Monday, 28 March 2011

The 3 meals a day vegetarian meal planner

Meal planning is a great way to save time and money. Looking back through my blog recipes, I've realised that most of them are for dinners and cakes rather than whole days, so I've tried to rectify that with my contribution to Mrs M's Meal Planning Monday - a week's worth of vegetarian and vegan family meal options.

My kids love breakfast. They've always eaten breakfast and would be quite happy to go along with the motto of 'breakfast like a king and dine like a pauper'. On an average day, they'll polish off a couple of items from this list, plus a drink of fruit juice or smoothie.
  • Cereal with or without milk
  • Toast/crumpet/mini pancake/croissant
  • Portion of fresh fruit
  • Fruit or plain yogurt/dairy free alternative
  • Full vegetarian cooked breakfast with veggie sausage/veggie bacon slice/hash brown/egg/baked beans
  • Cinnamon rolls or brioche
  • Flapjack or cereal bar
Both kids eat a packed lunch at school, which usually consists of 5 items selected from this list:
  • Sandwich/crackers/wrap/plain scone - filled with cheese/Quorn slice/butter/jam/fruit spread/chocolate spread/cream cheese/golden syrup etc (more ideas here.)
  • 1 piece of fresh fruit or or a portion of dried fruit.
  • 1 carton of pure fruit juice
  • 1 small pot/tube of fruit yogurt/dairy free dessert
  • 1 piece of home made cake/flapjack/packet of crisps/biscuit bar/cereal bar
I almost always cook an evening meal from scratch, with the addition of some meat substitutes, such as Quorn once or twice a week. I try and include at least two of our 5 a day portions in each meal. Our favourite family meals are:
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  1. It's scary how much my kids eat in the mornings! I don't know where they put it all. I can't face anything till about 10am

  2. I'm glad it's not just my kids then Ms C!


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