(yes… I have the printing of a 14 year old.)
Menu planning is something I have always tried to do weekly. When I don’t menu plan I feel like our eating is so unorganized, unhealthy, and more expensive. I love to know what other people are planning for meals when my creativity is running dry so I figured that I would share my weekly menu plans to help inspire some meals for you as well.
We don’t eat a lot of meat. We used to eat strictly vegan, but since I crave chicken burgers like none other when I’m pregnant I am a more casual vegan now. We eat animal products every once and a while but generally have a plant based diet. (I know that a meatless dinner doesn’t fly with a lot of husbands – But I would definitely recommend the Oh She Glows cookbook if you’re trying to ease out meat because most meals I make from there David or company can barely tell its vegan.)
I also try to plan my meals based on similar ingredients so that I’m not buy excess, and can use the left overs in the next meal.
I usually only plan 4 meals, because we always end up eating out/ordering in or going to someones house. So, here is whats on the menu for this week:
Crockpot Tortilla Soup – Topped with Avocado, Cilantro & Corn Chips.
-I put this in the crockpot last week we had it for one dinner, and a few days of lunches and I put half of it into the freezer. Super easy, basically just dumping a bunch of cans into the crockpot.
Homemade Yam Fries with Siracha Mayo & True Food Kale Salad
-We are obsessed… We eat this salad recipe at least 4 times a week. This is definitely a lighter meal. Some nights we eat lighter meals and then have snacks later while we play board games: popcorn, apples & caramel dip (This salted caramel sauce is da bomb), frozen cookie dough (seriously do yourself a favour and make these tonight).
-Siracha Mayo: Mix Mayo, Siracha & Ketchup to taste. mmm.
Vegan Chickpea Chana Masala
-Super quick & easy. From my favourite cookbook Oh She Glows.
-Also from Oh She Glows.
Chia Seed Parfaits – Topped with Raspberries & Granola
-My favourite breakfast! I’m totally content eating the same thing for breakfast all week. I make enough to fill 7 or 8 jars layering chia with frozen raspberries on top and then just keep them in the fridge ready to go and wait to add granola before eating.