5 ways to get more veg into your meals

By May 17, 2021 Tips

We’re all about healthy eating at Hello Chef. But we understand that when the cravings hit – we’re talking big bowls of creamy, cheesy pasta, or indulgent fakeaway favourites – it’s a tough ask to opt for a salad or veggie bowl instead. But we have good news! Satisfy your cravings while still sneaking veg into your meals with our helpful tips and tricks. Here are 5 recipes that are available to order from our weekly meal kit that will have you hitting your 5-a-day in no time at all.

1. Turn them into fries

Fish Fingers with Carrot Fries, Peas and Garlic Aioli

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Fish and chips, anyone? Try our low-carb version where we swap traditional potato chips for carrot fries. The perfect healthy swap!

Get the full Fish Fingers with Carrot Fries recipe here.

2. Swap wraps for lettuce

Steak Fajitas in Lettuce Cups with Sour Cream and Cheddar

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Lettuce wraps are a great alternative to traditional tortilla wraps, especially when they’re filled with rich, flavour-packed fillings – like these spicy steak fajitas!

Get the full Steak Fajitas in Lettuce Cups recipe here.

3. Mix up your mash 

Beef Bourguignon with Cauli Mash

Add a dash of butter and some parmesan to blitzed cauliflower and voila – creamy mash potato, veggie style! We love it alongside this speedy French classic. 

Get the full Beef Bourguignon with Cauli Mash recipe here. 

4. Replace your rice

Crispy Seabass with Cauliflower Rice and Crackle Topping

Another vote for the humble cauliflower in this easy, low-carb rice alternative! Have you tried it for yourself yet? 

Get the full Crispy Seabass with Cauliflower Rice recipe here. 

5. Veg out on mac & cheese 

Vegan Macaroni Cheese with Cauliflower and Kale

While mac ‘n cheese is the ultimate comfort food, this one packs in 2 of your 5 a day and is a great way to pack veg into your meals. Same indulgence, extra veggies!

Get the full Vegan Macaroni Cheese recipe here. 

If you enjoyed this post about getting more veg into your meals, you may be interested in reading more of our easy tips. Got young children? Check out this Dubai mum’s recommendations for baby-friendly Hello Chef recipes.

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