I decided to go back to posting my meal plans separately from the Monday planning posts. Mainly because I actually refer back to these meal plans during the week and have decided it’s too much trouble to scroll down through the rest of my Monday planning post just to see what we’re eating for dinner. I’m lazy. I fully admit it. I’m also a bit off-balance or something. I mean why oh why would I decide to try this 21 day Vegan kickstart thing the day after Halloween? Um, guess what? Snickers bars are not Vegan. Very sad isn’t it? It means I made it one day and then had slight slip up with some stealthy Snickers bars. I saw a homemade Vegan version of Snickers bars but it had more steps than getting into freezer and unwrapping candy. So far so good today though. Surprisingly, I’m not really finding it all that hard to do overall since I started a bit early by just doing Vegetarian. It makes me feel like I must be doing something wrong but even so I’m still eating much better than I was previously. I fully admit I’m struggling with the whole not caring much for beans thing so tend to be skipping those recipes a fair amount. Thank goodness I like humus although I hope by the time I’m done that I don’t despise the stuff. Here’s what we’ll be eating this week….main courses for them and my side Vegan dishes on the side:
MONDAY: Roasted Chicken Legs (Fettuccine with grilled asparagus and peas) This meal is a carry over from last week
TUESDAY: Spaghetti and Meatballs (Spaghetti Squash…I know I could eat the pasta but it turns out I like Spaghetti Squash–who knew!)
WEDNESDAY: Ham steak and sweet potatoes (Mixed Greens Salad with blue corn chips and cashews)
THURSDAY: French Toast and Bacon or Sausage (I bought some type of Vegan breakfast sausage so I’ll have that with cantaloupe and perhaps attempt these Chai Spice Pancakes)
FRIDAY: BBQ brisket sandwiches (from meat in the freezer) and french fries (Vegetable or Tomato Soup depending on my mood. I’m thinking of stirring some spinach and artichoke dip mix I have into some tomato soup to give it a little pizzazz)
It would be nice if I could just force the boys to be Vegan for 3 weeks along with me but I think that might cause quite a bit of trauma and drama around here. Thankfully, eating mainly fruits and vegetables makes meals fairly easy to prepare (well, maybe talk to me after I attempt that fettuccine dish up there) so it’s not a huge issue to cook the other stuff for them. Have you ever tried to radically change the way you eat for a few weeks? Did you make your family join you in your voyage? Any suggestions for some great Vegan products for me? I don’t care much for the breakfast sausage I purchased although I did really like the Amy’s Organic Vegetable soup I had for lunch on Saturday.
As usual, I’m linking this post up to Menu Plan Monday over at I’m An Organizing Junkie. If you are looking for great meal planning ideas and inspiration, go check her post out for links that will lead you to a little bit of every type of menu planning you can imagine.