National Vegetarian Week 18-24 May 2015, sponsored by ‘Nothing But snacks’, is all about sharing. So whatever your favourite veggie recipe it’s time to get preparing, get making and get sharing.
In celebration of National Vegetarian Week, this May the Vegetarian Society is visiting seven locations across the UK giving out free pizza slices and celebrating how food brings people together. You can find out more here.
Lynne Elliot, Chief Executive of the Vegetarian Society, said: “Sharing food brings people together, feasts and meals mark special occasions while festivals offer a variety of tastes to try. National Vegetarian Week is all about delicious veggie food and sharing – getting people to come together to cook and share. Whether you decide to make veggie dishes for a community group, work colleagues or friends – sharing food can make a moment. There’s no better way to celebrate veggie food and discover how you can be kinder to animals, the planet and yourself.”
Even meat eaters like me can celebrate National Vegetarian Week by choosing to eat more meat free meals. Regular readers will know that I’m passionate about reducing the amount of meat my family eats. It benefits our health, the environment and our budget.
In the spirit of sharing, I’ve done some vegetarian menu planning and put together three days worth of vegetarian menus complete with recipes. If you are a vegetarian I hope you will find it a great resource – and if you aren’t I hope it will encourage you to dip your toe into the vegetarian lifestyle by cutting out meat one or more days this week. But don’t feel it is all or nothing. Every time you choose to eat a meat free meal, you are benefitting your health and the health of the planet. So even if it is just one meat free day per week – or a few meat free meals here and there – everything you do helps.
Three Day Menu for National Vegetarian Week
Carrot and Walnut Bran Muffins
Fresh Fruit Salad
Warming Vegetarian Breakfast
Apricot Pecan Quick Bread
Fresh Fruit Salad
This is only a taster of all the delicious vegetarian recipe ideas out there. A little vegetarian menu planning can go a long way! Visit National Vegetarian Week for ideas, tips and recipes to try, add your veggie share event and find out about NVW events throughout the UK.
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