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
Aug 1 -Thursday
Caprese Orzo Pasta Salad
A light and refreshing pasta salad, made with orzo pasta, grape tomatoes, mozzarella and fresh basil.
August 2 – Friday
This Instant Pot Creamy Tomato Soup is delicious and nutritious with lots of veggies.
Aug 3 -Saturday
Paneer Butter Masala
A restaurant favorite Paneer Butter Masala, made with chunks of paneer or cottage cheese cooked in a mildly spiced tomato gravy.
Aug 4 – Sunday
A spiced mashed vegetable curry topped with chopped onions, cilantro, lemon and enjoyed with dinner rolls.
Aug 5 – Monday
Beet Pulao is a great way to sneak in some beets into your diet. Easy, vegan & gluten-free meal perfect for busy days.
Aug 6 – Tuesday
Brown Lentil Soup
Get cozy with this nutritious and easy to make vegan brown lentil soup.
Aug 7 – Wednesday
Saag Paneer is the authentic North Indian favorite made with cooking mustard leaves & spinach with spices and cottage cheese.
Aug 8 – Thursday
Spaghetti in Pesto Sauce
Spaghetti tossed in pesto sauce along with sun-dried tomatoes and a drizzle of lemon juice.
Aug 9 – Friday
Restaurant style Green Peas and Indian Cottage Cheese Curry.
Aug 10 – Saturday
Kala Chana Curry (Black Chickpeas)
A mildly spiced, nutritious black chickpeas curry, perfect to serve with rice.
Aug 11 – Sunday
This one-pot recipe for the authentic Chana Masala. A healthy protein-rich vegan and gluten free chickpea recipe.
Aug 12 – Monday
Quinoa & Vegetable Pilaf
A quick and easy nutritious meal, Quinoa & Vegetable Pilaf made in Instant Pot.
Aug 13 – Tuesday
Dal Fry with Basmati Rice
A simple yet flavorful yellow dal tempered with cumin, curry leaves and spices.
Aug 14 – Wednesday
Bottle Gourd Curry
A very simple and delicious North Indian Bottle Gourd or Lauki Curry.
Aug 15 – Thursday
Penne in Tomato Cream Sauce
Kid-Friendly one-pot penne in tomato cream sauce made in Instant Pot.
Aug 16 – Friday
Broccoli Cheddar Soup
A comforting Creamy Instant Pot Broccoli Cheddar soup loaded with veggies and cheddar cheese.
Aug 17 -Saturday
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.
Aug 18 – Sunday
Thai Green Curry
This vegan and gluten free green curry is so creamy and perfect to enjoy over jasmine rice.
Aug 19 – Monday
Black-eyed Peas & Spinach Rice
A healthy and wholesome dish, perfect for weeknight meals.
Aug 20 – Tuesday
Green Moong Dal
A delicious creamy lentil soup that is easy and quick to make in a pressure cooker.
Aug 21 – Wednesday
Bhindi Masala (Okra Stir Fry)
Okra cooked with onions, tomato, garlic and spices. Perfectly cooked with no slimy texture of okra.
Aug 22 – Thursday
Loaded with veggies and lots of flavor, this Vegetarian Fajita Pasta is our favorite pasta dinner.
Aug 23 -Friday
This is a simplified one-pot version of the authentic Saag Aloo, which takes just 30 minutes to prepare.
Aug 24 – Saturday
Potato Curry (Aloo Rasedar)
Easy and comforting Potato Curry in Tomato Gravy made in the Instant Pot.
Aug 25 – Sunday
Easy and delicious one-pot Garlic Noodles in the instant pot.
Aug 26 -Monday
Moong Dal Khichdi (Kitchari) is a simple dish made with rice and lentils, tempered in ghee with cumin seeds.
Aug 27 -Tuesday
Red Lentils (Masoor Dal)
This super delicious, healthy and budget friendly vegan Red Lentil Curry can be made in less than 30 minutes!
Aug 28 – Wednesday
This vegan and gluten free Aloo Matar Masala is perfect for a delicious warm weeknight dinner!
Aug 31 – Saturday
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.
Roti (Flatbread) [stovetop recipe]
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!