National Vegetarian Week - 10th of May - 16th May 2021
A vegetarian diet is not only delicious, but low in saturated fat and higher in fibre. There can be so many benefits to taking on a vegetarian diet - it lowers your cholesterol and reduces the risk of heart disease. Vegetarians tend to consume more plant-based foods, and more 'healthy' foods as a main component of meals i.e. fruit and vegetables - this means more antioxidants are also being consumed.
This diet can also be beneficial to the environment - the production of meat has huge repercussions on ecological systems, like deforestation. There are also concerns over the treatment of animals, so The Vegetarian Society created this week to encourage people to try a meat-free diet for one week.
A full week devoted to showing how vegetarian diets don't have to be bland, or lack flavour and nutrients. Meals don't have to be lacking any nutrients either - with so many vegetarian options in the supermarkets and in restaurants, there is something new for everyone to try, and you never know, it might end up being your new favourite dish!
We've teamed up with Molly, to show what she eats in a day on a vegetarian diet.
With over 14,000 followers on Tik Tok, Molly is all about yummy food and body positivity, and we love it! Her daily weight loss and fitness tips combined with delicious homemade veggie recipes, obvious hard work and commitment is evident of her success, and what better way to support National Vegetarian Week, than sharing an example of her daily diet!
Losing over 4 stones during the first lockdown of 2020, Molly has become a real inspiration. Having the motivation to embark on such a journey has led to continuously reaching and forming new goals - like lifting weights.
Put 40g of oats and 100ml of almond milk into a blender, whizzed it up until I got a smooth consistency! Pour this into a baking dish along with 10ml of Skinny Food Co Maple Syrup and bake for 20 minutes.
Once cooked, melt 40g of Skinny Food Co Chocaholic Salted Caramel Spread and poured onto the oats. Grate a square of chocolate over the top and serve.
Add 40g of oats, 100ml of almond milk and a squeeze of Skinny Food Co Vanilla Syrup. Stir this over the hob until you have your desired consistency. You can use any toppings, from fruit, to our Chocaholic Spreads, Jams or even our delicious Peanut Butter!
Of course, it isn't just food that Molly shares - check out her post below for a workout, or scroll her instagram for even more fitness inspiration!
If you try Meat-Free Mondays, or you even try a Vegetarian Diet, make sure to take a picture and tag us across our social media accounts!