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Take the Eating Better Challenge this year

Take the Eating Better Challenge this year

Slow Food UK is part of Eating Better, a broad alliance working together to help people move towards eating less meat and more food that’s better for us and the planet, as part of the vital task of creating sustainable food and farming systems. Eating Better is now encouraging everyone to try the Eating Better Challenge throughout 2015 –  to enjoy tasty, affordable and healthy meals by incorporating more plant-based foods and less meat into everyday meals. By following our top tips and making simple tweaks to everyday meals, families can save money and make meals healthier.

The Eating Better Challenge top tips:

  • Use half the meat in curries, casseroles and stews and double the amount of vegetables. Add a tin of beans or lentils and extra veg to a curry or a stew.  Grate a courgette or carrot into pasta sauces.
  • Replace some or all of the mince in spaghetti bolognaise, cottage pie and lasagne with Quorn or other meat substitutes.
  • Buy smaller portions of meat and use to add flavour, rather than as the main ingredient.
  • Try eating more meat-free meals and having one or two ‘meat-free days’ each week. Look out for veggie options, or make veggie versions of your favourite dishes like vegetable curry. Go easy on the cheese though, as it’s high in fat.
  • If possible, use the money you save from eating less meat to choose meat that is free-range and outdoor reared and produced to higher animal welfare standards such as Freedom Foods or organic.

Eating Better is encouraging people to tweet their Eating Better Challenge dinners to @Eating_Better using the hashtag #EatingBetterChallenge.

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