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A Full Week of Meals for a Lazy Vegetarian

Hello and welcome to a full week of meals that your resident lazy vegetarian eats in a week! I just wanted to provide a little insight into what it looks like to be vegetarian and that it isn’t as hard as it might seem! Nothing here is complicated at all. In fact, I don’t think I spent more than 30 minutes on even the most complicated dish. I only included breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but I definitely snack all the time and eat dessert most nights. Just keep that in mind, as this is not all of the food I eat in a day. Scroll on to see a full week of vegetarian meals!

Friday

Breakfast

Alright we’re starting this off with a breakfast of champions. You might be thinking: Frozen waffles are a breakfast of champions? WRONG. These are Kodiak waffles which are packed with protein + some Nutella on top. A side of strawberries and an oat milk iced coffee really wraps it all up into a complete breakfast.

Lunch

When I can’t decide what I want for lunch / when I’m too lazy to actually make anything myself, I’ll throw together a little hodge podge of snacks. These vegan samosas were 10/10 and you can get them in the frozen section of your grocery store. I included carrots + hummus and pistachios for some protein and cheese + crackers because it’s delish!

Dinner

Friday means take out for dinner, so I went for this veggie loaded pizza! It was super yummy and the base was a little different because it was a carrot puree instead of your typical tomato sauce. If you’re in Baltimore, this is The Market pizza at The Pizza Trust in Belvedere Square. I can’t wait to order this again!

Saturday

Breakfast

Saturday was a little lazy since I went for a fried egg on a cheese biscuit. I forgot to take a pic, but hop on over to Thursday for the same thing 🙂

Lunch

Once again, I was feeling pretty lazy for lunch. I fried up these frozen vegan tofu + veggie dumplings which I’m pretty sure you can also find in any grocery store. And of course I couldn’t forget the best sauce: Trader Joe’s gyoza sauce.

Dinner

This meal is one of my classics, especially when the rest of my family is eating a meat-heavy meal. It’s a classic comfort food staple, and by adding spinach I make sure I’m getting enough iron. I just sautée it with some garlic and oil and then add it to whatever sauce we have on hand.

Sunday

Breakfast

Ah, the classic avo toast. Typically I add a fried or poached egg, but I wasn’t super hungry this morning. Just a simple mashed avocado with salt, pepper, and hot sauce!

Lunch

Tofu is a staple in my diet and making a teriyaki sauce is by far my favorite way to prepare it. Toss your tofu in cornstarch and a little bit of salt and pepper and then fry it up in some oil until it’s crispy on all sides. I just googled a quick teriyaki recipe and tossed it in the sauce then piled it onto some instant brown rice.

Monday

Breakfast

Smoothies are definitely one of my favorite breakfasts and a great way to get your greens. This smoothie was made from frozen strawberries, a banana, frozen mango, spinach, peanut butter, and almond milk.

Lunch

Same avo toast as a few days ago, but with perfect poached eggs on top for some protein 🙂

Dinner

This meal was very improvised as my mom was making chicken strips and I knew I needed some more protein this day. Fortunately, I had some left over tempeh that I had prepared for fajitas a few days beforehand. I just scooped some on top of Annie’s rice mac and cheese that my mom made and served it with a side of roasted asparagus for my veg.

Tuesday

Breakfast

My sister and I like to treat ourselves to some Starbucks about once a week. My favorite vegetarian breakfast item there is the spinach feta wrap because it’s packed with protein and you get some iron from the spinach. Of course, no Starbucks trip is complete without a grande iced caramel macchiato.

Lunch

This was another lazy day where I didn’t really know what I wanted to eat. The pack of samosas had come with four, so I ate the 2 left over with the green chutney that it came with. Later on in the afternoon, I supplemented with some cheese and crackers with a GoGo Squeeze. Yes, I know they’re technically for children.

Dinner

Today’s dinner is probably my favorite of the entire week. This black bean burger recipe is so easy and yummy, and I made a homemade burger sauce to go with it. Pro tip: make them in bulk and freeze the extras so that you can just heat one up whenever your family does a barbecue night. Making a full week of meals can be tough, so make your future life easier by freezing stuff ahead.

Wednesday

Breakfast

Another day, another smoothie! I’ve just started Chloe Ting’s 28 day shred challenge, so I’m making an extra effort to get a bunch of protein throughout my day. For this protein smoothie, I included a frozen berry mix, spinach, peanut butter, hemp hearts, chia seeds, and almond milk.

Lunch

Leftover for lunch >>>> so good. Another black bean burger 🙂

Dinner

Sometimes I like to get a little creative with my cooking, so for this dinner I threw together a Thai green coconut curry with tofu. I usually just Google any recipe that I don’t know how to make and put “quick” in front of it so that I know I won’t be spending hours in the kitchen. This curry turned out great and I topped it with some roasted vegetables.

Thursday

Breakfast

Aaaand here’s the pic for the delicious cheese biscuits. I fried up an egg and gave myself some strawberries on the side.

Lunch

Once again, leftovers for lunch! I finished up the extra Thai green curry, so I don’t have a pic here.

Dinner

And to wrap up this full week of meals, I have this yummy tofu taco salad. While tofu is a staple in my diet, I don’t usually eat it this much every week. I like to make a pack in bulk since it doesn’t keep very well once it’s opened, so I have to use it all within a couple days. To prepare the tofu, I tossed it with a taco seasoning and threw it into a salad. I made homemade guac and topped the salad with it plus some salsa and cheese. Finally, I crumbled up some homemade tortilla chips for little crunch!


I hope this post gave you a little bit of inspo for your vegetarian life! As you can see, I like to stay low maintenance with my meals and just use whatever I have. It can be difficult cooking for one, so if you’re the only vegetarian/vegan in the family like me, I recommend making stuff it bulk. It makes it easier to follow recipes and you can freeze the extras for later. I always try to have some sort of protein in every meal and some greens at least every day (although sometimes I’m unsuccessful). Don’t forget that this is just my full week of meals that I eat every day. I am such a sucker for snacks and dessert, and I definitely ate Oreos, popcorn, ice cream, or chips at least once each of these days. It’s all about balance and fueling your body for what it needs to do 🙂

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