Meatless Monday Inspiration

Meatless Monday Inspiration
I have always supported the idea of Meatless Monday and love cooking vegetarian dishes. I firmly believe that we in the Western World eat far more meat than we need to, and that the pressure it puts on our health and the environment is unsustainable. Research has shown that a global reduction in meat consumption can help prevent heart disease, diabetes, cancer and obesity as well as reducing our dependence on fossil fuels and reducing greenhouse gases. So today I want to provide you with a bit of Meatless Monday inspiration!

Getting started with Meatless Monday can be easy. Just follow these simple tips:-

Start by checking out The Meatless Monday and Meat Free Monday movements. Both offer easy ways to gently introduce your family to meat free meals.

Take it one meal at a time. If a whole day meat free is too much to start with, just try one meal. Every step forward helps.

Kids don’t like vegetables? Try serving them drizzled with a bit of butter or olive oil. A bit of healthy fat never hurt anyone and it really does enhance their flavour.

Be inspired by great vegetarian cooks. The late Linda McCartney’s recipe books are wonderful and there are some excellent vegetarian magazines out there including Vegetarian Living. Denis Cotter of the wonderful Cafe Paradiso in Ireland is another vegetarian chef who has written several excellent books. The Vegetarian Society also offers fantastic recipes and advice.

Give some of my deliciously easy recipes a try:-

Spinach Florentine Pasta Bake Spinach Florentine Pasta Bake

Vegetarian Cabbage RollsVegetarian Cabbage Rolls

Vegetarian Lasagna Pasta BakeVegetarian Lasagna Pasta Bake

Provencal Vegetable GratinProvencal Vegetable Gratin

Pasta alla Norma My WayPasta a la Norma My Way

Introducing more meat free meals into your family’s diet can only be a good thing! I hope this Meatless Monday inspiration will encourage you to reduce the amount of meat in your diet and if you are already giving up meat one day a week, I hope it will help add variety to your menu plan.

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Article by April Harris

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April is a food, lifestyle and travel writer who lives in Berkshire, England. She shares inspiration, tips and trends for anyone who loves food, cooking, entertaining, fashion, travel and the finer things in life at her blog, AprilJHarris.com.
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  1. I don’t know which one to choose April! They are all droolworhty!

  2. Wow! This looks fabulous, and I am a meat eater, but.. I would definitely eat this no problem at all. Absolutely delish!

  3. Wow – all look so delicious!

  4. Soooo much deliciousness April…love it all! We are trying to eat more meatless dishes and I’m thrilled I found your wonderful recipe collection!

  5. I could and would devour any of these meatless dishes.

  6. G’day Looks great! I just ate, but am salivating to try this right now! YUM!
    Cheers! Joanne

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