For a long time I have struggled planning healthy meals for my family. After waking up in the morning the first thing that comes to my mind “What will I cook today?” Hmm. With that thought I spend half of my day just figuring out what should I cook and finally when I come up with some idea I realize that the key ingredients are missing from my kitchen pantry. My thought cycle goes in a rewind motion and again I am stuck with the same question “What should I cook?”
I am sure many of you have faced the same situation or face it now and then so I did some experiments on my family by planning my own healthy meal plans.
After giving it some thoughts and trying some plans on them finally this meal plan was quite successful with them and I happily repeated this meal plan twice last month. So I decided to share my very own Healthy Vegetarian Meal Plan.
With this meal plan we ate more at home, we ate healthy and nutritious food, I was much more relaxed mentally and the best part I had my grocery planned accordingly so no last minute worries. Since I had this plan handy I did some preps ahead of time to make my weekdays easier. 🙂
I planned this meal keeping the calorie consumption in mind and hence tried to keep all the three major meals 500 calories or less with an average daily requirement of 2000 calories.
I have included Breakfast ideas, lunch ideas and detailed dinner plans.
Along with the breakfast ideas that are provided in the meal plan include some fruits and milk to make it a complete morning meal.
For Mid-Morning Snacks – include smoothies into your diet to keep you hydrated and full till lunch time.
For Evening Snacks include some low fat Greek yogurt, fresh or dry fruits and nuts. You can also opt for hot snacks if desired.
Click here to find the full pdf version of Free Healthy vegetarian Meal Plan.