Weekly menu ideas with tips and tricks for this week. This is my 5th vegetarian menu planner. I have tried my best to include 2 servings of fruit and vegetables each day. This was based on readers request. This menu planner is a great learning experience for me. I get lots of tips, requests from readers on balanced menu. So please do write to me your thoughts 🙂
Weekly menu ideas 5
|Monday||Idli, kadappa, podi, cut apple with honey||nutella french toast roll ups, dates||Rice, kadappa, rasam, carrot rice, curd, vadam||Milk and banana||Idli or dosa with podi|
|Tuesday||Poori,palak paneer, veg kacumber||mixed fruits with lime dressing||Jeera rice, curd rice, palak paneer, raita||Multigrain paniyaram, hot chocolate||Onion dosa with podi or chutney|
|Wednesday||Dosa, keerai sambar, guava with salt and chili powder||Coin utappam, sweet chutney or jam||Keerai sambar, rasam, okra fry, kosambari,curd, okra rice with chips or vadam||Apple milkshake with cookies||Idli, curd rice|
|Thursday||Idiyappam with stew, fruit chaat||bread butter jam, carrot and cucumber sticks||Rotis, curd rice, dal, beetroot curry. Beetroot rice or roti wraps with beetroot stuffing||cocktail idli with hot chocolate||Rasam, rice and potato fry|
|Friday||Poha idli, kara chutney, sambar, slow roasted nuts and cut fruits||Boiled corn, dates and figs||Sambar, baby corn roast, broad beans fry, baby corn rice, curd||Chickpea sundal with carrot and other veggies, hot chocolate||rice, sambar and curd with snake gourd fry|
Also check the previous menu ideas
General tips and tricks
You can chop veggies and store in separate zip lock bags if you are slow in chopping veggies in the mornings. If you have good food processor you can easily chop the veggies every morning.
2.Grate coconut and store in freezer. Use very clean and dry spoon to take coconut each time. return to freezer immediately.
3.Shell the peas, sweet corn, peel the baby corn etc and store in separate containers.
4. You can even make ginger garlic paste and store. I like to crush fresh ginger garlic in my cooking so I never store the paste. But I peel small onions needed for a week and store it. peeling small onions in the morning is a real daunting task.
5. You can make the chapathi dough the before night
6. Every Sunday I generally save this assorted veggie mix Carrots, beans, baby corns, green peas. I finely chop and mix all the veggies. Keep it in a clean box or zip lock and freeze. This mixed veggies can be used for fried rice, mixed veg pasta, mixed veg curry etc.
7. Make sure to shop for all the fruits, veggies, cheese required for making various recipes.
Please do write to me on how I can improve this planner , if you are specifically looking for certain menu or more. Thanks!