My First Week Of Vegetarian Menus

As you may have seen, I decided to give up meat for Lent. After only a few days, it became clear that I need to do more menu planning and develop a repertoire of quick vegetarian meals that I can throw together when I get home from work–otherwise I will be living off of frozen meals for the next 40 days. Luckily, I had some time over the weekend to plan out a few home-cooked meals. Here’s a look at my first week of vegetarian menus.

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Valentine’s Day



(Does anyone have a recipe for a popular potluck salad that has ramen noodles?)




(Yes, Monday and Tuesday are the same–we’ve got lots of leftovers already!)

Have you seen my basic black bean soup recipe?

Basic Black Bean Soup

For the spinach quiche, I used a 10 oz. package of frozen, chopped spinach
(thawed and squeezed dry) in my quiche recipe.

Spinach Quiche

(heading in to the oven …)

I was worried that it would be too much spinach for my husband, but he liked it so much he took leftovers for lunch on Tuesday!

Do you plan out weekly menus?

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11 Responses to My First Week Of Vegetarian Menus

  1. Miz says:

    I dont but I should.
    I also laugh I FEEL as though IM A HUGE CARNIVORE but beyond my jerky reading this made me realize–again–Im really not.

  2. mommyrunfaster says:

    Good luck with the no-meat! Looks like you're well prepared. You could always join our Sunday menu link up during Lent. 🙂

  3. Steena says:

    I can not plan out meals like that. I just whip up a bunch of everything and mix & match throughout the week.

  4. @itsaharleyylife says:

    I like that you are turning regular meals just into vegetarian ones! The spinach ravioli sounds delicious!

  5. Carrie says:

    That spinach quiche looks great. I would think that after a while of planning, the recipes will be easier to throw together at the last minute.

  6. Jen says:

    No meat is actually pretty easy (this from the vegetarian most her life!) I do a lot of prep on the weekend and freeze meals for the week. Here are a few of my favs: black bean enchiladas, Mac n cheese, tofu stir fry 🙂

  7. jillconyers says:

    Don't give up and don't go totally frozen! It gets easier to plan veg menus. Try make ahead meals with Sat or Sun meal prep.

    I can't remember a time when I didn't have a weekly menu planned.

  8. Love the name of your blog! Hope you enjoy your vegetarian Lent. I've been vegetarian for a lot of years now, and I love it – you'll do great : ) Jen & Jill are right – it's really easy once you get started.

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