No-meat Friday is traditionally a Catholic practice of abstaining from meat consumption on every Friday. But over the years, many non-Catholics have also adopted meatless Fridays for health reasons. If you are thinking of trying out a meatless day of the week, Friday’s easy to remember and also a great day to detox before the weekend. Here are some of our favourite meat-free recipes:
1. Vegetarian Burger
With its flavourful patty of peas and beans, sweet roasted pumpkin and melted haloumi, this vegetarian burger makes a hearty, nutritious meal.
2. Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
Leave out the bacon in this gorgeous bacon cauliflower macaroni cheese bake for a wonderful vegetarian dinner option!
3. Potato and Egg Rendang
A vegetarian version, this light rendang dish is no less moriesh. Serve it on meatless Mondays, or save it for a healthy weekend brunch. It’s also kid-friendly!
4. Roasted Vegetables With Couscous And Spiced Yoghurt
This wholesome dish of roasted vegetables with couscous and spiced yoghurt will leave you feeling healthy and satisfied.
5. Roasted Pumpkin & Heirloom Tomato Salad
This flavourful salad is great as a starter or a main by itself. You can switch the pumpkin out for sweet potato and add cooked eggplant if liked. Top with avocado to up the nutrition.
6. Vegetable & Lentil Soup
Great for brunch or as an appetiser for dinner, this hearty soup has a natural sweetness from carrots, sweet potatoes and tomatoes, so it’s suitable for diabetics.
7. Adzuki And Mung Beans Salad
This versatile salad is packed with fibre and nutrients from the beans, and takes only minutes to prepare.
8. Pasta With Spinach, Mushrooms And Almonds
This delectable vegetarian pasta is packed with mushrooms, pecorino and crunchy almonds. Delish! It’s also good for diabetics.
9. Vegetarian ‘Pomfret’
This unique and interesting dish is actor Nick Shen’s vegetarian take on his grandma’s classic Teochew dish.
10. Tofu And Chia Stir-fry
Whip up this power-packed side dish of tofu and chia stir-fry. Healthy wholesome, it’s the best for getting your diet back on track!