Favorite Plant Based Meal Plans and Recipes from our Membership


With over 250 meal plans and thousands of recipes available to Plant Fueled Life members, it can be hard to pick which deliciousness to cook. We’re here to help! Here are some of our favorite plant based meal plans and recipes from our membership

Our plant based Meal Plans (AKA Wizard Plans) are based on batch cooking. This is when you set aside roughly 2–4 hours each week to do the majority of your cooking. 

Once you have your batching done, you can easily throw together meals throughout the week without having to cook everything from scratch each night. Our classroom allows you to decide which meal plan you want to make, how many portions of each meal you want, and everything is calculated for you, from the grocery list and prep section to the batching recipes and nightly meal instructions. 

When you sign up for our membership, you get instant access to our entire library of over 200 meal plans. As a member, you can make as many past meal plans as you like. Whatever you choose will help you eat more plants in the most delicious way. 

Here are six of our favorite plant based Meal Plans that constantly get rave reviews:

Here are six of our favorite gluten-free plant based Meal Plans that people swoon over:

Our favorite plant based recipes from our subscription

Now let’s talk about individual recipes and meals. When you sign up for a Plant Fueled Life membership, not only do you get access to all of our meal plans, you also get access to our Recipe Vault which contains over 3,000 recipes you won’t find anywhere else. 

With so many to choose from, you might wonder what recipes to make first! Here are some suggestions that our community has declared the most scrumptious of the scrumptious. 

Keep in mind that because our meal plans are based around batch cooking, some of these meals require several components. For example: 

Making a whole food plant based lasagna from scratch requires several components to be made before you put it together; a red sauce, a cheesy sauce, and a yummy veggie filling. 

If you were following one of our meal plans, we would have you batch cook a bunch of red sauce, a bunch of cheesy sauce, and a big batch of veggie filling on your batch day, and have you use those components in several recipes and meals throughout the week, including the lasagna. 

If you wanted to cook a single lasagna from our Recipe Vault, you would still need to make all the components, but you would be making them to use in just one recipe. This is why batch cooking is so awesome. You make big batches of stuff and use it often so you cook less during the week. 

That said, a lot of our members don’t batch cook, they make individual recipes when they want them. You can totally do this too!

Here are some of our community’s most favorite plant based recipes from our Recipe Vault.

Top 3 Favorite: Sexiest Date Night Meals

Pasta Alfredo with Smoky Portobello Strips (#SummerFun)
Cheesy Artichoke Stuffed Shells (#DirtyLove)
Smothered Beefy Tempeh Chimichangas (#BajaMex)

Top 3 Favorite: Plant Based Recipes for Kids

Hot Pizza Pockets (#FamilyFaves)
BBQ Smack-a-Roni & Cheese (#FamilyFaves)
Double Cheesy French Bread Pizzas (#PizzaParty)

Top 3 Favorite: Plant Based Breakfast Recipes

French Toast Bread Pudding (#SpringCelebration)
Italian Polenta Frittata alla Puttanesca (#BrunchLover)
Bagels with Garlic Chive Cream Cheese, Carrot Lox & Seedy Sprinkle (#Brunch)

Top 3 Favorite: Impress the Omnis Recipes

Juicy Lucy Veggie Loaf (#Comfort)
One Pot Cheesy Mushroom Lasagna Soup (#Italian)
Cheesy Pasta, Plant-powered Italian Sausage and Roasted Butternut Squash Casserole (#CanadianHarvest)

Top 3 Favorite: Quick Fix Recipes

Speedy Chili (#GreenFriday)
Broccoli Ranch Chickpea Salad Sandwiches (#BatchFree)
One Pot Garlicky Almond Sauced Noodles (#OneAndDone)

Top 3 Favorite: Take-Along Meal Recipes

Creamy Basil Summer Pasta (#GardenParty)
Beet Gazpacho and Pimento Cheese Pinwheels (#Picnic)
Summery Black Bean & Mango Couscous Bowl with Chili Lime Pepitas (#IndependenceDay)

Top 3 Favorite: Plant Based Casserole Recipes

Plant Powered Cheeseburger Pasta Bake (#HappyFamily)
Jackfruit Noodle Casserole (#MothersDay18)
Mushroom Fra Diavolo (#CiaoBella)

Top 3 Favorite: Camping / Cookout Recipes

Tofu Veg Kabobs over Rice Pilaf (#GreatOutdoors)
Cheesy Campfire Pizza Pockets (#Camping)
All American Carrot Dogs and Macaroni and Bean Salad (#IndependenceDay)

Top 3 Favorite: Plant Based Holiday Must-Have Recipes

Rosemary-Maple Roasted Butternut Squash & Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Pecans (#GiveThanks18)
Roasted Cauliflower Steaks over Holiday Rice Pilaf with Apple-Sage Tofu Sausage and Roasted Garlic Cheesy Sauce (#TisTheSeason)
Pumpkin Bread Pudding (#GiveThanks20)

Top 3 Favorite: Interesting and Mind-Blowing Recipes

Dirty Toad in the Cornhole Bake (#Britannia)
Berbere-spiced Split Pea Soup (#Ethiopia)
Kasha Varnishkes (Buckwheat Groats & Pasta) (#Shalom)

Top 3 Favorite: Country Home Cooking Recipes

Maple-spiced Sweetie Soul Bowl with Mississippi Comeback Sauce (#SouthernSoul)
Saucy Southern Beans with Cornbread and Smoky Collard Greens (#Southern)
Oven Fried Green Tomatoes (#Juneteenth)

Top 3 Favorite: Plant Based Salad Dressings

Sweet Onion Dressing (#Southern)
Caesar Dressing (#PlantParty)
Island Vinaigrette (#AroundTheWorld)

Top 3 Favorite: Food Truck Worthy Finds

Kung Pao Street Tacos (#ChineseTakeout)
Philly Cheesesteak (Cheesesteak)
Lobsta Roll with Creamy Macaroni Salad (#GreatOutdoors)

Top 3 Favorite: Plant Based Cheesy Sauces

Smoky Mozzarella-style Cheesy Sauce (#SaucyBalls)
Pepper Jack Cheesy Sauce (#DadsDay)
Cheddary Sauce (#ChiliMac)

Top 3 Favorite: Plant Based Soup / Stew Recipes

Mexican Corn and Rice Stew (#CincoDeMayo18)
Kilimanjaro Coconut Curry and Yellow Rice (#HappyEverything)
Rustic Tomato & Artichoke Soup (#SweaterWeather)

Top 3 Favorite: Plant Based Bread Recipes

Corn Muffins (Eat the Rainbow)
Maple Cinnamon Glazed Challah Bread (#Shalom)
Cranberry Orange Quick Bread with Spiced Pumpkin Butter (#GiveThanks19)

Top 3 Favorite: Plant Based Sauce / Gravy Recipes

Simple Holiday Gravy (#CanadianHarvest)
Sunny Side Up Sauce (#Sunny)
Romesco Sauce (#Confetti)

Top 3 Favorite: Plant Based Burger Recipes

Plant Powered Mushroom, Onion & Swiss Burgers (#HotAndCheesy)
Pizza Burger (#FathersDay18)
All American Burger (#Takeout)

Top 3 Favorite: Plant Based Dessert Recipes

Pineapple Upside Down Cake (#Hawaii)
Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies (#Stuffed)
Joyful Almond Coconut Cake with Ganache Glaze (#GardenParty)

Check out Plant Fueled Life to learn more about our membership and to sign up.

Are you a Plant Fueled Life member? What are your favorite recipes? Talk to us in the comments below! If you try one of these favorite plant based meal plans and recipes from our membership after reading this, give us ALL the deets in the comments below!

Wishing you a happy week. May it be filled with eating scrumptious plants. 


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  1. Stacy on September 11, 2021 at 9:20 am

    I can’t believe Tom Kha soup didn’t make the list!!!

    • Tammy Snowden on May 9, 2022 at 8:50 pm

      Yes and the salad with the maple tahini as a meal. Yum!

      • Team Dirty - Brittany on May 10, 2022 at 9:43 am

        So good!

  2. Stacy Urban on September 11, 2021 at 9:25 am

    Oh wait! I see Dirty Bang Bang is listed as a fav meal plan. My bad! All of those recipes are my favorite!

    • Team Dirty - Katie on September 11, 2021 at 9:38 am

      Yes! I thought the same thing and then remembered that it was waaayyy up at the top!

  3. Lauren on September 11, 2021 at 9:35 am

    Love this post! The site is so vast – which is great – that it’s super helpful to have a post of the top things for reference!

    • Team Dirty - Brittany on September 12, 2021 at 12:02 am

      Thank you, Lauren! We’re so thrilled you find this collection helpful. 🙂

  4. Sandy Surette on September 11, 2021 at 9:37 am

    This is awesome!! Thank you so much!

    • Team Dirty - Brittany on September 12, 2021 at 12:00 am

      You’re welcome! Now which one to cook up first…

  5. Julie Hansen on September 11, 2021 at 10:10 am

    I’m a subscriber who is often overwhelmed in my human brain by the many options offered here at CFDG. This list of favs is a true gift complete with compass and map. I’ll be taking advantage starting today! Thank you, Team Dirty! ???

    • Team Dirty - Brittany on September 11, 2021 at 11:54 pm

      It’s easy to get overwhelmed! We’re so glad this post has helped you which Meal Plans might be best to start with. Remember, contact us anytime you have questions! Happy batching!

  6. Jill on September 11, 2021 at 11:04 am

    Yeah!!!! What a fantastic gift for us when special events or sharing the best with others. Win win. ???

    • Team Dirty - Brittany on September 12, 2021 at 12:16 am

      Our pleasure, Jill! It’s truly the best of the best!

  7. Jeri on September 11, 2021 at 1:53 pm

    Hawaii!!! It was my very first week as a subscriber. And even with alllll the wonderful menus since then, it still holds a top spot!

    • Team Dirty - Brittany on September 11, 2021 at 11:46 pm

      You’re a dedicated Dirty and #Hawaii certainly made its way to the top 3! Mahalo!

  8. Jo Ann on September 11, 2021 at 2:22 pm

    Molly, you could easily assemble a cookbook based on this fabulous list! Bravo!

    • Team Dirty - Brittany on September 11, 2021 at 11:47 pm

      She sure could! Totally sending her your great idea. 😉 Keep on batching!

  9. Holly on September 11, 2021 at 5:36 pm

    Oh, thank you for this post! This is yet another fabulous reference page!! Lovely.

    • Team Dirty - Brittany on September 11, 2021 at 11:47 pm

      Thank you, Holly, for being a part of our community. Peace & plants!

  10. Lesley Nicol on September 11, 2021 at 5:36 pm

    Wow what a great post with much to entice and I am hoping someone can please tell me the name of that delicious looking olive side dish in the main picture shown above

    • Team Dirty - Brittany on September 11, 2021 at 11:52 pm

      That is Mushroom Fra Diavolo Casserole and Marinated Olive Salad from #CiaoBella. Here’s the link to the recipe. This was a huge hit. Let us know how you like it!

  11. Janet on September 12, 2021 at 6:16 am

    This is such a useful post! Thank you!

    • Team Dirty - Steph on September 12, 2021 at 6:10 pm

      You’re so welcome! Happy eating!


  12. Bridgette Mariea on September 12, 2021 at 11:06 am

    I’ve been a subscriber for several years. I used to batch but rarely do anymore because it doesn’t fit my lifestyle.
    However, I think CFDG recipes are some of the best for WFPB no oil eating! I so appreciate you highlighting beloved recipes that I can try. Helping subscribers who don’t batch hone in on the best recipes is really appreciated. I plan to make several of these in the next couple of weeks. Thanks.

    • Team Dirty - Steph on September 12, 2021 at 6:08 pm

      We’re so happy that you like the post! May you find lots of new favorites here!


  13. Pam on September 17, 2021 at 12:55 am

    The superhero subs should have been on this list somewhere. Yummmmy!

    • Team Dirty - Katie on September 17, 2021 at 5:11 am

      You’re so right! #DadsDay was a great week.

  14. Danielle on December 27, 2021 at 12:09 pm

    This list is awesome and so helpful for all the different situations we dirties find ourselves in. The only thing missing for me is the 13-layer lasagna. It’s my favorite crowd pleaser meal to impress on is or for the holidays. It was our Christmas dinner this year and last.

    • Stephanie from Team Dirty on December 27, 2021 at 2:43 pm

      That’s a great one, too, Danielle! So glad you and your loved ones enjoy it!

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