A part of my Veganuary Challenge I have planned my meals for the whole month in advance. Whilst this may seem a little excessive I have found it vital to ensure I am able to stick to the challenge. Whilst I may only be doing the challenge for 5 days a week I will write this menu plan for the whole 7 days.
Most of the breakfasts and lunches are batch cooking recipes; such as soups and over night oats. Because these keep for a few days in the fridge or can be frozen I find a lot of the breakfasts and lunches are repetitive throughout the week. I don’t mind this at all, as long as I like what I am eating, and have been mindful that they need to be nutritious if they are going to be consumed for a few days in a row. This will ensure I am getting a well balanced diet regardless of it being vegan.
This plan is for 1 person with the relevant recipes divided into the portions I have found it makes or for how long it keeps for. If there are more people eating the food then see what you think you would need to do with the recipes.
Monday to Thursday
Over Night Oats With Rhubarb Compote by Lauren Carris Cooks.
(My picture is not brilliant for this meal and doesn’t do the oats justice at all. Please check out the recipe I linked as Laurens Oats look amazing and they really do taste as good as they look.)
Friday to Sunday
Gluten Free Vegan Pancakes with a Banana and Maple Syrup
If you don’t like/have maple syrup then use agave syrup instead… remember honey is not vegan.
Monday to Friday
Vegetable Tortilla Stew from Chrissy Teigen’s cookbook ‘Cravings‘
To make this vegan I didn’t add the cheese for serving, and used water instead of chicken stock.
Saturday to Sunday
Curried Butternut Squash Soup by Minimalist Baker.
Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos by This Savoury Vegan
Smokey Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burgers by Wallflower Kitchen
Sesame Ginger Noodles by Chrissey Teigen. These are not strictly vegan so I didn’t add the chicken and that was the only adjustment needed (be sure to use eggless pasta. Most dried pasta is vegan).
Coconut Curry Ramen Noodles with Marinated Mushrooms by Lauren Carris Cooks
(These were seriously delicious (even the girls thought so) so I had to include a proper photo taken by Lauren).
Spiced Sweet Potato Stew by Deliciously Ella
Vegan Gyros by Lazy Cat Kitchen (make a day ahead)
Mango Curry and Tofu by Lauren Carris Cooks
I actually swapped the tofu with potato because no matter how hard I try I just don’t like tofu. Seriously…. I’ve tried everything!
Other Useful Links For This Week
The Cauliflower Taco recipe asks for a vegan ranch dressing. I found this very hard to source so instead I search for a recipe to make me own.