This post is to share this month’s weekly vegan meal plan and also some updates from September and August. A few things I’ve been working on this month are designing SEL classes for elementary children, adopting more and more ways of being sustainable personally, and reading a little bit every day. August was also a month of many family gatherings.
Before I head into pictures and more details about the months’ highlights, in case you wish to see the meal plan first, just click here and you will jump straight to this months’ 7-day vegan meal plan.
GLOBAL CLIMATE STRIKE 2019
In 2018 Greta Thunberg stood outside the Swedish Parliament alone, campaigning and demanding for government action to tackle climate change. One year later, she was joined by millions of people around the world joining in what is being called the World’s biggest Climate Strike. I am happy that I was one in those millions of people.
It was a peaceful protest outside the city hall. There were kids as young as 2years and as old as 90 years! Some school students also went on stage to share their experiences of climate trauma and how they believe we can be the change and that we have no option but to be that!
Here are some pictures from the event:
SEL classes for Elementary kids
Following the summer gardening classes, this month I’ve started an after-school class for elementary kids. Our objective is to focus on Social and Emotional Skills while doing activities in the garden. With the weather cooling down little outdoor classes are not only great fun but they also offer ample opportunities to cultivate self-awareness and teamwork. Just last week, the kids pleasantly surprised us by their innocence.
I wrote a complete post on it here Different but Same.
We are blessed to have large families and this August there were just too many occasions for everyone to come together! Because:
- it was Rakhi
- it was someone’s 50th birthday
- a few cousins were visiting from US
- we don’t really need a reason!
Here are some glimpses of our masti-time!
And now to the meal plan:
Fall is starting and while some days still feel like summer, the evenings are definitely getting cooler. As you can see from the table below, I am slowly starting on soups this month. I am sure in the coming months soups will start to feature more and more on our weekly meal plans.
We are still getting mangoes in the supermarket. This is probably the last month. They aren’t as sweet as the ones in July but they are good for making Mango lassi or enjoy some mango chia pudding.
This meal plan also has 3 chickpea recipes. I chose that intentionally because I like to boil a larger quantity of chickpeas together to help with meal preparations. Over the weekend I boiled enough chickpeas to make the hummus and keep the rest in the refrigerator to make the tagine and chickpea salad later in the week. You can also freeze boiled chickpeas for using later. It is much healthier and economical than using canned chickpeas.
7-Day Vegan Meal Plan with Recipe links
Below is the table for a weeks meal suggestions, most linking to their respective recipe. You may download the meal plan with a complete grocery list and prep notes here.
(for in-between meals)
|MONDAY||Banana Chocolate Oatmeal||Ptitim Salad(Israeli couscous salad)||Split Moong dal and |
|Vegetable Sticks with Hummus|
with Fresh fruits
|Avocado Toast with Sweet Potato||Red Lentil Soup and bread||Baked Vegetable Chips|
|WEDNESDAY||Açaí smoothie bowl||Leftover Lentil Soup||Chickpea Tagine, |
Steamed Green Beans, and
|Cookies and fruits|
|THURSDAY||Granola with coconut yogurt||Leftover Chickpea Tagine with Couscous||Tofu stir-fry with red rice||Bread Slice with nut butter|
|FRIDAY||Vegan Mango Lassi and fruits||Spinach and Roasted Chickpea Salad||Quinoa Buddha Bowl||Date bars|
Tofu Scramble (Tofu Bhurji) with toasted bread and green salad
|Eat Out||Vegetable Sticks with Hummus|
Lentil Pancakes with green chutney and ketchup
|Clear Soup with Pasta||Anything you wish|
(Chips/ cookies/ date bars/ fruits/ nuts...)
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