Going Veggie

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I recently made the decision to go full veggie. I say full veggie as I have never really eaten a lot of meat and given the choice I normally go for a vegetarian option. The ethical reasons didn’t really come onto my decision,  it is more about my enjoyment of food, I get more excited about a colourful plate of veggies than a big steak.

I have been trying to make the change as easy as possible as my partner is a carnivore,  so I have been prepping a selection of healthy vegetarian freezer meals and thought I would share some of my favourite recipies:

A Pinch of Yum – Veggie Bowl
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Buddha bowl, Dragon bowl, veggie bowl or rainbow bowl. Whatever you call it this is one of my favorites. It isn’t one of my freezer meals but I do love a plate full of vibrant colours.

Julia’s Album -Easy Chickpea Curry
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I am a total curry fiend and this is a lush recipie with coconut milk which gives it a lovely mild thai taste. I make a big batch and freeze it in individual portions and It’s a meal I look forward to. I cook the quinoa in my rice cooker as it makes it a lot easier.

One Ingredient Chef – Sweet Potato and Lentil Shepherds Pie
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When I was looking for meals I could freeze I had to remind myself that I couldn’t shouldn’t have curry every night. I am so glad I found this recipe, it’s hearty and filling with lovely flavour.

Damn Delicious – Garlic Mushroom Quinoa
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This tastes like a mushroom risotto but without all the carbs. This is another meal that I prep and freeze and with a generous dose of hard cheese it is quite indulgent.

I have been loving the benefits of my new diet. My IBS symptoms have improved due to the vast increase in vegetable consumption and as I’m also reducing my carb intake I have lost about 13 lbs.

It’s pretty awesome being in team veggie.

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