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♥ Monday – Herby, Peanutty, Noodly Salad
♥ Tuesday – Creamy Pesto Penne
♥ Wednesday – Digital Parents Conference
♥ Thursday – Digital Parents Conference
♥ Friday – Spinach, Tomato & Feta Frittata
♥ Saturday – Homemade Vegetarian Pizzas
♥ Sunday – Roast red capsicum & tomato soup
Meat Free Week is here!! I was really looking forward to doing the meal plan for this week but it became a bit of a hassle once I was diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes. It’s so much harder to find recipes when you have to analyze the carb contents at the same time!
Thankfully, it was fairly easy to find vegetarian recipes in general. The Meat Free Week website has some great recipes from different chefs including the Herby, Peanutty, Noodly Salad from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall that we’ll be having tonight.
Sustainable Table have put together a pdf of recipes which is free to download with some yummy recipes.
I’m trying the Creamy Pesto Penne from Gestational Diabetes Recipes because I’ve been missing my creamy pasta. This is made with cottage cheese instead of cream so I’m really looking forward to it, even if I can only have a small amount of pasta.
For two of the days this week I’ll be at the Digital Parents Conference so will have to watch what I eat there – for both carb content and vegetarian status. My parents are looking after Lily on the Wednesday so they will organise dinner for her and Mr Monkey has her on Thursday. I’ll actually be missing half of the conference on Thursday as I have an appointment at the diabetes clinic but I’m hoping to make it by at least lunchtime.
I also found a few recipes for lunches. I love the idea of the Chickpeas with the Avocado on the Smashed Chickpea and Avocado Salad Open Sandwich although it will have to be an open sandwich (1 slice of bread) as the chickpeas are also a carb serving. I didn’t end up making the Frittata L.O.P.Z last week so it will be a great addition to lunches this week. I still have a few servings of the Pea & Mint soup from last week but as it has ham in it, it will have to be frozen for another week.
Meat Free Week runs all this week (18th – 24th March, 2013) and is an opportunity to raise awareness and start a conversation about our consumption of meat and the process in which it comes to our plates. It’s not about converting everyone to becoming a vegetarian or vegan, but simply to have a look at how much meat we are actually eating and to raise awareness and hopefully eradicate factory farming. I’m all for supporting our farmers but we need better standards in Australia to stop the horrible treatment of animals and to protect our environment.
I would love it if you could spare some money, anything at all, to Sponsor Me as I complete the challenge. As you can see it’s going to be a bit of a hard week!
Once again, huge thank you to Andy & Ted for sponsoring me and providing me with a Family Box of fruit and vegetables for the week. Our fridge is overflowing with wonderful produce!