My (Almost) Vegetarian Life – Christmas During Lockdown

Hello everybody. Meal planning is a great way to organize your meals for the week ahead. You also save time and money in the supermarket! And of course, planning ahead helps you stick to your goals! Click here for my guide to meal planning.

I didn’t lose any weight this week, but I didn’t gain any either which is a good sign. I’ve been keeping up with my water intake and feeling much more energetic. I also started taking green tea with apple cider vinegar pills every day. Not sure if they’re helping yet, but I’ll keep you posted. I’m hoping they’ll offset the pre-Christmas chocolates (an early gift from hubby) I scarfed down after dinner every night last week!

I’ve been baking my own bread lately. I find it very therapeutic and love that I can control what goes into it – no preservatives!

Italian Pagnotta – really good!

and regular white bread – also good and much quicker!

Here’s this weeks’ meal plan:

Monday : Pork chops, baked sweet potato, veges.

Tuesday : Simple Mediterranean Olive Oil Pasta – this is a not very inspiring name for an absolutely simple and delicious dish. I substitute the artichoke hearts for mushrooms!

Wednesday : Slow-roasted Salmon and Potatoes, veges.

Thursday : Mushroom Strogonoff

Friday : Christmas dinner. Roast Rack of Lamb, roasted potatoes, veges. Sweet Potato Pie. Unfortunately, we’re in full lockdown here in Edmonton and that includes no visiting. So no family Christmas dinner for us this year. Instead of the traditional turkey/ham and all the trimmings, we’re going to have our favourite roast lamb and a virtual dinner with the family.

Saturday : Leftovers

Sunday : Black Bean Burgers, Sweet Potato fries. These burgers have become a favourite around here. They are full of flavour.



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