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Smart swaps: Vegetarian
Give ‘meat-free Mondays’ a go with these simple vego meal ideas, says Dietitian Bobbie Crothers.
Throwing beef sausages onto the barbecue
Try Sanitarium’s Vegie Delights Rosemary, Sage & Parsley Gourmet Vegie Sausages.
Chicken kebabs for dinner
Thread marinated tofu and chopped vegetables onto skewers for a vegie kebab.
Serving up beef burgers on the weekend
Make vegie burgers with Australian Eatwell Red Lentil patties and drop 3g saturated fat.
Chicken wraps for lunch
Heat up Syndian All Natural Falafels and wrap them up with salad and tzatziki.
Picking up Indian takeaway on the way home
Keep a packet of Tasty Bite Madras Lentils in the cupboard.
Whipping up a Thai curry with chicken
Swap the chicken for tofu or chickpeas.
Making spaghetti bolognese with mince
Substitute mashed kidney beans for the mince – this will help boost the fibre content, too.
Using chicken stock in soups and other dishes
Switch to Massel’s Gourmet Plus Vegetable stock. Bonus: their stock powder is gluten-free.
McCain’s Healthy Choice Beef Lasagne
Heat up Quorn’s meat- and soy-free lasagne.
Ordering a Domino’s Meatlovers pizza
Ask them to deliver a Vegorama pizza.
Cooking up bacon rashers to go with Sunday morning eggs
Get your bacon fix with Sanitarium’s Vegie Delights Bacon Style Rashers.
Snacking on beef jerky
Grab some salt-free mixed nuts to get that protein boost.
Serving the kids chicken nuggets for a quick weeknight dinner
Try Quorn’s meat- and soy-free Dippers. They won’t even notice the difference.
Adding canned tuna or salmon to your lunchtime salad
Stir through a small can of three bean mix to help boost your protein intake. Just remember to rinse them off first!
Sausage rolls or party pies as an entrée or canapé
Offer guests a vego alternative by baking Borgs Frozen Spinach & Cheese Triangles.
Salmon sushi rolls on the run
Choose asparagus and avocado rolls; they are meat-free, but still contain essential healthy fats.
Your usual Subway sandwich
Give the Veggie Delite sub a go – it’s an easy way to get more veg into your day.
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