Whether you're already a vegetarian or simply considering reducing your meat intake, there is an increasing number of vegetarian cookbooks that will provide the inspiration for delicious and healthy meat-free meals that everyone will enjoy. Proving that plant-based meals can be filling, flavoursome and perfectly balanced, try these five vegetarian cookbooks this National Vegetarian Week (15-21 May).
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Vegetarian Food for Healthy Kids
Featuring over 100 easy and fresh recipes that children will love, this cookbook features vegetarian alternatives to family favourites such as sausages and mash or spaghetti Bolognese, along with tips to encourage children to get involved with cooking. Vegetarian Food for Healthy Kids also features recipe inspiration for lunch boxes, after school snacks and quick weekday meals, making it even easier for your child to eat nutritious, vegetarian meals. By Nicola Graimes, published by Nourish, RRP: £12.99.
Mildreds: The Vegetarian Cookbook
This vegetarian cookbook shares delicious meat-free meals from the popular London-based vegetarian restaurant Mildreds. The comprehensive book features recipes for all occasions and tastes, with everything from burgers to pasta dishes, along with both vegan and gluten-free menu ideas. By Daniel Acevedo and Sarah Wasserman, published by Mitchell Beazley, RRP: £25.
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The Part-Time Vegetarian
If you're not ready to commit to a full vegetarian lifestyle, or want to cater to both meat-eaters and vegetarians, this book has the answer. The Part-time Vegetarian features an array of recipes that can be adapted to include meat or fish if you want. By Nicola Graimes, published by Nourish, RRP: £20.
Very Veggie Family Cookbook
Showing it can be possible – and easy - to feed your family tasty and filling vegetarian meals, the Very Veggie Family Cookbook features 60 recipes that include quick weeknight dinners and more indulgent meals, plus snacks, desserts and practical tips to help sustain a meat-free meal plan. By Sara Ask and Lisa Bjarbo, published by Pavilion Books, RRP: £14.99.
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Deliciously Ella Every Day
Food blogger and entrepreneur Ella Mills focuses on the health benefits that eating a plant-based diet can offer with her selection of recipes that are also gluten-free and dairy-free. The second Deliciously Ella book shares 100 more easy recipes that can be enjoyed every day, to help eating natural food become a way of life. By Ella Mills, published by Yellow Kite, RRP: £20.
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