farmer's market

So I am prepping for my week to go from carnivore to vegan (check out the start of this journey: The road from carnivore to Veganism). Naturally I had to re-think my grocery list and this took me longer than I would have thought. Traditionally I shop in terms of meals I will be prepping for the week, mainly dinners.

Normally I plan 5 meals with 2 days in there to eat leftovers, which we also use for lunches. So dinners and breakfast will be the meals I am shopping for.

For breakfast I normally eat:

  • Eggs
  • Yogurt, granola and fruit
  • Toast (raisin bread)

Here is a traditional dinner line-up for the week (winter):

  1. Sheppard’s pie
  2. Turkey tacos
  3. Spaghetti and meatballs
  4. Beef curry
  5. Chicken pot pie

The grocery list:

The butcher’s shop:

  • 1 pound ground beef (for Sheppard’s pie & meatballs)
  • ½ pound minced turkey
  • 1 pound of stewing beef
  • ½ pound of boneless skinless chicken breast

The farmer’s market:

  • Peas
  • Carrots
  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Celery
  • Tomatoes
  • Red, yellow, orange & green peppers
  • Green Onions
  • Sweet potatoes
  • White potatoes
  • Water chestnuts

The dairy counter:

  • Cheddar cheese
  • 2% Milk
  • Greek Style Yogurt

So for my week of Veganism, here are the changes I am looking to make.

Breakfast:

  • Eggs
  • Yogurt, granola and fruit
  • Raisin bread toast (I found a vegan butter)

Dinner:

  • Sheppard’s pie Vegetarian Lasagna (made with soy cheese)
  • Turkey tacos Tofu Tacos
  • Spaghetti and meatballs Spaghetti with tomato sauce and Vegetables
  • Beef curry Vegetable Curry with coconut milk
  • Chicken pot pie Cheese-less Veggie Pizza

The grocery list:

The butcher’s shop:

  • Tofu
  • 1 pound ground beef (for Sheppard’s pie & meatballs)
  • ½ pound minced turkey
  • 1 pound of stewing beef
  • ½ pound of boneless skinless chicken breast

The farmer’s market:

  • Peas
  • Carrots
  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Celery
  • Tomatoes
  • Red, yellow, orange & green peppers
  • Green Onions
  • Sweet potatoes
  • White potatoes
  • Water chestnuts
  • Eggplant
  • Bean spouts
  • Mushrooms
Related:   ‘’Tis the Season to go Vegan for Baby Boomers

The dairy counter:

  • Cheddar cheese Soy Cheese
  • 2% Milk Soy Milk
  • Greek Style Yogurt

The bakery:

  • Whole wheat pizza crust

My biggest fear is that I will hate tofu but I am willing to give it a try, I also fear that I will miss my morning yogurt – anyone know of a vegan yogurt brand?

Sue is a mom of two little girls and has a passion for finding things that will bring more fun to the everyday. Making the choice to be as eco-friendly as possible, this gal knows that eco does not mean sacrificing your personal style.

2 COMMENTS

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  2. […] Vegetarians are people who have sworn off meat, but some don’t go “all of the way” and still eat fish or poultry. There are some vegetarians who do give up all kinds of meat, but who don’t worry much about eating eggs, milk, or other animal produced goods. Then there are vegans, and they are the folks who forgo all animal based foods, including honey. […]

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