Vegetarian & Vegan Meal Ideas

Slow Cooker - Sweet Potato and Chickpea Curry

  • 300g of Sweet Potato
  • 200g of Carrots
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground cumin
  • 1 Teaspoon Turmeric
  • 1 Teaspoon Chill Powder
  • 2 Large Garlic Cloves - chopped
  • 2 Finely chopped Onions
  • 2 Tablespoons of Fresh Coriander
  • 1 inch of fresh ginger root - grated
  • 110g Frozen Peas
  • 110g Fresh Spinach
  • 200ml Vegetable Stock
  • 1 Tin of Strained Chopped Tomatoes

Place all ingredients in the slow cooker and cook on high in the morning and when its time for tea, you will have a healthy fresh curry ready to be served with your favourite side.

Yummy Bean Burgers

  • Finely chop 1 onion and cook in a frying pan with heated oil until onions become soft
  • Add 1 garlic clove, 1 teaspoon of ground coriander and 1 teaspoon of cumin and stir in for a further minute
  • Next, add around 120g of finely chopped mushrooms - stirring frequently for 4-5 minutes until all the liquid has evaporated. 
  • Put this mixture into a bowl
  • Mash a full tin of (washed and drained) kidney beans up with a fork until soft then add to the mixture with 2 tablespoons of fresh chopped parsley, salt and pepper.
  • Preheat the grill to medium-high
  • Divide the mixture into equal portions of flat round patties and place on a baking tray (should make 4-5) 
  • Lightly dust each patty with flour and cook under the grill for approx. 5 minutes each side
  • Serve in a bun or if you are reducing calories try it in two pieces of lettuce (saves around 200-250 calories!)

Sweet Potato, Mint and Feta Patties

  • Peel and grate 600g of sweet potatoes and mix with 1 lightly beaten egg. 
  • Next add in  50g of all-purpose flour, 70g melted butter, 100g Crumbled Feta Cheese and 3 Tablespoons of chopped fresh mint
  • Season the mixture with Salt & Pepper
  • Heat 1 Tablespoon of Oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat and spoon large tablespoons of mixture into patties
  • Cook on both sides until golden brown
  • Once cooked serve with a tablespoons of Sour Cream on each one and add fresh parsley to garnish.

Three tasty and very healthy meals for you and the family to enjoy. Vegetarian or vegan meals are normally very high in fibre and these three meals will certainly help to keep the fibre intake up!

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