Meatless Monday & Week #4 Meal Planning

It’s Week #4 of Meal Planning (Fall into Fitness Challenge) and also the first day of the Elf 4 Health Challenge! Today is “Meatless Monday” and our meal plans for this week look a little something like this:

Meal Planning Week #4:

Sunday: Vegan Sheppard’s Pie. It was delish!

Monday: Meatless Monday leftovers: Vegan Sheppard’s Pie or All Things Red Soup.

all things red soup pipers run 2

Tuesday: Sweet Chili.

Wednesday: Salmon, baked sweet potato and veggies.

Thursday: Mini Pizzas.

Friday: Vegan Waffles

Saturday: Hilary’s Birthday PARTY!!! The party is late afternoon so dinner will be health snacks/birthday cake and left overs from this week.

Since my husband is a vegan we have a lot of meatless meals. Sometimes when I want meat with our meal I just make it on the side for me and the girls…it’s easy to do and works for our family. I’ve posted a number of great vegan meals on my “Food Page”. Check them out for some great and easy meatless meals.

My favourites to make are:

Vegan Pesto Linguine 

 Vegan Apple Pie

Okay – not a meal but what’s a meal without an amazing desert????

Thanksgiving Vegan Apple Pie

And Butternut Squash Soup


The Lean Green Bean

What are your favourite meatless meals to make?

Do you make meatless meals on Mondays?

Week 3 Meal Planning – How It Really Went!

Week #3 of my meal planning was by far the best week yet. I’ve learned that I need to start planning on Wednesday or Thursday for the following week. I start my planning for Sunday’s and end on Saturdays. When I don’t get around to planning our meals on the weekend it seems that I really suffer those first few days.  Lesson Learned I guess!

What I managed to do last week:

Sunday: Russian Chicken ~ No problem as all I had to do was take it out of the freezer, make rice and warm the chicken up on the stove. Win-Win for me!

Monday: Salmon, Baked Potatoes, Carrots, Pea’s. This by far is my favourite meal…I love salmon.

Tuesday: Mexican Baked Penne. Accomplished this task. It takes a while to make and makes SO MUCH that I’m able to freeze more than 1/2 the recipe. Sometimes, if I am organized I can split the recipe and make 1/2 vegan and 1/2 meat. Sounds like a lot of work but it’s really not that hard.

mexican bake penne

Wednesday: Chicken a-la-King with Basmati Brown Rice. Made this from scratch in-between nap time for Hilary and playing with her all day.

Thursday: All Things Red Soup. Easy to make and so good…even our toddler ate it!!! I have some frozen for work next week (lunches) and taking some out today!

Friday: Vegan Sheppard’s Pie. Didn’t happen. I was way to tired and didn’t want to make anything. Sai wasn’t home so I decided to have left overs. BEST. DECISION.EVER!

Saturday: Curried Cauliflower with Chic Peas  {vegan}. Made it while Sai played with the girls and it was devoured by three of us. Hilary just wasn’t into it 😉

A pretty successful week. Whoop Whoop!

On the fitness front – yoga has been creeping into my life one day at time….and another, and another! My legs are sure hoping for a run this week…even in this COLD weather we are having in Nova Scotia.  It’s supposed to be -7 but feels like -16 celsius is this morning!!!!! Yikes!

Week #4 meal planning is still a work in progress but I’ll share that with you later today.

Any good eats this weekend?

What’s your favourite – Eat Out or Eat In ?