Prepping for this coming week 😁 I’ll be at work on Thanksgiving night, but that won’t stop me from making tons of delicious vegan Thanksgiving food!
Meals for the week:
1. Pumpkin chili 🌶
2. Broccoli soup 🥦
3. Alfredo pasta with squash galore 🥒
4. Blueberry coffee cake 🎂 (this might be dessert, or breakfast...or both!)
And for the Thanksgiving stuff:
1. Green bean casserole 😋
2. Vegan nut loaf 😮
3. Homemade cranberry sauce
4. Mashed potatoes 🥔
5. Maybe something with sweet potatoes 🍠
6. Totally making a pumpkin pie too! 🥧
7. Apple cider. This is happening. 🍺
😁😁 it’s going to be amazing. •
A little about my grocery list and meal planning process 🤓
I pick out my meals from cookbooks (or sometimes, like the broccoli soup and chili, from my own imagination 😏), and add the ingredients to my shopping list, plus any snacks or other items I know I need.
Here’s a little bit of real life for you - going to the grocery store gives me anxiety. Big time. I strongly dislike the whole process of going, shopping, and checking out. I have NO idea why, but it’s a real struggle..so I order my food online and go pick up curbside 😂 it’s really the best.
Anyway, I get my food from Central Market. For all you non-Texans, Central Market is the more organic, healthy version of HEB, Texas’s favorite grocery store 😉 soo, that means things are a little pricier than average. All my produce is organic, and all the vegan-branded stuff is expensive anyway. But for some perspective, I spent $156 today. And this stuff will last me for two weeks. I might have to restock on a bit of fresh fruit, but that’s it. Plus I’m making extras for my work potluck.
If you don’t buy from the fancy store, or you’re not planning on feeding a bunch of people for Thanksgiving, and skip the pre-made vegan items or fun stuff like vegan nog (really looking forward to that 😍), the bill would be even less. Vegan can most certainly be done on a budget. 😉