Tag: veggie

Sweet Potato Shepherds Pie

Sweet Potato Shepherds Pie

I often like something quite stodgy on a Sunday. Not eating meat makes roast dinners a bit sad & difficult, especially if you’re trying to watch your fat intake & can’t enjoy all the roast spuds!

Sweet Potato Shepherds Pie

Sweet Potato Shepherds Pie

This recipe contained two portions of vegetables & was incredibly healthy! This was another recipe from the NHS meal planner. It can be found in the main meals section. One thing I really like about this website is that it changes the amount of ingredients depending on how many people you are feeding. I find this really helpful as I’m not great at portion control!

I’ve had shepherds pie loads of times, both meaty & meat-free but this one tasted different. It was really nice and very filling. Perfect for winter days. x

Hearty Sausage Hotpot

Hearty Sausage Hotpot

I really like the NHS Healthy Eating meal planner. It has loads of food recipes that help you fit in your five a day. Last night we had something from the ‘value’ food range.

Hearty Sausage Hotpot

Hearty Sausage Hotpot

It was really easy to do. Cook chopped onions while your veggie sausages are cooking. Add half a tin of beans & half a tin of chopped tomatoes. When sausages are cooked, chop & add. Cook some peas & you’re done. Serve with some lush bread. Three portions of veg in one meal. Cheap & tasty. Worth a go!

Weekend Food

Veggie Toad in the Hole

Previously, when it’s got to the weekend, I’ve had a break from healthy eating. I know how that sounds! But sometimes you need a little treat. As this isn’t particularly healthy, I wanted to pick some recipes that weren’t too unhealthy but a bit of a treat at the same time. All of the recipes below came from the Quorn recipe book but some can be found on the Quorn website & I’ve posted links below.

Friday night :: Sweet & Sour stir fry

Sweet n Sour Stir Fry

I’m not a massive stir fry fan. The packs of stir fry veg often look good but I don’t like the taste. The same can be said for store bought sauces. So when I saw this recipe in the recipe book, I thought I’d give it a chance, especially as my OH loves stir fry. It was really nice. Not quite like my favourite take away does, but good enough for a healthy homemade version. It’s super quick & healthy enough that you can reward yourself with a cheeky slimline g&t after!

Saturday night :: Cheese & Onion burgers

Quorn Cheese & Onion Burgers

A few months ago, I tried to make bean burgers. They were the definition of an epic fail! Tasteless, burnt on the outside, raw on the inside, they were not my best hour! But I wanted to make nice homemade veggie burgers. These were a success! They actually looked & had the consistency of real meat burgers.

They are quite easy to make, though they take a little longer than other recipes I’ve tried recently. They do include marmite, which is fine, but I think we put a bit much in as the marmite taste was quite overpowering. The tip with these is to squeeze the patties quite firmly & not play around with them too much. They were delicious, though I think next time we’ll add some chilli to spice them up a bit. The recipe isn’t on the Quorn website but the nearest they’ve got is this recipe for fruity burgers.

Sunday night :: Toad in the Hole

Veggie Toad in the Hole

This got a lot of love on Twitter when I posted the picture! It takes an hour to cook but the preparation is so easy. Simply put some sausages & onion wedges in a tin & roast. Then, after 20 mins, add the batter & roast some more. Serve with veg & gravy. A perfect Sunday dinner! Even though the recipe asks for Quorn sausages, I used Linda McCartney ones, as I prefer them. And I put them in frozen & used a white onion instead of a red one as it was all that we had. We will definitely be having this again!

I hope you enjoy reading about my healthy veggie cooking! Let me know if you try any or have any good ones of your own. x

Pad Thai Noodles

Pad Thai Noodles

Thursday night: Pad Thai Noodles are on the menu. This is something we discovered a few months ago. I was dubious. I think by now you’ll know that I’m a bit fussy & trying new things isn’t a strong suit of mine. But my OH said that he’d cook it. Fine. And guess what…it was delicious & has become a firm favourite.

Pad Thai Noodles

We use the Quorn recipe from their coookbook (seriously, if you haven’t got this yet, you need it. It’s great for meaties & veggies alike.) It’s really easy, but you have to prepare the ingredients before hand. It’s hot and tasty, with noodles & has a sprinkle of nuts on the top. We use the quick fry noodles. Not sure how healthy that is, but it’s quick & tasty.

Next time I’ll get a better picture – honest!