Monday, December 8, 2014

A Vegan Month of Winter Meals

my new method for planning a month of meals in 10 minutes
Using my new method for planning a month of meals in 10 minutes, I put this menu together for the next month of meals.

Having a month of meals all planned makes planning a grocery trip a breeze, and bulk cooking is much easier, too. In fact, the day after I made this plan, I put together a few meals for the coming week in about an hour : )

This is a month of all-Vegan meals, for a Lenten or Fasting season for Orthodox Christians, or for a family that is always Vegan. It is easy to supplement with some fish or meat if you have an Omnivore family member.

Whenever I serve these meals, I routinely add things like Salad, Bread, Veggies & Dips, and Olives & Pickles, and Fruit for Dessert to the menu - so I don't usually write those things down.  Whenever I grocery shop, I automatically add the produce necessary to my grocery list.

This menu has lots of warming Soups & Casseroles, and lots of meals that can be prepared from the pantry & mostly from vegetables that are readily available in Winter. 

All the links are "clickable" for the menu. And, I'm adding a few pictures to pique your interest. Scroll past the pictures for the entire month's menu.

Pad Thai, Simple Vegan

Bulgur Pilaf ( Pourgouri )

Fill Your Own Tortilla Night

Stuffed Manicotti

This is being shared on
Menu Plan Monday
Motivation Monday 
Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural 
Virtual Vegan Potluck 
Penny Pinching Party 
Real Food Fridays

Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Greek Bean Soup
 ( Fasolia Yachni )
Black Bean Soup (Slow Cooker)
Bulgur Pilaf ( Pourgouri ) Pad Thai, Simple Vegan
Greek Giant Beans
 ( Gigantes )
Red Beans over Rice


  1. I do my menu planning by the month too. I love having it out of the way for a while and doing one huge shopping trip for shelf stable items and only having to shop for perishables each week. I usually hand write mine out but I've been toying with the idea of making an index card system like the one you pictured in the photo. I'm hoping to get something set up in January.

    I make pad thai too, it's such a good dish with or with meat. :)

    1. Thanks for stopping by & visiting! It IS easier to go to the grocery once a week - isn't it? Menu planning really does make our lives a lot easier!

  2. We all ♥ the make your own burrito meals....and also do the gluten-free variation, by making it a "make your own taco salad" meal, chopped romaine, avocados, black beans, tomatoes, corn chips and dressing.

    1. That sounds really yummy, Martha! Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow : )

  3. Hi Anna,
    This is awesome! Such a big help! Just what I need as I plan my menus! Thank you for sharing your healthy and delicious month's worth of vegan winter meals with us at the Special Holiday Edition: Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop 2014! I’m pinning and sharing your wonderful post! All the best to you! Happy Holidays!

  4. It definitely is a great idea to menu plan especially if you have kids. Thanks for sharing all this great information and meals with us at Real Food Fridays. Pinned & twitted.

  5. Thank you for posting to Motivation Monday!

  6. What's your recipe for Vegan Naan? The ones I have seen have yogurt in them and I don't usually use vegan yogurt because it's not readily available here.

    1. Here it is
      The post has an option for both whole wheat and white naan. Hope you enjoy it.

      Thanks for dropping by & commenting : )


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