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Healthy vegetarian ideas

Take a look at our top healthy vegetarian picks with gluten-free and vegan options. These low-fat meals include burgers, pasta, curries and traybakes.

Looking for a healthy meal to fit your veggie diet, or simply want to cut down on meat? Eat well with our specially devised recipes, packed with vitamins and minerals, including calcium, iron and folate. Enjoy meat-free twists on family favourites like chilli, shepherd’s pie and lasagne, with ideas for quick breakfasts, light lunches and easy midweek meals. Gluten-free and vegan options mean you can also accommodate special dietary needs if you’re doing a bit of casual entertaining.

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Browse our ultimate collection of healthy veggie meals.
 

Chickpea & coriander burgers

Chickpea & coriander burgers are a healthy veggie option, counting as two of your five-a-day. These burgers are high in fibre and low in fat. They can be frozen, cooked or uncooked, so they’re perfect to keep on hand for a lazy midweek meal. Try serving with our epic summer salad for a healthy side.

For more inspiration, see our vegetarian burger collection.
 

Vegan shepherd’s pie

Our vegan shepherd’s pie is a comforting classic with a veggie twist. This healthy bake is low-calorie and low-fat. It’s packed with porcini mushrooms, leeks, carrots, butternut squash and plenty of herbs, topped with crispy potatoes. This dish is perfect for larger families, serving eight people. 

For more family favourites, see our vegan family collection.
 

Chilli tempeh stir-fry

Try cooking a chilli tempeh stir-fry spiced with ginger, red chilli and gochujang paste. This stir-fry uses tempeh – a popular meat substitute made from fermented soya beans. This low-cal, vegan dish is super quick, coming together in just 25 minutes.

See our vegetarian stir-fry collection for more spicy mains.
 

Clementine & vanilla porridge with citrus salsa

Start the day with a zingy clementine & vanilla porridge with citrus salsa, full of bold flavours including vibrant grapefruit and mint. This low-fat porridge is a good source of vitamin C, calcium and folate.

For more inspiration see our healthy vegetarian breakfast collection.
 

Baked falafel & cauliflower tabbouleh with avocado, pea & feta smash

This baked falafel & cauliflower tabbouleh with avocado, pea & feta smash is perfect for a healthy, vegetarian lunch. It contains all of your five-a-day – chickpeas, avocado, garden peas, rocket and cauliflower. Or try the falafel with tahini sauce & charred spring onions instead.

See our healthy falafel collection.
 

Spinach, sweet potato & lentil dhal

For an easy, one-pot vegan dinner, how about spinach, sweet potato & lentil dhal? This comforting main is rich in iron, low-fat and low-calorie. Colourful red chilli and Thai basil give it a punch of flavour and it also counts as three of your five-a-day.

For more inspiration, see our healthy vegan collection.
 

Double bean & roasted pepper chilli

We’ve devised this double bean & roasted pepper chilli as a lighter version of a family favourite. It’s low-fat, gluten-free and packed with veggies. A super filling dish that can serve up to eight and great for freezing. Try serving with Tabasco sauce, soured cream or yogurt.

See our vegetarian chilli collection for more recipes.
 

Vegan chickpea curry jacket potatoes

For a vegan lunch packed with protein, try our vegan chickpea curry jacket potatoes. As well as being low-fat, it’s gluten free. Fragrant ginger, chilli, garam masala and turmeric pack a lot of flavour into this midweek meal.

See our healthy vegetarian lunch collection.
 

Tofu scramble

Our tofu scramble is an easy vegan breakfast that comes together in just 30 minutes. It’s low-calorie thanks to the tofu while rye bread and cherry tomatoes make the dish feel a bit special.

See our vegan breakfast collection for more ideas.
 

Asparagus & broad bean lasagne

Pack in three of your five-a-day with this asparagus & broad bean lasagne. Fresh broad beans and asparagus make this a nutritious dinner for the whole family. As well as being an easy bake, it’s low-fat and low-calorie.

For more veggie mains, try our healthy vegetarian dinner collection.
 

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