Meal plans are dull and there are many things I would rather write about. Except that locked away deep inside me, is an organised, neat-freak who likes to make lists and have everything under control. So week on week I make (and largely ignore) meal plans for the family.
There is something about 4:30pm that renders my brain unable to answer the question “what’s for tea?” so unless we want a takeaway pizza night after night (we kind of do, not gonna lie) meal plans are the only way to keep on top of the fact my children selfishly require feeding Every.Single.Day.
All of my recipes are vegan pour moi but often my biggest will eat actual meat. Honestly, just getting him to eat is the winner here and although I’d love him to chow down on vegan nosh, I cannot be doing with the way he sniffs suspiciously at every meal, pushes it round his plate with a look of disdain and then requests Pringles.
Shall we get on with it? It might become a regular thang on the blog after all.
- Monday – Cheeky homemade Nando’s.
- Tuesday – Meatballs and spaghetti.
- Wednesday – Sausage traybake.
- Thursday – Shawarma and Pitta’s.
- Friday – BBQ night.
- Saturday – Easy pasta carbonara.
- Sunday – Roast dinner.
Monday – Cheeky Nando’s.
Tuesday – Meatballs and Spaghetti
A classic family favourite. I like the Beyond Meat mince to make these a vegan alternative but you can of course use whatever you like.
Recipe from Bohemian Vegan Kitchen.
Wednesday – Sausage traybake
There’s nothing not to like about a one pan recipe that everyone will eat.
Recipe from Healthy Living James.
Thursday – Shawarma and Pittas
I stumbled across this Good Karma Shawarma meat in Tesco and it is honestly delicious. I try to buy it when it is on offer because it’s pricey for a small portion but if you get it on offer day then it’s well worth it.
Recipe from Tesco recipes.
Friday – BBQ night
This one is easy. There are a million ways to bbq a vegetable and if that’s not your thing at the end of the working week, there are so many great meat-free options for burgers, sausages and all the other things you used to eat. Try BBC Good Food for some recipes.
Saturday – Pasta carbonara
Ok so this picture has bacon on it and obviously vegan pasta does not. But I haven’t made it yet and I can’t find a good picture so this will have to do.
This is the recipe we are trying this week from Simple Vegan Blog.
Sunday – Roast dinner
I’m still waiting for a vegan Yorkshire pudding but until that day, this will have to do. The good news of course is that roast dinner is largely veggie based so not much change needed.