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A Week of Vegan Menu Ideas

I have been basically the worst eater during quarantine. As a result I just haven't felt the best. While I don't identify or subscribe to any one diet type, and typically don't eliminate any certain foods (aside from beef and pork which I'm intolerant to), I do feel my best and most energized when I do eat plant based meals. 

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In 2019 I went vegan for six weeks and felt amazing. I'm assuming life got in the way or someone waved ice cream in my face and it went downhill from there? Anyways, I've eaten far too few fruits and veggies during quarantine thus far and am just doing a little vegan reset week to get a little pep in my step, and hopefully continue the trend of incorporating more healthy foods into my diet again. (I'm seriously the worst eater, anyone else relate?) 

If you're in the market for five vegan kid friendly vegan menu ideas, I've got you covered. Since I know people will ask, I plan on eating oatmeal for all my breakfasts (with diced apple, peanut butter, chia seeds, and frozen blueberries), and refried beans quesadillas for my lunch each day. The kids typically eat cereal for breakfast, and we pick up lunches from the school in the afternoon for them. These dinners listed below will be eaten by the entire family. 

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A Week of Vegan Menu Ideas:


Vegan Chili Cheese Tater Tots by Cadry's Kitchen: This will be an easy weeknight meal. We plan on simplifying the dinner by using canned vegetarian chili instead of making it from scratch, and then bringing the rest of the ingredients together for an easy kid friendly dinner. 

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Mango Lentil Dahl by Fried Dandelions: We love Indian in our house and knew I had to try this recipe the second I saw it. We plan on simplifying it a bit by using organic canned red lentils we bought at Walmart, along with a can of diced mango! It will make dinner time a lot easier!

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Vegan Potato Carrot Mac n Cheese by The Right on Mom: I've been wanting to try a vegan mac n cheese recipe for ages. This will be our first time cooking with nutritional yeast as well. I'll definitely have to report back and let you know how our kids did with this! Planning on serving with a side of broccoli!

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Oven Baked Taquitos by Nora Cooks: This is a pretty normal meal for our house, although I do plan on making a vegan cashew sour cream to dip them in. Another first that I'm excited to try!

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Baked Tofu Buddha Bowl by Glue and Glitter: My kids actually really like tofu, so I'm not too worried about this meal. We've had Buddha bowls in the past and as long as I put all the kids food separately on the plate and not touching they'll eat it with no problems ;) 

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Does your family have any plant based meals that you love? I'd love to hear about them in the comments. Be sure to follow along on Instagram @thehappyflammily to see how these meals turn out for us this week!

Weekly Menu Plan Feb 3-Feb 9

Time for another round of weekly menu planning. I got a lot of questions last week about how these meals work in our family and who eats what. The breakfast options, while certainly can be for the entire family, are mostly just for me in our home. The kids eat cereal most days before school, and I make myself breakfast when they get home. The lunch options typically feed Derek and myself, and Kyle eats hot lunch at school, and Kinsley eats whatever she'd like for lunch when she gets home. We all eat the same things for dinner each night.

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We try to eat as many healthy meals as possible, every night of the week. Meals that take longer, we prepare in the slow cooker. Having a weekly meal plan really helps us to save money, and have great ideas for what to eat throughout the week. I always need meal ideas laid out ahead of time or else I just won't eat, or eat junk food. That's why I try and plan some easy meal ideas for myself for breakfast and lunch each week so that I know I'm not skipping out until our big family meal each night.


Monday:

L: Stawberry Pecan Salad with Carrots

Tuesday:
L: Leftovers: Black Bean Soup
D: BBQ Pork Chops, Potatoes, and Green Beans

Wednesday:
L: Black Bean Burgers with Carrots
D: Enchiladas and Black Beans

Thursday:
B: Scrambled Eggs and Apples
L: Black Bean Burgers with Carrots
D: Chicken Curry, Rice, and Broccoli

Friday:
B: Scrambled Eggs with Apples
L: Black Bean Burgers with Carrots
D: EAT OUT

Saturday:
D: Tuna Casserole and Broccoli

Sunday:
D: Honey Teriyaki Salmon, Broccoli, and Rice


You can see all of our other weekly menu plans here!


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Weekly Menu Plan Jan 27-Feb 2

Time for another round of weekly menu planning. I got a lot of questions last week about how these meals work in our family and who eats what. The breakfast options, while certainly can be for the entire family, are mostly just for me in our home. The kids eat cereal most days before school, and I make myself breakfast when they get home. The lunch options typically feed Derek and myself, and Kyle eats hot lunch at school, and Kinsley eats whatever she'd like for lunch when she gets home. We all eat the same things for dinner each night.

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We try to eat as many healthy meals as possible, every night of the week. Meals that take longer, we prepare in the slow cooker. Having a weekly meal plan really helps us to save money, and have great ideas for what to eat throughout the week. I always need meal ideas laid out ahead of time or else I just won't eat, or eat junk food. That's why I try and plan some easy meal ideas for myself for breakfast and lunch each week so that I know I'm not skipping out until our big family meal each night.



Monday:

B: Two Eggs Scrambled with fruit

Tuesday:
B: Two Eggs Scrambled with fruit
D: Chicken Enchiladas w/ Black Beans

Wednesday:

Thursday:
B: Oatmeal
D: Wonton Soup w/ carrot sticks

Friday:
B: Greek Yogurt w/ Berries, Nuts, and Honey
D: EAT OUT

Saturday:
B: Everything Bagel

Sunday:
L: Buffalo Chicken Dip w/ Chips Carrots and Celery

You can see all of our other weekly menu plans here!


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Weekly Menu Plan Jan 20-26

Time for another round of weekly menu planning. I got a lot of questions last week about how these meals work in our family and who eats what. The breakfast options, while certainly can be for the entire family, are mostly just for me in our home. The kids eat cereal most days before school, and I make myself breakfast when they get home. The lunch options typically feed Derek and myself, and Kyle eats hot lunch at school, and Kinsley eats whatever she'd like for lunch when she gets home. We all eat the same things for dinner each night. 

We try to eat as many healthy meals as possible, every night of the week. Meals that take longer, we prepare in the slow cooker. Having a weekly meal plan really helps us to save money, and have great ideas for what to eat throughout the week. I always need meal ideas laid out ahead of time or else I just won't eat, or eat junk food. That's why I try and plan some easy meal ideas for myself for breakfast and lunch each week so that I know I'm not skipping out until our big family meal each night.

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Monday:
B: Greek Yogurt with Berries, Nuts, and Honey

Tuesday:
B: Peanut Butter and Banana Toast

Wednesday:
B: Greek Yogurt with Berries, Nuts, and Honey

Thursday:
B: Peanut Butter and Banana Toast
D: Chicken, Potatoes, and Broccoli, tossed in olive oil, salt, and pepper, and roasted at 350 for 25 minutes

Friday: 
B: Greek Yogurt with Berries, Nuts, and Honey
D: Salmon, Potatoes, and Broccol, tossed in olive oil, salt, and pepper, and roasted at 350 for 25 minutes

Saturday:
B: Breakfast BLT (BLT sandwiches with a fried egg)
L: Easy Stovetop Mac N Cheese with veggies (recipe coming Wednesday!)
D: Eat OUT

Sunday:

Weekly Menu Plan Jan 13-19

Everyone gave such great feedback to last week's menu plan that it was super motivating to continue on in the cause. This menu plan is for the upcoming week, Monday through Sunday. I've included meals for breakfast lunch and dinner, with side options as well. We really do eat lots of the same things over and over again in our home. This helps to keep the grocery bills lower by having repeat meals throughout the week!

I try to give fun dinner ideas for every night of the week. These are all kid friendly meals and healthy dinner ideas that have an average prep time of 15 minutes to 20 minutes. The meals that take longer can be done in the slow cooker to save you time. 

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I've also included a few easy side dishes. I find even planning the side dishes ahead of time makes cooking at home so much easier when you know what to prepare ahead of time.

So if you're in the market for some easy dinners, and healthy meal planning ideas, you're in right place!

Monday:

Tuesday:
D: Butter Chicken with Edamame

Wednesday:
B: Classic Egg Salad on Toast
D: Chicken Potatoes and Broccoli (Roasted at 350 on a sheet pan with salt and pepper for 25 minutes)

Thursday:

Friday:
D: Eat out

Saturday:
L: Tuna w/ celery
D: Salmon Broccoli and Potatoes (Roasted at 350 on a sheet pan with salt and pepper for 25 minutes.)

Sunday:
B: Waffles with Fruit



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Weekly Menu Plan Jan 6-12

Time for another round of weekly menu planning. I got a lot of questions last week about how these meals work in our family and who eats what. The breakfast options, while certainly can be for the entire family, are mostly just for me in our home. The kids eat cereal most days before school, and I make myself breakfast when they get home. The lunch options typically feed Derek and myself, and Kyle eats hot lunch at school, and Kinsley eats whatever she'd like for lunch when she gets home. We all eat the same things for dinner each night.

We try to eat as many healthy meals as possible, every night of the week. Meals that take longer, we prepare in the slow cooker. Having a weekly meal plan really helps us to save money, and have great ideas for what to eat throughout the week. I always need meal ideas laid out ahead of time or else I just won't eat, or eat junk food. That's why I try and plan some easy meal ideas for myself for breakfast and lunch each week so that I know I'm not skipping out until our big family meal each night.

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Monday
B: Vanilla Greek Yogurt berries, nuts, honey
L: Buffalo Chicken meal prep bowls
D: Chicken broccoli and potatoes (All dumped on a cookie sheet tossed in oil, salt, and pepper and baked for 25-30 minutes at 350º) 

Tuesday: 
B: 2 Soft Boiled Eggs and Toast
D: Fish tacos and black beans 

Wednesday: 
B: Vanilla Greek Yogurt berries, nuts, honey
D: Salmon, Broccoli, and potatoes (All dumped on a cookie sheet tossed in oil, salt, and pepper and baked for 25-30 minutes at 350º) 

Thursday: 
B: 2 Soft boiled eggs with toast

Friday:
B: Vanilla Greek Yogurt berries, nuts, honey
L: Leftover soup
F: Eat out

Saturday: 
L: Tuna w/ celery
D: Leftovers

Sunday:
B: Bagel, cream cheese, fruit (bagel recipe coming this week)

What are you making for dinner this week? Let me know in the comments below! 


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