Two of my good friends are long-time vegetarians. They both moved to Colorado, but when they lived near me, we would get together once a week to make dinner, have a glass (or two) of wine and enjoy great company.
I got used to cooking meatless options when they came over, and even though I wasn’t a vegetarian, I discovered I didn’t miss the meat. There was a period of time, before I got pregnant with my son, that I went completely vegetarian.
It was around 3 months, and I found it to be so easy! I actually felt better, lost around 10 pounds, spent less money on food, and felt I was making a positive environmental impact.
I am not following a vegetarian diet now, but have been wanting to incorporate more meatless meals into my diet, so I put together a vegetarian weekly meal plan.
It consists of 6 meals for dinner, in a printable format (or you can save paper and pull it up on your phone/tablet/laptop and save some paper, ink and money!).
Each of these meals feeds 3 – 4 people, unless you have some teenagers or hungry grown-ups that have second helpings, in which case, they’ll feed around 2 – 3.
I tried to keep the ingredients on the healthy side, and as close to “clean eating” as possible. I also tried to keep the recipes fairly easy-to-follow. You can grab the free printable vegetarian weekly meal plan in PDF here. I hope you enjoy them!
Vegetarian Weekly Meal Plan
You can also grab this Clean Eating Menu plan, that includes breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner for an entire week!
WoW! So excited to try your meal plans! I’ve been wanting to get into a routine of “clean eating” and googled “FREE” clean eating menu and WaaaLaaa 1st link was to your website!. What a GOLD MINE!!!
Thank you for taking the work out of meal planning!
I am loving this menu Andrea. My daughter is a vegetarian and my partner and I try to eat meatless at least twice a week. I think the tortilla soup is on my list of things to make!
Cynthia – I think it’s great to try to eat vegetarian at least twice a week! I know we hare a mutual love for Mexican food, so I think you’ll love the tortilla soup 🙂
While I don’t eat a vegetarian diet, I do collect delicious recipes for when I have vegetarian friends over and for my own family’s menu planning. I’m looking forward to the tortilla soup, especial with cold weather coming our way.
It is great to have some recipes on hand for vegetarian guests. If you end up trying any of the recipes, I hope they’re a big hit!