If you’ve ever wondered what a vegetarian in the Philippines normally eats at home, wonder no more! I chronicled all the meals I had for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for a week. Obviously, my diet is not limited to what is shown here. Maybe I’ll create another version of this seven day Filipino vegetarian meals journal again in the future to cover more of the diverse food choices I have at home.
But without any further ado, here are the 21 meals I consumed in a week of my life. Many of the vegetables you see here were actually harvested from our garden.
Seven Day Filipino Vegetarian Meals – Day 1
Day 1 Vegetarian Breakfast: Japanese somen (wheat flour) noodles with patola (luffa), white rice.
Day 1 Vegetarian Lunch: Peanut butter sandwich with fresh papaya. Yes, sometimes we get too lazy to cook.
Day 1 Vegetarian Dinner: potato and cucumber salad.
Seven Day Filipino Vegetarian Meals – Day 2
Day 2 Vegetarian Breakfast: Mushroom omelet, brown rice, coffee.
Day 2 Vegetarian Lunch: Bulanglang (vegetable stew), rice. Perfect for that rainy day.
Day 2 Vegetarian Dinner: Stir fried abitsuelas (green beans), rice.
Seven Day Filipino Vegetarian Meals – Day 3
Day 3 Vegetarian Breakfast: Toasted whole wheat bread with Cheez Whiz filling, plain yogurt, tea.
Day 3 Vegetarian Lunch: Kimchi rice topped with fried egg.
Day 3 Vegetarian Dinner: Tortang talong (roasted eggplant fried in egg), bulanglang (vegetable stew, different version than Day 2), white rice.
Seven Day Filipino Vegetarian Meals – Day 4
Day 4 Vegetarian Breakfast: White bread with milk cheese, coffee.
Day 4 Vegetarian Lunch: Munggo bean stew, rice.
Day 4 Vegetarian Dinner: Tofu with black bean sauce, white rice.
Seven Day Filipino Vegetarian Meals – Day 5
Day 5 Vegetarian Breakfast: Margarine on whole wheat toast, Swiss Miss.
Day 5 Vegetarian Lunch: Vegetable sinigang (sour soup), white rice.
Day 5 Vegetarian Dinner: Vegetable tempura, soy sauce and mirin dip, white rice.
Seven Day Filipino Vegetarian Meals – Day 6
Day 6 Vegetarian Breakfast: French toast, cream cheese, blueberry jam, tea.
Day 6 Vegetarian Lunch: Stir fried ampalaya (bitter gourd), white rice.
Day 6 Vegetarian Dinner: Pizza! This was bought, we didn’t make this. 😉
Seven Day Filipino Vegetarian Meals – Day 7
Day 7 Vegetarian Breakfast: Pan-grilled eggplant, tomatoes, and onions, fried rice.
Day 7 Vegetarian Lunch: Sinigang (sour soup, different version than Day 5), rice.
Day 7 Vegetarian Dinner: Patola (luffa), tofu, white rice.
So there you have it! A whole week’s worth of meat-free meals. (Note: desserts not included, although I don’t eat dessert with every meal anyway). I have my Mom to thank, as she cooked most of these meals. Which one is your favorite?
Regielene of the House Gonzales, First of her name, the Freelancer, Queen of Content Marketing and the First Scientist (in her family), Khaleesi of the Great Grassy Area (at the back of the house), Breaker of (dog) Chains, Mother of 10 Cats and 4 Dogs.