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
Mo

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

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

Tu

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

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

We

Savoury roast, potatoes, broccoli.
Jam sponge and custard

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

Th

Country cottage pie, cabbage.
Yoghurt & mixed berries

Tofu scramble & baked tomatoes, toast.
Fruit pie

Fr

Chick pea croquettes, chips, green salad.
Rice pudding

Macaroni soup, bread roll.
Banana split, ice cream

Sa

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

Vegetable Pasty Melon Boats, Fruit cocktail

Su

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

‘Ham’ and salad sandwiches.
Victoria sponge

Week 2

Day Lunch Dinner
Mo

Vegan pizza, side salad.
Fruit yoghurt

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

Tu

Pasta Bolognese, sweetcorn & beetroot salad.
Ginger cake

Avocado & hummus salad.
Fruit trifle

We

Bean burgers, chips, green salad.
Fresh fruit salad

Savoury pudding.
Eccles cakes

Th

Vegetable lattice, potatoes, broccoli.
Strawberries & cream

Lentil & vegetable soup, bread roll.
Cheese & biscuits

Fr

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

Vegetable samosas, coleslaw
Carrot cake

Sa

Tofu loaf, ratatouille.
Stewed rhubarb, yoghurt

Pasta salad, garlic bread.
Jelly & ice cream

Su

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

Marmite, peanut butter & cress sandwiches.
Fruit tart

Week 3

Day Lunch Dinner
Mo

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

Potato wedges, hummus and salad.
Toasted teacake and jam

Tu

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

Mixed berry & fennel salad.
Fruit cake

We

Almond & vegetable korma, rice.
Chocolate chip ice cream

Nut rissoles with carrot & cabbage salad.
Fruit pancakes

Th

Lasagne, mixed salad.
Spiced apple cake

Baked potato, baked beans.
Apple flapjack

Fr

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

Lentil slices, tomato salad.
Apricot fool

Sa

Herby sunflower pudding, chips, baked tomato.
Poached figs

Salad stuffed ciabattas.
Pecan pie

Su

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

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

Week 4

Day Lunch Dinner
Mo

Shepherds pie, butter beans, cabbage
Dried fruit compote

Sweetcorn chowder, bread roll.
Parkin

Tu

Moussaka, broccoli, baked tomatoes.
Strawberry shortcake

Nutty carrot soup with savoury biscuits.
Fruit loaf

We

Big salad with nuts, new potatoes
Sultana sponge

Garlic mushrooms on toast
Vegan cheesecake with mango

Th

Bean potato cakes, broccoli, carrots.
Chocolate mousse

Baked sweet potato with
natural yoghurt & cinnamon.
Fresh fruit

Fr

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

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

Sa

Nut roast, courgettes.
Baked apple with dates & marmalade

Vegetable ravioli.
Banana yoghurt

Su

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
Mo Mushroom stroganoff with herb topping, rice, peas. Chocolate éclairs Baked potato, cottage cheese, date & orange salad. Fresh fruit
Tu Vegetable quiche, chips, mixed salad. Stewed apples & raisins Tomato & basil soup, croutons. Lemon meringue pie
We Cheese & parsnip roast, new potatoes, broccoli. Jam sponge & custard Hummus, pitta bread, raw vegetable strips. Date & walnut slice
Th Country Cottage Pie, cabbage. Yoghurt & mixed berries Scrambled egg & baked tomatoes—or tofu scramble—with toast. Fruit pie
Fr Baked bean omelette, chips, green salad. Rice pudding Macaroni soup, bread roll. Banana split, ice cream
Sa Stuffed pepper, green bean salad. Pear & cinnamon crumble, custard Vegetable pasty. Melon boats, fruit cocktail.
Su Nut roast, roast pots, carrots, sprouts. Apple pie, ice cream ‘Ham’ & salad sandwiches. Victoria sponge

Week 2

Day Lunch Dinner
Mo Vegetarian pizza, side salad. Fruit yoghurt Carrot & coriander soup, crusty bread. Banana, apricot & walnut muffins
Tu Pasta ‘bolognese’, sweet corn & beetroot salad. Ginger cake Avocado & egg salad. Fruit trifle
We Bean burgers, chips, green salad. Fresh fruit salad Macaroni cheese. Eccles cake
Th Vegetable lattice, potatoes, broccoli. Strawberries & cream Lentil & vegetable soup, bread roll. Cheese & biscuits
Fr Cauliflower cheese, baked potato, peas. Apricot & blueberry crumble Vegetable samosas, coleslaw. Carrot cake
Sa Tofu loaf, ratatouille. Stewed rhubarb, yoghurt Pasta salad, garlic bread. Egg Custard
Su Mushroom pate en croute, potatoes, beans, carrots. Chocolate sponge Egg & cress sandwiches. Fruit tart

Week 3

Day Lunch Dinner
Mo Florida cocktail. Mushroom goulash, rice, peas Potato wedges, hummus & salad. Toasted teacake and jam
Tu Toad in hole, mash, carrots, peas. Stewed apple & blackberry, custard Mixed Berry & Fennel Salad. Fruit cake
We Almond & vegetable korma, rice. Chocolate chip ice cream Curly kale & potato cakes with carrot & cabbage salad. Fruit pancakes
Th Lasagne, mixed salad. Spiced apple cake Baked potato, baked beans. Apple flapjack
Fr Roasted Mediterranean veg & cashews, oven chips. Kiwi fruit salad. Cheese & onion pasty, tomato salad. Apricot fool
Sa Herby sunflower pudding, chips, baked tomato. Poached figs Salad stuffed ciabattas. Pecan pie
Su Roast ‘turkey’, roast pots, carrots, peas. Fresh fruit Cheddar ploughman’s, celery,tomatoes. Apricot mousse

Week 4

Day Lunch Dinner
Mo Shepherd’s pie, cabbage, butter beans. Dried fruit compote Sweet corn chowder, bread roll. Parkin
Tu Moussaka, broccoli, baked tomatoes. Strawberry shortcake Nutty carrot soup with savoury biscuits. Fruit loaf
We ‘Big’ salad with egg/cheese or nuts, new potatoes. Sultana sponge Garlic mushrooms on toast. Meringue nest with raspberries
Th Bean ‘potato’ cakes, broccoli, carrots. Chocolate mousse Baked sweet potato with natural yogurt & cinnamon. Fresh fruit
Fr Spaghetti with roast vegetables & lentils, sweet pepper salad. Grilled grapefruit Poached egg, baked beans, toast. Fruit scone & jam
Sa Nut roast, courgettes. Baked apple with dates & marmalade Vegetable ravioli. Banana Yoghurt
Su Vegetable crumble, roast parsnips, peas, carrots. Fruit flan Cheese & tomato toasted sandwich. Cherry cake

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