The carnivore versus the vegetarian shopping list

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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

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.