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This Week’s Meatless Meal Plan | 10.06.14

Fluffy Pumpkin Pancakes

I always feel a little bit bummed when summer is over and I can’t get fresh corn and local tomatoes anymore, but then I remember: fall has a lot to offer too! There’s Brussels sprouts, apples, pumpkin and winter squash — which all happen to be on the menu this week.

Here’s this week’s meatless meal plan:

Monday

Mushroom Thyme Lentil Pot PiesMushroom Thyme Lentil Pies from Fig and Honey // Using puff pastry instead of a traditional homemade crust makes these hearty pot pies easy enough for a weeknight dinner.

Tuesday

Sage Polenta Bowls with Brussels Sprouts and Wild Mushrooms RecipeSage Polenta Bowls with Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Wild Mushroomsย // Polenta with roasted seasonal vegetables is one of my favorite throw-together meals. If you’re not a fan of Brussels sprouts or mushrooms, feel free to substitute other vegetables you have on hand.

Wednesday

Roasted Spaghetti Squash with HerbsRoasted Spaghetti Squash with Herbs from Martha Stewartย // It’s spaghetti squash season! A lot of recipes for spaghetti squash involve heavy sauces or other ingredients that take the spotlight, but this light dinner is all about the spaghetti squash.

Thursday

Apple Cheddar Pizza with Caramelized Onions & WalnutsApple Cheddar Pizza with Caramelized Onions and Walnutsย // Pizza with apples? It works, believe me! This sweet-and-savory pizza is an Oh My Veggies favorite.

Friday

Fluffy Pumpkin PancakesFluffy Pumpkin Pancakes from Kitchen Treatyย // Breakfast for dinner! You might want to make a double batch of these irresistible pancakes so you have some for the weekend.

Tips for This Week’s Plan

  • To save even more time on the pot pies, you can make the filling over the weekend. I made my filling in advance and made the pot pies 3 days later.
  • If you can’t find puy or beluga lentils for the pot pies, you can use brown lentils instead.
  • The polenta bowls call for instant polenta. I like instant polenta because I don’t have the patience to stand over a pot for 30 minutes, but if you’re a polenta purist, traditional polenta absolutely works — just follow the package instructions for cooking it.
  • This week’s shopping list calls for parsley, cilantro and sage. Sage would work really well with the spaghetti squash recipe, so you could leave the parsley and cilantro off of the list and opt for sage instead, or choose either parsley or cilantro and leave the other off the shopping list.
  • Caramelizing onions for the pizza takes a little bit of time, but you can make those in advance too – check out our post on how to caramelize onions. (You can even freeze them!) If you want to save on prep time, cook the onions and apples over the weekend and store them in the fridge until Thursday.
  • If you have extra sage, try adding some to the pizza!

Vegetarian Meal Plan & Shopping List - 10.06.14
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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7 Comments

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    Andrea
    October 3, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    The sage polenta bowls with mushrooms are calling my name!

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    Bec
    October 5, 2014 at 12:32 am

    Oh my – that polenta looks devine. I love your recipes and the meal plan really helps! Bec x

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    Kelly
    October 14, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    The polenta bowl was great, the apple and caramelized onion pizza was divine and I’m making the pumpkin pancakes tonight (in waffle form). Thank youuuu!

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    Anna
    December 31, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    I’ve been a vegetarian for over 40 years and have never really figured out how to make “real” meals part of my life. Your site is a God-send….such an inspiration. Thank you so much for the imagination and work that has gone into it. Truly a wonderful resource…

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      Kiersten Frase
      January 2, 2015 at 1:57 pm

      I’m so happy to hear that – thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Paige Smith
    June 11, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    The roasted spagetti squash looks amazing. One of my favorite things about summer is the abundance of spagetti squash. I like to pretend it is real spagetti and put sauces on it. These are so good!!!!

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    Sarah
    October 7, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    This is a fantastic web site!! So glad I stumbled upon it, I love how you include grocery lists, definitely makes my life easier!

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