Don’t you just love how versatile veggies are? Not only do they bring some serious goodness to our plates, they work a treat in a multitude of dishes - upping the nutrients we absorb, whilst tasting totally delicious.
Given its World Vegetarian Day AND World Vegetarian Month this October, we thought it was the perfect time to host a little masterclass with three of our fave veggies, whilst sharing some seriously delicious recipes that will help you boost your veg intake.
The lowdown on CAULIFLOWER
As you may have guessed, cauli is a bit of a hit here at Fullgreen HQ and for good reason. Not only is it naturally high in fibre and Vitamin B, it’s also packed with antioxidants and phytonutrients that can help protect against disease. And it has a cool little nutrient in it called Choline which supports cell regeneration and helps metabolize fats. How awesome is that?
Try it in:
- Pesto Cauliflower Flatbreads
- Cheesy Vegan Cauli rice
- Beetroot, Cauliflower & Lentil Burgers
- Riced Cauliflower Nori Rolls
- Vegan Sweet Potato Thai Curry
The lowdown on BROCCOLI
Rich in sulfur, this popular green veg is great for gut health and contains glutathione which can help protect cells from damage. Broccoli is also high in fibre and contains a series of incredible phytochemicals that can support with detoxification and hormonal balance.
We use the stalk of the broccoli in Fullgreen products which is often discarded before cooking, but shouldn’t be as it contains the most fibre of all! This also explains why our Riced Broccoli and Cauliflower is slightly whiter in colour than you’d expect.
Try it in:
- Veggie Chilli Con Carne
- Cherry Tomato Curry
- Veg & Tofu Terriyaki
- Vegan Cheesy Riced Broccoli
- Asian Style Broccoli Rainbow Rice Salad
The lowdown on SWEET POTATO
We LOVE how versatile sweet potato is. It works a treat in savoury and sweet dishes and is so much fun to experiment with – bringing it’s sweet, creamy edge to stacks of tasty recipes.
The fibre and antioxidants in sweet potatoes help protect our bodies from free radical damage and promote a healthy gut and brain. And unlike white potatoes, just 80g of the sweet variety counts as 1 portion of your 5 a day. Great for digestive and eye health, findings suggest that eating this tasty root veg regularly may improve blood sugar regulation in type-2 diabetics.
Try it in:
- BBQ Jackfruit Burrito Bowl
- Vegan Spaghetti Bolognese
- Sweet Potato Buddha Bowl
- Sweet Potato & Blueberry Flapjacks
- Sweet Potato Brownie Bites