What I ate in a day

What I ate in a week

27th January 2017
What i ate in a week

If you saw this weeks vegan grocery haul shopping list I thought it would be interesting to show that it’s based on the following meal plan. This gives a better idea of what I ate in a week and how a weekly grocery list translates into a weekly meal plan. Items from the grocery haul list are marked in bold. Any items used which I already had in stock are marked in italics.

It’s important to show that each week you will have staples and groceries leftover from earlier shops. This is especially true when buying grains and beans in bulk. Also items that only need a tiny amount such as herbs and spices. This helps to highlight the fact that you don’t need to rush out and buy everything all at once and that some weeks your shopping will be more expensive than others but it all roughly evens out over the course of a month.

Print out the handy meal planner I created for you and share your weekly meal plan in the comments below.

What I ate in a week

Saturday

Brunch – Two people

  • Linda McCartney sausage – 3 sausage per person.
  • Two bagels per person.
  • Vitalite dairy free butter
  • Ketchup

Tea – Three course meal for five people.

Starter

  • Vine tomato and basil soup
  • Homemade garlic bread fingers using part baked rolls, vitalite butter and fresh garlic

Main Course

  • Sweet potatoes roasted in olive oil with garlic, shallots, rosemary and caramelised onion houmous
  • Roast piccolo vine tomatoes
  • Green beans, butter beans, petit pois, lemon marinated olives and sweetcorn
  • Salt and pepper
  • Dijon mustard

Dessert

  • Fresh Strawberries and blueberries
  • Brandy snap baskets
  • Swedish glace ice cream
  • Berry coulis

White Chardonnay– Two glasses

Vegan Bailey’s coffee


Sunday

Brunch – Three people

  • Linda McCartney sausages
  • Bread
  • Vitalite dairy free butter
  • Ketchup

Tea – Roasted vegetable curry with basmati rice and wholemeal pitta for three people

  • Sweet potatoes
  • Cauliflower
  • carrots
  • Red onions
  • Green Beans
  • Kale
  • Petit pois
  • Red and green bell peppers
  • Courgette
  • Garlic
  • Lemon
  • Plum tomatoes
  • Tomato puree
  • Coconut milk
  • Curry powder
  • Chilli powder
  • Veg stock cube
  • Salt and pepper
  • Microwave basmati rice
  • Wholemeal pitta

Monday

Breakfast – Green smoothie – one person

  • Pineapple
  • Mango
  • Cucumber
  • Cloudy apple juice
  • Barleygrass powder

Dinner – Chickpea Salad – one person

  • Marinated spicy chickpeas
  • Lettuce
  • Celery
  • Cucumber
  • piccolo tomatoes
  • Avocado
  • Olives
  • Dressing from houmous, nutritional yeastlemon juice and Dijon mustard
  • Sprinkle of mixed nuts and seeds

TeaRoasted vegetable curry with basmati rice and wholemeal pitta for three people. Same as Sunday


Tuesday

Brunch – One person

  • Bagel
  • Sauteed Mushrooms
  • Sauteed Spinach
  • Mashed Avocado

Tea – Winter Stew – Three people

  • White potatoes
  • Swede
  • Carrots
  • Red onions
  • Kale
  • Petit pois
  • Garlic
  • Pearl Barley
  • Soya mince
  • Mixed herbs
  • Veg stock cube
  • Veg gravy granules
  • Mushroom Ketchup
  • Salt and pepper

Wednesday

Breakfast – Green Smoothie – One person

  • Pineapple
  • Mango
  • Cucumber
  • Cloudy apple juice
  • Barleygrass powder

Dinner – Spicy Lentils – One person

  • Microwave spicy lentil curry
  • Wholemeal pitta
  • Lettuce
  • Cucumber
  • piccolo Tomato

TeaWinter Stew with Kale and Crusty Bread Roll for three people. As Tuesday


Thursday

Breakfast – One person

  • Cinnamon and raisin bagel
  • Peanut Butter
  • Banana

Dinner – Winter Stew. As Tuesday/ Wednesday – One person

Tea – Veggie pasta – Two people

  • Pasta
  • Tinned plum tomatoes
  • Spinach
  • Mushroom
  • Garlic
  • Olives
  • Freshly squeezed lemon Juice
  • Black pepper
  • Nutritional yeast

Friday

Breakfast – Green Smoothie – One person

  • Pineapple
  • Cucumber
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Cloudy Apple juice
  • Maca Powder

Dinner – Veggie pasta as Thursday night – One person

Tea – Vegetable pizza – One person

  • Pizza base
  • Houmous
  • Tomato paste
  • Red onion
  • Red pepper
  • Spinach
  • Mushrooms
  • Olives
  • Avocado
  • Garlic
  • Black pepper
  • Dried italian herbs

White Chardonnay – 1 glass


This week was an average weekly shop for us. Despite the fact we bought more produce to feed two extra guests for a three course meal on Saturday. Having some staple items already in stock that we used throughout the week balanced out the extra cost.

In case you’re wondering what the boys eat and where the rest of the food has gone here’s a brief run down.

I rarely snack between meals but if I do it’s usually on grapes, bananas, satsumas, toast, crackers, pâté and chocolate oat milk.

Sam is omnivore and as an active 18-year-old rarely eats breakfast or lunch at home on a weekday choosing to buy his own at college. He usually eats his evening meal at home and more often than not it will be whatever I’ve cooked so vegan by default.

David is omnivore and on a weekday usually eats a vegan breakfast of cereal with grapes/bananas/berries and vanilla rice milk. His lunch is usually vegetarian sandwiches with  houmous, tomatoes, avocados, red onion, lettuce. He usually eats his evening meal at home and more often than not it will be whatever I’ve cooked so vegan by default.

Our shopping day is Saturday morning so our groceries and meal plan run from Saturday brunch to Friday tea.

I hope you found this helpful, send me a link to your meal plans in the comments below.

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