Photo Alex Harris
I’ve developed quite a collection of meatless recipes over the last couple of years and I realised that with a bit of thought, I could compile some of them into a delicious vegetarian menu plan.
This three day plan doesn’t necessarily have to be followed three days in a row, although it would definitely work over a long weekend. We’ve got the August Bank Holiday coming up in the UK, and of course Labour Day weekend in North America is only a couple weeks away. Another option is to simply slot individual days into your own weekly menu plan. You could reduce your weekly meat consumption by at least a third by doing this!
Although I am far from vegetarian, I think it is really important that we reduce the amount of meat we eat as a society. Raising livestock for meat contributes hugely to our production of greenhouse gases, so collectively reducing it will benefit the environment. On a personal level, cutting back on the amount of meat you consume could benefit your health, your wallet and even your waistline.
Vegetarian Menu Plan
Delicious inspiration for three meat-free days.
Basil Cheese Strata, Photo April Harris
Breakfast – Basil Cheese Strata
Dinner – Paella
Hazelnut Apple Coffee Cake , Photo Alex Harris
Breakfast – Hazelnut Apple Coffee Cake
Lunch – Egg Salad Sandwiches
Dinner – Cabbage Rolls
Spinach Florentine Pasta Bake, Photo Alex Harris
Breakfast – Vegetarian ‘Full English Breakfast’
Lunch – Balsamic Apple and Walnut Salad
Dinner – Spinach Florentine Casserole
I hope you will consider adding meat free days to your own diet, using this sample Vegetarian Menu Plan as inspiration. It’s not just healthy and environmentally friendly, it’s tasty too!