Meal Plan Monday

It’s a new week and a new challenge, it seems.  This week we’re going to eat vegan dinners every night.  Or, erm…my husband is going to eat vegan every night.  I’m going to try to support this.  Last night I had a chicken salad, which, for those of you paying attention, is clearly NOT vegan.  :)  Here’s the plan:

Sunday: Panera – I had the aforementioned Chicken Salad (it was dressed with a spicy thai dressing; strong but quite tasty).  My husband stuck to his vegan guns and had a mediterranean sandwich with hummus and veggies

Monday:  Creamy Avocado Pasta & Salad

Tuesday:  Spicy Potato Curry

Wednesday: Hot & Spicy Tofu

Thursday:  Quinoa Bowls

Friday:  Rice and Lentils

Saturday:  Eeks.  Don’t know yet.  We’ll work something out!

Let’s hope these taste good.  We were talking about eating vegan and it’s actually not as hard as it may seem if you know what to look for.  For example, MANY of the indian meals that our parents love are actually vegan (as long as you omit the ghee).  It’s when you eat out that you starts seeing cheeses (paneer) and cream put into the vegetables.  I’ve been wanting to learn how to cook indian food but I haven’t really made any effort to do so.  :(  Boo.  If you like tofu, you can also do quite a bit of vegan cooking with chinese food.  As long as you’re not using fish or oyster sauce and using veggies and tofu, you’re in good shape.  There are also a lot of meat alternatives that are vegan but also seem highly processed to us.  So in this first trial, we’re going to steer clear of those.

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