Monday Menu Plan: 1/2-1/8

Happy 2012 folks! One of my goals for the new year is to eat meatless dinners 5 days a week. We generally don’t have a meat heavy menu, but in discussing it with my husband Mike (a die hard carnivore by the way) I realized that we both felt much better during the year that I completely cut meat out of my diet. He was free to eat meat during that time, but since I wasn’t a short order chef he mostly ate what I did and only occasionally prepared his own meaty meal. The only thing standing in my way of committing to another year of 100% vegetarian dining is an absolute obsession with bacon, not to mention a fine appreciation for the occasional juicy burger, so in the name of compromise we’ll be eating less -meat instead of meat-less. If you’re considering incorporating more meatless meals into your diet this year, here are a few good resources* for vegetarian recipes:

*Note: While all of these websites offer vegetarian and/or vegan recipes, some sites may not be exclusive to meatless eating. Please don’t have a heart attack if you click on a link above and find a recipe for chicken pot pie. Or, you know, bacon.
What’s your favorite website for finding meatless recipes? Share yours with us in the comments section below!

Breakfasts: oatmeal, fresh fruit, homemade yogurt, scrambled eggs and toast, spinach smoothies

Lunches: peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, tuna sandwiches, tomato soup, fresh fruit and veggies, leftovers

Snacks: fresh fruit and veggies, popcorn




  • creamy baked macaroni & cheese
  • broccoli
  • family-sized ham sandwich
  • veggie straws
  • pizza
  • salad
  • veggie noodle soup
What’s on your menu plan this week? Share in the comments section below!  If you blog your own menu plan, leave a link so we can check it out. And if you want  information on how to plan a weekly menu, click HERE.
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3 responses to “Monday Menu Plan: 1/2-1/8

  1. That broccoli cheddar quiche looks amazing! Pinned that for future reference. 🙂

    • It’s super yummy! I make one big one in a glass pie plate instead of individual ramekins. The best part is that it can be prepared ahead of time if you have to work or are having a busy day, and then when you’re ready to make dinner just pop it in a preheated oven & bake it until it’s set (40-45 minutes). Ridiculously easy 😉

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