Monday, February 20, 2017

Healthy Vegetarian Weekly Meal Plan | Feb 20-25


Yep...I think that's the first time I've commited to titling my weekly meal plan as "vegetarian". Even though most weeks here lately it is. ::shrugs::

For those of you who are new to my blog, let me give you a quick background: we're a family of 6. I'm pregnant with baby #5 and am due in April! Two of my kids are teenagers...one a teen boy, so you can only imagine how much he eats! Yikes! I also have 2 PreK/K aged boys...who are currently going through a growth spurt, me thinks. I homeschool, so that means that they are home all day...and eating a lot. ::wink:: 

I try not to have a lot of bread and simple carbs in the house, but I'm not super vigilent about it. I just aim to fill the house with as much healthy food as I can manage.

I mix up breakfasts each week to keep the kids from getting bored.

Lunches are done Lunchables-meet-Buffet style. They go over my list of things they can pick from each week (I try to mix it up every week). Little kids can pick 3 things...big kids pick 4....fresh fruits don't count, so they can always add those to their plate whenever along with the rest of their lunch. Snacks are picked from the same list as the lunch items. If it's not fresh fruit, they only get 1 choice. I'm not made of money, yo!

Not all of my dinners will feature a recipe link....but if I have one, I'll include it! Just click on the dinner if it's a link and it'll take you to the recipe in a separate window.

And, now, grab your hats and let's gooooo!

BREAKFAST OPTIONS

Yogurt with fresh raspberries
Yogurt with fresh blackberries
Yogurt with fresh banana slices
PB Banana Overnight Oats sweetened with honey

I will have either fresh fruit or eggs...maybe with spinach or avocado

LUNCH/SNACK CHOICES

Granola bar
Applesauce
Scoop of Peanut Butter
Graham Crackers
Dinner leftovers
Almond date rolls
Dried figs
Fruit Smoothie

DINNERS

with cornbread from my Farmers Market
(we didn't eat this last week...so it's on this week's meal plan again!)

Whole Grain Spaghetti with Marinara Sauce and Fresh Mushrooms
with bell pepper focaccia bread from my FM

Sauteed Veggies with Alfredo Sauce
(just stirfry up some spiralized zucchini, julienned carrots, snow peas, water chestnuts, those teeny ears of corn found in Asian dishes and mushrooms...top with a little Alfredo sauce)

Pita Pizzas
(whole grain pitas filled with fresh pizza sauce, fresh mozzarella from my FM, corn, onion, bell peppers and mushrooms)

Super Easy Vegan Pho
(minus the tofu...this pho was an enormous hit with my family a couple of weeks ago, and they've been begging me to make it again, so alrighty then!! Pho it is!!)

Date Night/Take Out

I'm trying to get back into easier dinners since, as I'm getting closer to my due date, I'm feeling so tired and lazy and not really wanting to spend much time in the kitchen at all.

I'm sure you mamas understand!
xoxo

What's on the menu at your house this week?? Tell me in the comments or on Facebook!

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