Make the veggies delicious and exciting with this simple veggie-loaded weekly meal planner. As always, I have breakfast, lunch, and dinner options! Check out what I have on my menu for this week.
PS – Substitute the rice with grains of your choice.
It’s that time of the week where I sit and plan my meals. And I am back with a new meal planner, this time with a lot of veggie options.
For all my new readers, I have been sharing some meal planners for the past two years. I have shared over 25 meal planners, and you can check them out all under the “meal planner” category. All meal planners and unique, and you can draw some inspiration.
Veggie-loaded weekly meal planner
Last week, I couldn’t incorporate many veggies, and I went with all easy-to-make and straightforward recipes. So this week, I decided to incorporate more veggies in exciting ways.
Usually, I steam or bake brussels sprouts, but I plan to make rice with it more like my zucchini rice. Instead of zucchini, I am using Brussels sprouts. Also, instead of chow chow/chayote squash kootu, I decided to make chutney this time. I have recipes like veg stew, poha, khichdi, where I can add more veggies.
I got some fresh peas, planning to add them in stew, poha, and paratha as well. You can also add it with cabbage stir-fry.
I have been answering a few frequently asked questions around weekly meal planners for the past few weeks. Check out my previous faqs on these meal planners.
The other common question that I get is – how I pick the recipes and rotate them.
Picking Recipes for a Week of Meal Planning
How do I get inspiration for my recipes, I ask my family, especially my son. My meal planners are usually designed based on my family’s likings. I have a 12-year old son, and he can handle spicy food. Except for pasta and wraps, I don’t cook separately for him.
I love leftover makeovers, and I always pick dishes that I can serve with two different meals.
For instance, this week, I have sambar for Monday night, and I am serving with idli and using the leftovers to serve with dosa. Same with veggie stew, I can pair it with roti as well as idiyappam.
I make sure I have the idli-dosa batter, and you can make zillion recipes with the batter. Apart from idli and dosa, I use the same batter to make uthappam, paniyaram, etc.
You might see some of our family favorites come in rotation on my meal planners. I hope this helps. If you have any particular questions, do let me know in the comments.
Without any further ado, here is this week’s meal planner.
- Chop all the required veggies.
- Prepare the idli-dosa batter.
- Make sure you have yogurt and other condiments required for this week.
- You can soak the lentils and sprout them during the weekend or soak them the day before.
- I always knead the dough the previous day. But you can knead in bulk and refrigerate.
- Cook the lentils and freeze them
Now here are the details and the recipe links.
Recipe Links For the South Indian Vegetarian Weekly Meal Planner
- Breakfast – Puttu (I have ragi and quinoa puttu recipe on my blog. But I am planning to make with store-bought puttu flour this time.
- Lunch – Brussels sprouts rice (I am planning to make it similar to my zucchini rice) with beets stir-fry
- Dinner – Idli with sambar
- Breakfast – Dosa with sambar
- Lunch – Moong dal khichdi with chayote squash chutney
- Dinner – Rasam with cabbage stir-fry and chayote squash chutney
- Breakfast – Poha
- Lunch – Roti with veg stew
- Dinner – Idiyappam with veg stew
- Breakfast – Pear smoothie for us, and I am planning to make some cheese dosa for the kiddo
- Lunch – Pindi chole with rice and cucumber raita
- Dinner – I am planning to make a simple sandwich with leftover pindi chole.
- Breakfast – Cauliflower and peas paratha. I don’t have this recipe on my blog. I will share it soon.
- Lunch – Cauliflower and peas paratha.
I hope this menu planner helps, and you all can draw some inspiration. If you have any questions, please leave a comment below. I will share the daily updates on my Instagram and my FB group. So stay connected!
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