Why Meat-Free Meals Make A Difference
‘Why should a meat-free meal make a difference?’, you may ask. That’s a very good question! The truth is that our over-reliance on animal products is placing pressure on the environment, posing a risk to the world’s future food security, and impacting our wellbeing. If we make small changes to how we eat, those changes can all add up to make a huge difference not only to our health, but also to the health of our precious planet.
By changing your plate, you can help to change the world!
Are you ready to start eating for good in 2021? Read on for our step-by-step advice about how to start phasing in more meat-free meals – you'll also find inspiring recipes below!
1. Start by making gradual changes
The first step in moving towards more plant-based meals is to incorporate extra veggies into familiar family dinners. If your kids have firm favourites, such as spaghetti bolognaise or lasagne, adapt your recipes by adding vegetables you know they already like. Not only will this get them used to eating more veggies, but you’ll also be providing an extra boost of vitamins, minerals and other important nutrients!
2. Transform family favourites into meat-free feasts!
Sometimes it’s a challenge to convince family members who are strictly meat-and-starch enthusiasts to embrace a new way of eating. Try making Meat-Free Mondays a tradition in your home – then choose vegetarian versions of beloved family classics which taste so good that no one will mind they're lacking meat. Cheesy recipes are almost always a hit with kids!
3. Start introducing new plant proteins, grains and pulses
Once you have the family firmly in your corner, and you're all – excuse the pun – on the same plate about meat-free meals, it’s time to start incorporating new and interesting ingredients into family dinners. There’s a host of wonderfully nutritious, planet-friendly plant foods that you can transform into memorable meals. Click here to explore our full list of Knorr Future 50 Foods
Recipes to try:
Tofu and Vegetable Stir Fry
Griddled Brinjal Rolls with a Herby Quinoa Stuffing
Spicy Lentil Stew with Warm Garlic Bread
Bambara Groundnut Falafel Salad With a Garlic and Herb Dressing
Ready to try more meat-free recipes? Visit our Knorr website for delicious dinner ideas!