If you've thought about trying a diet with less meat there are plenty of benefits to going vegetarian or even just cutting out meat one day a week. Meat Free Mondays are a great way to incorporate vegetarian meals into your diet and make a difference to your health and to the environment.
There are many health benefits to eating less meat including having a lower risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Vegetarians tend to have lower cholesterol and eat less saturated fat than those who eat meat every day and following a more plant based diet often makes it easier to maintain a healthy weight. Because of these health benefits, vegetarians and vegans also live longer on average than those who eat meat every day.
Watching the pennies
Eating veggie can be kinder to your pockets with lentils, pulses, fruit and veg often cheaper than buying meat. And there are plenty of tasty meat substitute products available these days, making it easier than ever to enjoy meat-free versions of your favourite meals.
Whether you're incorporating vegetarian meals into your diet just one day a week or every day, eating plenty of fruit and vegetables is always a good idea. Adding sliced fruit to cereals in the morning or having carrot and cucumber batons for a snack are just some small changes you can make to follow a healthier, more plant based diet.
What's on the menu
We have some fantastic vegetarian meals in our range for you to try, including Great Taste Award winners Roasted Vegetable Lasagne and Roasted Vegetables with Goat's Cheese. You'll also find some delicious vegetarian options in our Mini Meals range, like our popular Cauliflower Cheese & Sauté Potatoes.
Meat Free Mondays was launched in 2009 by Stella, Paul and Mary McCartney, and aims to "encourage people to help slow climate change, preserve precious natural resources and improve their health by having at least one meat free day each week."