Whether for health reasons, driven by environmental issues or just through personal preference, there's no doubt that the number of people in the UK choosing to follow a largely plant based diet is rising rapidly. In fact, between 2014 and 2019 the number of people choosing to swear of animal products completely quadrupled, according to the Vegan Society.
However, making the swap can be tricky at first, requiring you to step away from your staple dishes and try something completely different altogether. So, if you're trying incorporate more plants into your diet and want to avoid falling into the trap of pasta, pasta and more pasta, then try out these recipes - and let us know how you get on!
Seasonal Butternut Squash and Quinoa Salad
Summer may have been and gone, but this mouthwatering squash and quinoa dish proves that salad season lasts all year round.
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Cauliflower Steaks with Harissa, Hummus and Walnuts
Who knew vegetables could be quite so hearty? This plate of plant-based goodness makes for the perfect WFH lunch!
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Form's Toffee Protein Porridge
In need of some breakfast inspiration? This warming toffee protein porridge will give you toffee apple season vibes without the sugar rush.
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Nourishing Amy's Spicy Mango and Tofu Bowl with Coconut Satay Sauce
Pairing fresh mango and refreshing cucumber with zingy red cabbage, firm tofu and wild rice, this bowl is a nutrient powerhouse. Plus, it's packed full of peanut butter, which gets it an easy 5* rating in our book.
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Deliciously Ella's 10 Minute Apple Pancakes
These easy to make apple pancakes are perfect for breakfast, brunch or dessert.
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The Abundance Bowl by Pollen + Grace
Spinach and quinoa patties form the basis of this plant-packed bowl, topped off with a turmeric dressing and a tangy homemade lemon hummus.
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