Family Affairs : 7 Day Family Menus
Going veggie really is much easier than it might seem! We’ve provided one week’s sample menus for a family of four, to help you get an idea of what changes to make to your family meals. Just click on the name of the day below to see the recipes
Breakfasts of Champions
Breakfast is probably the most important meal of the day. As you know, your body has been literally ‘fasting’ - not eating - for seven or more hours, so it’s vital to eat something nutritious before the start of a busy day. But we’re all in a rush first thing, right? So, you want breakfasts that are quick to prepare, healthy and filling. Those listed below are all just that - except for the veggie version of the ‘traditional English cooked breakfast’ which takes a little longer - and which you’ll enjoy more at the weekend when you have time to relax a little!
Lunch & Munch
Unless you work at home, lunch is often something quick grabbed at your workplace. But fast food doesn’t have to mean bad food. Here are some sexy lunch ideas!
Baked potatoes are usually available in works cafés or canteens. And there will usually be something veggie/vegan to go in the spud - curry, veggie stew, baked beans… if there isn’t, talk to the catering manager and ask if they can provide something suitable.
Sandwich shops are common in most towns now. Our local sarnie place makes us up fantastic combinations - hummus and roast veggies is one Viva! favourite, avocado dip and salad another.
Luscious Leftovers If you’ve cooked a bit more than usual the previous evening, take in the remains for your lunch - curries, stews and suchlike are often even better the next day…
Make your own - sandwiches can be prepared the night
before, put in plastic bags and stored in the fridge
until morning. You’ll
find more ideas in L- Plate Veggie
Soup, beautiful soup. Home made soup is particularly comforting in the colder weather - and if your workplace doesn’t have a microwave, invest in a food flask. Soup is quick to make, but if you are really short of time, many of the fresh soups from the supermarket are veggie.
Wrap it up. Wraps are easy to use as an alternative sandwich. Buy them from the supermarket or health food shop. Just make sure you don’t overfill, or else you’ll have bits of food all over the floor! Wrap them in foil to keep them from falling apart.
Burger it! If you have access to a microwave or grill at work, heat up a veggie burger, put on a roll with some mayonnaise and salad - and hey presto, you have a delicious and cruelty-free burger!
Hummus heaven. This tasty Middle-Eastern dip is available at most shops now (but it’s really easy to make with a blender at home. See the lunch recipe section below.) Take a small tub of hummus, a few olives, some bread and chunks of raw veggies for a Mediterranean-style lunch.
Roll with it. You can even get veggie sausage rolls in health food shops & some supermarkets now!
It’s time to feed the ravening hordes… make it easy with our easy and healthy recipes!
You may find that on most nights a main course is enough, but we thought it would be nice to include some desserts in case you get the urge! (Oo-er missis).