Menu Planners

In our Catering Guide we give Menu Ideas to caterers for a 4 week cycle of meals. But the ideas are equally good for individual vegetarians or vegans. Please note:

  • We are not suggesting that you follow these planners specifically. They are simply intended to show how easy it is to cater for vegetarians or vegans, with variety and nutrition taken into account.
  • The menus are examples only, and cover a mixture of seasons
  • The planners aim for a good daily nutritional balance, and great food variety over each week
  • Many alternatives can be substituted, including ready-made foods
  • All the meals can be served to non-vegetarians – and many are designed so they can be prepared alongside similar non-veggie meals
  • Items such as shepherd’s pie, sausage, bolognese etc – mean the vegetarian versions!
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Vegan 4-week planner

Week 1

Day Lunch Dinner
Mon

Mushroom stroganoff with herb topping, rice, peas.
Chocolate cake

Baked potato, baked beans, date & orange salad.
Fresh fruit

Tue

Lentil & spinach quiche, chips, mixed salad.
Stewed apples & raisins

Tomato & basil soup, croutons.
Amy’s vegan lemon meringue pie

Wed

Savoury roast, potatoes, broccoli.
Jam sponge and custard

Hummus, pitta bread, raw vegetable strips.
Date & walnut slice

Thu

Country cottage pie, cabbage.
Yoghurt & mixed berries

Tofu scramble & baked tomatoes, toast.
Fruit pie

Fri

Chick pea croquettes, chips, green salad.
Rice pudding

Macaroni soup, bread roll.
Banana split, ice cream

Sat

Stuffed pepper, green bean salad.
Pear / cinnamon crumble, custard

Vegetable Pasty Melon Boats, Fruit cocktail

Sun

Nut roast, roast pots, carrots, sprouts.
Apple pie, ice cream

‘Ham’ and salad sandwiches.
Victoria sponge

Week 2

Day Lunch Dinner
Mon

Vegan pizza, side salad.
Fruit yoghurt

Carrot & coriander soup, crusty bread.
Banana, apricot & walnut muffins

Tue

Pasta Bolognese, sweetcorn & beetroot salad.
Ginger cake

Avocado & hummus salad.
Fruit trifle

Wed

Bean burgers, chips, green salad.
Fresh fruit salad

Savoury pudding.
Eccles cakes

Thu

Vegetable lattice, potatoes, broccoli.
Strawberries & cream

Lentil & vegetable soup, bread roll.
Cheese & biscuits

Fri

Cauliflower cheese, baked potato, peas.
Apricot & blueberry crumble

Vegetable samosas, coleslaw
Carrot cake

Sat

Tofu loaf, ratatouille.
Stewed rhubarb, yoghurt

Pasta salad, garlic bread.
Jelly & ice cream

Sun

Mushroom pate en croute, potatoes, beans, carrots.
Chocolate sponge

Marmite, peanut butter & cress sandwiches.
Fruit tart

Week 3

Day Lunch Dinner
Mon

Florida cocktail.
Mushroom goulash rice, peas.
Baked fruit pudding / custard

Potato wedges, hummus and salad.
Toasted teacake and jam

Tue

Toad in the hole, mash, carrots, peas.
Stewed apple/blackberry, custard

Mixed berry & fennel salad.
Fruit cake

Wed

Almond & vegetable korma, rice.
Chocolate chip ice cream

Nut rissoles with carrot & cabbage salad.
Fruit pancakes

Thu

Lasagne, mixed salad.
Spiced apple cake

Baked potato, baked beans.
Apple flapjack

Fri

Roasted Mediterranean veg & cashews, oven chips.
Kiwi fruit salad

Lentil slices, tomato salad.
Apricot fool

Sat

Herby sunflower pudding, chips, baked tomato.
Poached figs

Salad stuffed ciabattas.
Pecan pie

Sun

Roast ‘turkey’, roast potatoes, carrots, peas.
Fresh fruit

Vegan ploughman’s, celery,
tomatoes.
Apricot & almond crumble

Week 4

Day Lunch Dinner
Mon

Shepherds pie, butter beans, cabbage
Dried fruit compote

Sweetcorn chowder, bread roll.
Parkin

Tue

Moussaka, broccoli, baked tomatoes.
Strawberry shortcake

Nutty carrot soup with savoury biscuits.
Fruit loaf

Wed

Big salad with nuts, new potatoes
Sultana sponge

Garlic mushrooms on toast
Vegan cheesecake with mango

Thu

Bean potato cakes, broccoli, carrots.
Chocolate mousse

Baked sweet potato with
natural yoghurt & cinnamon.
Fresh fruit

Fri

Spaghetti with roast vegetables & lentils, sweet pepper salad.
Grilled grapefruit

Vegan cheese or baked beans on toast.
Fruit scone and jam

Sat

Nut roast, courgettes.
Baked apple with dates & marmalade

Vegetable ravioli.
Banana yoghurt

Sun

Vegetable crumble, roast parsnips, peas, carrots.
Fruit flan

Soya cheese and tomato sandwich.
Cherry cake

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Vegetarian 4-week planner

Week 1

Day Lunch Dinner
Mon

Mushroom stroganoff with herb topping, rice, peas.
Chocolate éclairs

Baked potato, cottage cheese, date & orange salad.
Fresh fruit

Tue

Vegetable quiche, chips, mixed salad.
Stewed apples & raisins

Tomato & basil soup, croutons.
Lemon meringue pie

Wed

Cheese & parsnip roast, new potatoes, broccoli.
Jam sponge & custard

Hummus, pitta bread, raw vegetable strips.
Date & walnut slice

Thu

Country Cottage Pie, cabbage.
Yoghurt & mixed berries

Scrambled egg & baked tomatoes—or tofu scramble—with toast.
Fruit pie

Fri

Baked bean omelette, chips, green salad.
Rice pudding

Macaroni soup, bread roll.
Banana split, ice cream

Sat

Stuffed pepper, green bean salad.
Pear & cinnamon crumble, custard

Vegetable pasty.
Melon boats, fruit cocktail.

Sun

Nut roast, roast pots, carrots, sprouts.
Apple pie, ice cream

‘Ham’ & salad sandwiches.
Victoria sponge

Week 2

Day Lunch Dinner
Mon

Vegetarian pizza, side salad.
Fruit yoghurt

Carrot & coriander soup, crusty bread.
Banana, apricot & walnut muffins

Tue

Pasta ‘bolognese’, sweet corn & beetroot salad.
Ginger cake

Avocado & egg salad.
Fruit trifle

Wed

Bean burgers, chips, green salad.
Fresh fruit salad

Macaroni cheese.
Eccles cake

Thu

Vegetable lattice, potatoes, broccoli.
Strawberries & cream

Lentil & vegetable soup, bread roll.
Cheese & biscuits

Fri

Cauliflower cheese, baked
potato, peas.
Apricot & blueberry crumble

Vegetable samosas, coleslaw.
Carrot cake

Sat

Tofu loaf, ratatouille.
Stewed rhubarb, yoghurt

Pasta salad, garlic bread.
Egg Custard

Sun

Mushroom pate en croute, potatoes, beans, carrots.
Chocolate sponge

Egg & cress sandwiches.
Fruit tart

Week 3

Day Lunch Dinner
Mon

Florida cocktail.
Mushroom goulash, rice, peas

Potato wedges, hummus & salad.
Toasted teacake and jam

Tue

Toad in hole, mash, carrots, peas.
Stewed apple & blackberry, custard

Mixed Berry & Fennel Salad.
Fruit cake

Wed

Almond & vegetable korma, rice.
Chocolate chip ice cream

Curly kale & potato cakes with carrot & cabbage salad.
Fruit pancakes

Thu

Lasagne, mixed salad.
Spiced apple cake

Baked potato, baked beans.
Apple flapjack

Fri

Roasted Mediterranean veg & cashews, oven chips.
Kiwi fruit salad.

Cheese & onion pasty, tomato salad.
Apricot fool

Sat

Herby sunflower pudding, chips, baked tomato.
Poached figs

Salad stuffed ciabattas.
Pecan pie

Sun

Roast ‘turkey’, roast pots, carrots, peas.
Fresh fruit

Cheddar ploughman’s, celery,tomatoes.
Apricot mousse

Week 4

Day Lunch Dinner
Mon

Shepherd’s pie, cabbage, butter beans.
Dried fruit compote

Sweet corn chowder, bread roll.
Parkin

Tue

Moussaka, broccoli, baked tomatoes.
Strawberry shortcake

Nutty carrot soup with savoury
biscuits.
Fruit loaf

Wed

‘Big’ salad with egg/cheese or nuts, new potatoes.
Sultana sponge

Garlic mushrooms on toast.
Meringue nest with raspberries

Thu

Bean ‘potato’ cakes, broccoli, carrots.
Chocolate mousse

Baked sweet potato with natural yogurt & cinnamon.
Fresh fruit

Fri

Spaghetti with roast vegetables & lentils, sweet pepper salad.
Grilled grapefruit

Poached egg, baked beans, toast.
Fruit scone & jam

Sat

Nut roast, courgettes.
Baked apple with dates & marmalade

Vegetable ravioli.
Banana Yoghurt

Sun

Vegetable crumble, roast parsnips, peas, carrots.
Fruit flan

Cheese & tomato toasted sandwich.
Cherry cake

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