Now that I am over half way eating vegan for a month I feel I can really reflect on how it is all going. I would say veganuary has been a mixed bag of good and bad points. I will elaborate on these further once the challenge comes to an end, but in summary I feel really healthy and am full of energy… But I really miss cheese and chocolate. I don’t miss meat as much as I thought I would which is good.
Vegan Menu Plan | Week 3
In this vegan menu plan post I will write out what I have eaten for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Often the breakfasts and lunches come from a bulk cook so I tend to eat these for a few days in a row. Each dinner is different and part of the veganuary challenge I wanted to eat a different dinner every night so I could expand my repertoire of weekly meals and hopefully add in three or four every week.
I will apologise in advance as I have been really slack at remembering to take pictures of my food, so where appropriate I will use an image from the original recipe with full credit.
Berry and Peach Parfaits
Raspberry and Almond Smoothie Bowl
I love smoothie bowls because the y are so easy and simple to make. This recipe by Goodness Is Gorgeous is seriously delicious.
I did have a little Butternut Squash soup left from Week 2 which did me a couple of days of this week.
Miso Noodle Soup
I loved this soup. It is one of my favourites from the whole month of veganuary. I did add it to a calorie app and it is quite calorific (just a note if you are also trying to loose weight) but it worth every one of those calories. The recipe is by Lauren Carris Cooks.
(And no I didn’t add the tofu because I still don’t like it).
Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
This is another one by Lauren Carris Cooks, I am turning into quite a fan girl towards her cooking. You can get the recipe HERE.
Chickpea Quinoa and Turmeric Curry
This is a recipe by Deliciously Ella that I have made in the past and always quite enjoyed. The quinoa adds a nice amount of texture.
Black Bean Tortas
These are one of Hubby’s favourite dinners. Honestly he asks for them all the time even though they are vegan. The Black Bean Tortas were one of the first meals I made from the Thug’s Kitchen Cookbook.
Avocado and Basil Pasta
This was so quick and easy it was perfect for after school on a day that Ellie had a late finishing club. It took minimal prep or cooking time and it was really delicious. I used this recipe by Nourish Your Glow.
Teriyaki Cauliflower Rice Bowl
This was delicious but it lacked in texture for me. The potatoes were quite soft (likely my fault) so I felt it needed a little crunch. Otherwise it was lovely, I just need to think about what I would add in the future. The recipe is by Yup It’s Vegan.
I make the Falafel Wraps in Jamie Oliver’s 15 Minute Meals. Strictly speaking this is a vegetarian dish but only because he service it with harissa yogurt. I made a harissa and vegan mayonnaise mix instead which was fine.
I menu plan all the time anyway as I find it saves me so much money and greatly reduces our household waste. For Veganuary it has been vital to plan ahead. I have not put these plans into days as I find all the ingredients keep well anyway and as life has a habit of getting in the way I like to try and be flexible with my plans. So days I will be able to start prepping dinner at 4.30pm but other days I need a much quicker dinner. These menu plans contain a good mix of dinners so hopefully no matter what life throws at you each week should be achievable.