Here's a vegetarian meal plan for the upcoming week, full of easy weeknight dinners, and a weekend breakfast. The menu includes a tamale pie, cauliflower steaks rubbed with pesto, and a slow cooker black bean soup.
MONDAY: Tamale Pie
TUESDAY: Pesto Cauliflower Steaks
WEDNESDAY: Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup
FRIDAY: Baked Spaghetti Casserole
WEEKEND: Fattoush Salad with Crispy Chickpeas
WEEKEND BREAKFAST: Breakfast Egg Stuffed Potato Skins
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M O N D A Y
This Vegetarian Tamale Pie starts with dressed up cornbread mix, and topped with Tex-Mex spiced Beyond Beef, cheese and whatever toppings you like. Pickled jalapeño slices, sour cream, chopped tomatoes, green onions and black olives are all fair game.
T U E S D A Y
Pesto Cauliflower Steaks
Super-easy cauliflower steaks, topped with pesto and toasted breadcrumbs, served over a fresh citrus salad.
W E D N E S D A Y
Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup
This slow cooker black bean soup is made with dry beans, and practically makes itself. Dress it up with garnishes such as sour cream, pickled jalapeños or the spicier variety, cilantro, lime, green onions, or avocado.
T H U R S D A Y
Citrus Salad with Cauliflower, Olives and Feta
Citrus salad with roasted cauliflower, kalamata olives, scallions, raisins, and cashews, dressed with a citrus vinaigrette. Add cooked quinoa or sautéed tofu chunks for a protein-rich main dish.
F R I D A Y
Baked Spaghetti Casserole
This Baked Spaghetti casserole is a favorite at our house, especially when the kids come to visit! A zesty sauce is combined with diced tomatoes, plant-based meat, and spaghetti noodles. There's a middle layer of cheese, and topped with more cheese.
There's around 30 minutes of prep and stove-top cooking before it slides into the oven.
W E E K E N D
Simple Fattoush Salad with Crispy Chickpeas
Fattoush is a bread salad popular in Middle Eastern and North African regions. This vegan fattoush salad features peak season bell peppers, tossed with tomatoes, cucumbers, green onions, crispy chickpeas and fried pita bread dressed in a light vinaigrette dressing.
W E E K E N D B R E A K F A S T
Breakfast Egg Stuffed Potato Skins
If you like potato skins, you'll like this breakfast potato and eggs dish. Potato skins are layered with cheese, green onions, oregano and an over-easy egg. Sometimes, if I have some baby spinach on hand, I'll quick sauté some up, and add it as another layer under the egg.