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The Veggies Strike Back: 10 cheap and healthy recipes for term one

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October 1st marks World Vegetarian Day, so why not get in the mood and try some of these cheap and healthy veggie dishes?

With trends such as ‘Veganuary’ rising, the UK has seen an increase in the number of vegetarians and vegans. Meat-substitute company Quorn saw a rise of 16% in sales in the last year along, with vegetable sales rising as much as 43%.

If you’re considering a dietary change, why not try for the day with Co-op Food’s healthy veggie recipes?

1. Italian Veggie Meatballs

Spaghetti is a vastly under-rated ingredient; by using a little stuffing mix and extra veg you can spice up this dish.

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 2. Veggie Sloppy Josés

This indulgent Mexican twist on the classic American sloppy Joe is mouth-watering and full of flavour.

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3. Lentil Chilli

If you’re feeling a bit adventurous, this lentil chilli takes a little extra time but is 100% worth it and is incredibly healthy.

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4. Bombay Potato Traybake

This Bombay potato traybake is a crowd-pleaser, spicing up a simple potato dish. 

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5. Apple and Parsnip Soup

A simple, easy method with all the taste. Pick up some fresh Co-op bread rolls to dunk in this dish. 

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6. Charred Veg Cous Cous

Hold onto the summer vibes with this easy Mediterranean bowl of goodness.

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7. Cauliflower Steaks with Cannellini Bean Mash

Who says vegetarians can’t have steak? This cauliflower alternative is an impressive comparison.

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8. Creamy Veg Tagliatelle

This dish can be made with almost any veg you have lying around. Add some cream cheese and there’s a reinvented pasta bowl. 

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9. Creamy Rice Stuffed Red Peppers

A nice variety of textures in this recipe of contrasting soft yet crunchy filling. 

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10. Patatas Bravas Tortillas

This recipe combines two of Spain’s most loved dishes to create one tasty meal.


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