5-Day Summer Reset

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If you want to feel your best this summer, this 5-Day Reset is for you! It takes all the guess-work out of what you’re going to eat, and includes a shopping list & meal prep guide to make your life as easy as possible.

summer reset displayed on a phone with smoothie around it

Similar to my 5-Day Fall Reset program, this digital guide is filled with seasonal recipes, meal plans, and meal prep tips to make healthy eating easier.

Why only 5 days?

I love creating shorter meal plans like this one, because it is affordable and easy to get started with. There’s no long-term commitment, because you’ll be following the guidelines in this program for just 5 days.

You can do anything for 5 days.

That leaves your weekend free for social events (so you won’t feel deprived during any holiday parties coming up!), and you can go right back to this plan the following week if you want to keep your momentum going. Which, I hope you’ll do.

peach salad, chocolate granola, and lettuce wraps as example recipes

What’s Included?

This is a digital PDF that is 60-pages long (to be clear, it’s not a printed book). It includes easy recipes that have been developed specifically for this program, using seasonal produce, all of which are plant-based and gluten-free.

Here’s what you’ll find in this guide:

  • 15 Summer-inspired recipes & photos (probably more than you’ll need for 5 days!)
  • Tips that may help support detoxification and weight loss
  • Two complete 5-day Meal Plans for one adult (that way you’ll try all of the recipes without a lot of leftover food waste)
  • One complete 5-day Meal Plan for two adults
  • Shopping lists for all 3 meal plans
  • 3 detailed “Meal Prep” Guides, customized for each meal plan
  • A Sample Daily Schedule
  • Printable Food Journal
  • Bonus recipe ideas to help you continue after the 5 days!

If you’re like me, and don’t follow a plant-based diet all the time, I find that making vegan recipes for 5 days encourages you to eat more plants, and as a result you’ll squeeze more nutrients into your day.

sample pages of the shopping list, meal plan, and meal prep guide

These meal plans are also properly combined, so all the guess-work is done for you, and they include 3 meals + 2 snacks each day to keep you feeling satisfied.

Paleo Modifications

In case you prefer more of a grain-free, or Paleo, approach, there are also modifications included in this digital guide to make that easy. There are only 4 recipes that call for gluten-free grains or legumes in this guide, so it’s easy enough to switch those out for a Paleo-compliant alternative.

The only added sweetener used in this guide is maple syrup, to keep this guide 100% plant-based. You can also use honey, instead of maple syrup, if you’re not vegan.

summer smoothie, salad and peppermint fudge

Healthy Recipes Made as Easy as Possible

I want to make this program as EASY as possible, for as many people as possible, so these recipes are purposefully simple, while also being sturdy enough to be used as leftovers for another meal in the future. That means you won’t have to spend your entire week in the kitchen, and you won’t be overwhelmed by huge ingredient lists!

The meal plans are designed to use up all of the food you prepare, with possibly a snack or two being leftover for your weekend, too. That means if I ask you to buy a can of coconut milk or tomato paste, you can be sure I’ll have recipes so that you can use the whole thing!

Other than physically coming to your house and cooking for you (I wish I could!), I think I’ve done just about everything in my power to make this meal plan as easy as possible for you.

  • Your shopping list is done.
  • You’ll know exactly what you need to prepare for the recipes in your meal plan.
  • You’ll know exactly what you’re going to eat each day.
  • And then you get to eat whatever you want on the weekend– which may very well be more of the recipes in this guide. The choice is yours!

If this sounds like something that would be helpful to you, you can grab this digital PDF for just $9.99.

That’s roughly the equivalent of buying 2 fancy coffee drinks this summer. Since you can keep this guide forever, and you can make a healthier Vegan Latte at home, I think this is clearly the better value.

Click on the button below to grab your copy now!

summer reset ebook cover  
If the button doesn’t appear for you, click here to purchase the e-book for $9.99.
*Please note, this is a digital e-book that you can download to your computer. This is not a printed book, so nothing will be physically mailed to you. By purchasing this program, you are agreeing to my terms of service.

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I hope this summer will be your healthiest one yet!

Reader Feedback: Do you find these 5-Day Resets helpful? Would you prefer something longer, or different? Your feedback helps to guide me, so please leave any requests in the comments below. Keep in mind that there are also more meal plans in my cookbooks!

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detox book and meal plan

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We are on day 2 of this plan and it is sooooo worth the small investment! Every recipe has been absolutely fantastic and we feel amazing! Thank you so much for all the effort you obviously put into this! I don’t know how many weeks we’ll do a version of it, but it won’t be just one! 😉

    Megan Gilmore

    Oh, yay! I’m so happy to hear that you’re enjoying it so far. Thanks for coming back to let me know!


Does the summer reset use tofu? I have a soy allergy so can’t eat soy

    Megan Gilmore

    No, there isn’t any tofu or tempeh. There is only one recipe that calls for a soy product (tamari) but you could swap that for coconut aminos or just season with salt to your taste.

      Diane Hudson

      I’m vegan. Would this be suitable foe me?
      Love you and you cookbooks and info online!!!

        Megan Gilmore

        All of the recipes in the Summer Reset are vegan. Hope you’ll enjoy them!


I have been home a lot more, so I mostly stopped meal planning, instead using what I could find easily in stores and using up things in my pantry. I’ve enjoyed the creativity and freedom but I’ve begun to develop “decision fatigue” so I’m excited to give this a try! I also cook for one so I really appreciate the meal plans that avoid having to cook every meal!

I know it is impossible to accommodate everyone’s diet but one piece of feedback is that it would be helpful to put in parentheses which recipes the shopping list items are for, so if you know you won’t be making that recipe, you could adjust your own shopping list accordingly. For example, if maple syrup is just being used for the peppermint fudge and I know I won’t be making that one because of a nut allergy, I would know that I won’t need to buy any.



    I agree! It is very helpful to know which ingredient is for which recipe(s) in case you aren’t making one.


Elizabeth DelGrosso

I have all three books and I love each one. The recipes are all so easy and delicious 😋


My husband and I loved the reset recipes! My husband only ate the dinners with me and the chocolate granola as a snack. I had to make extra granola! This is my favorite reset so far. I really loved ALL the recipes and appreciated the extra recipe to use up any extras. The curry lentil stew was also a favorite for both of us. The shopping and prep helps were also a huge time saver. This reset was definitely worth it! all the recipes will be going into regular menu planning rotation. Thank you so much! 🙂

    Megan Gilmore

    Thank you SO MUCH for the feedback, Christy. I’m glad you both enjoyed the recipes!

Anne Tobin

The summer reset has been great! It helped get me back into a better cooking routine AND the new recipes helped me get out of a rut. Now that I’ve gotten into the pattern, I’m swapping out recipes as needed when my days are busier. This plan helped me transition into food combing throughout the weekday vs. following the cookbook plans. Thanks!

    Megan Gilmore

    Thanks for the feedback, Anne! I’m so glad the plan has been helpful!

Cheryl Zwijacz

when the children go back to school at the end of the month going to try this late summer reset

    Megan Gilmore

    Sounds like a plan, Cheryl! I can’t wait to hear what you think of this one. 🙂

Rose Gebken

Megan, have you ever thought of doing one of these for each season? I’m trying to incorporate a detox into my life around each of the seasonal shifts (equinox/solstice) and I’d love one for the fall!

    Megan Gilmore

    Yes, that’s the goal! I’m working on a Fall reset as we speak. 🙂

      Rose Gebken

      Yay! Can’t wait for it 😊
      You have been such a help to me over the past few years in my efforts toward health. The fact that your recipes use roughly the same general ingredients means that I come back to them over and over. Thank you 💖

Aleta Jacobson

I like the 5 day restes. I hope you will come out with one for winter. It can be a hard time with wanting all the comforts of eating.
Thank you.


I love your Fresh and Healthy Instant Pot Cookbook and have recommended it to everyone! I just discovered your website and purchased the 5 day Winter Rest. I love it!

I was wondering if you are going to do a 5 Day Spring Reset.

I am enjoying your website and the weekly meal plans.



I love that there are different, customizable shopping lists and especially that there’s a convenient prep day. As usual, your recipes look amazing. Thank you! I’m wondering, is there a substitution for jackfruit that you recommend that will keep the dinner vegan and properly combined? Unfortunately, I have a jackfruit allergy (but it tastes SO good!) Thanks!!

    Megan Gilmore

    Mushrooms are a good neutral substitute, or you can use canned chickpeas instead!


I love the recipes and overall plan for this reset—thanks! Since I’m allergic to jackfruit, I’m wondering if you have any recommendations for a substitute that will keep the dish vegan and properly combined?

    Megan Gilmore

    I know some people use mushrooms for a meaty texture, but I also think white beans would be nice. Sort of like BBQ baked beans when tossed with that sauce. Either option would work here!


      Thanks, Megan! My computer had issues, hence my double posting. I will try the mushrooms because I am moving on to week 2, which has the white bean potato salad. Everything has been AMAZINGGGGGG and I even made the zucchini hummus today. Wow. Wow. Wow. I’m doing this reset to feel better about what I’m eating but in this week I lost 2 pounds. Not a goal, but I’m not complaining! Everything has been delicious so far, and very easy to make. Not only will I add these recipes into my summer rotation, but I’m looking forward to the Fall reset, as well!


        These were ALL amazing recipes! I’d love (and would quickly purchase) longer plans so that I can feel good knowing that my meals are healthy and properly combined!

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