Hi! Happy weekend!!!

It is going to be SO WARM here this weekend and I can’t wait. It was freezing all this past week which made any walking outside absolutely miserable.

This week we’ve been dealing with dropping Remy’s nap at daycare, which has been….interesting. We were finding that if she naps (even just for 30 minutes) it takes her TWO+++ HOURS to go to bed at night, whereas if she doesn’t nap she goes to sleep at night in five minutes or less. She also hasn’t napped at home on the weekend for a while and has seemed totally fine. Well, of course her teachers are saying she’s falling asleep all afternoon and just looks so tired. (Then when we pick her up, she’s literally exploding with energy…not sure what that’s about.) I’m not really sure what to say other than that she’ll probably get used to it?? I’m sure her teachers think we’re cruel, but she can’t be going to bed after 11PM every night!

Anyway if any other moms out there have any thoughts, I’m all ears!

In the meantime, here’s what we’re cooking on this week’s meal plan:

  • vegan stuffed shells – ohhhhh the comfort
  • Asian peanut noodles – yup, love it
  • white bean soup with pasta and rosemary oil – pass me a bowl!
  • mushroom bolognese spaghetti squash casserole – look at that cheese topping, though
  • one pot coconut mung bean stew – you can literally see the flavor

Happy eating!!


Vegan Stuffed Shells from She Likes Food

Prep Ahead Tip: Ricotta cheese can be made up to 2 days in advance.

Vegan/Gluten-free Substitutions: Recipe is vegan.  Use gluten free pasta to make gluten free.



Asian Peanut Noodles from Hummusapien

Prep Ahead Tip: Recipe is ready in 25 minutes, so no real prep required

Vegan/Gluten-free Substitutions: Recipe is vegan, sub brown rice spaghetti and tamari (for soy sauce) to make gluten-free



White Bean Soup with Pasta and Rosemary Oil from Eats Will With Others

Prep Ahead Tip: Recipe comes together quickly, no need to prep ahead.

Vegan/Gluten-free Substitutions: Use gluten free pasta to make this gluten free. Swap out the parmesan cheese for nutritional yeast to make it vegan.

White Bean Soup with Pasta and Rosemary Oil



Mushroom Bolognese Spaghetti Squash Casserole from The Roasted Root

Prep Ahead Tip: Spaghetti squash can be roasted up to 4 days ahead of time, and sauce can be prepared up to 5 days in advance.

Vegan/Gluten-free Substitutions: Use your favorite vegan cheeses to make recipe vegan



One Pot Coconut Mung Bean Stew from Making Thyme For Health

Prep Ahead Tip: Veggies can be chopped in advance. Mung beans should be soaked ahead of time.

Vegan/Gluten-free Substitutions: Recipe is already vegan and gluten-free.


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2 Responses to Healthy Vegetarian Meal Plan – 2.22.20

  1. We had exactly the same problem with our daughter. Dropping the nap was the answer. I felt horrible because she’d literally beg me to let her sleep but she got used to it in the end and sleeps better at night too.

  2. Kate says:

    I’m no help because both my kids nap/ will nap until kindergarten.

    My oldest napped and still fell asleep within 5 minutes.

    When my youngest naps, we have to deal with the fact he takes 2 hours to fall asleep. But when he doesn’t? He missed nap last Friday, was an absolute mess for the remainder of the afternoon/evening, still was awake at 10pm, and had night terrors the next night from being so overtired. In words if he doesn’t nap, we still deal with 2+ hours to fall asleep, but also waaaay worse than a late bedtime.

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