Introducing the Vegetarian Once a Month Freezer Cooking Menu!
I am so excited to add yet another menu to the Once A Month Mom selection of Traditional, Diet, Whole Foods, Gluten Free & Dairy Free, and Baby Food. The newest addition? Vegetarian! Here is a little more on what to expect from the Vegetarian Once A Month Mom menu.
Each recipe included in the Vegetarian Once A Month Mom menu will be vegetarian or vegan (and be designated as Veg or Vegan). Vegan conversion options also will be available whenever possible for meals indicated as vegetarian.
Types of Food
Recipes will be much like those found on the traditional menu but meatless! Instead of converting the original menu recipes into meatless meals (which some moms are already doing), you can get ready-made vegetarian and vegan recipes with the launch of this new menu. Most ingredients will be “real” food but there may also be a few convenience items to ensure quick completion of the menu on your OAMC day.
Most protein choices will be meat substitutes, such as beans, tofu or seitan. There will also be recipes including prepackaged “fake meat” options as well as homemade “fake meat” alternatives.
The menu is formatted in such a way that can be easily customized to the number of persons in your household. So if only one person in your household is vegetarian or eats these meals, it can be easily converted on the spreadsheet. The menu, grocery list, and recipe cards can be easily formatted for the exact number of people for which you are cooking. To adjust the menu, grocery list, and recipe cards for quantity, look for the YELLOW BOX on each document and input the amount of people served.
Breakfast Recipes – 2
We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. There will be 2 recipe options each month that should provide 15-20 servings of a delicious breakfast.
Lunch Recipes – 4
Each menu will have four lunch recipes that will provide about 20 servings. That will leave about 10 days to eat out, have leftovers, take advantage of fresh produce and/or make something else. To add variety, I’ll try to incorporate different options like sandwiches, wraps, soups, and salad toppings.
Dinner Recipes 6-7
Dinners will include 6-7 recipe ideas that should provide about 25 servings and will incorporate varied alternate protein options such as beans, tofu, seitan, “fake meats” and regular meatless vegetable-based dishes.