Hi everyone! Rob and I are busy moving into our new house, so today I have a guest post for you written by Trina. Trina has been vegan since early 2014, and in this post she’s going to tell you about her favorite fun way to decide what vegan recipe to cook every day – Vegan Menu Bingo!
Here’s what Trina has to say:
If you’ve just gone vegan, then you probably find yourself scrambling for new recipes to cook every day. Vegan Runner Eats has plenty of delicious vegan recipes that bust the myth that going vegan can be boring, but it can also be a harrowing experience to try and decide what to cook. Creating a meal plan can be just as frustrating as finding recipes that you’d actually want to try, but today I’d like to present a solution: Vegan Menu Bingo!
Bingo has always been a popular game because it lends itself easily to different themes. A few years ago, Brian VanderVeen of Veganachronism came up with a bingo game that poked fun at all the things that omnivores say and ask vegans, and someone has even made an Android app that does the same. Free Bingo Hunter, a website that specializes in cataloguing the myriad of online bingo portals that have emerged following the resurgence of the game, shows that there are now bingo games with themes like Saturday Night Takeout. You can use the game to create a custom meal plan every day too.
Here are a few simple steps of Vegan Menu Bingo:
1. Collect a list of your five favorite recipes for each of the following categories: Breakfast, Lunch, Light Snack, and Dinner.
2. Use a free bingo card generator like the one on Print-Bingo.com, or create your own bingo card, and lay out the names of the recipes so you have one column for each category.
3. Print out the card and number the items in each category from 1-5.
4. In the morning, bring out your card and roll a die for each category, keeping note of which recipe corresponds with the number you rolled. If you happen to roll a 6, pick freely from the list. Mark off the items – this is your meal plan for the day.
5. Repeat #4 for each day of the week. If you roll a number that corresponds to a dish you’ve already cooked that week, either reroll or take your pick from the remaining dishes.
When you take the guesswork out of making up your mind what to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner, life can become that much easier!
About the author:
Ever since going vegan in early 2014, Trina Nguyen has been on the search for ways to make the transition easier. When not writing about and trying Vegan recipes she finds online, she enjoys visiting various Pick-Your-Own farms for fresh, organic ingredients!
Thank you Trina for sharing such an interesting idea for vegan menu planning, and good luck on your vegan journey!
Question for you: Do you prefer planning out your meals for the week, or do you decide what to cook on a day-to day basis? What helps you in planning your daily/weekly menu? Please share in the comments below!
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