Vegetarian Menu Planning for NVW

Vegetarian Menu Planning for NVW

National Vegetarian Week 18-24 May 2015, sponsored by ‘Nothing But snacks’, is all about sharing. So whatever your favourite veggie recipe it’s time to get preparing, get making and get sharing.

National Vegetarian Week 2015

Photo courtesy of The Vegetarian Society

In celebration of National Vegetarian Week, this May the Vegetarian Society is visiting seven locations across the UK giving out free pizza slices and celebrating how food brings people together. You can find out more here.

Lynne Elliot, Chief Executive of the Vegetarian Society, said: “Sharing food brings people together, feasts and meals mark special occasions while festivals offer a variety of tastes to try. National Vegetarian Week is all about delicious veggie food and sharing – getting people to come together to cook and share. Whether you decide to make veggie dishes for a community group, work colleagues or friends – sharing food can make a moment. There’s no better way to celebrate veggie food and discover how you can be kinder to animals, the planet and yourself.”

Even meat eaters like me can celebrate National Vegetarian Week by choosing to eat more meat free meals. Regular readers will know that I’m passionate about reducing the amount of meat my family eats. It benefits our health, the environment and our budget.

In the spirit of sharing, I’ve done some vegetarian menu planning and put together three days worth of vegetarian menus complete with recipes. If you are a vegetarian I hope you will find it a great resource – and if you aren’t I hope it will encourage you to dip your toe into the vegetarian lifestyle by cutting out meat one or more days this week. But don’t feel it is all or nothing. Every time you choose to eat a meat free meal, you are benefitting your health and the health of the planet. So even if it is just one meat free day per week – or a few meat free meals here and there – everything you do helps.

Three Day Menu for National Vegetarian Week

Day 1

Carrot Walnut Bran MuffinsBreakfast
Carrot and Walnut Bran Muffins
Fresh Fruit Salad

Quick and Easy Vegetarian Quiche Lunch
Easy Vegetarian Quiche
My Mom’s Coleslaw

Dinner
Vegetarian Cabbage Rolls 
Warmed rolls or French bread with butter
Fruit Brûlée

Day 2

Breakfast
Warming Vegetarian Breakfast

Easy Provencal Vegetable Gratin Lunch
Easy Provençal Vegetable Gratin

Spinach Florentine Casserole

Dinner
Spinach Florentine Casserole
Mixed Salad
Hot rolls and butter
Chocolate Chip Cookies

Day 3

Apricot Pecan Quick Bread

Breakfast
Apricot Pecan Quick Bread
Fresh Fruit Salad

Vegetarian Recipe Inspiration with Quorn

Photograph courtesy of Quorn

Lunch
Sticky Sausage Skewers
Tossed Green Salad
Easiest Tomato Salad Ever

Vegan Pad Thai Dinner
Vegan Pad Thai
Apple Orange & Raspberry Nutty Crumble

This is only a taster of all the delicious vegetarian recipe ideas out there. A little vegetarian menu planning can go a long way! Visit National Vegetarian Week for ideas, tips and recipes to try, add your veggie share event and find out about NVW events throughout the UK.

If you enjoyed this post you may also like Vegetarian Recipe Inspiration with Quorn.

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Article by April Harris

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April is a food, lifestyle and travel writer who lives in Berkshire, England. She shares inspiration, tips and trends for anyone who loves food, cooking, entertaining, fashion, travel and the finer things in life at her blog, AprilJHarris.com.
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Comments

  1. Love all your vegetarian creations April. Pinned, yum and stumble.

  2. What a great post April and Happy Vegetarian Week! Pinned and shared!

  3. Oooh anything pad thai is a winner. We eat vegetarian several times a week. Thanks for posting. Hello from Hearth and Soul Hop.

  4. Great menu! I would gladly eat all of it! Pinning. My family is mostly vegetarian (we eat fish every week or two, other meats much less often) and there really are lots of things to eat that aren’t meat.

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