Meal Plan {2/29/16}

Hi guys! Hope you all had a fantastic weekend.

As I mentioned in my previous post, every week I make a meal plan consisting of 3-4 new dinner recipes to try and 1-2 old favorites, depending on how often I anticipate eating out or having leftovers for dinner during the week. At the end of each week, I decide which new recipes were good enough for me to want to make again, and they get saved. Check out my Pinterest board of Recipes I Love to see my successful recipes from the past few months.

So onto this week’s meal plan!

Monday: Kale & Quinoa Burrito Bowl (Plus onions, peppers, & cherry tomatoes instead of the pico)

Tuesday: Ultimate Tempeh Chili (Plus bell pepper, carrot, celery, and spinach)

Wednesday: Bombay Potatoes & Peas (doubled)

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Thursday: Roasted Broccoli & Cauliflower; Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Refried Beans, Salsa, and Lime

Recipe for this below!

Friday: Leftovers

Saturday: TBD Leftover Pasta & Veggies with some sort of Cashew Cream sauce

As you can see, I often like to add extra veggies to dishes, especially pasta dishes and chili. I am constantly trying to increase the amount of fruit and veggies I eat every day. I probably average about 6-8 servings per day, but 10 or more would be ideal. In particular, the more veggies that I eat daily, the better I feel. Let’s see how I do with that this week.

I’ll be back at the end of the week to report on the new dishes I cook up!

Recent Eats: Winter Edition

Hello everyone! Despite my intention to start blogging regularly again, it’s been a month since my last post. I haven’t felt like I really had much to share with you all, but that doesn’t mean that I haven’t been cooking!

I’ve been consistently cooking dinner about 5 nights a week, trying out 3-4 new dishes and 1 or 2 old favorites. I’ve found this allows me to balance making reliably delicious food (the old favorites) and experimenting with new dishes, most of which end up well, while others are just ok. I make a meal plan for the week every Friday or Saturday, so I’ll try to share this on the blog in the future, and then follow up with how I liked the recipes.

Meanwhile, here are some of my favorite meals that I’ve eaten in the past month or so. Click the pictures for links to the recipes!

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Turmeric Bean Burgers with arugula, tomato, and avocado
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3 Ingredient pancakes: (1/2 cup oats, 1/4 cup almond milk, 1 banana blended) topped with maple syrup
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Rainbow Peanut Noodles
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Kale and Tempeh Enchilada Casserole
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Bombay Potatoes and Peas
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Arugula, carrots, red cabbage, and black beans with homemade vegan caesar dressing
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Chickpea Lentil Quinoa Spinach Stew
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Chipotle Black Bean Sweet Potato Chili
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Carrot Fritters with Cumin Lime Cashew Cream
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Aloo Gobi Mutter
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Cauliflower Fettucine Alfredo (old favorite, with broccoli & peas)
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Roasted Broccoli & Rice Bowl with Chipotle Red Pepper Sauce
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Homemade Vegetarian Chili
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Pumpkin Alfredo Pasta (old favorite, with broccoli!)
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Sweet Potato Gumbo
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Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta
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Next Level Vegan Enchiladas
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Brunch out with No Meat Athlete Boston running club! This was a veggie scramble with tofu at La Sanghita Cafe
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Curried Vegetable and Chickpea Stew
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Cashew Cream Pasta with Lemon & Spinach (I left out the tempeh bacon and added cauliflower & broccoli)