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This Week’s Meatless Meal Plan | 09.29.14

Super Easy Taco Bake

Whether you follow our meal plans or come up with your own, a well-stocked pantry can make planning and shopping so much easier. This week’s shopping list looks long, but most of it falls into the Things-You-Have-On-Hand category. Score!

Here’s this week’s meatless meal plan:


Lentil Mushroom Meatballs RecipeSpaghetti and Lentil Mushroom Meatballs // These Lentil Mushroom Meatballs are one of our most popular recipes — they’re perfect for serving with a big bowl of spaghetti!


Portabella Mushrooms Stuffed with Herbed ChickpeasPortabella Mushrooms with Herbed Chickpeas from Vegan Richa // A flavorful chickpea stuffing makes these ‘shrooms extra satisfying.


Cheesy Taco Casserole

Cheesy Taco Casserole // A cross between nachos and an enchilada bake, this meatless version of the Food Network’s Beef and Bean Taco Casserole is pure comfort food. And it couldn’t be easier to put together!


Vegetarian Tikka MasalaVegetarian Tikka Masala from Eating Well // Tofu is substituted for the chicken in this meatless version of chicken masala.


One-Pot Curried Quinoa with Butternut Squash & ChickpeasOne-Pot Curried Quinoa with Butternut Squash and Chickpeas // This recipe makes a lot of curry, so you’ll probably have leftovers for quick weekend lunches.

Tips for This Week’s Plan

  • The stuffed mushrooms and quinoa both call for red onions — I’ve put a large red onion on the shopping list, so use what you need for the mushrooms, then wrap the rest in plastic wrap for Friday.
  • If you have extra green onions, use them as a taco topping! I’ve also added a tomato, lettuce, and salsa to the shopping list, but if you like different toppings for your tacos, adjust as needed.
  • Instead of using parsley for the quinoa curry, use cilantro since you’ll have it on hand. Extra cilantro can also be used as a topping for the tikka masala.
  • I added rice to the shopping list to serve with the tikka, and a box of spaghetti and jar of sauce for serving with the meatballs. These aren’t included in the original recipes, so prepare them according to the package directions.
  • The best thing about the quinoa curry recipe is that you can use whatever frozen vegetables you have on hand to make it! I made it with frozen broccoli and corn that had been sitting in my freezer forever and it was delicious. So if you have frozen veggies on hand, cross the frozen butternut squash and peppers off the shopping list.

Vegetarian Meal Planning & Shopping List - 09.29.14
Click 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!

Find more dinner ideas from our Meatless Meal Plan archives.

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  • Reply
    Meg @ Beard and Bonnet
    September 26, 2014 at 10:37 am

    This meal plan looks so good!! Thanks for including my taco bake.

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    September 26, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    The meatless meatballs look great! I’m going to start cooking and doing a meatless Monday at my boyfriends. Hopefully he will catch on in a few weeks. Haha.

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      Kiersten Frase
      September 30, 2014 at 4:18 pm

      The meatballs will be a hit, I’m sure – so many people have told me they won over the meat eaters in their families! 🙂

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    Millie | Add A Little
    September 26, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Love the roundup as usual!

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    Kasey @ Well of Health
    September 27, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    This is so helpful! Thanks so much for sharing and for creating the shopping list too. Makes it a lot easier.

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    Heather Mason
    September 30, 2014 at 1:34 am

    Those tacos look amazing! People always think that vegetarians can’t eat tacos, but we can! I love my bean and veggie tacos!

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    September 30, 2014 at 8:20 am

    Thanks for a vegetarian version of Tikka Masala! I have been looking for a good one since I have become a pescetarian.

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