Ah, it feels good to be back in the ol’ meal planning saddle this week! While on vacation I read the book VB6: Eat Vegan Before 6:00 to Lose Weight and Restore Your Health . . . for Good by Mark Bittman. The premise of the book is to greatly increase vegetable, fruit, and whole grain consumption and decrease dairy and meat, while not giving up anything completely. The book piqued my interest because I am always interested in increasing veggies and beans in our menus. I will be adding a few VB6 style recipes in the menu in the coming weeks.
Monday – Make your own French Bread pizzas, cooked pea pods
Tuesday – Baked Ziti with Vegetables and Cheese – from the VB6 book. If the recipe is a winner I will post the recipe later this week as I don’t find it on the web.
Wednesday – Grill out chicken breast with barbeque sauce, sauteed veggies
Thursday – Summer Minestrone soup from the wonderful book Love Soup: 160 All-New Vegetarian Recipes from the Author of The Vegetarian Epicure. This is a fantastic, frugal soup if you have a garden or a farmer’s market. The recipe is posted here.
Friday – Leftover Chile Colorado burritos. If you are making the recipe for the first time I recommend cutting the beef bullion by half, or more. This is one of the few recipes I love in the crock pot.
What’s on your menu this week? For inspiration, head on over to orgjunkie!