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Health and Wellbeing

Want to feel great and save some cash? Go veggie!

By bzellie 09 May 2020

Want to save money, feel amazing and help the environment?

National Vegetarian Week is the perfect opportunity to try something new. Why not test yourself to become a veggie for a whole week beginning Monday 11th May, you never know you may love it!

a plate of fruit and vegetable salad

Whether you're a meat-lover who can't imagine life without it or someone who's willing to give it a go, there's an endless list of benefits from vegetarianism. 

Aside from all the hidden health benefits being meat-free brings you, there's so much more to think about! You'll save money, lose weight, help reduce pollution, avoid toxic chemicals and help reduce famine - what's not to like?!

Give it a go!

If you don't feel you could quit meat cold turkey (no pun intended!), then try flexitarianism. The flexitarian diet is plant-based with the occasional addition of meat, which could mean eating only a few meat-free meals a week. 

Although not a full-time veggie, you'll be reaping the benefits of this healthy lifestyle when you feel like it. 

Check out the Flexitarian website for inspo, food facts and delicious meal ideas! 

Some tasty recipes

These five recipes make for the perfect mid-week meal as they all take less than 40 minutes to prepare and cook! 

Sweet potato cakes 
The perfect dinner to make if you are in a rush or just want something quick and easy, plus it's gluten-free!

Creamy broccoli gnocchi
If you want something that is going to be healthy yet filling this is exactly what you need, if you're not a gnocchi fan, just swap it out for pasta, simple.

Veggie tahini lentils
This dish is also vegan and is packed with loads of healthy greens and a whopping 13g of protein. You can freeze the leftovers to save waste!

Black bean burgers
You don't have to miss out on burger night in your flat! These indulgent treats come with oozy mozzarella and balsamic onions. Yum!  

Wholewheat pot noodle
Not the kind you might be familiar with! This healthy lunch can be made the night before lectures and grabbed on your way out. 

You've got a week worth of meals here, it's definitely easier than you think with the number of amazing recipes online.

Try going veggie for the week then see if you can make it a more regular thing. Who knows, you may even transform into a full-time vegetarian!