On the 13th June it’s World Meat Free Day.

How do you feel about the thought of pledging to go meat free for a day?

If you’re super keen you can sign up on their website right away.

But if you’re like most people and feel excited but nervous, I want to put you at ease by sharing two ways to approach meat free day or meat free meals in general. These tips will make eating without meat easy, enjoyable, and sustainable, no matter how adventurous you’re feeling. Bookmark or Pin this blog post and come back to it whenever you’re trying to reduce your meat consumption.

Two way to approach eating meat free

1 Try something new.

Meat free day is a brilliant opportunity to try new foods, flavours and ingredient combinations. Ever tried chickpeas? Or how about chickpea flour!

There’s a whole world of delicious, protein packed, meat-free meals out there just waiting for you to discover them. Trying new recipes can be great fun and good for expanding your cooking repertoire.

Vegan Chickpea Stew ionabfit healthyandpsyched

If you’re looking for inspiration why not check out the recipe section of my blog or my instagram page.

Alternatively you could Google ‘vegan’ or ‘meat free’ followed by your favourite food. For example, vegan burger.


2 Fall back on family favourites.

While some people love to try new foods, you might find that taking a step into the unknown is daunting. But don’t worry, I’m guessing that there are many meals you already make that are meat free– a smoothie, peanut butter on toast, hummus with pitta bread or even pizza! These would be great to eat on a meat free day.

Easy Meat Free Meals- healthyandpsyched

If you’re struggling to think of a meat-free favourite, why not consider the foods you know that you love and then see how you can tweak them to be meat free. For example, try your favourite curry with quorn instead of chicken or chilli with double the amount of beans instead of beef.


The most important thing is to approach meat free day with an open mind. If you do this then you can eat great food and discover things you didn’t know you liked all while helping the planet. It’s a win-win.


Hope this article has been useful.

Please leave a comment if you’ve got any tips for eating meat-free to help other readers or if you have any other concerns you’d like me to address in a future blog post.

Plus check out my tips for eating meat-free when you’re out and about.

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