I’m running around like crazy today! Class this morning, then home to meal prep, and now off to work in a little bit for an 8-hour shift. Crazy Monday!
But not too crazy for meal planning, of course. In fact, craziness is the reason I plan these things out in the first place.
We went on a massive grocery trip yesterday to get everything we need, so now we’re fully stocked and loaded.
I had to hold myself back from going overboard with getting fun new vegetarian options. Trader Joe’s has SO many products catered to vegetarians, which is awesome. I need to take it slow and try them a couple at a time. This week I’m trying to ease myself into the vegetarian diet by eating similar things to what I would normally have, but with different sources of protein. I’m still eating dairy and eggs, which helps a lot with this transition.
To be honest, this meal plan took me HOURS! It usually takes me 30 minutes-1 hour to plan the entire week and do my lists, but I think this one took me like 3 hours. I was carefully consulting the Becoming Vegetarian guide to see what I need to keep in mind nutrition-wise. And since Jason is still eating meat, the other really hard part of the equation is making meals that will work for both of us. I think I have it planned pretty well, so we’ll see how it goes.
Here’s the plan.
Sunday: black-eyed peas bowl
This was so dang good, it’s definitely going to be my lunch one day this week.
Monday: turkey chili for Jason, goddess vegetable soup for me (I’m working the night shift and packing dinner)
My soup is on the stove right now! It doesn’t look like much, but it’s so delicious.
Tuesday: bulgur salad (with chicken for Jason, black beans for me), sauteed spinach
Wednesday: falafel and salad (another night shift for me)
Thursday: burgers, sweet potato tots
These guys will be new to me!
Friday: restaurant (we’re spending the night in DC!)
That’s it for me! Time to get dressed for work.
Thanks for reading!