Meatless Meal Plan Monday #3
Vegan Fettuccini Alfredo I’ve never tried this one, but it looks really good and relatively easy, so I think I’ll try it out. I’ll let you know how it goes.
Curry Vegetable Basmati Rice. This one is pretty good! It warms up as leftovers well also.
Vegan Cabbage Rolls. Ok, ok, I know I’ve posted a lot of cabbage recipes (at least one each week), but we like cabbage… I’ll mix it up after this LOL, but this is another great recipe. There are lots of steps, so make sure you read all the directions thoroughly and not just as you go. We made this one weekend and accidentally overcooked the cabbage, so it was too soft to make into rolls. We ended up layering everything and making a cabbage roll lasagna type thing, which was actually delicious, but definitely not a roll LOL.
Pho. Ok, if you’ve never tried pho, you are missing out on possibly the easiest and most delicious veg-based meal you can make. There is no wrong answer on ingredients, so you can literally throw whatever you want in the pot and it will turn out great! (I usually don’t do cinnamon, as the recipe calls for, but I do add some jalepeno slices, lime, and cilantro). There are tons of great pho recipes out there, so be sure to look around to get some ideas on how you can make it your own! This is also a great way to use up random veggies left over at the end of the week!
Cilantro Lime Quinoa. This is surprisingly nice and refreshing. And quinoa has lots of protein to boot!
This is the best Banana Bread you will ever make. The end. It’s my go-to banana bread recipe, and I make it whenever my bananas get to that point when I forgot to eat them all week and they’re looking all brown and yucky LOL. My kids get excited and start saying, “Looks like it’s time to make banana bread again, Mom!” I will sometimes use a real egg in this recipe, but if you want to make this truly vegan, you can simply add another banana, an egg substitute (like flax, chia, or applesauce — just google or pinterest for recipes/ratios), or a powder like Vegg that you mix with water to create a vegan egg alternative. I’ve used Vegg before, and you really can’t tell the difference — it tastes like it has a real egg in it, but it’s plant-based. The can of Vegg is kind of expensive, but it lasts a really long time because you’re only using a small amount of powder each time you mix up an “egg.”