I know it is Tuesday the meal plan was due yesterday. I meant to write a meal plan, I planned to write it but I never sat down to get it done. I even took an inventory of my over stuffed fridge. I have so much food in there, I’m very blessed! Most of it is leftovers from the Healthy Cravings group I hosted last week. Healthy Cravings is a group that introduces women to a whole food, plant-based diet.
If you are new here I hope I not getting off on the wrong foot. 🙂 I usually post a meal plan every Monday. The are “usually” low-fat, whole food, and plant-based in nature. One of my son’s can’t have gluten so a large part of my Meal Plans are gluten-free or can easily be gluten-free by using rice noodles instead of wheat. I use my meal plan as more of a guideline and often switch meals around based on our schedule, ingredient shortage, or pure laziness.
Breakfasts this week will be simple as always. Toast with almond butter and fruit, oatmeal, sometimes cereal or GF waffles for busy days when I don’t have time to clean a mess.
Lunches are usually leftovers and boy do we have a lot of leftovers. My husband always takes leftovers. We also eat sandwiches and wraps sometimes, those are also great on the go. We also have some baked potatoes and cooked beans ready to go.
Snacks are usually fruit but a parfait makes a fun snack when non-dairy yogurt, fruit, and granola are layered together. These can be made ahead of time too. I’ve also been baking granola bars which disappear almost immediately. Raw veggies like carrots and spinach leaves are a favorite snack for my boys. I bowl of freshly cut carrots will vanish like potato chips if left on the counter.
Monday: Leftover Broccoli Potatoes with faux cheese, leftover Lentil Ragu, and bean burritos
Tuesday: Leftover Salads, Black Beans and Brown Rice with Cilantro
Wednesday: Veggie Stir Fry using cabbage, broccoli, baby kale, red bell peppers, carrots, parsley, and grape tomatoes served over brown rice
Thursday: Veggie and brown rice casserole (really just a clever way of using up what wasn’t eaten in the stir fry) with HH brown gravy
Friday: Dinner out for my family while I’m out of town
So there it is, Meal Plan Monday posted a day late. I don’t think it was too painful. I hope to eat deliberately and use up all the fresh produce this week and as many leftovers as I can. So what are you eating this week?
For a little inspiration check out An Unrefined Vegan and her review of Chef AJ’s book Unprocessed plus a chance to win your very own copy. I’m a big fan of the book, Chef AJ, and An Unrefined Vegan so you can’t go wrong!