Forks Meal Planner - Plant-Based Meal Planning Made Easy

Why a whole-food, plant-based diet?

Plant-based diets have been shown to help prevent chronic diseases such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

Larger portions, fewer calories

Plant foods are naturally low in calories and high in fiber, so you'll enjoy eating larger portions, without feeling deprived or hungry.

A whole food, plant-based diet has been shown to be an effective tool to help with weight loss.

No cholesterol, naturally.

Plant foods never contain cholesterol and are high in fiber, which has been shown to further help reduce blood cholesterol levels.

Prevent or reverse common diseases such as heart disease

“Forks Meal Planner helps you say goodbye to “What are we going to eat tonight?” and hello to a world of vibrant, healthy meals the whole family can enjoy. It's a fantastic tool for anyone wanting to get healthier while eating really great food!”

Dr Michelle McMacken, MD.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, NYU School of Medicine
Photo by Jessica Mahady

Dr Michelle McMacken, MD.
Advisor to Forks Over Kinves
Photo by Jessica Mahady

1 of every 4 deaths in in the U.S. is due to heart disease, the leading cause of death

1 in 3 people could suffer from preventable diabetes by 2050, at the current rate

of the leading causes of death could be prevented with a plant-based diet

Michael Greger, MD

Your questions, answered

I’m too busy to spend a bunch of time cooking. Is this plan realistic for someone like me?
We created Forks Meal Planner intentionally to help make life easier for busy people like you. The plan is designed to work around your schedule and save you time by:
  • guiding you through advance batch preparation of recipes before your busy week begins with our convenient Weekend Prep planner.
  • keeping your active time in the kitchen to 30 minutes or less (once Weekend Prep is complete).
  • doubling up on certain recipes, so you can cook once and then quickly reheat leftovers on a future day. (If you’re not a fan of leftovers, don’t panic. You can always adapt the meal plans to suit your preferences.)
  • allowing you to fully customize your plans and quickly adjust the amount of meals you’re planning to prepare on any given week.
  • automatically updating your Weekend Prep planner and Grocery List whenever you make a change to your plan, saving you the hassle of making time-consuming adjustments by hand.
I can’t eat gluten, soy and/or nuts. Can I exclude these from my plan?
Absolutely. Simply indicate these intolerances when you sign up (or at a later date in your Account Settings) and the recipes in your plan will be adapted accordingly. Over time, we’ll be expanding support for other intolerances, too.
What if I’m entertaining, or cooking different portions per week? Is it easy to adjust my plan?
You bet. We’ve created Forks Meal Planner to be as flexible and easy to use as possible. Should you ever need to cook more (or less) of a meal, you can adjust the serving size for any recipe on the fly. Your Grocery List and Weekend Prep planner will automatically update.
Can I switch between different plans (individual, couple and family)?
Each plan contains a well-rounded variety of plant-based meals crafted specially by our in-house chef/s. Every recipe is designed to be quick, easy and pleasing to the whole family. The plan provides you with ideas for two meals per day (typically lunch and dinner), plus an optional snack or dessert. If you’d like to add breakfasts to a weekly plan, you’ll find a growing collection in your Recipe Archive. Just swap these recipes in at any time, and your grocery list and Weekend Prep planner will update accordingly.
How do these recipes compare to the ones in your cookbooks/recipe app and on your website?
While other Forks Over Knives resources provide a wonderful variety of recipes for cooks of all levels, every recipe in Forks Meal Planner is designed or adapted by our in-house chefs to meet a strict set of criteria. To make the cut, meals need to be quick, tasty and easy to prepare in 30 minutes or less, using ingredients commonly found at most grocery stores. Whenever a recipe contains an ingredient that takes a little longer to prepare (for instance, boiling grains or roasting vegetables), it will include convenient Weekend Prep steps that allow you to batch cook these items before your busy workweek begins. Each meal planner recipe can also be easily adjusted for multiple serving sizes, and any changes you make (whether to serving sizes or your weekly plan) will automatically reflect in your Weekend Prep and Grocery List.
What if I don’t like a meal in the plan?
No worries. Personal taste varies and—let’s face it—sometimes you’re just not in the mood for quinoa. That’s why we provide you with a couple of additional recipes every week that you can always swap into your plan if you prefer. You can also substitute any recipe in your plan with ones from previous plans, ensuring your current plan always fits your mood. With every change you make, your weekly plan, Grocery List and Weekend Prep planner will automatically update.
Are your recipes kid/family friendly?
All of our recipes are designed to appeal to adults and children alike. For some recipes, we’ll suggest kid-friendly tweaks to make sure every recipe is a hit.
Is this a recurring subscription service?
Yes. You can choose to be billed either monthly or yearly—whatever works best for you.
Subscriptions make me nervous. Should I be nervous?
Not at all. If you aren’t thrilled with our service for any reason, simply take advantage of our 30-day money-back guarantee.
Do I get to keep past recipes once my weekly plan changes?
As a subscriber, the recipes are all yours! If at any time you ever feel like revisiting a recipe from a past plan, you can always find it in your Recipe Box. When you swap a recipe into your plan, your Weekend Prep planner and Grocery List will automatically update.
Real talk: how can I save money on the plan?
By purchasing an annual subscription, you’ll save 50% more than you would on a monthly plan. That’s essentially like getting six months free.