National Vegetarian Week, Seasonal Favourites, 5:2 Recipes and my Weekly Meal Plan

National Vegetarian Week, Seasonal Favourites, 5:2 Recipes and my Weekly Meal Plan

Curried Vegetable Pasty

National Vegetarian Week, Seasonal Favourites, 5:2 Recipes

and my Weekly Meal Plan

National Vegetarian Week, Seasonal Favourites, 5:2 Recipes and my Weekly Meal Plan

This week is National Vegetarian Week, and I was set a challenge by Asda supermarket to eat vegetarian all week! I was happy to accept, and felt a little bit of a fraud, as to eat vegetarian all week is an easy challenge for me, for several reasons. Firstly, I was a vegetarian for four years, and secondly, some of my family are vegetarian – so I am used to cooking (and eating) vegetarian when I am with them. Thirdly, I often cook vegetarian meals when I am on a “fast day” for the 5:2 diet, as you get a lot of vegetables for not many calories! So, here is my meal plan for the week, based on what I have bought for National Vegetarian Week and also what will fit in with my two 5:2 diet fast days for this week too. Most recipes are my own and a couple are what caught my eye on the Vegetarian Society website. The photo above is of my mum’s delicious Curried Vegetable Pasty, and if I can wheedle the recipe out of her  I will be sharing that later on this week…..although, I will have to sweet-talk my dad too, as the curry was initially made by him and then mum got creative with the leftovers! I have been very busy lately, as you may remember me saying in last week’s meal plan post, The Fast Diet: Menu Planning and Recipes Revisited for the 5:2 Diet, and I have had some personal sadness in my life……I will share the positive side of that when I am strong enough to be able to share my thoughts with you, but, I am looking forward to cooking and baking more over the next few weeks too, so please keep checking back to see LOTS of new recipes and news. The recipes I will be making will be shared at daily posts this week, and I will also post a summary of my Vegetarian Week Meal Plan at the end of the week too. So, here is my weekly meal plan and recipe ideas for National Vegetarian Week, I hope that there will be some recipes to inspire you, Karen 

Moroccan Roasted Vegetable Salad with Feta Cheese (200 calories)

Moroccan Roasted Vegetable Salad with Feta Cheese (200 calories)

National Vegetarian Week Meal Plan:

Meal Plan Monday

Monday 20th May:

Breakfast: Porridge with Honey and Apricots

My Mum's "Teacup Apricot and Honey Porridge" Recipe for a Cold March Morning

“Teacup Apricot and Honey Porridge”

Lunch: Spiced Mixed Beans on Home-made Bread Toast (Recipe to follow)

Tea: Spicy Vegetable and Quorn Stir-Fry - 5:2 Diet suitable (Recipe to follow) 

Tuesday 21st May:

Breakfast: Blueberry Smoothie – 5:2 Diet suitable (Recipe to follow)

Lunch: Sweetcorn and Cheese Fritters with Salad (Recipe to follow)

Tea: Veggie Cheesy Cottage Pie (Recipe to follow)

Wednesday 22nd May:

BreakfastScrambled Eggs with Goat’s Cheese

Somerset Scramble - Scrambled Eggs with Goat's Cheese, perfect for Breakfast, Brunch or High Tea

Scrambled Eggs with Goat’s Cheese,

Lunch: Stir-Fry Vegetable and Miso Broth (Recipe to follow)

Tea: Rose Elliot’s Pine Nut & Carrot Roast with Mushroom Sauce (Vegetarian Society) 

Rose Elliot’s Pine Nut & Carrot Roast with Mushroom Sauce

Rose Elliot’s Pine Nut & Carrot Roast with Mushroom Sauce (Image: Vegetarian Society)

Thursday 23rd May:

Breakfast: Blueberry & Oat Pancakes with Cinnamon (5:2 Recipe)

5:2 Diet Fast Day: Pancakes for Breakfast - Blueberry & Oat Pancakes with Cinnamon Recipe

5:2 Diet Fast Day: Pancakes for Breakfast – Blueberry & Oat Pancakes with Cinnamon Recipe

Lunch: Moroccan Roasted Vegetable Salad with Feta Cheese (200 calories)

Spring Green 5:2 Diet Recipe: Moroccan Roasted Vegetable Salad with Feta Cheese (200 calories)

Spring Green 5:2 Diet Recipe: Moroccan Roasted Vegetable Salad with Feta Cheese (200 calories)

Tea:  Vegetable Lasagne (Vegetarian Society) 

Veggie Lasagne

Veggie Lasagne (Image: Vegetarian Society)

Friday 24th May:

Breakfast: Home-made bread toast with home-made Pink Grapefruit Marmalade

Pink Grapefruit Marmalade

Pink Grapefruit Marmalade

Lunch: Macaroni and Vegetable Cheese (Recipe to follow)

Tea: Egg and Two Cress Sandwiches with side salad

Celebrating Britain's Most Famous Snack - The Sandwich! Egg and Two Cress Sandwich Recipe

Egg and Two Cress Sandwich Recipe

Weekend of the 25th and 26th May:

Two Cheese Asparagus Tart

Broad Bean and Pea Medley with Feta Cheese

Jersey Royal Potato Salad with Three Herb Mayonnaise

Thrifty & Organic Meal Planner: Asparagus,Spring Vegetables,Gooseberries & Cape Malay Beef Curry Recipes

Two Cheese Asparagus Tart, Broad Bean and Pea Medley with Feta Cheese
and Jersey Royal Potato Salad with Three Herb Mayonnaise

Vegetable Curry with Naan Bread - 5:2 Diet suitable (Recipe to follow)

Veggie Curry

Veggie Curry

I am adding this to Mrs M’s Meal Planning Monday (20th May 2013)

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