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Flexitarianism: A Flexitarian Diet Meal Plan

Flexitarianism: A Flexitarian Diet Meal Plan

The recent years has seen a surge in people altering the foods they eat and reaching for more plant-based or vegetarian diets. Learn more about the flexitarian diet and see how our HelloFresh meal kits are ideal for anyone on a flexitarian diet, with an abundance of vegetarian or protein-focused recipes at hand, you can get everything you need delivered straight to your door.

The recent years has seen a surge in people altering the foods they eat and reaching for more plant-based or vegetarian diets. Learn more about the flexitarian diet and see how our HelloFresh meal kits are ideal for anyone on a flexitarian diet, with an abundance of vegetarian or protein-focused recipes at hand, you can get everything you need delivered straight to your door.

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What Is The Meaning Of The Flexitarian Diet?

Putting together the words 'flexible' and 'vegetarian', a flexitarian diet is one which is mainly vegetarian that allows animal ingredients to be included every now and then. It is often referred to as 'casual vegetarianism,'

Flexitarians only allow the occasional meat dish, trying to focus mainly on plant-based foods. This is often for personal reasons, to be more eco-friendly or to become more sustainable with what food an individual eats.

What's Included In The Flexitarian Diet?

Try not to think of a flexitarian diet as omitting something, instead think of it as getting the best that vegetarian food has to offer. Recipes like our Plant-Based Beef and Coconut Curry pack a punch in flavour and do not leave you missing anything from your plate. Some of our HelloFresh options also allow you to enjoy all your favourite meals with a flexitarian twist, like our HelloFresh Plant-Based Mexican Beef Jacket Potatoes or Chilli Sin Carne that uses plant-based mince to create a homely favourite.

Flexitarian recipes

More recipes replace meat with vegetables like our Bang Bang Cauliflower recipe, rather than using a substitute like tofu, filled with nutritious goodness that will leave you wanting more.

Other vegetarian recipes replace meat with cheese, such as halloumi. Our Honey-Glazed Halloumi with Roast Veggie Toss adds a sweet taste to the Greek cheese to offer a variety of flavours from a meat-free meal.

HelloFresh Flexitarian Meal Kit Option

The brilliant thing about the flexitarian diet is that you don't have to leave meat out completely. This means that you can enjoy a few meat-based meals such as our HelloFresh Roasted Chicken Breast with Beetroot and Quinoa Salad without any issues. The main aim is to prioritise vegetarian meals throughout the week, and make your inclusion of meat proteins to a minimum where possible.

The Benefits of Becoming A Flexitarian

Meals Full of Flavour

What the flexitarian diet lacks in meat, it can make up for in flavour. Compensating the meat with plant-based ingredients or cheeses, our vegetarian recipes are often bursting with flavours, spices and herbs that ensure you're not missing out on anything delicious. With the inclusion of some meat dishes, it means you get the best of both worlds with the flexitarian diet - allowing you to enjoy a huge amount of recipes available from HelloFresh.

Improved Diet Quality

Trying to eat a healthy, balanced diet can be difficult. A flexitarian diet relies heavily on fruits, vegetables and plant-based foods that will help getting your 5-a-day much easier. With HelloFresh recipes, you can make the most of healthier ingredients, ensuring you're still creating some of your favourite meals - just with vegetables at the forefront.

It's Flexible

A huge benefit of the flexitarian diet is its flexibility. Rather than quitting meat 'cold-turkey', this option allows you a more controlled way of reducing the amount of meat you eat, whilst still being able to enjoy all the foods you love. The diet allows a focus on vegetarian meals, allow you to extend your palate whilst not omitting key proteins from your meals.

Meals Full of Flavour

What the flexitarian diet lacks in meat, it can make up for in flavour. Compensating the meat with plant-based ingredients or cheeses, our vegetarian recipes are often bursting with flavours, spices and herbs that ensure you're not missing out on anything delicious. With the inclusion of some meat dishes, it means you get the best of both worlds with the flexitarian diet - allowing you to enjoy a huge amount of recipes available from HelloFresh.

Improved Diet Quality

Trying to eat a healthy, balanced diet can be difficult. A flexitarian diet relies heavily on fruits, vegetables and plant-based foods that will help getting your 5-a-day much easier. With HelloFresh recipes, you can make the most of healthier ingredients, ensuring you're still creating some of your favourite meals - just with vegetables at the forefront.

It's Flexible

A huge benefit of the flexitarian diet is its flexibility. Rather than quitting meat 'cold-turkey', this option allows you a more controlled way of reducing the amount of meat you eat, whilst still being able to enjoy all the foods you love. The diet allows a focus on vegetarian meals, allow you to extend your palate whilst not omitting key proteins from your meals.