National Vegetarian Week 13-19 May
National Vegetarian Week runs from 13-19 May and is a great time to celebrate plant-based living. Get involved by trying out ‘50 veggie things’ in May. You can pick and mix from the 50 brilliant family-friendly ideas. Find out more at www.nationalvegetarianweek.org
Graham Drummond, from the Vegetarian Society, said: “This year National Vegetarian Week offers some fun new things for you to try, such as tucking into a veggie full-English breakfast, sharing gelatine-free sweets, doing a dairy-free milk taste-test or choosing the tofu dish from the local Chinese takeaway. Visit the website to get the full ‘50 veggie things’ list and pick your bite-sized activity to cheer up your day. Don’t forget to share it on social using #NationalVegetarianWeek.”
National Vegetarian Week is your chance to join millions enjoying amazing veggie food. Keep a look out for new recipes, tempting offers, and refreshed restaurant menus across the UK.
The Vegetarian Society is a charity that is passionate about veggie food! They want everyone to know how varied and delicious vegetarian dishes are – and how easy it is to enjoy a veggie lifestyle.
Try a few of the ‘50 veggie things’
Go veggie! – Going veggie is one of the best things we can all do for the planet and it’s never been easier. By giving it a go this #NationalVegetarianWeek, you’ll be helping the environment while tucking into some delicious food. Download the Going Veggie guide for hints, tips, protein switches and all your questions answered.
Grab something veggie to go – In a rush? The high street is a great place to get something veggie on the go. From vegan sausage rolls to veggie BLTs there’s something for everyone. Keep an eye out for special #NationalVegetarianWeek offers!
Take on the burger taste test – Taste-test the next generation of plant-based burgers that have been fooling foodies everywhere. Head to Marston’s pubs to try the Moving Mountains B12 Burger, or get stuck in at home with the Beyond Burger available in Tesco stores.
Ask your canteen to go veggie for the day – A whole canteen of people eating veggie for a day could have a huge positive impact on the planet. This is great for schools, groups or workplaces! Everything you need is in our recipe pack, so ask your canteen chef to give it a go.
Donate veggie food to a food bank – Next time you’re shopping buy an extra can of beans, a tin of tomatoes or a bag of rice to donate to your local food bank. It’s a simple way to help others.
Try jackfruit – Jackfruit is so versatile – it’s great in burgers, amazing with BBQ sauce and a tasty way to get one of your five a day. Grab some at your local supermarket and get stuck into some recipes. You’ll be amazed at what you can make!
Share a photo of your veggie shopping – Whether you fill a trolley or basket, or just carry as much as you can – make your shopping totally veggie. Stock up and use #NationalVegetarianWeek to show off your shop.
Order a tofu dish from your local Chinese takeaway – Whether it’s in a Sichuan, black bean or chilli-ginger sauce, take-away tofu dishes really hit the mark. Usually deep fried and often crispy, tofu is packed with protein. Order from your favourite restaurant’s menu and tell us what you think using #NationalVegetarianWeek.
Make a BOSH! Recipe – Looking to make an incredibly tasty vegan meal? BOSH! have you covered. Check out their #NationalVegetarianWeek videos. One taste and you’ll want their brand new cookbook, Bish Bash BOSH!
Share some veggie sweets – Put a smile on someone’s face and share a bag of veggie sweets today. Whether they’re chewy, fruity or fizzy – there’s so much to choose from when sharing a little sweetness.