Meal Plans

September 11-15, 2017

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Monday- Eggplant Scallops, Pesto Toast, Salad
Tuesday- Mexican Stackups
Wednesday- Wrap, Salad
Thursday- Lasagna, Salad, Garlic Bread
Friday-  Shish Kebabs, Tabouleh, Pita Bread


  • Remember to only buy what you need, not what you have! A quick check of your pantry and fridge might save you $$ and time.
  • If your spice collections is small your cost will be higher at the start, but your tastebuds will thank you for your purchases.

Shopping List


Garlic Powder
Onion powder
Dried Basil
Dried Organo
Smoked Paprika
Chili Powder
Cayenne (optional)

Veggies and Fruits

2-3 sweet yellow onions
Red Onion
2-3 Japanese Eggplants
Roma Tomatoes
1-2 Beefsteak Tomatoes
Fresh Basil
4 small-medium size red potatoes
Red and Green Bell Peppers
2 Zucchini
Yellow Squash
Baby Bella Mushrooms 16 oz
Spaghetti or pizza sauce for lasagna
3 Bunches of Parsley

Minced Garlic (Because garlic is in so many of my meals I buy a large jar of pre-minced garlic, available in the un-refrigerated, shelved section of the store)

Everything Else

Olive Oil
Whole Wheat Linguini
Pine Nuts
Soy Sauce
Sliced Italian Bread
All purpose Flour
Unsweetened plain almond milk
Large Tortillas or Wraps
Lemon Juice
BBQ Sauce
1 can Black Beans
Taco seasoning
Tortilla Chips
Oven Ready Lasagna Noodles
Regular or Vegan Ricotta or Cottage Cheese
Vegan Mozzarella Cheese
Pita Bread
Garlic bread: homemade or Pre-made
Wooden Skewers

Daily Breakdown

Monday  |  Tuesday  |  Wednesday  |  Thursday  |  Friday


eggplant scallops with pesto toast and saladEggplant Scallops, Vegan Garlic Pasta, Pesto Toast, Salad

Guests came today so I made a bit fancier dinner to showcase vegan yummies.


Eggplant Scallops: View Recipe

Open-face Roasted Tomato Sandwich  

Creamy Vegan Garlic Pasta With Roasted Tomatoes Recipe:


mexican stackupsMexican Stack-ups

Growing up this meal was the quick, fresh, dinner that made everyone happy.

Mexican Stack-ups: View Recipe


wrapVegan Wrap, Salad

This meal grew out a meal that didn’t work. I made a roasted potato/veggie meal but it did not taste very good. That meal became the filling for this wrap.

Notes: Start your potatoes, then make the salad. At that point you should be ready to assemble the wraps. Who would have thought BBQ sauce and guacamole Yum!

Vegan Wrap Recipe:


lasagnaVegetarian Lasagna, Salad, Garlic Bread

I just felt like eating lasagna. I love lasagna. If I had a decent vegan food store near me this meal could have been vegan. In the absence of one, it this is mostly vegan lasagna. I used vegan mozzarella cheese but there was no vegan ricotta or cottage cheese available so I used regular cottage cheese.

Notes: Oven ready noodles make this meal easy to assemble. After the lasagna is in make your salad. In the last 10-15 minutes prepare to put your garlic bread in the oven. Use pre-made garlic bread or make your own by buttering italian bread slices with vegan butter, then sprinkle the slices with garlic salt, pepper, and salt. Swipe a butter knife over it several times then toast in the oven until it reaches the desired level of crispness.

Lasagna Recipe: View Recipe


shish kebabs with tabouleh and pita breadShish Kebabs, Taboule, Pita Bread

Awesome flavors compliment each other in this fun, fresh dinner.


  • Instead of basting the kababs I marinaded my veggies as soon as they were sliced. Tossing them in the marinade covered them evenly, giving an awesome flavor.
  • Cook your quinoa, drain it, then spread it on a plate in the feezer until it is cooled.

Kabob Recipe:

Tabouleh Recipe: