Know you should be eating more plant-based dishes but yet to be convinced by vegan food? Then check out our pick of the best meat-free meals! From brekkie through to dinner, by way of snacks, lunch and bakes, we’ve got it covered this World Vegan Month.
Why all the fuss about meat-free?
When Sir David Attenborough urges us to cut back on eating meat to save species from extinction, you know it’s time to consider a few more veggie meals.
Meat and dairy products have a pretty sizable impact on the planet so a flexitarian approach – or what scientists are calling the planetary health diet – is a tasty (and often cheap and easy) way to make a difference.
Breakfast of champignons
With their satisfying texture and tendency to soak up flavours, mushrooms make a great alternative to bacon in a butty. This vegan mushroom bacon breakfast toast is a winner. Need a little more? Then go for a full plant-based fry up.
At this time of year, filling up on warming porridge is a must. Try this creamy oatmeal with the works. For a chilled alternative, smoothie bowls (link to smoothie bowl blog) are tasty option.
Treats for a snack attack
Go for lunch
Soup’s an easy option for a meat-free lunch and it doesn’t come much tastier than this seasonal butternut soup with crispy sage and apple croutons.
No dairy baking
Cinnamon, banana chips and lemon icing all help create amazing flavours and textures in this moist vegan banana bread. And this squidgy chocolate cake is the business – rich, gooey and very easy to bake.
Veg out dinners
A flavourful, robust dinner can be a sticking point for meat fans but we think these dishes more than pass the taste test. First off, these aubergine no meat meatballs are packed with scrumminess and a whizz to make with a food processor.
Go for a twist on traditional with this easy vegan shepherd’s pie. The crispy potato topping alone will make you forget all about the usual lamb mince filling.
With this round-up of awesome eats, adding some more plant-based dishes to your diet will be an absolute pleasure!