How often do you make a conscious decision to eat meat-free dishes? Whether you’re a full-time vegetarian, or meat-free for just a few days a week, choosing to reduce your meat intake is something that does help the planet. Need vegetarian recipe ideas? Read on!

 

 “Climate crisis is adversely affecting the habitats of species like puffins, turtles, red squirrels, and bees putting them at risk.

It can be easy to feel powerless in the face of climate change, but evidence shows plant-based food is better for the planet and has far less carbon emissions than meat.

Choose veggie meals during National Vegetarian Week and you’ll have less impact on our iconic wildlife.”

– Chris Packham

 

As National Vegetarian Week kicks off, we’ve compiled a list of vegetarian recipe ideas to help add some interest into your meal-planning this week.

Halloumi & Grains with Beetroot and Pomegranate

 Love halloumi? This quick dish only takes 20 minutes, and it ideal for when you’re looking to have a lighter meal. The vibrant beetroot and fruity pomegranate add a sweet twist into the dish, pairing perfectly with the saltiness of the halloumi.

As the days get warmer, it’s the perfect lunch for sitting in the garden and enjoying the sunshine!

Roasted Squash with Lentils, Baby Kale & Orange Tahini Dressing

This dish is full of flavour, and one for when you’re looking for a hearty meal that’s full of goodness. With contrast between the orange butternut squash and the greens from the kale and lentils, it looks good too!

Speedy Quiche Traybake

Looking for something easy to make? The veggie quiche traybake is easy to prep, and can be personalised to how you’d like it. Mix up your veggies to ensure your favourites are in there, or swap the eggs for cream cheese!

Deliciously Ella Easy Red Lentil Dhal

This easy dhal is a warming and comforting dish. It’s simple to cook and as a bonus, tastes great as leftovers the next day! Serve with yoghurt and pittas to the side, and it’ll soon become a favourite.

Veggie Shepherd’s Pie With Sweet Potato Mash

Classic dishes, such as this shepherd’s pie dish, are easy to make meat free. This dish is true comfort. Creating the mash from sweet potatoes helps to add that little extra boost of goodness. Instead of using lentils in the filling, why not try a meat-free mince alternative instead?

 

What’s your favourite meat-free dish? Let us know!

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