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!
December Meal Plan
December 1 – Sunday
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.
December 2 – Monday
Lentil & Vegetable Khichdi
A one-pot dish made with lentils, rice and vegetables along with simple spices and ghee.
December 3 – Tuesday
This restaurant style creamy vegetable korma curry is a perfect blend of vegetables with a creamy coconut based sauce.
December 4 – Thursday
This hearty soup is a dump-and-go recipe with lots of black beans, corn, peppers, and tomatoes to create a delicious, satisfying dinner.
December 5 – Thursday
Moong Dal Fry
A quick, easy and low-calorie nutritious lentil soup.
December 6 – Friday
Creamy Mushroom Pasta
Spaghetti tossed in a creamy cheese sauce loaded with mushrooms, made in less than 30 minutes.
December 7 – Saturday
Thai Pumpkin Red Curry
Super flavorful, Vegan, Gluten free one-pot curry made with red curry paste, coconut milk, pumpkin and other veggies.
December 8 – Sunday
One-pot Vegetable Biryani made in the instant pot, so easy to cook with the same authentic flavors!
December 9 – Monday
Mushroom Matar Masala
Green Peas and Mushroom curry made in a creamy onion and tomato gravy.
December 10 – Tuesday
Aromatic basmati rice, with spinach and spices, make this Spinach Rice flavorful and healthy!
December 11 – Wednesday
Brown Lentil Soup
Get cozy with this nutritious and easy to make vegan brown lentil soup.
December 12 – Thursday
Aloo Baingan (Potato & Eggplant Curry)
An easy vegan & gluten-free curry made with potatoes, eggplants, and aromatic spices.
December 13 – Friday
Loaded with veggies and lots of flavor, this Vegetarian Fajita Pasta is our favorite pasta dinner.
December 14 – Saturday
Pav Bhaji (Spiced Mashed Vegetables)
A spiced mashed vegetable curry topped with chopped onions, cilantro, lemon and enjoyed with dinner rolls.
December 15 – Sunday
Rajma Masala (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.
December 16 – Monday
Beet Pulao is a great way to sneak in some beets into your diet. Easy, vegan & gluten-free meal perfect for busy days.
December 17 -Tuesday
Saag Aloo (Spinach & Potato Curry)
This is a simplified one-pot version of the authentic Saag Aloo, which takes just 30 minutes to prepare.
December 18 – Wednesday
Cream of Broccoli Soup
Healthy Cream of Broccoli soup made in the Instant Pot in less than 30 minutes.
December 19 – Thursday
Aloo Matar (Potato & Green Peas Curry)
This vegan and gluten free Aloo Matar Masala is perfect for a delicious warm weeknight dinner!
December 20 – Friday
Mexican Black Beans
Packed with protein and fiber, and full of flavor, these healthy Mexican Black Beans in Instant Pot are the perfect dish to make for your family.
December 21 – Saturday
Dal Makhani (Madras Lentils)
Black lentils and red kidney beans cooked with lots of ginger, garlic, onions, tomatoes and aromatic spices.
December 22 – Sunday
Chana Masala (Chickpea Curry)
This one-pot recipe for the authentic Chana Masala. A healthy protein-rich vegan and gluten free chickpea recipe.
December 23 – Monday
Black-eyed Peas & Spinach Rice
A healthy and wholesome dish, perfect for weeknight meals.
December 24 – Tuesday
Soya Chunks Curry
A flavor-filled dish made with soya chunks or meal maker cooked in a delicious Indian sauce.
December 25 – Wednesday
Spinach Artichoke Lasagna
A healthy vegetarian lasagna with lots of fresh spinach, marinated artichokes and cheese layered between noodles.
December 26 – 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.
December 27 – Friday
Spaghetti in Pesto Sauce
Spaghetti tossed in pesto sauce along with sun-dried tomatoes and a drizzle of lemon juice.
December 28 – Saturday
Thai Green Curry
This vegan and gluten free green curry is so creamy and perfect to enjoy over jasmine rice.
December 29 – Sunday
Potato Curry (Aloo Rasedar)
Easy and comforting Potato Curry in Tomato Gravy made in the Instant Pot.
December 30 – Monday
Bulgur Pilaf (Dalia Pulao)
A simple, healthy and delicious Bulgur or cracked wheat pilaf cooked with lots of veggies.
December 31 – 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.
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!