This Week’s Meatless Meal Plan | 01.13.14

By Kiersten | Last Updated: March 23, 2014

Lentil Loaf + Mashed Cauliflower + Green Beans

As I mentioned last week, I’ve decided to retire What I Ate This Week and I’m replacing it with a weekly vegetarian meal plan. In these posts, you’ll find write ups about the recipes we’ve included (just like What I Ate This Week!), some tips to help you make the most of your meal plan, and a printable menu and shopping list. We’ll be posting these on Fridays so you can do your grocery shopping over the weekend and have all your ingredients ready for Monday! Here’s what’s on the menu this week:

Monday

Creamy Wild Rice & Mushroom Soup RecipeCreamy Wild Rice & Mushroom Soup from Oh My Veggies // This soup is creamy, filling, and it’s a reader favorite! Normally, a soup like this would include turkey or chicken, but I replaced the meat with mushrooms.

Tuesday

Lentil Loaf + Mashed Cauliflower + Green BeansLentil Loaf from One Ingredient Chef + Simple Creamy Mashed Cauliflower from Inspired Taste + Frozen Green Beans // Helloooo comfort food! I am a sucker for meals like this. I had a hankering for a good veggie meatloaf and this one definitely fit the bill. To trim things down a little bit, I made mashed cauliflower instead of mashed potatoes; frozen green beans make an easy extra side dish and a little ketchup or store-bought mushroom gravy (we like Pacific Natural Foods’ version!) is the perfect addition to the meatloaf.

Wednesday

Zucchini, Bell Pepper & Edamame Stir FryZucchini, Bell Pepper & Edamame Stir Fry from Bake Your Day + Side Salad // This veggie stir fry is meant to serve 2, but we got 4 servings out of it by pairing it with a salad on the side. We loved the spicy stir fry sauce in this and pairing it with udon noodles was a little more fun than the usual rice.

Thursday

Lemony Wheat Berries with Roasted Brussels Sprouts RecipeLemony Wheat Berries with Roasted Brussels Sprouts from Oh My Veggies // Although this takes about an hour to cook, it’s a really hands-off recipe–after you’ve put the wheat berries in the pot and the Brussels sprouts in the oven, you just have to wait a while for them to cook, then toss everything together in a bowl. Easy!

Friday

Light Southwestern Twice-Baked PotatoesLight Southwestern Twice-Baked Potatoes from Cookin’ Canuck // How can you not love these?! Twice-baked potatoes can be high on calories and low on nutrition, but these keep things in check by skipping the sour cream and butter and adding black beans for protein. Serve them with some fresh fruit or veggies on the side and you’ve got yourself a filling meal.

Tips for This Week’s Plan

  • Save a little time on prep by making the Creamy Wild Rice & Mushroom Soup and Lentil Loaf on Sunday. The Lentil Loaf serves 6 to 8, so you can have the extra servings for lunch!
  • If you have a food processor, you can whip the mashed cauliflower in there for an even creamier texture.
  • Use a bagged salad mix and your favorite Asian-inspired salad dressing for Wednesday’s side salad.
  • You should be able to pull off this meal plan in one shopping trip; if you do your shopping on Saturday or Sunday, all the veggies you buy should last throughout the week.

Vegetarian Meal Plan & Shopping List - 01.13.14Click here for a printable version of this week’s meatless meal plan and shopping list, then click on the links above to print out each recipe. Now you’re set for the week!

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Comments

This must be the best thing ever invented! I just love this. My personal request would be to make a weak fully glutenfree and dairy free. If that’s possible.

Big thanks and a huge thumbs up from Sweden!

I can’t wait to try these recipes! The only change I will make is the soup…being vegan I will use raw cashews instead of sour cream. I love the new format, it will be very helpful to me.

Deb

I LOVE YOU for this meatless meal plan feature!! SO awesome! I stink at meal-planning. This is such a fantastic resource. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Any chance the tips can be printable? Am I pushing my luck? : )

Loving the meal plans and shopping lists, really helpful and great to give my hubby to help cook. Thank you

Thank you for providing the entire package for each week. I am always anxious about dinners as my family is a combination or meat eaters and vegetarians, semi-gluten-free and different taste preferences. This is exactly what I’ve been seaching websites, facebook, cookbooks for. You have made my nights SO much more peaceful. I can add meat and a salad and BAM I’m done. I’ve enjoyed being back in the kitchen.

I’m so happy to hear that! I always hear from people who struggle to come up with vegetarian meal ideas, so I was hoping that people would find this series useful. And it’s fun for us to put these meal plans together too, so it’s a total win-win. 🙂

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