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Vegetarian diet

Tasty and nutritious meat-free meals

What is the Vegetarian diet plan?

The vegetarian diet includes a delicious variety of meat, fish and poultry free meals. This diet is available as a lacto-vegetarian, lacto-ovo vegetarian or vegan option. It includes fibre-rich foods, such as wholegrains and pulses, soy-based foods and plenty of fruit & vegetables to help you achieve complete nutrition.

Is the Vegetarian diet plan for you?

If you want to follow a healthy and balanced vegetarian diet, but struggle to find exciting meat-free alternatives, this is the diet for you.

How will the Vegetarian diet plan work for you?

  • 1Avoid animal products, based on your requirements
  • 2Encourage vitamin-rich choices
  • 3Boost protein intake from plant-based foods
  • 4Increase fibre intake

A taster of what your Vegetarian diet could look like

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snack
If you are busy
Cereal with milk and mixed nuts
Cereal with milk and mixed nuts
  • 50g of wholegrain breakfast cereal with 100ml of semi-skimmed milk
  • Top with 1 chopped banana and 25g of mixed nuts & raisins
  • Cals
    445
  • Protein
    14g
  • Carbs
    71g
  • Fat
    13g
Hummus and cheese pitta
Hummus and cheese pitta
  • 1 pitta bread filled with 38g of low fat cheese, 2 tbsp of reduced fat hummus, cucumber and mixed salad leaves
  • Cals
    405
  • Protein
    25g
  • Carbs
    51g
  • Fat
    13g
Sausages, Baked Potato and Beans with mushrooms
Sausages, Baked Potato and Beans with mushrooms
  • 3 Linda McCartney vegetarian sausages
  • 1 small baked potato (100g) topped with 50g of baked beans
  • 80g of mushrooms fried in 1 tsp of reduced fat olive spread
  • Cals
    430
  • Protein
    31g
  • Carbs
    53g
  • Fat
    12g
Snack a jacks with grapes
Snack a jacks with grapes
  • 1 pack (30g) of snack a jacks
  • 50g of grapes
  • Cals
    150
  • Protein
    2g
  • Carbs
    30g
  • Fat
    2g
If you love to cook
Fruit and yoghurt with granola
Fruit and yoghurt with granola
  • Blend 75g of strawberries and 100ml of low fat yoghurt together
  • Top with 50g of granola, 2 tbsp of raisins and 2 tsp of honey - mix well
  • Cals
    440
  • Protein
    13g
  • Carbs
    90g
  • Fat
    4g
Cannellini bean bruschetta
Cannellini bean bruschetta
  • 1 Cannellini bean bruschetta (see recipe below)
  • Mixed salad leaves with 2 tsp of low fat salad dressing
  • 1 orange

  • Recipe Ingredients
  • 1 tsp of olive oil
  • 1/4 red onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 tomato
  • 100g of cannellini beans, canned and drained
  • 1/4 tsp of sugar
  • 1 tsp of red wine vinegar
  • 1 ciabatta roll
  • 1 tbsp of fresh parsley, chopped
  • Cals
    440
  • Protein
    18g
  • Carbs
    74g
  • Fat
    10g
Chickpea stew
Chickpea stew
  • 1 serving of chickpea stew (see recipe below)
  • 1 pear

  • Recipe Ingredients
  • 3/4 small tin of chickpeas, canned & drained (220g)
  • 1 tsp of olive oil
  • 1/3 onion
  • 3/4 pepper
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 tsp of tomato puree
  • 1 pinch of dried parsley
  • 25g of pasta, uncooked weight
  • Cals
    440
  • Protein
    18g
  • Carbs
    69g
  • Fat
    11g
Scone with creme fraiche and strawberries
Scone with creme fraiche and strawberries
  • 1/2 scone plain scone spread with 1 tbsp of reduced fat creme fraiche, topped with 80g of strawberries
  • Cals
    140
  • Protein
    3g
  • Carbs
    20g
  • Fat
    6g
If you prefer a bit of both
Porridge with almonds
Porridge with almonds
  • 50g of porridge oats prep per pack directions with 150ml of semi-skimmed milk
  • Top with 1 tbsp of sliced almonds and 75g of mango slices
  • 125ml glass of orange juice
  • Cals
    445
  • Protein
    15g
  • Carbs
    60g
  • Fat
    15g
Tomato soup with rice cakes & babyleaf salad
Tomato soup with rice cakes & babyleaf salad
  • ½ tin of Tesco Light Choices tomato soup
  • 4 rice cakes spread with 2 tsps of reduced fat olive spread
  • ½ bag of babyleaf salad and 6 cherry tomatoes drizzled with 1 tsp of french dressing
  • 1 pot of probiotic yoghurt
  • 1 plum
  • Cals
    430
  • Protein
    12g
  • Carbs
    64g
  • Fat
    14g
Bean Burrito
Bean Burrito
  • Recipe Ingredients
  • 2 flour tortillas
  • 50g of re-fried beans
  • 1/4 red pepper
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 tsp of chilli
  • 1 tbsp of tomato-based salsa
  • 2 tbsp of low fat fromage frais
  • 25g of low fat cheese
  • Cals
    455
  • Protein
    22g
  • Carbs
    66g
  • Fat
    11g
Crackers with hummus
Crackers with hummus
  • 3 wholegrain crackers with 1 tbsp of reduced fat hummus
  • Cals
    150
  • Protein
    5g
  • Carbs
    21g
  • Fat
    6g

How to make the Vegetarian diet even more perfect for you

Medical & dietary requirements

You can customise your Vegetarian diet plan using any of the options below.

  • Low Cholesterol
  • Low Sugar
  • Low Salt
  • Dairy Free
  • Low Gi
  • Fibre Plus
  • Underactive Thyroid
  • Heart Disease
  • Blood Pressure
  • Diabetes

Food Exclusions

Make your diet work for you by embracing the foods you love and removing the foods you don't like.

  • Milk
  • Soya
  • Pork
  • Shellfish
  • Eggs
  • Dairy
  • Fish
  • Many other exclusion options...
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