Living Vegan For Dummies
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When you’re first starting out as a vegan, deciding what to eat can be overwhelming. But don’t worry. The following table showing a week’s worth of vegan menus gives you a great place to start when planning your meals. Offering variety, nutrition, and plenty of different tastes, textures, and ethnic spices, these menus can help you fill up your vegan kitchen with new ingredients that you’ll be using for years to come.

Day of the Week Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Monday Fruit smoothie made soy yogurt, flaxseed, and nuts Burrito with black beans, brown rice, guacamole, and fresh salsa Miso stew
Tuesday Fortified vegan cereal with slivered almonds, vegan milk, and a banana 1 cup hummus, ten carrot sticks, Greek olives, green salad with sprouts, and vinaigrette Beans and broccoli over polenta
Wednesday 2 slices whole-grain toast spread with almond butter and apple butter and 1 cup of vegan milk 2 cups three-bean salad mixed with a diced avocado and drained marinated artichoke hearts Baked black bean burgers on whole-grain buns and topped with all the usual fixin’s
Thursday Banana and ½ cup mixed raw almonds and raisins with a cup of herbal tea Pita filled with hummus, avocado slices, and chopped lettuce and drizzled with your favorite vegan salad dressing Brown rice, roasted sweet potato fries, sautéed kale and tempeh cubes drizzled with Bragg’s Liquid Aminos
Friday Homemade porridge using leftover grain from preceding day; make with maple syrup, nuts, and cinnamon or bok choy, cashews, and soy sauce Amy’s low-sodium lentil soup with a side of sliced red bell pepper Cauliflower chickpea curry over quinoa
Saturday Vegan British beans on toast Leftover quinoa and cauliflower chickpea curry scooped into tortillas or whole-grain pitas Creamy broccoli soup with rice balls
Sunday Cornbread muffins with soy sausages and a hot mug of chocolate rice milk Leftover broccoli soup with a side of fresh crusty bakery bread and Earth Balance spread Large green salad topped with crumbled tofu cheese, garbanzo beans, and chopped sun-dried tomatoes and drizzled with olive oil and fresh lemon juice

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Alexandra Jamieson, CHHC, AADP, is a professionally trained vegan chef and board-certified holistic health counselor. She has appeared on Oprah, The Final Word, 30 Days, and The National Health Test with Bryant Gumbel. She was also featured in the Oscar-nominated documentary Super Size Me.

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