Mainly vegetarian: this week’s meal plan

mainly vegetarianI am doing a minimal shop this week and intend to use up what we have. To this end, this week’s meal plan is mainly vegetarian.


I picked up chilli and garlic rice dinner kit recently in Aldi, so thought I would give that a try tonight.  You are supposed to add peppers and chicken, but I am doing it with Quorn instead.


Roast chicken for Mr S. I have some home made nut roast in the freezer that needs to be eaten. We will have roast potatoes and whatever veg I can find, plus Yorkshire puddings as there is a big bag of them in the freezer too.

We don’t often have anything much for dessert apart from yogurt or fruit, but we have rhubarb from the garden so I will be making a crumble.


mainly vegetarianCourgette and tomato eggy bake. We don’t have any of our own courgettes yet, of course, but they are cheap enough and Lidl always has big bags of nice tomatoes at a good price.  This is light and fairly easy to make on a Monday. We will have the leftovers for lunch on Tuesday.


Sausage and vegetable ragu. I have Quorn sausages in the freezer but I really don’t like them! They might taste OK in this kind of dish – I hope!

Wednesday and Thursday

Cheesy mushroom and lentil cottage pie. I have all the ingredients for this already, apart from the mushrooms. As it will just be me for dinner on Thursday, I will make enough for then as well.


Spaghetti cheese casserole. I love this! Even Mr S enjoys it, which is good, because he will be bemoaning the lack of meat at this point in the week! I might be able to find him a pork chop or something to go with it.

So, that is my mainly vegetarian meal plan for the week. I am making slightly more effort after last week’s ‘can’t be bothered’ plan! What are you cooking?

For more of my frugal recipes see here.

This week I am linking up with Katy Kicker and the Organised Life Project. If you want more ideas on meal planning and saving money, take a look at their blogs. For more of my tips on meal planning, try this post.


10 thoughts on “Mainly vegetarian: this week’s meal plan

  1. We have been having quite a number of veggie meals this past week, but if you have good food on your plate, you don’t miss meat, do you? (Actually, that’s more a statement than a question!) Some good-looking food here, Jane. I’ve never picked up a ‘dinner kit’ – maybe this is something I might try one of these days.
    Margaret P

  2. We’ve just eaten a very tasty meal of odds and ends from the freezer and vegetable rack. I’m on a mission to use things up.
    I put some oil in a big roasting tray and put in wedges of parsnip, apple, carrot, sweet potato, and red onion sprinkled with dried sage and a vegi oxo cube. It was so nice. Husband had his with a couple of sausages but I just had mine vegi.

  3. Saturday: Had a bowl of HM clam chowder for lunch & will have a caesar salad for supper with
    cooked turkey from freezer
    Sunday: Cooked breakfast (sausage, egg & veggies) so clam chowder & bread & cheese & an
    apple for supper
    Monday: Caesar salad with hard cooked egg or turkey added
    Tuesday & Wednesday: Liver & onions with lots of veg
    Thursday: Fish with mixed greens salad
    Friday: HM chicken soup from freezer with bread & cheese

  4. I like the sound of the rice dinner kit from Aldi. I will have to look out for them.
    The Courgette and tomato eggy bake sounds delicious. Not something I would usually go for but I do fancy trying it x

  5. Sounds like some lovely meal plans to me! That spaghetti cheese casserole sounds really tasty – I’m going to add that for a ‘forgot to plan a dinner’ night! Thanks for linking up!

  6. I love a ‘using up’ meal plan – but always need some veggie inspiration. Your meal plan looks great. Thanks for linking up.

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