What is plant-based eating?
According to the British Dietetic Association, a plant-based diet is based on foods derived from plants, including fruits, vegetables, wholegrains, legumes, nuts and seeds, with few or no animal products.
What’s the difference between plant-based and vegan?
While these two dietary approaches are very similar, a plant-based lifestyle allows for the occasional consumption of animal products should an individual choose to do so. On the other hand, veganism avoids consuming all animals and animal by-products.
Our top 10 healthy-plant based meal ideas
1. Vegan chickpea curry jacket potatoes
Try these chickpea curry jacket potatoes for an easy midweek meal that packs a lot of flavour. Sweet potatoes are a great source of beta carotene, which is converted to vitamin A in the body, proven to support your skin and eye health. Chickpeas provide a fibre-rich protein source.
2. Lentil ragu with courgetti
3. Vegan chilli
4. Spinach, sweet potato & lentil dhal
5. Middle Eastern-style cabbage rolls
6. Tarka dhal
7. Goan-style vegetable curry with kitchari
8. Sweet potato & cauliflower lentil bowl
Whip up this zingy plant-based sweet potato & cauliflower lentil bowl in advance and keep in the fridge for quick, satisfying lunches on demand. Each bowlful boasts four of your five-a-day, a tonne of plant fibre and plenty of vitamin C.
9. Puy lentils with smoked tofu
10. Vegan kebabs with avocado dressing
Who doesn’t like a kebab? Pile chunks of mushrooms, peaches, courgettes and red onions onto skewers and barbecue them for that wonderful BBQ flavour. Serve these vegan kebabs with our creamy avocado dressing for a dose of healthy fats and vitamin E, which will help to keep your skin healthy.
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