Librarian. Tattooed Momma of Two. Flexi-vegan. Sriracha Lovin'. LA Livin'.
There are a lot of big changes going on for our family!
We are expecting Baby #3 early next spring. More news on other big changes to come in the following weeks! :)
Happy Birthday to my sweet little girl. It has only been a year, but I feel like she has always been apart of our family.
be flexi-vegan, is that like you're always at least vegetarian, if not vegan? that's what i am right now too, and i was feeling really guilty for not being a straight out vegan yet lol. i love your meal plans too! does that help you save money? are you raising your kids vegan too?sorry so many questions; i just found you haha :)bridgetteison
Thanks for writing!
Yes, I am always vegetarian. I was vegan for over 5 years before meeting my husband. I told him if I was going to do all the cooking, he would have to at least eat vegetarian - it was a simple enough compromise. If I can err on the side of being vegan, I do, but have found that for our situation and our family, being vegetarian is easier than being strictly vegan.
I do meal plan to save $$ since I make 1 or 2 trips to the grocery store and I really try to stick to my list and not get side-tracked! I also try to cut and/or prep all of my veggies/fruits the day I get them because I find I am more likely to use them if I can just grab a handful when I need them instead of having to cut/prep separately for each meal.
We are raising our children vegetarian. I give mad props to my friends who raise their kids vegan, I just feel like it doesn’t work for our family. I hope someday they will choose more vegan options, but in the mean time I am happy with our choice.
Meal Planning Mondays – Week of July 8 - 14
Monday: Spicy tofu with broccoli over udon noodles. Tofu inspired by Veggie Belly.
Tuesday: Veggie Panini sandwiches with roasted red pepper soup.
Wednesday: Black bean grilled burritos.
Thursday: Broccoli bites with Greek Salads. Broccoli bites inspired by Oh My Veggies.
Friday: Crockpot chickpea curry over brown rice. Curry inspired by The Vegan Stoner.
Saturday: Falafel wraps with sweet potato fries.
Sunday: Penne Bolognese with salads and garlic bread.
Extras this week: cheesy Sriracha kale chips, homemade graham crackers, and taking another stab at homemade bread.
This little girl is skeptical of the “rainbow swing.”
Monday: Falafel-Greek Salad Wraps
Tuesday: Salmon Burgers (for the hubs) with wilted kale
Wednesday: Spicy Tofu and Broccoli over rice
Thursday: Sweet Potato, Mushroom, Pesto Wraps
Friday: Tortilla Soup. Soup inspired by Appetite for Reduction. Also attending a potluck lunch on Monday where I will be bringing Buffalo Cauliflower. Cauliflower inspired by Skinny Taste.
Saturday: Big Fat Taco Salad inspired by Appetite for Reduction.
Sunday: Crockpot “Shepherds Pie” Stew.
Vegan/Vegetarian Sofrita Burritos at Chipotle FTW!
I had the opportunity to try Chipotle’s Sofritas on Monday, and it was sooo good. I was apprehensive, as I am not a huge fan of most meat substitutes, but I am so glad I tried this! Sofritas is shredded tofu with chipotles, poblanos, and spices. It gave the burrito a really great kick, but didn’t make it feel too heavy or even too meat-like.
I am sort of a burrito-purist, I don’t even like the fajita peppers because I feel like they overpower the taste of everything else, but the sofritas complement all the rice, beans, salsas, and guacamole almost too perfectly. I think I found my new favorite burrito combination.
Photo Credit: VegNews.
Meal Planning Mondays - Week Of June 10 – 16, 2013
Links to recipes and sources listed if available.
Monday: Chipotle burritos. Review of their new Sofritas here!
Tuesday: Parmesan Portobello’s with a Garden Salad. Portobello’s inspired by One Perfect Bite.
Thursday: Mexican Casserole.
Friday: Tofu, Broccoli, and Peppers over Udon Noodles.
Saturday: Vegetable and Quinoa Bake with Hash Browns. Quinoa Bake inspired by Dinner at Christina’s.
Sunday: Father’s Day Cook Out!
p.s. this photo is from over a year ago! I can’t believe how much this little one has grown.