02/24/2017 06:01 am ET

Sunday Meal Prep: These Healthy Vegetarian Recipes Are All You Need

Cook on the weekend, then relax all week long.

Every week we bring you Meal Prep to help you lay out healthy weekly meals. Do your shopping, spend a few hours cooking on the weekend, and enjoy the fruits of your labor all week long. A lot of thought goes into curating them, ensuring there’s a good balance of nutrition and delicious fun.

The five recipes you really should be making this Sunday.
Julie R Thomson
The five recipes you really should be making this Sunday.

You’re in luck. We’ve rounded up five really great recipes that will make eating healthy all week long feel like a luxury, not a chore. And as an added bonus, all these recipes are vegetarian-friendly. So if you dream of taking Meatless Monday up a notch, consider this batch of recipes your answer.

This week we have some wholesome banana muffins (with chocolate!) to get your day started off on the right foot. They also double as a pretty solid dessert. For lunch there’s a mini falafel baked salad and spiced chickpeas ― they work well together or on their own. Dinner is a brilliant orange carrot pesto pasta. And for a snack, a perfectly peanut buttery no-bake granola bar. Sounds great, right?

Let’s get to it.