With delicious, original recipes like vegan and gluten-free mushroom lasagne, you'll never know you’re missing out on meat this Meat-Free Monday…

1. Vegan pate


A vegan pate with aubergine, carrot and chickpeas, with a sundried tomato kick.

You’ll never know the difference.

2. Spanish beans


This mix of beans, spinach and chopped tomatoes is sure to fill a hole.

Add extra onion for sweetness.

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3. Mushroom Bolognese


If there is any kind of Bolognese that would taste the same as beef, it would surely be mushroom.

An easy recipe the whole family will love.

4. Mushroom Lasagne


If you prefer a baked option with a creamy vegan sauce, why not try this vegan lasagne.

5. Khao Soi soup


Feeling adventurous?

Tickle your taste buds with these fresh ingredients that won’t leave you bloated.

6. Cauliflower tikka masala


A hearty, yet refreshing midweek curry, the herbs and spices are sure to get you buzzing for the rest of the week.

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7. Vegetable broth


Everyone needs a pick-me-up after the festivities that saw us into the New Year.

This gut-healing broth is better for the body than the bone-made variant. Bonus.

8. Creamy mushroom risotto


A nut-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan alternative to this common dish.

9. Red lentil dahl


A twist on this classic will have your taste buds tingling.

10. Croatian stuffed peppers


You can change the ingredients to suit your taste, try adding more rice and no lentils for a smoother filling.

Coupled with mashed potato on the side, these are just heavenly.

11. Spanish chickpea and spinach stew


This stew is packed with nutrients and protein.

If you’re a fan of rich tomato sauce-based dishes, give this one a go.

12. Healthy lentil wrap


Ditch the yoghurt sauce for a vegan option of this tasty wrap filled with chunks of healthy vegetables and lentils.

Try making a vegan mayo instead.

13. Pan-fried cinnamon bananas


We couldn’t leave you with no desserts to treat yourself for being so healthy.

Here is a yummy, easy to make, crunchy bite of heaven.

You only need those over-ripe bananas you have sitting at home.

Makes for a great snack you won’t feel guilty about.

14. Vegan French toast


This vegan alternative to French toast could be easier to put together than the real thing.

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