I don't know if I'll be very helpful, especially since I didn't really follow any meal plans when I got started as a vegetarian 13 years ago.
There are a few cookbooks that have meal plans in them, if you want to browse your local bookstore or library to look at them (especially before making a purchase). ** I found that Meatless Meals for Working People (while using a lot of canned and prepackaged foods, is good for people on tight schedules) to be helpful; but I gave it to my sister, so I don't remember if it had meal plans. ** Raw Food Made Easy for 1 or 2 People is small and has meal plans based on the recipes in the book. I haven't started using it yet, but I found it very helpful to get started (I bought groceries to begin this weekend). ** Simply Vegan is one to look at. It's about the same size as Raw Foods and not only has meal plans but a lot of other helpful information.
Since I'm at work and can't see my collection of cookbooks, that's all I can remember for now. I hope that you get a chance to look at these and find what you're looking for. Good luck!
I would like to become a vegetarian. I have read several books and tried some recipes (which I loved), but I find the meal planning very confusing. How do you start planning, around grains? I did find some sample meal plans, but they did not give good directions on where to start, especially if you are brand new to this. Any ideas?
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