My whole food, plant-based meals this week

The first week of December brought chilly winds and freezing temperatures and then towards the end of the week, snow! But my whole food, plant- based meals this week kept me full, satisfied and energised, ready to take on whatever the weather brought.

Sunday dinner
Baby potatoes, carrots, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and green beans

Sometimes all I want is something plain, simple and nourishing, and this is it. Sunday dinner was baby potatoes, green beans, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and carrots. I squeezed some fresh lemon juice over the veg and had a big dollop of French mustard with it too. Simple and delicious.

Mid-week dinners

One of my mid-week dinners this week was a wonderfully tasty wholewheat pasta with tomato and basil sauce served with broccoli, green beans and spilt green beans.

Whole wheat pasta with tomato sauce, green beans, tender stem broccoli and green split beans

I also made a quick plant-based black bean chilli with brown basmati rice broccoli and green beans. Yes, I like my green beans!

Quick Black Bean Chilli
Quick plant-based black bean chilli

Soup and …

Salad! I had my usual soup and salad for lunch this week. I made a big pot of veg soup on Sunday stuffed with pearl barley that I soaked overnight, celery, onion, Brussels sprouts, carrots, leeks and split peas. I also made my usual batch of my salads on Sunday. This week I made them with fresh spinach, baby kale, rocket leaves, spring onions/scallions, red bell peppers, cress, celery and baby tomatoes. I added a little squeeze of fresh lemon juice and freshly ground black pepper just before I ate it.

Top tip – to keep my salads fresh, I use two sheets of kitchen roll in the bottom of the container to absorb any excess moisture. It works a treat and keeps it fresh and crispy.

Veg soup
Vegetable soup

How how about breakfast?

Well, I had my usual for breakfast this week, my creamy porridge made with water and a large helping of blueberries. I love my oats as they help me to get my day off to a great start. Plus, they’re warm and very comforting! Just what I need when it’s cold outside.

Creamy oats with blueberries.

So there you go! A wee glimpse in to some of my plant-based meals this week.