Good 0ld Jamie Oliver, this is a recipe from his website http://www.jamieoliver.com. I am always striving to eat less meat and find family friendly veggie dinners that everyone will eat. This recipe ticks all the boxes. It freezes really well and tastes great served with rice and topped with sour cream, grated cheddar, guacamole and coriander. This recipe has a lot of ingredients so make your life easier by prepping everything before you start to cook. Continue reading
I always strive to eat less meat and move my family towards a healthier plant based diet. It can be challenging at times convincing them that a meal does not always need to be based around meat.
If you are trying to do the same in your household, a good place to start is introduce #MeatFreeMonday so that there is one day per week where there is no meat consumed.
Another really easy way to reduce the amount of meat consumed is only have at one meal per day. This is really easily done, if you are having a meat-based dinner just make sure to swap that ham sandwich in the kids lunchbox for a cheese one. This is a small change but can make a dramatic impact.
Here are 5 super easy veggie meal ideas for the whole family to enjoy:
I hope some of these recipes give you inspiration for more veg based meals in your home.
Dublin Mummy x
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I whipped-up this soup in a hurry last week before my girlies (aka my sistas from anotha mutha) called over for lunch. The soup turned out really well and the girls have all asked me to share the recipe which is always a good sign.
Serves: 6 people
1 tablespoon oil
1 large onion chopped
2 large garlic cloves crushed
1 large potato peeled and quartered
600g bag of frozen broccoli
600g bag of frozen cauliflower
1 veg stock cube
100g red cheddar grated
salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Heat oil in a large pot, add the onions and sweat for about 5 minutes until the onions are soft and translucent.
- Add the garlic to the onions and cook for a further minute.
- Add the cauliflower, broccoli and potato to the pot and give everything a good stir.
- Pour boiling water from the kettle over the vegetables until they are just about covered in water. Crumble in the veg stock cube and season with plenty of ground black pepper. Give everything a good stir.
- Cover the pot, bring to the boil and then reduce the heat to simmer. Let the soup simmer until all the veg is cooked (about 20 minutes).
- Next blend the soup until smooth in a liquidiser or using a stick blender. Once the soup is blended, stir through the grated cheese and cream until all the cheese is melted. Season to taste.
Dublin Mummy x
This mighty minty falafel burger recipe is from Fay Ripley’s What’s for Dinner cookbook. I have shared this recipe with so many friends and family over the years and everyone loves them. Apart from being completely moreish, they are super easy to make and are low in fat and healthy too. Continue reading
This is an easy nutritious pasta sauce that fussy toddlers and babies alike enjoy. It’s a great way to get veggies into them without them realising it. I make a batch of it and freeze it in little containers ready to defrost quickly in the microwave. Serve with pasta and you have a healthy dinner for them in the time it takes to make the pasta. Continue reading