5 nights of easy flexitarian recipes to try

Find out why almost one third of the UK population are enjoying a part-time meat-free diet.

From vegetarians and vegans to pescatarians and fruitarians, more of us are choosing to change what we eat to suit our ever-changing lifestyles. The days of the classic meat and two veg are almost behind us, with over 1.2 million people in the UK alone identifying as vegetarian and a further half a million vegans

But what about those of us, around 30% of the UK population, who want to enjoy a meat-free diet most of the time?

The flexitarian diet has enjoyed a significant increase in followers over the last few years and, according to The Flexitarian, there are no strict rules to the diet. Some flexitarians will have a meat-free meal once a week while others will only eat meat on rare occasions.

Potatoes are one of the most versatile vegetarian, and flexitarian-friendly foods available, and what’s more, they are packed full of goodness. This makes them the perfect staple ingredient for any dish, with or without meat.

Spuds are a fantastic source of many of your essential nutrients, including potassium, fibre and vitamin B, and are an easy and cost-effective way of reaching your daily intake without the need for expensive supplements.

5 nights of meaty and vegetarian meals

Flexitarian Favourites

It’s easy to create delicious and filling dishes by using fresh vegetables, spuds and all minus the meat.

Cassoulet of potatoes with tomato, feta & parsley

This is a hearty vegetarian stew with a tasty Mediterranean twist that will keep out the cold and take you back to those warm summer evenings.

Potatetti with pesto

Spiralizers are a great way to switch up your style of preparing potatoes.  Potatoes are gluten-free and richer in vitamins than pasta, so why not try some delicious ‘potatetti’?

Spinach, ricotta and tomato frittata

This is a substantial lunchtime treat, delicious served still slightly warm with a green salad or great cooled and packed in a lunchbox.

Meat-day Treats

Whether they’re baked, chipped or fried, potatoes are a great accompaniment to any meaty main course.

Tartiflette

This is a delicious recipe based on a traditional Alpine dish, which showcases Reblochon – a smooth creamy cheese with a thin rind and fantastic melting properties. Paired with delicious bacon lardons, this dish is a great comfort food on a cold evening.

Potato & Salmon Patties

This dish is ideal both for using up leftover mash and to enjoy as a delicious alternative to meat and poultry.

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Check out our recipes!

Duchess potatoes

Potatoes fit for a duchess. These light and fluffy potatoes are unique and delicious.
Cranberry chilli jam, rosemary and camembert potato bake

Cranberry & camembert potato bake

The perfect baked camembert and festive jam recipe with rosemary potatoes to scoop.

Bombay Aloo

This spicy potato curry makes an ideal accompaniment to an Indian meal.

Vegetarian wellington

Packed full of delicious sweet potatoes and Christmas flavours.

Bombay bubble & squeak bites

This is a great way to use up leftover mashed potato and Brussels sprouts.

Gluten free Christmas dinner

Have a very merry gluten free Christmas with our super easy roast dinner recipe.

Sweet potato waffles

Fluffy, golden waffles that make for a deliciously different brunch or lunch.

Sweet potato loaf cake

This sweet potato loaf cake is something really special. Enjoy with a big cup of coffee.

Creamy potato bake

The perfect winter warmer. Our creamy potato bake is the ideal accompaniment to any meal.

Bacon-wrapped potatoes

These tates-in-blankets make the perfect accompaniment to Christmas dinner.
Chips in dish

Triple cooked chips

When it comes making the most delicious chips ever, three really is the magic number.
Zesty pesto potato salad

Pesto potato salad

Here's a delicious warm salad that's perfect at any time of year.

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