Last week I decided that I would try and eat like a vegan. I was amazed by how enjoyable it was and how I did not miss meat! I even cooked a cottage pie for everyone else one evening and I really was not tempted. I have found all of my meals to be so delicious and satisfying.
I decided to try eating as a vegan simply out of curiosity. Curiosity to how easy or difficult it was, whether I would enjoy it and if I would feel any better in myself. I do not think I could be a complete vegan as I love eggs and cheese but I have learnt that I could quite happily be a vegetarian. However I do also believe in a mixed diet so I will continue to eat meat, but I will be reducing it down to one meal a week. I will also continue to eat fish and this will also be one meal a week. The remaining days will be vegetarian based meals. I can honestly say I am looking forward to it! I am starting to actually love all of my meals and not just eating them. I am savouring them and finding them nourishing!
This is what we will be enjoying this week...
Week Commencing 1st February 2016
Monday - Veggie Chilli
I love a good chilli con carne so this week I will be having a go at making a vegetarian one. I am planning to substitute the meat with lentils.
Tuesday - Tofu Stir Fry with Soba Noodles
This is another, completely new meal. I have ordered some tofu on my weekly food delivery. I am curious about trying new vegetarian options and trying it with my family.
Wednesday - Meat Day - Venison Cottage Pie
I will be making a venison version of our much loved classic.
Thursday - Soup
The Hubby has requested that I make a Bear Grylls soup, so I will be making it on Thursday.
Friday - Fish Night Grilled Salmon with Mango and Lime
This will be served with salad and potatoes.
As always I am not planning for the weekend. I hope you have a great week.
I am sharing my Weekly Meal Plan with At Home with Mrs M.