Meal planning keeps you out of the same-old-thing rut. Here’s a week’s worth of vegetarian dinners!
One of the not-so-obvious benefits of meal planning is that it helps you from falling into a rut. It’s easy to reach for the same-old-thing at dinner time. But that can get boring! Planning ahead will help you make sure you’ve got the ingredients on hand to change up your dinner menu.
My family is not vegetarian. But we do enjoy meatless dinners on a regular basis. If I’m not careful, those meatless dinners all tend to look very similar: pasta + sauce. A basic pasta dish minus the meat is an easy way to do Meatless Monday. But I want my family to try new things. So I am always on the lookout for yummy sounding vegetarian dinner ideas!
I always include a couple of yummy favorites in my meal plans – even if it’s with a creative twist. If I prepare brand new dishes for my family every single night, they start to miss the meals they know they love. This week, I included a couple of cozy comfort food – corn chowder and vegetarian chili, and a couple of twists on kid-friendly favorites – black bean burgers and veggie pizza.
I also included a meal completely brand new to my family. We’ve never tried chickpea smothered sweet potatoes and the recipe I found (link below) sounds full of delicious flavor. When I put a brand new meal on the menu, I always serve it with something familiar. So a simple garden salad will accompany the smothered sweet potatoes.
Planning a week’s worth of dinners can be overwhelming. I hope this helps you stay out of the same-old-thing rut and gives you some great ideas for your own vegetarian dinner menu!
Need more vegetarian dinner ideas? Check out my other vegetarian meal plans!
This Week’s Vegetarian Dinner Menu
Monday: Instant Pot Corn Chowder with Crusty Bread
Thursday: Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili
Friday: Curried Veggie Pizza
Saturday: Five Ingredient Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Shells with Garlic Toast
Sunday: Chickpea Smothered Sweet Potatoes and Garden Salad