1 October is World Vegetarian Day. It is one day in the year set aside to celebrate the joy, compassion and life-enhancing possibilities of vegetarianism. It was started in 1977, with the aim to create “awareness of ethical, environmental, health, and humanitarian benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle.”
Today we will share with you some of our best vegetarian recipes, and why eating less meat is good for you and the environment, locally and globally.
Our Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potato recipe is zesty and full of flavour. They are high in Vitamin A and have chickpeas for protein.
A comforting favourite, this mac n cheese includes broccoli to increase its nutritional value. Originally a Goodness Gang recipe, this is a winner for a kids meal too.
This salad has the superfood kale and inexpensive and protein-rich chickpeas all coming together in an easy and inexpensive salad.
Breakfast doesn’t mean bacon. Think sweetcorn cakes, red pesto, avo, fried halloumi and beans for the perfect start to your morning.
With eggs for protein, this flavoursome potato salad is something you probably already enjoy regularly!
While pizza and pasta is not the only thing vegetarians eat, it is a great introduction to everyone wanting to eat less meat.
Here are some interesting facts presenting in a fun and relatable way to show the impact of eating meat on the environment:
- You can save more water by not eating 500g of beef than you can by not showering for an entire year!
- If you ate one less burger, it would save just as much greenhouse emissions as driving 500 km less in your car.
- Just 1/3 of the food fed to cattle, pigs and chicken could feed the world’s hungry and malnourished population, estimated at 800 million.
You can participate in celebrating World Vegetarian Day by doing any of the following: