A 5-day weekly vegetarian meal planner with a meal prep guide and shopping list! Here I am with yet another unique meal planner, and I hope you all can draw some inspiration.
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This week’s meal planner and prep work!
If you notice my last week’s meal planner, I didn’t rely on leftovers. But this week, it’s all about leftovers and semi homemade recipes, as my schedule is pretty tight this week. Here is this week’s vegetarian meal planner. The recipe links are below the grocery list.
Let’s see the prep work in detail.
- Dosa batter: This time, I am making my exclusive fenugreek/vendiya dosa batter, and I am using it for dosa and uttapam, which is for Wednesday dinner.
- Chickpeas and hummus: Soak and cook the chickpeas for pita pocket salad and prepare the hummus.
- Milagu kuzhambu: Milagu kuzhambu stays well for three to four days, and I plan to make it on Sunday so that I don’t need to worry about Tuesday dinner and Wednesday lunch. I just need to make the veggies.
- Chopping: Chop the cabbage, ivy gourd, and okra. All these three vegetables stay well when chopped for about a week.
- Thursday, make sure to knead the dough for paratha for Friday, and if time permits, I make the filling as well. The recipe is not on my blog, but I will share it soon.
- I usually cook the pasta and noodles when required, but you can also cook both pasta and noodles the day before. Make sure you allow the pasta and noodles to cool and toss with little oil before refrigerating.
You can make pasta sauce, pita bread, everything from scratch at home, or you can use store-bought ones too. I plan to use store-bought pita and marinara sauce this time and make hummus and cooked chickpeas at home.
Here is a shopping list for this week. This shopping list doesn’t include the essential pantry items. I have added ingredients, vegetables, and fruits that are required for this week specifically.
- Breakfast – Fenugreek dosa with chutney
- Lunch– Schezwan noodles
- Dinner – Pita pocket salad
- Breakfast – Oatmeal
- Lunch – Pasta with marinara
- Dinner – Rice with milagu kuzhambu and cabbage stirfry
- Breakfast – Ragi porridge and PBJ for the kiddo
- Lunch – Rice with milagu kuzhambu and ivy gourd curry
- Dinner – Uthapam with coconut chutney
- Breakfast – Puttu
- Lunch – Masale bhaat with sweet potato curry
- Dinner – Millet upma with gothsu
- Breakfast – Onion paratha
- Lunch – Onion paratha
- Dinner – Rice with vathal kuzhambu and okra curry
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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Hey beautifully explained…so my concern is when we prepare the planned items (like chopping,, kneading,dosa batter and etc) we need to keep it in refrigerator..so will the nutrition remain the same????
Srividhya G says
Thank you. You can always freeze them. But there is loss of nutrients I accept that. When it comes to eating homemade food with meal prepping or take out food, I opt for homemade with meal prepping.