Dinner Menu for the Week of March 4th, 2013

Weekly Dinner Menu 03.04.13 // Herbivore Triathlete

When I posted my weekly dinner menu last week I received a lot of positive feedback from you guys, thanks so much! Since the post was so popular I am going to share my weekly dinner menu again this week.

On Friday I jot down some ideas for dinner and then get input from my husband and kids then finalize the menu for the following week. I make a grocery list of items I will need after checking the fridge, freezer and cupboards. On Saturday I go to the grocery store to do all my shopping for the week. Sunday is the day that I do all my prep work; washing and cutting up veggies, making snacks for the week, putting casseroles together, etc.

I also plan out my lunches and snacks for the week based on what I will have leftover from dinners. I always bring a big salad with lots of veggies and toppings such as hemp seeds for lunch in addition to leftovers. This week for snacks I have Mineola oranges, bananas, and apples, for fruits. I have peppers, baby carrots and celery with hummus to cover veggies. I also made some buckwheat granola, yum!

Here is this week’s menu:

Monday: Cheesy Chickpea and White Bean Soup from Let Them Eat Vegan by Dreena Burton (page 82)

Tuesday: Mac-Oh-Geez from Let Them Eat Vegan by Dreena Burton (page 164) with green beans

Wednesday: Broccoli and Rice with Tofu Tenders

Thursday: Cauliflower Yellow Lentil Curry with rice and peas

Friday: Make Your Own Pizza Night

What are your meal plans for the week? Do you plan out your meals or just wing it?

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4 thoughts on “Dinner Menu for the Week of March 4th, 2013

  1. vinicooksveg

    Menu Sounds great! Looking forward for pizza :)! I too want to make my own pizza! I buy groceries on saturday and plan breakfast and lunch for the weak ahead as I get very little time in morning to prepare them! I do get enough time to prepare dinner so I generally don’t plan it.

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  2. Mary @ Fit and Fed

    You are very organized, and in the same way I’ve heard from other people (look over the specials and plan on Friday, shop Saturday, prep Sunday). I have never been as organized as that on the meal planning. I do try to plan out a few days in advance, don’t always succeed in that. I tend to be out and about and grocery-shop frequently. I’m sure your way saves money and stress.

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    1. Herbivore Triathlete Post author

      It definitely helps with the stress factor! It may help financially as well, but I don’t really know. I have 3 kids in 2 activities each so after school and evenings are VERY busy. If I didn’t plan ahead they’d end up ending fast food or unhealthy stuff at home. This way I know they’re getting a healthy meal. Plus, it’s very important to me that we sit down as a family to dinner most nights of the week.

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