National Vegetarian Week (15th – 21st May) is here and to celebrate, we wanted to focus on several of the healthiest and delicious vegetarian dishes you can make, one for every day of the week…



1. Avocado and Cucumber Smoothie

Avocado is a rich source of healthy monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) along with nearly 20 vitamins and minerals – including Vitamin E. Cucumber is excellent for hydrating the skin, flushing out toxins and supporting weight loss.

Abundant in vitamins and minerals that can boost immunity and keep skin looking radiant, when blended together, Avocado and Cucumber make for a deliciously refreshing smoothie.



2. Spicy Coconut and Tomato Soup

Tomato is a rich source of lycopene that can support cardiovascular health while coconut is a rich source of fiber, calcium, magnesium, potassium and electrolytes.






3. Buckwheat Pasta with Roasted Vegetables and Pine Nuts

Buckwheat can help to support heart health by improving cholesterol and blood pressure levels. Along with being a highly digestible form of protein and high in fiber, buckwheat is gluten-free and supplies an abundance of vitamins and minerals.

Try this Buckwheat Pasta for a delicious alternative to traditional wheat pasta. Roasted vegetables are high in phytonutrients while pine nuts are a good source of magnesium and polyunsaturated fatty acids.



4. Creamy Curried Vegetables

Curried vegetables are a delicious way to get your 5-10 daily portion of veggies. This warming blend of vegetables and chickpeas, when combined with Indian spices are an excellent way to enjoy a tasty curry.

Coconut milk gives the creamy texture, while the coriander provides a god source of dietary fiber manganese, iron and magnesium.





5. Chickpea Kale Salad with Sun Dried Tomato Vinaigrette

Chickpeas are a good source of protein and fiber, manganese and folate. Legumes such as chickpeas are believed to lower your risk of heart disease and consuming them regularly may boost your intake of a few key nutrients.

Kale is rich in fiber and many nutrients, along with folate and magnesium. While sun dried tomatoes are a good source of Vitamin C, K, iron and lycopene, an antioxidant that may help to lower the risk of cancers.




6. Butternut Squash Fries

Butternut squash is a good source of dietary fiber and can provide exceptional amounts of potassium and Vitamin B6 that’s essential for the nervous and immune system to function properly.

Try this deliciously different way with butternut squash by cutting them into fries and enjoying with a veggie burger or as a standalone snack.




7. Slow Cooker Chilli

Prepared with a mix of pinto and kidney beans, diced tomatoes, jalapeno and herbs, this vegetable chilli is slow cooked to perfection for 4-6 hours for maximum tastiness. Ideal when served on cauliflower rice or quinoa for an extra healthy boost.






Recommended Examples

Really Healthy Pasta™ – Made from legumes including Black Bean, Buckwheat and Golden Flaxseed, Chickpea, Mung Bean and Red Lentil, these pastas are non-GMO, gluten-free and organic, making them an excellent choice for anyone wanting a healthy and nutritious meal replacement and a tasty alternative to traditional wheat based pasta.

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