Going vegetarian isn't just good for you, it's good for the planet. Try it for a week - our plan is so delicious, you won't miss the meat!
We all need a little meal inspiration throughout the week. Meal planning is one of the hardest things to do, but also one of the most necessary when you have a family. Lucky for you, I have put together a 5-day meal vegetarian meal plan that will make even the meat eaters happy.
Since Mondays are hard and we are often devoid of much energy, let’s make the meal a one-pan wonder: Spring Vegetable Pad Thai. This recipe is healthy, quick and easy, and full of vegetables. It’s a summertime wonder! And because it is Monday, we can end the meal with a little treat: Fruit Cobbler made in the slow cooker. You won’t even have to turn the oven on for this one!
Let’s keep the exotic flavors going and serve Coconut Curry Soup with Sweet Potatoes and Roasted Chickpeas. Don’t worry – even though this is a soup, it can be served hot or cold, making it perfect for summer! Carry the flavors of the meal right through by serving your soup with some naan and Cucumber Raita.
On Wednesday night, why not continue to spice things up a bit with a Spicy Black Bean Burger recipe? In case the burgers are a bit too spicy for you, you can cool your taste buds by serving them alongside leftover Cucumber Raita from Tuesday night. End the meal with Chia Seed Pudding, a quick and easy no-bake, no-cook dessert that is so good you won’t believe that it is healthy for you. (Just don’t tell the kids!)
Make Thursday night pasta night by whipping up a batch of healthy Kale Pesto and serving it on top of your favorite whole wheat pasta. Make a Greek Chopped Salad for your side – simply leave out the chicken for a vegetarian version, or serve it on the side for any meat-eaters that might be joining you for dinner.
It is finally Friday! Use your leftover Kale Pesto from Thursday night to make Roasted Eggplant Sandwiches that are so robust and full of flavor, you won’t even miss the meat. A Cucumber Tomato Salad recipe makes for the perfect refreshing summer side dish, and the perfect end to a deliciously vegetarian week.