What's in my Fridge | & VEGGIE meal plan

I put a quick poll out earlier today on my Twitter asking whether you guys would be interested in seeing what I buy grocery wise on a weekly basis.  I was really surprised by the amount of people who are as strange as myself and enjoy seeing what's inside someones kitchen. 

 Today's post is covering what is inside my fridge & it's all completely GF and Vegan.  I've also included what I plan to make with the below ingredients and some cupboard staples (some of which are only vegetarian friendly).  I always sit down on a Friday or Saturday and decide what I want to cook the following week.  It takes the stress of figuring out meals away from the hectic work week, saves me a heck of a lot of money and reduces the amount of waste.  I'll then write it all out and from that plan my shopping list.  

So what did I get this week?




Starting on my top shelf I have tomatoes, carrots and parsnips.  The latter two I have a Veggie roast planned during the week where I will roast these with some spices and add alongside some Quorn, potatoes and gravy.  The tomatoes I eat with absolutely everything.  From my avocado weekend toast, pasta sauces and this week I am trying out a tomato, garlic and basil butter Quorn chicken recipe so fingers crossed that experiment goes well.

The next shelf down I tend to stock up on my favorite vegan butter the Vitalife spread.  Even my Mum agrees this tastes a lot nicer than regular butter, which is big news! I'm also a big fan of the Alpro flavoured milk and pop one of these in my lunch bag for work.  Big child, I know.

Vegan cheese is something I have a love/hate relationship with.  I feel like I have given them a good try and I've figured out those that don't smell like gross feet.  The Tesco range is the best I've came across so far and this week I picked up the cheese spread and the Parmesan types.  The spread is to overcome my obsession with Philadelphia and the Mozzarella style is to top a Pesto pizza we are having later in the week and a Baked potato for my lunch.  The Alpro range is also a brand I tend to stick with.  I use their Almond milk in my cereal and tea and love all of their yogurts.  They also have a 2 for £2 deal on at the moment so I tend to stock up when I see an offers on.

The rest of the fridge is mostly made up of vegetables.  I buy ALOT of vegetables and it easily makes up about half of our food bill.  I usually always pick up some avocados and salad veg, red onions, stir-fry medley, broccoli, peppers and scallions.

The majority of our shopping is cupboard items and I do plan to do a follow up post to this to show you what staples I always have to hand.  I'm also really looking to get into the routine of photographing at least one dinner a week and have that as a regular blog post.  Here is what I have planned for next week using the ingredients in my fridge.


Dinners
Meal One
Quorn Chicken, Potatoes, Carrots & Parsnip, Broccoli and Gravy.

Meal Two
Pesto and Roast tomato pizza with 'mozzarella' cheese.

Meal Three
Creamy tomato, garlic and basil butter 'chicken' with Spaghetti.

Meal Four
 Chickpea and spinach curry with brown rice and poppadoms.


Lunches
I do tend to make a couple things for lunches and stick to them, or eat left overs from the night before dinner.  It makes lunch in work a lot handier and something I can just quickly microwave.  A couple of ideas on what I'll likely make next week;

Lunch One
Baked Potatoes with Beans and 'Mozzarella'

Lunch Two
Lettuce, Scallion, Beetroot, Tomato, Avocado Wraps.

Lunch Three
Microwavable rice, roasted veg, avocado and salad bowl with chickpeas.

What do you have in your fridge you couldn't do without?