Staying hydrated has many benefits; it basically helps our entire body to function as best it can. But, have you ever thought of getting your water from the foods you eat? It can really be as simple as snacking on some celery, cucumber, or cantaloupe. It can also be incorporating more water into your day, as well. These foods include oranges, pineapples, cucumbers, celery, and peaches. Any food with a high water content will be hydrating, and it’s best to consume these foods in their whole form to get the most out of them nutritionally. Along with staying hydrated, you also want to make sure that you’re eating enough food to fuel your body properly. Some of these meals will be filling on their own, but feel free to use it as a side and add your favorite protein to it!

We also highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App  — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest meatless, vegan, plant-based, and allergy-friendly recipe resource to help you get healthy! And, don’t forget to check out our Weekly Meal Plan Archives!

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Are you ready to have a week full of delicious vegan food that leaves you nourished and content? Let’s get started!

This week, we’re bringing you hydrating meals to enjoy for your breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert! And, they are fully vegan and plant-based!

Monday

Vegan Black Beans with Corn and Tomato Relish

Source: Black Beans with Corn and Tomato Relish

Start your week off with these hydrating foods! You can even make a bottle of infused water to sip on throughout the day. The best thing about infused water is that you can make it any flavor you’d like, from cucumber and mint to lemon and ginger. It’ll go great with these hydrating meals!

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Tuesday

Vegan Gigante Bean Soup with Celery and Olives

Source: Gigante Bean Soup with Celery and Olives

Smoothie bowls and soup are wonderful ways to help your body stay hydrated throughout the day! We’ve provided a smoothie bowl that has cantaloupe in it, but if you’re wondering other ways to add hydrating foods to your smoothie, you can add celery or even coconut water to your smoothies. Along with staying hydrated, you also want to make sure that you’re eating enough food to fuel your body properly. For dinner, this cucumber salad will be delicious, but feel free to add your favorite protein to eat alongside it!

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Wednesday

Vegan Buffalo Chickpea Tacos With Celery Ranch Sauce

Source: Buffalo Chickpea Tacos With Celery Ranch Sauce

If you’ve never tried buffalo chickpea tacos, this is your time! These tacos pack a lot of protein and include celery ranch sauce that adds a beautiful cooling taste to the dish. Although the sauce includes celery, you might want to add a few sticks to munch on the side for even more hydration.

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Thursday

Vegan Watermelon Quinoa Kale Salad

Source: Watermelon Quinoa Kale Salad

This salad packs a punch of deliciousness and flavor, and with the watermelon included, makes for a hydrating meal! This salad includes massaged kale, quinoa, and a bit of mint to bring out the flavors. End your day with these wonderful cranberry orange cookies!

Friday

Vegan Zucchini Fritters with Vegan Cucumber Raita

Source: Zucchini Fritters with Vegan Cucumber Raita

Happy Friday! The end of the week calls for one more day of hydrating meals! These include a wonderfully delicious peach smoothie, zucchini fritters, and a refreshing watermelon frose, because what better way to welcome in the weekend than with a bit of party in your cup! Of course, feel free to omit the alcohol for a lovely, sweet treat!

Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammationheart healthmental wellbeingfitness goalsnutritional needsallergiesgut health, and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acnehormonal imbalancecancerprostate cancer and has many side effects.

For those of you interested in eating more plant-based or even giving one of these vitamin-rich citrus meals a try, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest plant-based recipe resource to help reduce your environmental footprint, save animals and get healthy! And, while you are at it, we encourage you to also learn about the environmental and health benefits of a plant-based diet.

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