Meal Plan Recap + Grocery List (June)

A 3-day easy, healthy, vegetarian meal plan using fresh summer produce. Includes a printable grocery list. Perfect for weeknights and busy schedules.

Meal Plan Recap + Grocery List (June)

Happy Sunday! As promised, here’s a recap of this week’s 3-day meal plan! If you’re tuning in for the first time this week, here’s what’s happening: A few months ago I did a 5-day plan where I started with one set of ingredients that worked into 5 consecutive meals. A lot of you wrote me to say that it was helpful, so using that same inspiration – meals that share similar ingredients but do not all taste the same – I came up with this week’s plan:

Here are the main ingredients:

Mangoes: because they’re so juicy and refreshing for summer.

Cucumber: again – refreshing.

Green Cabbage: because I always need multiple uses for a head of cabbage

Black Beans: because I don’t often finish a whole can at once.

Avocados: because everyone loves avocado!

Rice: Since we got back from our trip to Japan, I’ve been on a rice kick. And when I make a big batch, I have extra.

Other: Limes, tamari, pickled ginger, sriracha, avocado mayo – for overall flavor boosting. I generally have these things on hand at all times.

And here are the recipes! (click here for the Grocery List).

Meal Plan Recap + Grocery List (June)

1. Mango & Black Bean Ginger Rice Bowls

I’ve been on this sweet-savory-crispy bowl kick lately – it’s packed with SO many refreshing veggies, making this a perfect meal for summer. The sauce – a tamari-lime vinaigrette is light but full of punchy flavor. Also – these bowls are quite large and some readers have commented that it made enough for lunch the next day.

Meal Plan Recap + Grocery List (June)

2. Mango Cucumber Nori Wraps

This is veggie sushi for people like me who don’t want to spend time rolling maki. I’ve been a fan of this avocado-cucumber-mango combination ever since I made it for this sushi recipe. I love the juicy texture of the mango next to the crisp cucumber. It’s delicious wrapped with seasoned rice and yummy spicy mayo. For this recipe, I used up the rest of my rice and the 1/2 leftover cucumber from recipe #1. If you’ve never used nori at home – now’s your chance! Sea vegetables are so good for you and it’s an easy pantry staple to keep on hand. (Tip: if you can’t find nori, make lettuce wraps).

Meal Plan Recap + Grocery List (June)

3. Spicy Mango, Black Bean & Avocado Tacos

If you’re like me, your meal cravings rotate in this circular pattern: 1. salad/bowl-type-meal 2.  sushi 3. tacos… and repeat. So naturally, recipe #3 here is to take everything leftover – that chunk of leftover green cabbage from recipe #1, leftover black beans, the last mango, the remaining 1/2 avocado, and the yummy spicy mayo that was leftover from recipe #2. This recipe was the quickest to put together but – yum yum yum.

So that’s it! CLICK HERE for the Printable PDF Grocery List.

Let me know if you find this kind of post useful and if you’d like to see more of these!


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  1. Brook

    Just got your Everyday book and was hoping you would have something like this on your website. Thank you so much!

  2. Siobhan from

    I am so happy I came across your website! These posts are so helpful, especially as I’m making a strong effort to keep our meals vibrant and nourishing during this quarantine. Thank you for this and all of your lovely photos, writings and offerings. (And your website is so gorgeous and lovely to engage with.)

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      I’m so glad you’re enjoying the site and the recipes!

  3. Angie

    I love this series SO much!!! Please keep it up 🙏🏻

  4. Rhonda

    I made the bowls and tacos this week and they were a huge hit with my family, even my 4 year old who is a very picky eater. Thank you for these quick and easy weeknight meal ideas that are tasty and healthy!

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      Oh, I’m so happy to hear that they were a hit! Great to know they were picky-kid approved too, thanks for the helpful, feedback 🙂

  5. Connie

    I really am loving these posts. I’ll often flip through cookbooks or go to a site such as yours on Sunday to plan out my week’s food, make my shopping list, etc., and now you’re doing that work for me! Looking forward to enjoying these meals.

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      Thanks Connie, I’m so glad they’ve been helpful!

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We love to eat, travel, cook, and eat some more! We create & photograph vegetarian recipes from our home in Chicago, while our shiba pups eat the kale stems that fall on the kitchen floor.