Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Mama's Weekly Plant Based Meal Plan (22 April 2013)

I know, I know, it's Wednesday not Monday but a combination of general family sickness and bleurgh, and being impossibly busy on a community project means I am somewhat behind this week. My little man is at least nicely on the mend, leaving two cold-ridden sorry parents in his wake. Feels a little like stumbling haphazardly from one task to the next and never quite completing any of them, but at least I can still meal plan!

What I should be doing right now is writing up a project plan for a funding bid for our soon-to-be born village play area but the brain is feeling tired and uninspired. Another cup of tea and I'm hoping things should feel more lively up top. It's a fantastic project but has been having teething problems the last two weeks which mean extra time and effort and a big dollop of frustration. We will get there. It's easier to keep going when you have the end point of a wonderful open space for our kids to play in, important in a village with nearly 30 kids and not even a bit of flat open space to run around on (I don't really count the road...). Yes we are surrounded by forestry, but that's not actually a great environment for young kids, though great for walking sheep focused dogs in!

So, to food. I decided today that hopefully as of next week, I will start posting meal plans for my boy. He does share many of our meals but not all, and has lots of extras we don't. I thought it might be useful for people who are interested in feeding their kids less meat and dairy, or non at all, either for ethical or health reasons, to see what a plant based toddler diet actually looks like.


Monday
Lunch: Sandwiches
Dinner: Roast Dinner with nut cutlets, Yorkies and veg

Tuesday
Lunch: Vegetable & lentil soup and bread
Dinner: Vegetable Biryani and Dhal

Wednesday
Lunch: Vegetable curry, rice & dhal
Dinner: Mexican-ified Quinoa Bolognese with homemade tortillas

Thursday
Lunch: Oriental Mushroom Cottage Pie with sweet potato topping, greens or beans
Dinner: Soup and Sandwiches

Friday
Lunch: Fried bolognese rice
Dinner: Leftovers

Saturday
Lunch: Cottage Pie for Husband, I'll be at my mum's
Dinner: Mushroom & green vegetable bake, with brown rice and greens

Sunday
Lunch: Soup and sandwiches
Dinner: Curried root vegetable pie, beans and potatoes

I won't get round to any baking this week, but we have chocolate muffins and almond muffins in the freezer so we'll survive! I really want to find a good recipe for sugar free biscuits but might leave that for another week when there is less going on. Otherwise we have our daily smoothie and I am going to make a rhubarb crumble as I have a sneaky idea for a sugar free version which I really want to try!


For a looksy at what other people are eating this week, head over to At Home with Mrs B or if you are Stateside, go to I'm an Organizing Junkie

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