4 Healthy Family Meals

4 Healthy Vegetarian Recipes

Recently I’ve been trying to reduce the amount of meat we eat as a family – I’m not sure I could ever fully become vegetarian, but I think eating vegetarian a couple of nights a week could help us eat more healthily and reduce our carbon footprint too!

Cooking veggie food for kids can be a bit of a tricky task, especially if your kids are at all fussy. But I’ve tested a few vegetarian versions of recipes over the last few weeks and they have gone down a treat!

Veggie Spaghetti Bolognese

I love cooking with Quorn mince – it’s so much lighter than minced beef and really convenient too, as you can cook it from frozen. It also tastes delicious!

To make this Quorn Bolognese you’ll need:

 

Olive oil

1 onion, finely chopped

1 carrot, grated

200g mushrooms, finely chopped

2 garlic gloves, finely chopped

400g passata

1 x vegetable stock pot dissolved in 200ml of water

1 x tsp dried oregano

1 x tsp tomato ketchup

1 x tsp Worcestershire sauce

 

Veggie Chilli

This recipe is adapted from a Jamie Oliver favourite! If you don’t have sweet potatoes you can use squash or any other root vegetable.

2 sweet potatoes

1 tsp cayenne pepper

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp cumin

olive oil

1 red pepper

1 yellow pepper

2 cloves of garlic

1 red chilli

1 green chilli

1 handful fresh coriander

2 x tins of beans (I used kidney beans and cannellini beans)

2 x tins plum tomatoes

 

Quorn Stir Fry

I’m such a big fan of Quorn pieces! They’re so delicious and the texture is actually more appealing than the texture of chicken – the kids absolutely love it and find it much easier to eat as it’s not so chewy. It’s such a great source of protein and tastes so good in this super easy stir fry.

2 x nests dry egg noodles 

Groundnut oil

Sesame oil

1 onion, thinly sliced

1 x handful mushrooms, sliced

1 x red pepper, cut into strips

1 x bulb pak choi, chopped

2 garlic cloves, crushed

2cm ginger, grated

1 x handful mangetout

 1 x handful baby corn

1 x handful carrots, cut into strips

Soy sauce or tamari to taste

 

Quorn sausages with onion gravy

Sausage and mash is a big favourite in our house! These Quorn sausages are a great healthy alternative to pork and the kids really love them. It’s such an easy dinner to throw together but if you want to give it a little extra something we love this vegetarian onion gravy recipe!

For the onion gravy you will need…

1 x onion, diced

1 x tablespoon groundnut oil

1 x knob butter

1 x tbsp plain flour

1 x tbsp Worcestershire sauce

425ml vegetable stock