Marvellous Meat-Free Monday Recipe Ideas

There are many good reasons to reduce your meat intake, such as for your health (and the planet’s), but adopting a vegetarian, vegan or flexitarian diet may not always be the best option for everyone.

But there are ways you can cut back on meat without having to commit to a full-time lifestyle change, like taking part in the Meat-Free Monday craze! This way you can bring some fun and culinary creativity when tackling the start of the week, and feel all warm and fuzzy inside for doing something good for the planet.

To get you started, we have a few meal ideas you can try. We also have a new range of plant-based protein products like meat-free burgers, meat-free sausages and meat-free meatballs that would convert even the most sceptical meat-lover into a veggie advocate!

Meat-free lunch ideas

Japanese miso style pea soup with tofu and chives

If you want to get some serious packed lunch envy from your colleagues, make this delicious Japanese style soup with chives. It has tofu (a great source of protein), peas packed full of vitamin C and warming ginger. Soothes the belly and the soul!

Couscous and pea salad

If you’re pressed for time and want to whip up a tasty, meat-free meal; this salad will take you no more than 5 minutes to prepare. Sprinkle some feta cheese if you want to add a bit more protein to it. This one’s ideal for a weekend lunch with the kids.

Soya stir fry

Stir fries are quick to make, delicious and versatile, so naturally they would have a place on this list. This stir fry is ready in no time and contains soya beans, a vegetarian protein alternative for a meat free day.

Meat-free dinners

Grilled halloumi with peas, pine nuts, broad beans and rocket

Looking for a meal that will tick the green intake box for the day? This salad is quick to make and packed with nutrients from peas, beans and halloumi. Also, the leftovers will be great the next day as a packed lunch.

Pea, stilton and potato frittata

The idea that you should only have eggs for your breakfast needs to be locked away somewhere. Whipping some up for dinner is an affordable, convenient and nutritious Meat Free Monday idea. Who needs meat when this frittata has blue stilton cheese, potatoes and peas?!

Pea, Spring Onion and Rocket Risotto

This risotto recipe will not only please the eye but also the taste buds. The parmesan gives it a nutty tang and the greens ramp up the nutritional benefits.  This recipe packs up so much flavour that it will soon become a go-to meal for a no meat day.

Still not feeling ready to adopt Meat-Free Monday? We have more vegetarian recipe ideas, including some beloved veggie curries to inspire you.  And if you don’t feel like cooking something from scratch, you can also try our meat-free products with some tasty sides like our Steamfresh veggie mixes