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Whether you’re brand new to vegan eating or a seasoned pro looking for extra inspiration, we’re here to help you find great food. The wide array of vegan products at Trader Joe’s, for example, makes finding plant-based foods especially easy and convenient. Check out the sample meal plan we’ve laid out below based on vegan items at the chain, where one-stop shopping for an entire week’s worth of dinners is a snap.

Click on any day to see that recipe, or just scroll down to check out the whole week:

Monday: Meatless Meatball Subs
Tuesday: Black Bean and Beefless Crumble Tacos
Wednesday: Sriracha Baked Tofu Stir-Fry
Thursday: Cashew Cream Tomato Pasta
Friday: BBQ Tofu Sliders with Broccoli Slaw
Saturday: Pizza
Sunday: Corndog Muffins

Monday: Meatless Meatball Subs

Costs approximately $1.85 per serving

These four ingredients will cure your case of the Mondays.


Meatless Meatball Subs Using Ingredients From Trader Joe’s

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  • 1 pkg.  frozen Meatless Meatballs
  • 1 jar  Traditional Marinara Sauce
  • 1 pkg.  vegan hot dog buns
  • 1/2 pkg.  Vegan Mozzarella Style Shreds


  • Prepare the vegan meatballs according to the package instructions.
  • Add the marinara sauce to a skillet and heat over medium heat until warmed through.
  • Toast the buns and fill with the vegan meatballs (about 6 per bun). Top with the sauce and vegan cheese shreds and, if desired, toast in a toaster oven for 5 minutes or until the “cheese” melts.

Makes up to 5 subs

Rated 3.5/5 based on 5 reviews

Tuesday: Black Bean and Beefless Crumble Tacos

Costs approximately $3.50 per serving (2 or 3 tacos), not including toppings 

Grab your favorite oil and fry up these ingredients.


Black Bean and Beefless Crumble Tacos Using Trader Joe’s Ingredients

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  • 1 pkg.  Beef-Less Ground Beef
  • 1 pkg.  Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 1 jar  Traditional Marinara Sauce
  • 1 15-oz. can  black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 5 taco shells
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • Salsa, shredded lettuce, and vegan cheese (optional)


  • Prepare the beefless ground beef according to the package instructions and transfer to a skillet. Add the taco seasoning mix and tomato sauce and cook over medium heat until thickened. Stir in the black beans and cook until warmed through.
  • Fill the taco shells with the beefless crumble mixture, avocado, and any other toppings of your choice.

Makes 5 tacos

Rated 2.7/5 based on 25 reviews

Wednesday: Sriracha Baked Tofu Stir-Fry

Costs approximately $2.36 per serving

Warning: You may get addicted to this Sriracha tofu.


Vegan Stir-Fry Using Trader Joe’s Sriracha Baked Tofu

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  • Oil, for frying
  • 1 pkg.  Sriracha Baked Tofu
  • 1 pkg.  frozen Vegetable Fried Rice
  • 1 pkg.  fresh broccoli florets or baby broccoli


  • Cut tofu into strips.
  • Combine all the ingredients in a lightly oiled pan and cook covered for 12 to 15 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally.

Makes 3 to 4 servings

Rated 2.7/5 based on 119 reviews

Thursday: Cashew Cream Tomato Pasta

Costs approximately 65 cents per serving

Your friends won’t believe how easy this dish is to make.


Pasta with Cashew Cream Sauce (Vegan)

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  • 1 16-oz. pkg.  penne or rigatoni pasta
  • 1 jar Organic Tomato Basil Marinara
  • 1 cup  cashew pieces
  • 1/2 cup  almond milk


  • Prepare the pasta according to the package instructions.
  • Blend the remaining ingredients in a food processor or blender.
  • Add the pasta and the sauce mixture to a large saucepan. Stir over medium-high heat until warmed through.

Makes 8 servings

Rated 5.0/5 based on 1 reviews

Friday: Tofu Sliders with Broccoli Slaw

Costs approximately $2 per serving

These vegan sliders are the perfect potluck dish.


Mini BBQ Tofu Burgers with Broccoli Slaw

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  • 1 pkg.  extra-firm tofu, drained and cut into 1/2-inch thick slices
  • 1 cup  Organic Brown Sugar BBQ Sauce and Marinade
  • 1 pkg.  Organic Broccoli Slaw
  • 3/4 to 1 cup  Vegan Spread & Dressing
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp.  salt
  • 1 Tbsp.  apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup  raisins or dried cranberries (optional)
  • 1 pkg.  Mini Hamburger Buns


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Coat the tofu with the BBQ sauce and bake on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper for 20 to 30 minutes, flipping once halfway through.
  • In a large bowl, combine the broccoli slaw, vegan spread, sugar, salt, apple cider vinegar, and raisins or dried cranberries, if using.
  • Toast the buns and layer on the baked tofu and broccoli slaw.

Makes 5 servings

Rated 3.5/5 based on 2 reviews

Saturday: Pizza

Costs approximately $1 per serving, not including extra toppings

This is what pizza should look like.


Trader Joe’s Vegan Pizza Party

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  • 1 pkg.  Regular, Whole Wheat, or Garlic & Herb refrigerated pizza dough
  • Flour, for dusting the work surface and baking sheet
  • 1 jar  pizza sauce
  • 1/2 pkg.  Vegan Mozzarella Style Shreds (optional)
  • Toppings of your choice (mushrooms, olives, artichoke hearts, etc.)


  • Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  • Knead the pizza dough on a lightly floured work surface and then flatten onto a floured baking sheet.
  • Spread the pizza sauce evenly on top and add the vegan cheese, if using, as well as your favorite toppings. Bake until the crust is golden brown, about 20 minutes.

Makes 4 to 6 servings

Rated 2.9/5 based on 42 reviews

Sunday: Corndog Muffins

Costs approximately $2.22 per serving

We’ve got a recipe video ready to help you throw these together.

And of course, Trader Joe’s has plenty of other vegan products that aren’t on this list, too—including fresh produce and beverages. This list is just a template to help you get started, but there are thousands of recipes right here on if you want to swap anything out. And if you’re ever feeling stuck in a rut, cooking the same foods over and over again, just pop by the PETA Living food page for some new inspiration.

You can go vegan, and we can help you eat all the same foods that you ate before, just without the animal-derived ingredients. Help create a compassionate, sustainable future by always opting for vegan products when you dine out and shop for groceries.

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