Monday, January 2, 2012

This Week's Meal Plan

Just thought I'd post the meal plan for this week to give some ideas as to how my family is eating.  We are supporting a couple friends through the 21-Day Vegan Kickstart program, and my family has decided to try it, too.  They normally eat vegan at home (except for skim milk) and order whatever they want when we are out of the house.  They eat meat and/or cheese at school or on the road, but have decided to do 21 days totally vegan (no milk, eggs, meat).

For those of you new to the blog, I am a child care provider in my home.  So my meal plan includes two snacks and lunches to feed my daycare kids as well as my family.  My son, Eli, is taking a lunch to school each day that includes a box of soy milk and fresh cut fruit and/or veggies along with the lunch plan. He usually has the same lunch as my daycare kids, but it's marked where that differs.

Our family always has fresh veggies and fresh fruit in the house, so I may just list a main dish some places.  We fill in with fruit and veggies (fresh or steamed) when needed. I also have a couple soups and chili in the freezer just in case we are in a hurry some night and don't get supper made or prep work done.  Always have an emergency plan (even if it's just a can of soup) otherwise you'll be tempted to order out!

If there's any recipes you'd like, just let me know and I'll get those posted for you.

Breakfast or  Morning Snack
Afternoon Snack

Monday, Jan. 2
Buckwheat Blueberry Pancakes (extra for freezer), Grapefruit Salad
Veggie Noodle Soup, Biscuits
Granola and Soy Yogurt
Roasted Veggies on Bowtie Pasta, Breadsticks

Tuesday, Jan. 3

B: Sweetened Couscous or Frozen Pancakes

S: Smoothies
Chik’n (Boca brand) Sandwiches, Fresh Fruit and Veggie Dippers
Bagels with Peanut Butter
Sesame Tofu, Brown Rice, Edamame

Jan. 4

B: Oatmeal w/maple syrup or English Muffin

S: Apples and/or Oranges
Mushroom Barley Soup, Veggie dippers, Fresh Fruit
Vegan Meatballs and Gravy with Mashed Potatoes, Lemon Green Beans
Make pasta salad for tomorrow, Restock fresh fruit and veggies
Thursday, Jan. 5

B: Sweetened Couscous or Frozen Pancakes

S: Granola Trail Mix
Pasta Salad and Tomato Soup,
(Kids: Tofu Nuggets)
Rice Cakes with Peanut Butter and Jelly
Spanakopita, Fresh Fruit Salad
Make corn and black bean salad for tomorrow
Friday, Jan. 6

B: Kashi cereal and/or Smoothie and/or English Muffin
S: Cinn-Raisin Biscuits (kids make)
Buckwheat Pancakes, Fruit Salad

(Eli takes Corn and Black Bean Salad)
Shredded Wheat snack bar
Veggie Fajitas, Mexican Rice, Corn and Black Bean Salad

Saturday, Jan. 7

Apple Waffles (extras for freezer)
Butternut Squash Ravioli with Browned Butter Sauce
Chips and Salsa
Dinner Out

Sunday, Jan. 8

Scrambled Tofu Breakfast Burritos
Popcorn and Veggie Dippers

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