Updated: Oct 13
Did you know that there are over 1.2 million vegetarians in the UK? This number is on the rise daily as more people make the switch to plant power.
Changing over to a fully veggie diet might be a little daunting but there are so many online resources these days to give you a little recipe inspiration. We are all currently obsessed with the creations of Love&Lemons and ohmyveggies, who have a whole kitchens worth of tasty plant inspired dishes and ideas. Our resident veggie Hannah, from the design and marketing team, is particularly gripped on the pumpkin soup at the moment, perfect for these autumnal evenings. But what is the big fuss about vegetables and reducing our meat intake?!
Firstly, somewhat obviously, reducing your meat intake will save lives and promote animal welfare…move over firemen, there are some animal heroes in town. Secondly, eating a mainly vegetarian diet has been linked to reducing the risk of heart disease, stroke and even cancer, which can only be a good thing right? And lastly…by reducing your meat intake, you will in turn help protect and preserve our irreplaceable ecosystems such as rainforests and other wildlife habitats. You see, when raising an animal for food, you have to also grow lots of food to feed that animal, which takes lots of water. So by being a veggie you can help reduce the world’s water usage, by approximately 100,0000 litres a year!
There are also so many new and exciting products hitting the shelves that will really help kill that meat craving. We may be biased, but we highly recommend checking out for OUMPH! for some amazing meat replacement recipes, if you feel like you're missing something with a bit of bite!
So, what do you think, will you be trying out a new way of eating?