Eat Vegetable?

Why? 

  • In the UK population growth and demand are set to double meat and dairy consumption by 2050
  • A plant based diet uses a third of the land and water required to produce a conventional Western diet. 
  • You don’t have to go vegetarian or vegan to make a difference.  Giving up meat and dairy one extra day a week reduces carbon emissions by 0.18 tonnes per person annually

 

How? 

  • Try having a meat and/or dairy free day once a week. 
  • If you’re a confirmed carnivore try reducing your meat portion size, bulking up on vegetables and grains and switching to organic
  • You may already eat a lot of vegetarian or vegan food without thinking about it.  Do you have favourite vegetable soup, stew, pasta or pizza recipes? 
  • Look out for the symbols below that indicate vegetarian and vegan food in the shops. 

 

For recipes and nutritional advice on eating a more plant-based diet try visiting: 

 



Why not try…?

  • Why not ask friends, family and neighbours for their vegetarian or vegan recipes.  If you like them, we’d love you to share them with everyone else on our forum. 
  • If you’re more comfortable cooking meals based around meat and dairy, try ordering the vegetarian option the next time you’re out for a meal. 
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Eating more local produce...

  • If you have kids who do the shopping with you, why not keep them entertained by asking them to pick an item from your shopping list and then try to find the most local version of it they can?

  • Why not stock up on local veg when they're in season and cheaper, and find recipes that make the most of them? 

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