If in your family, meat is in the middle of the plate, here is an idea for a Week's menu that can make everyone happy!
There are two mindsets about what makes a "complete" Vegan menu. One is the Vegan Four Food Groups: Fruits, Vegetables, Grains and Legumes. The other is the McDougall method - a Starchy Main Course with Nonstarchy Vegetables and some Fruit (See The Starch Solution for more information). It is my view that either method is fine, and I follow them interchangably, depending on my mood. If you're worried about "getting enough protein" check out this post."
Sunday Dinner after Church is our big meal for the week, so that is the pattern I'll follow here.
In our house, it is a given that dessert is fresh fruit - unless otherwise specified.
Appetizer: Hummus with Raw Veggie Dippers and Chips.
Roast Beef, Rosemary Potatoes, Green Beans Vinaigrette, Salad, Homemade Bread, Fruit, Homemade Vegan Cookies.
(I have two slow cookers, and make the Beef in one and the Potatoes in the other, but of course you can also use an oven or a roaster for your Beef)
|Homemade Vegan Cookie Variety|
Grilled Chicken, Orzo Pilaf, Peas, Salad
|Orzo Pilaf with Peas & Salad|
Grilled Pork chops, Dijon Potatoes, Edamame, Sauerkraut, Slaw, Pickled Beets.
Pad Thai with optional Shrimp
Fill Your Own Tortillas with Sauteed Strips of Beef or Chicken & Shredded Cheddar for Omnivores.
|Fill Your Own Tortilla|
Tandoori Chicken with Indian Lemon Rice with Peas and Salad.
|Lemon Rice and Peas|
Kabobs or Souvlaki & Mushroom Kabobs on the Grill, Greek Inspired Baked Fries, Salad, Pita Bread, Hummus.
|Greek Inspired Baked Fries|