*This recipe is gluten-free according to industry standards
THE 50:50 TREND
According to recent research by Sainsbury’s, a quarter of us are trying to eat less meat during the week. Not content with just #meatfreemonday, it seems many are turning a bit more flexitarian and taking a balanced approach to the recent trend for plant-based dining. The supermarkets have duly responded and are now offering a smart/sneaky way to up our veg intake even if we’re craving meat.
Sainsbury’s has released a Love Meat & Veg! range that includes pork sausages loaded with roasted red peppers, sweet potato, onion, sundried tomatoes and quinoa, and spicy Korean beef meatballs that are 50% British beef and 21% edamame beans, with some extra pak choi and sriracha mixed in for good measure. Waitrose, too, has also got in on the act with its new Good Health range, with meat sausages that are packed with 35% fruit, vegetables or pulses – such as some Spanish-style pork, chickpea, spinach and tomato sausages, and chicken meatballs plumped with harissa, cauliflower and chickpeas. Having road-tested both ranges we were suitably impressed and inspired. This is a seriously easy life hack to try at home. By mixing veggies into traditionally meaty dinners you can boost flavour, texture and nutrition. Try our peppy Southeast Asian-style beef and mushroom kebabs for an easy win.
TRY THE 50:50 TREND YOURSELF…
Love Meat & Veg! Spicy Korean Beef Meatballs £2.50/350g
6 Pork, Butternut Squash, Quinoa & Kale Sausages £3.29/400g