Meal Planning Monday (Week beginning 20 May 2013)

Here is my quickly put together meal plan for National Vegetarian Week.

I would have liked to have made a more exciting plan, but sometimes life is just too busy.

This had to be an easy plan for a week where I work four days and two late nights.

A week where Cooper has two martial arts classes. A week where Graham won't get home until after Cooper is in bed and a week where I will be taking lots of buses and everything will take so much longer. Oh and another trip to the hospital *sigh*.

Monday: Vegetarian Spaghetti Bolognaise

We had my brother-in-law around for dinner on Sunday night and I made a pot of bolognaise. We had a bit of a help yourself on the table. Spaghetti, garlic bread, a mixed salad, pickled onions, beetroot and potato salad, so there is leftover bolognaise to have tonight as well as some salad. I'm on 5:2 Diet today, so even though I'll have about 400 calories left, that will equate to more salad and less spaghetti.

Tuesday: Spinach and Coconut Dal

An easy one for Tuesday. Cooper and I won't get home until after 7pm. We'll eat it with toasted pitta bread and I can heat some up for Graham coming home.

Wednesday: Lentil Soup

I bet you've guessed where this is going? I'll add more stock to the leftover dal to make us a satisfying soup.

Thursday: Baked Potato and Salad

I'm on a 5:2 Diet fast day again, so I will be having cottage cheese on a potato, Cooper will have cheddar and Graham, when he gets home will have hummus.

Friday: Homemade Pizza & Salad

I have some homemade pizza dough in the freezer, so I'll just need to pop it in the fridge Thursday night, then make a quick sauce on Friday. A few veggies and voila! No mozzarella for Graham, but Cooper and I will have it on ours.

I am linking my Meal Planning post up with At Home with Mrs M who hosts this event.

How is your week looking? Is it busy? Will you be trying to incorporate some veggie meals into your week?

Here are 10 tasty ideas for vegetarian meal planning:

  1. Vegetable and Lentil Stew
  2. Cottage Garden Pie
  3. Richly Braised Lentils
  4. Spinach and Onion Puff Tart
  5. Chilli Bake
  6. Tagliatelle al Pesto e Yoghurt
  7. Peanutty Vegetable Noodles
  8. Cajun Black Bean & Sweet Potato Burger
  9. Broccoli and Cheese Soup
  10. Fig, Beetroot & Feta Salad


  1. Loving all the legumes, Jacqui! I have lentils + spinach, a toor dal curry and mung beans with a mango chutney in the fridge right now. The leftovers should last a few days. :)

    1. Mmmmm, that sounds like a tasty fridge full Janice!

  2. thanks for that - the dahl looks great and I have plenty of spinach that I don't know what to do with.

    1. Oh definitely make the dal then. It is delicious!!

  3. I always mean to mark these celebrations but life can get in the way - and vegetarian week is a funny one because we always eat vegetarian anyway - and you do lots of great vegetarian meals - I think your meal plan is a great way of showing how to eat simple but healthy veg food as an everyday activity rather than having to do amazing but time consuming food - enjoy your week and best wishes for good health

    1. Hehe, thanks for that Johanna, that was a lovely way to make me feel better about my simple menu :)


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