Find out how to create a Superweek of plant-based vegetarian/vegan dinners using a bag of American Pecans and this vegan meal plan. This post was sponsored by the American Pecan Council, but all opinions are my own.

Vegan weekly meal plan with 5 dinner recipes. Stuffed peppers, meal prep bowls, strawberry salad, tabbouleh, and stir fry are shown in a collage.

Having a delicious, nutritious, and simple plan for weeknight meals can make life so much easier (and tastier). We’ve come up with a week’s worth of meals with pecans that everyone will love. Using a single bag of pecans throughout the week can take your meals and snacks up a notch in both taste and nutrition. 

The 5 dinner recipes in this vegan meal plan are filled with color and variety, while overlapping some ingredients to make shopping and cooking easier. 

Why Pecans? 

A bag of American Pecans with a bowl of pecan halves on a white marble countertop.

Pecans are super nutritious! Even though pecans are typically considered a dessert nut, they are extremely nutrient dense. Pecans are among the highest in “good” monounsaturated fats, and have plant-protein, fiber, flavonoids, and essential minerals.*

Pecans are super versatile. Naturally sweet and savory, pecans are a great addition to meals and snacks from breakfast to dinner. As a vegetarian, I love chopped pecans as a substitute for ground meat in tacos and bolognese pasta. They’re a good little package of plant-based protein, good fats and fiber, which helps us stay fuller longer. 

Pecans are super local. I recently learned that pecans are an American original – they are the only major tree nut native to North America. 

Vegan Meal Plan Recipes

Colorful quinoa and bean stuffed bell peppers are a beautiful healthy vegan, vegetarian dinner.

Stuffed Peppers with Quinoa, Black Beans, and Pecans 

This southwest-inspired recipe is easy to make in the instant pot. 

A colorful meal prep container filled with quinoa, roasted broccoli, pecans, grapes, avocado, and lemon vinaigrette.

Meal Prep Bowls with Roasted Broccoli, Pecans, Grapes and Lemon Dressing 

This simple recipe is my favorite of the week. It’s perfect for those nights you can’t cook at all, as it can be made a day or two in advance. These flavors are so delicious together, especially with the lemon dressing. 

A black wok filled with stir fry vegetables.

Vegetable and Pecan Stir Fry 

This hearty vegetable-rich dinner is a great way to use up whatever vegetables you have on hand. 

Salad with strawberries, avocado, pecans, and red onion on a grey countertop with homemade strawberry dressing on the side.

Spinach Salad with Strawberries, Pecans, Avocado, and Strawberry Vinaigrette 

A big, bright, and fresh salad. 

A white bowl filled with quinoa and chickpea tabbouleh topped with pomegranate arils and avocado on a white marble countertop.

Quinoa Tabbouleh with Chickpeas

Don’t forget to add pecans to this dish! They add a wonderful richness and crunch. 

Vegan Meal Plan Tips & Tricks

  • If you shop for multiple recipes at the same time, make the dish with the most perishable ingredients first. 
  • Opt for in-season produce for the best price and flavor. 
  • Opt for local ingredient when possible. 
  • Add freshness with fresh herbs 
  • Add crunch, good fats, and plant-based protein with nuts and seeds (such as the pecan recipes shown here) 
  • Plan on making the simplest dishes (or meal prep recipe) on your busiest nights. 

*According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, scientific evidence suggests but does not prove that eating 1.5 ounces per day of most nuts, such as pecans, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease. One serving (28g) of pecans contains 18g unsaturated fat and only 2g of saturated fat.

Vegan Meal Plan

A nutritious vegetarian, gluten free, vegan meal plan for a week's worth of dinners made with easy overlapping ingredients like vegetables, quinoa, and pecans! Make your week delicious, nutritious, and easy with this weekly vegan meal plan.

Stir Fry Vegetables with Pecans

Easy stir fry vegetables and pecans coated in a homemade sweet and savory orange sauce. Serve this vegetable stir fry over rice or quinoa for a great vegan dinner.

Get the Recipe

Vegetarian Stuffed Bell Peppers

Nutritious stuffed bell peppers with a Mexican spin! Colorful peppers are stuffed with quinoa, black bean, corn, and pecan "taco" filling and cooked in the Instant Pot or oven. This recipe is vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free.

Get the Recipe

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

Baby spinach salad with strawberries, pecans, avocado and a soft cheese like feta or a vegan alternative. Don't miss this easy strawberry balsamic vinaigrette dressing. This gorgeous summer strawberry spinach salad is always a crowd-pleaser.

Get the Recipe

Tabouli (tabbouleh) with Quinoa and Chickpeas

A delicious higher protein tabouli or tabbouleh salad made with quinoa and chickpeas. Add your fresh pecans to this recipe!

Get the Recipe

Vegan Meal Prep Bowls with Broccoli, Grapes, Pecans and Quinoa

An easy meal prep recipe that makes a delicious lunch or dinner on busy days. This meal prep bowl is naturally vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free. It's packed with quinoa, roasted broccoli, grapes, and pecans.

Get the Recipe