marrying the two together to make their famous Mexican Pizza. We took their idea and did the same thing, with plant-powered ingredients!  We start with a crispy double crust, add a rich and zesty Taco Sauce, our Taco Crumbles, a creamy and smoky cheese sauce and some fresh toppings. The adults and kids are going to love this! Crunch into one today!

Plant Based Vegan Taco Bell Copycat Mexican Pizza

Arby's Red Ranch Sauce
Arby’s serves a Red Ranch Sauce with their Beef n’ Cheddar, so we thought—why not come up with our own copycat version of this sweet and tangy sauce? It’s the perfect compliment to the cheesy goodness of our Arby’s Copycat Beef n’ Cheddar Sandwich. This light, slightly smoky BBQ sauce is great for spreading on sandwiches and even dipping your fries into! If you have a squeezy bottle, fill it up with this zesty little winner and keep it in your fridge.

Plant Based Vegan Arby's Red Ranch Sauce

Savory Brown Gravy
This is our new favorite go-to gravy for mashed potatoes! It’s simple to make, creamy, savory, and amazingly delicious.

Plant Based Vegan Savory Brown Gravy

Mexican Pizza Sauce
This thick, rich, and zesty sauce resembles classic Enchilada Sauce and adds just the right amount of zing and flavor to our Mexican Taco Pizza. But, you don’t have to stop there….you can also drizzle it on tacos, burritos, tostadas, or taco salads.

Plant Based Vegan Mexican Pizza Sauce


Easy Refried Beans
If you are looking for a quick and easy refried bean recipe, this is it! Open a can of pinto beans, toss in a few simple ingredients, simmer and mash! Add them to your tacos, burritos, Mexican pizzas, tostadas or simply over rice!

Plant Based Vegan Easy Refried Beans


Feed your body the food it craves!

At least 3 new recipes drop every Friday morning. By eating fewer processed foods and animal based foods, and leaning into more nutrient-dense plant foods, you will transform your life!
All recipes are created and tested by the SmartyPlants team to be delicious and nutritious. As a Weekly Meal Plan member, along with the newrecipes, you'll also have access to all recipes in the recipe box, a custom meal planner and a dynamic grocery list generator!

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