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World Vegetarian Day is Here!

We know trying to eat vegetarian food can sometimes seem like hard work, but with our helpful guide you can still eat those classic dishes with some simple swaps, for easier, healthier, meat-free meals.

Veggie Bolognese

Spaghetti Bolognese is a real family favourite and this recipe is so easy to make veggie for the day. Instead of minced beef, just use a 500g bag on Quorn mince instead.

Usually cheaper than lean beef mince, Quorn can be cooked straight from the freezer in only 10 minutes.

Mince packs more protein, at 27g vs 14.5g per 100g, but Quorn has half the fat, a quarter of the saturated fat, and is high in fibre. Quorn mince is also a great substitute in chillies, lasagne, and moussaka.

Veggie Bolognese (Pressure King Pro 3L)

This veggie take on our classic Bolognese recipe is just as tasty and yet cheaper and less hassle than the beef original.

Serve tossed with…

Quorn Tikka Masala

Another easy Quorn swap out, but this time with Quorn Pieces. Chicken can be messy to prepare and a pain to clean up. With Quorn Pieces, just open the bag straight from the freezer and add to your sauce. They soak up loads of flavour too so are super tasty.

Similarly priced to chicken breast, they have slightly less protein but are full of fibre. They’re also great in fajitas, stir fries, pasta bakes, and even kebabs.

Quorn Tikka Masala (Pressure King Pro 3L)

This veggie take on our classic Masala recipe is just as tasty and yet cheaper and less hassle than the chicken original.

This is best served…

Vegan Three Bean Chilli

Our 3 Bean Chilli recipe is absolutely delicious, and so healthy. Beans are packed full of protein and vitamins, but with only 20% of the fat content of even lean minced beef.

Instead of spending time browning mince you can just drain three cans of beans and add them straight to your CleverChef.

Vegan Three Bean Chilli (CleverChef)

A hearty, wholesome chilli perfect for vegans and meat-free Monday carnivores alike. Try adding in some of that left over veg, like butternut squash…

BBQ Pulled Jackfruit

OK, so jackfruit isn’t the cheapest meat substitute at more than double the price, nor is it as easy to find, although most big supermarkets are starting to stock it.

However, if it’s diet and health that is most important, here’s where jackfruit gets interesting. There are only 38kcal in 100g of jackfruit compared to 218kcal for pork shoulder. When it comes to fat, jackfruit is down at 0.1g vs a whopping 16.2g in every 100g of pork shoulder!

Slow cooked, and in a smoky BBQ sauce, jackfruit is just as tasty. Your guests might not even notice the difference.

Pressure King Pro 5.7L 12-in-1 Pressure Cooker

BBQ Pulled Jackfruit

This is such a good meat alternative for those meat free Mondays. The trick is to make sure you properly mash the jackfruit in step 6 so it best…

Sausage Casserole

Veggie sausages get a bad name, but they’re so much better than they used to be, and there is so much choice!

They tend to be similarly priced to good quality pork sausages, are easier and faster to cook, and are so much healthier. Get this, two veggie sausages contain less than 1g of saturated fat, vs pork sausages with a whopping 10g. That’s 49% of our daily recommended intake of saturated fat, in just two sausages!

Veggie sausages are also roughly half the calories, but with the same level of protein. Our Sausage Casserole recipe below can be cooked easily with any veggie sausage of your choice. Try Linda McCartney Red Onion & Rosemary Sausages for the best flavour!

Sausage Casserole (CleverChef)

Sausage casserole is a hearty family favourite. Use your favourite sausages and try serving with creamy mash or crusty bread.

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