Start the new year right! Eat healthy home cooked meals by planning your meals with this Vegetarian Instant Pot Meal Plan. Main dishes for each day of the month, along with sides and dessert options. Follow the complete plan or mix-and-match to create a plan that is perfect for your family!
I wanted to start the new year by making it easy for my family to eat healthy home cooked meals. This meal plan can help us stay on track with your health and well being goals. And I feel it is possible to stay on track with the help of the Instant Pot!
Importance of meal planning
Let’s put it out there….Meal planning is hard! However it is also a life saver if done well. Here are some advantages:
- Saves time: You are not standing in front of the refrigerator every day and thinking “what to make for dinner”. Trust me…this is a significant amount of time each day.
- Grocery shopping is easier: As you have a plan for the week, you know exactly what to buy. And less wastage of grocery not used.
- Saves money: Less eating out…as you already have a plan in mind.
- You can prep ahead: You can prep some parts of the dishes planned for the week or just make them ahead.
- The most important: The whole family eating healthy food together!
I totally understand that life happens and we are sometimes not able to follow the meal plan exactly. But that is completely okay! Tweak the meal plan to suit your needs – strike out the days you will not be eating at home, if you miss a day, add the recipe to start of next week. Try to as consistent as possible and you will enjoy the benefits of meal planning.
2019 Monthy Instant Pot Meal Plans
As we go along in the year, you will see each month available in this list below. Simply click on the one you want and it will take you to the recipes for that month. If you just need recipe ideas, feel free to peruse any of the months!
July Meal Plan
July 1 – Monday
Mujadara (Lentils & Rice)
Lentils and rice cooked with fragrant spices & topped with caramelized onions.
July 2 -Tuesday
Paneer Butter Masala
A restaurant favorite Paneer Butter Masala, made with chunks of paneer or cottage cheese cooked in a mildly spiced tomato gravy.
July 3 – Wednesday
Healthy Whole Masoor Dal, also known as Brown Lentils Curry made in the instant pot. Vegan & Gluten Free.
July 4 -Thursday
Cabbage Peas Stir Fry
Cabbage and Green Peas cooked with garlic, tomato and spices is an easy vegan & gluten free curry.
July 5 – Friday
Couscous & Vegetable Medley
Israeli Couscous cooked with vegetables of choice in Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker. Enjoy it as a side or salad.
July 6 – Saturday
Dahi Aloo (Potato Curry in yogurt sauce)
Dahi Vale Aloo is made with just two main ingredients, potatoes and yogurt, tempered with cumin seeds, ginger and flavorful spices.
July 7 – Sunday
This one-pot recipe for the authentic Chana Masala. A healthy protein-rich vegan and gluten free chickpea recipe.
July 8 – Monday
Lentil & Vegetable Khichdi
A one-pot dish made with lentils, rice and vegetables along with simple spices and ghee.
July 9 – Tuesday
This vegan and gluten free Aloo Matar Masala is perfect for a delicious warm weeknight dinner!
July 10 – Wednesday
Red Lentils (Masoor Dal)
This super delicious, healthy and budget friendly vegan Red Lentil Curry can be made in less than 30 minutes!
July 11 – Thursday
Lauki Chana Dal (Bottle gourd curry with lentils)
A simple and nutritious curry made with bottle gourd and bengal gram lentils.
July 12 – Friday
Loaded with veggies and lots of flavor, this Vegetarian Fajita Pasta is our favorite pasta dinner.
July 13 – Saturday
A spiced mashed vegetable curry topped with chopped onions, cilantro, lemon and enjoyed with dinner rolls.
July 14 – Sunday
Rajma Masala (Vegan Kidney Beans Curry)
Red kidney beans cooked with onions, tomatoes, ginger, garlic along with aromatic spices. Make it a meal with pot-in-pot Brown Rice.
July 15 – Monday
Brown Rice & Mushroom Pilaf
A flavorful one-pot dish with just 5 main ingredients for the mushroom lovers.
July 16 – Tuesday
Spinach and cottage cheese curry made as a one-pot dish, super easy and delicious!
July 17 – Wednesday
An interesting mixture of sweet, tangy and spicy flavors – Mango Dal in the instant pot.
July 18 – Thursday
Aloo Beans (Potato & Green Beans Stir Fry)
Less than 15 minutes and a quick 4-step recipe to make this delicious Aloo Beans in the instant pot.
July 19 – Friday
Thai Green Curry
This vegan and gluten free green curry is so creamy and perfect to enjoy over jasmine rice.
July 20 – Saturday
Spinach Artichoke Lasagna
A healthy vegetarian lasagna with lots of fresh spinach, marinated artichokes and cheese layered between noodles.
July 21 – Sunday
Kala Chana (Black Chickpeas)
A vegan, gluten free and high protein black chickpea stir-fry.
July 22 – Monday
Vegetable Rice Pulao
A one-pot recipe for the authentic Chana Masala, a healthy protein-rich vegan and gluten free chickpea recipe.
July 23 – Tuesday
Paneer Tikka Masala
A flavorful and aromatic curry, made with marinated and grilled paneer cubes simmered in a rich onion tomato gravy along with warm spices.
July 24 -Wednesday
Dal Makhani (Madras Lentils)
Black lentils and red kidney beans cooked with lots of ginger, garlic, onions, tomatoes and aromatic spices.
July 25 – Thursday
A healthy & delicious potato and cauliflower stir fry made in just 20 minutes. Vegan & Gluten Free.
June 26 – Friday
Penne in Tomato Cream Sauce
Kid-Friendly one-pot penne in tomato cream sauce made in Instant Pot.
July 27 – Saturday
Saag Paneer is the authentic North Indian favorite made with cooking mustard leaves & spinach with spices and cottage cheese.
July 28 – Sunday
Black Eyed Peas Curry
Black Eyed Peas Curry (Lobhia Masala) made in an onion-tomato gravy, along with lots of ginger, garlic and aromatic spices.
July 29 – Monday
Bulgur Pilaf (Dalia Pulao)
A simple, healthy and delicious Bulgur or cracked wheat pilaf cooked with lots of veggies.
July 30 – Tuesday
Mushroom Matar Masala
Green Peas and Mushroom curry made in a creamy onion and tomato gravy.
July 31 -Wednesday
Moong Dal Fry
A quick, easy and low-calorie nutritious lentil soup.
Printable Instant Pot Vegetarian Meal Plan
I have put together a handy printable meal plan calendar so you can get a full month view of the plan. The PDF has clickable links, so you can download it and keep it on your computer to visit all the recipes.
Bookmark this page as I will be adding all future meal plans on this page!