Vegan Menu Plan | Week 3

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.

Breakfast

Berry and Peach Parfaits

I found this recipe by A Saucy Kitchen. They are delicious and felt so healthy to eat. I made the parfait in advance and used my own granola recipe.

Vegan Menu Plan | Week 3. A whole week of super healthy vegan food to help with menu planning or veganuary

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.

Vegan Menu Plan | Week 3. A whole week of super healthy vegan food to help with menu planning or veganuary

Lunch

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

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).

Vegan Menu Plan | Week 3. A whole week of super healthy vegan food to help with menu planning or veganuary

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.

Dinner

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.

Vegan Menu Plan | Week 3. A whole week of super healthy vegan food to help with menu planning or veganuary

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.

Falafel Wraps

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.

Menu Planning

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.

Vegan Menu Plans

Find my other vegan menu plans here:

Vegan Menu Plan Week 1

Vegan Menu Plan Week 2

Vegan Menu Plan Week 4

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38 Comments

  1. February 5, 2018 / 12:53 pm

    Actually there is more variety than I thought in this. I love the look of the Advocado and Basil Pasta dish. Thanks for sharing #bigpinklink

    • Winnettes
      February 7, 2018 / 5:09 pm

      I was surprised by how variety I was able to find too x

  2. February 5, 2018 / 1:17 pm

    loved following your meal plans 🙂 we’ve tried a number of recipes and been really impressed! still not a tofu fan here either!

    • Winnettes
      February 7, 2018 / 5:10 pm

      Thank you, I am glad you have found them useful. I have one last plan coming out on Friday x

  3. February 6, 2018 / 1:37 am

    I gave up eating meat and diary a while ago, but then yesterday watched a online interview with a successful and world renowned heart surgeon who is saying soy is bad, I find the whole thing so confusing. You menu is wonderful! #MMBC

    • Winnettes
      February 7, 2018 / 5:12 pm

      Oh honestly! who knows then, everyone says something different. All I know is I won’t to do it forever but for the whole of January I have felt very healthy x

  4. February 8, 2018 / 8:57 am

    I need to try most of these. My meal plans have been a little too heavy on meat and dairy lately, which is unusual for me. I need some inspiration for meat free options. #ThursdayTeam

    • Winnettes
      February 8, 2018 / 11:10 am

      I hope you like the ones you try. I always make my menu plan too meat heavy so it has been lovely to make myself move away from that. x

  5. February 8, 2018 / 10:12 am

    I’ve never tried to eat vegan (or even vegetarian) for any length of time. There’s so many yummy dishes here though you make it look quite easy! #thursayteam

    • Winnettes
      February 8, 2018 / 11:11 am

      I would never have done it a couple of years ago but I started with just 1 meal a week or every fortnight and it went from there x

  6. February 8, 2018 / 10:42 am

    I’m far from vegan but everything on your list looks amazing! Those parfaits? Yum! And that miso soup! I’m definitely going to have to try something similar.

    • Winnettes
      February 8, 2018 / 11:12 am

      I have been so pleasantly surprised by all the food. I honestly thought I would feel like I was lacking but I didn’t at all x

  7. February 8, 2018 / 11:07 am

    sounds like a great menu, and so yummy too. We try to avoid eating any meat. #coolmumclub

    • Winnettes
      February 8, 2018 / 11:12 am

      I didn’t miss meat at all! Dairy I have struggled with though x

  8. February 8, 2018 / 12:28 pm

    That avocado pasta looks incredible. I did veganuary a couple of years back and got through it but I really missed bacon and cheese! My sisters are all vegan but I just can’t stick to it!

    • Winnettes
      February 12, 2018 / 10:47 am

      I could never stick to it either. Cheese is just essential. I am pleased I did it though x

  9. February 8, 2018 / 1:07 pm

    I am going on a detox soon so lots of these meal ideas will be super useful for me so thanks so much for sharing hun and for linking up to #coolmumclub xoxo

    • Winnettes
      February 12, 2018 / 10:47 am

      Good luck with your detox. These all made me feel super healthy x

  10. February 8, 2018 / 8:15 pm

    Wow – this all looks incredible! I’d love to try that avocado pasta! Yum! #ThursdayTeam

    • Winnettes
      February 12, 2018 / 10:49 am

      It was seriously delicious x

  11. February 8, 2018 / 8:27 pm

    Ooh this all looks so delicious and healthy too!! #thursdayteam

  12. February 8, 2018 / 10:06 pm

    Wow – I’m surprised by the range of food and how filling and tasty it all looks! #ThursdayTeam

    • Winnettes
      February 12, 2018 / 10:49 am

      I was really surprised too x

  13. February 8, 2018 / 11:38 pm

    I never expected vegan to be so tasty. And varied!!! Love the sound of tye Avocado Basil pasta!
    #ThursdayTeam

    • Winnettes
      February 12, 2018 / 10:50 am

      No nor did I. I have been very impressed x

  14. February 9, 2018 / 8:57 am

    You make vegan eating sound very appealing but I imagine it takes real planning in advance. Also I think we have the same mugs 😉

    • Winnettes
      February 12, 2018 / 10:51 am

      I love my mugs! Yes it did take quite a lot of planning initially but I menu plan anyway so I just had to do a little more research than normal. Now I am just incorporating them into the weekly meal plans without too much effort x

  15. February 9, 2018 / 9:29 am

    Those fruit desserts look so good! I’ll definitely try them at some point!

  16. February 9, 2018 / 6:09 pm

    I’m not vegan however I’d definitely eat all of these meals. There looks like a great variety here and I like the sound of the avacardo and basil pasta.

  17. February 9, 2018 / 9:20 pm

    These meals look really tasty! I think I could happily be vegetarian as I don’t think I would miss meat at all but I’m not sure I could be vegan. We eat a LOT of eggs and I would definitely miss chocolate! #Thursdayteam

    • Winnettes
      February 12, 2018 / 10:52 am

      I am the same, they were what I missed over meat. But I will continue to incorporate it each week around veggie and meat meals x

  18. February 9, 2018 / 10:58 pm

    Yum!!! I literally want to eat all of this food!xx

  19. February 10, 2018 / 8:58 am

    I have not cooked quinoa for so long! You made me want to do it again. Love the parfait too! Will have to try this! Super healthy way to start the day!

    • Winnettes
      February 12, 2018 / 10:52 am

      I love quinoa, which is odd as I am sure it is tasteless, it is just so filling x

    • Winnettes
      February 12, 2018 / 10:53 am

      It was so delicious x

  20. February 14, 2018 / 11:53 am

    Oh some lovely ideas here, I am trying to bring some more vegan meals into our meal plans. I don’t want to eat so much meat

    • Winnettes
      February 15, 2018 / 9:11 pm

      I hope you find some inspiration here x

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