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Menu Plan Monday: 3/11/13

Two weeks ago, I started working on a blog post that contained our monthly meal plan for February. I know a lot of people get intrigued about a (mostly) vegan diet and wonder, “what do you eat??” That was two weeks ago. I would like to make blogging a bigger part of my life but as of yet, I haven’t figured out how to do it. Maybe someday I will get around to finishing that post. But for today, for the first time in months, I can at least give you my weekly meal plan!

Happy Cooking!

Monday: Quinoa Bean Burritos (for the sauce I just mix avocado and homemade taco seasoning and spread it on the tortilla), steamed vegetables, chips and salsa

Tuesday: Chickpea Noodle Soup, French Peasant Bread

Wednesday: Potato Tacos, gaucamole, corn

Thursday: Cauliflower Steaks, Pineapple Fried Rice

Friday: Stovetop Broccoli and White Bean Lasagna, French Peasant Bread, green beans

Saturday: takeout/leftovers/breakfast for dinner

Sunday: Black Bean Burgers, homemade french fries, snap peas

Snacks: Sweet Potato Muffins, trail mix, veggie chips, fruit, Homemade Lara Bars, veggies and hummus

Breakfasts: Lazy Granola (made with coconut oil, coconut, almonds and flax), Cinnamon Pancakes, Peanut Butter Oatmeal, toast on homemade Oatmeal bread

Lunches: eggs, pbnj + honey sandwiches, leftovers, black bean tostadas

Dessert: Strawberry Oatmeal Bars (i halved the sugar and used white whole wheat flour), Vegan Brownies

What’s on your menu this week?

This post is linked to orgjunkie’s Menu Plan Monday


Menu Plan Monday: Nov. 12

I’m finally getting to a place where our list of family favorite meals is growing! It turns out a mostly vegan diet suits us. 🙂 I needed to plan this week’s meals in a hurry and I did it in about 2 minutes! That felt amazing. Here’s the plan!

Monday: leftover Straw and Hay Pasta from Chloe’s Kitchen and breadsticks from this book.

Tuesday: Roasted Chickpea Tacos with guacamole and cilantro lime rice (family favorite!)

Wednesday: Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Thursday: Orzo pilaf with roasted red peppers and peas, and steamed broccoli (family favorite!)

Friday: Black Bean, Kale and Rice Soup in the Crockpot (family favorite!)

Saturday: Thanksgiving meal at my sister’s – taking a turkey shaped fruit platter and this Grape and Pecan Salad with Lemon Poppyseed dressing

Sunday: My day off! Leftovers or something super simple

This post is linked to Menu Plan Monday at Orgjunkie.

Menu Plan Monday: 9/17

I know.

It’s been…months?

Hellooooo, hellooo, hellooooo? Do you hear the echo?

Between having a third baby, my oldest starting preschool (what!!?), and completely flipping our diets upside down, the blog has gotten pushed to the wayside. It’s not like I was actively writing much before that, and sure, preschool is only one day a week, and maybe we didn’t completely flip our diets upside down. Whatever. The point is, I don’t write much anymore, let alone type up a menu plan, which, let’s face it: that’s all this blog turned into really anyway. Have I gone crazy with the commas? Hubby, are you having a small heart attack right now?

The main reason for the lack of menu plans is simply because most of our meals these days come from cookbooks I’ve checked out of the library. We’ve recently adopted a mostly vegan diet and checking out books from the library has been the easiest way for me to find inspiration. One of the things I love about Menu Plan Monday is the fact that we can all share links to fabulous, and sometimes not so fabulous, recipes. Since I didn’t have links to share with you, it almost seemed pointless to type it up. But, I felt like doing it today, and I do have a few links for you. So, here’s the plan!

Monday: Greek Veggie Pitas, with Roasted chickpeas (using this method with lemon, garlic, and oregano for seasoning.)

Tuesday: Potato Kale Tacos

Wednesday: Pasta Fagioli – veganized

Thursday: Quinoa, Kidney beans and Corn

Friday: Pizza!! (going to try that Daiya cheese and hope for the best!)

Saturday: Spaghetti and Bean Balls

Sunday: Roasted Potatoes and peppers with Scrambled Eggs (like I said ~ mostly vegan)

There you have it! What’s on your menu plan this week?

Linked to Menu Plan Monday at Organizing Junkie