A few weeks back it was National Vegetarian Week and it was the perfect opportunity to reduce the amount of meat in my diet. My mum is veggie and has been for a long time, and I work with a girlie who has a plant based diet, and the more I think about meat the more it makes me feel a little uncomfortable – But I guess not so uncomfortable to give up meat forever.
For just over two weeks there was no meat in my diet, I did eat dairy and I think I might have slipped up on a few things, like sweets and desserts but overall there was no real meat.
I have to admit I really enjoyed it, it was really nice to find some new recipes and try out different meals without having to have meat in. I did find my intake of bread and halloumi went up a lot!
Although there has been a few meals with meat in since National Vegetarian Week I would say that maybe 1 in 5 meals at home have had meat in. I have created a board on Pinterest to make sure I am trying new things and got getting stuck eating the same things each week.
I think my favourite veggie meal so far has got to be the courgette lasagne! It takes a while to make as you need to slice the courgettes really thin – I did manage to slice my finger whilst making it!! I would suggest a clever slicer thing if you can get hold of one! Check out my Veggie Board here!
What is your favourite vegetarian meal?