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Is Slimming World suitable for vegetarians? It’s a question we often get asked here on the Slimming World Blog, especially as more and more of us are adding meat-free meals into our diets, and the resounding answer is: absolutely!

With a choice of vegetables, grains, pulses, pasta, rice and beans – not to mention cheese or soya products, nuts and seeds – Food Optimising is a vegetarian’s dream. And because lots of meat alternatives like Quorn and tofu are Free Foods, it’s easy to make most Slimming World recipes vegetarian. I recently made the cheeseburger pasta bake recipe from our Take 5, Second Helpings cookbook using Quorn mince (crumbled tofu is another tasty alternative to mince if you can’t get Quorn) and it tasted great!

As today is World Vegetarian Day, we thought it was the perfect chance to show off some of our favourite Slimming World vegetarian recipes – and you’ll find stacks more meat-free meals on the member website and app, as well as lots of ideas and inspiration in your local Slimming World group. Rustle up one of these delicious dishes and enjoy a vegetarian feast that’ll help fill you up and slim you down…

Slimming World vegetarian recipes

Penne arrabbiata

This vegetarian recipe packs in pasta, lots of veggies, a delicious blend of herbs and a chilli kick.

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Quorn moussaka

A tomato-and-Quorn ragu is topped with aubergine slices in this mouth-watering meat-free take on the classic.

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Vegetable biryani

Loaded with cauliflower, aubergine, kale and chickpeas, this fakeaway is a vegetarian feast for the senses.

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With its tongue-twisting title and rich ragu sauce, this mushroom and lentil filled dish is guaranteed to freshen up bolognese night forever.

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Slimming World paella

Slimming World chef Sal shows us how to serve up a vegan-friendly taste of Spanish sunshine in this cook-along recipe video. You’ll find some really great vegetarian dishes elsewhere on the blog, too, like Nicola’s jackfruit enchilada lasagne.

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With lots of tasty vegetarian and vegan recipes on the member website as well as ideas for gluten- and dairy-free dishes the flexibility of Food Optimising means everyone can enjoy ‘that feeling’ of losing weight without going hungry. If we’ve inspired you to serve up a vegetarian feast, we’d love to share your cooking creations on the blog or on social (#theSlimmingWorldblog).

Our best-ever offer for new and existing members:

When you commit to a six-week Countdown before 10th October 2020, you’ll receive a FREE copy of our new recipe book, Take 5, Second Helpings, and get six weeks for the price of five. Contact your local Consultant to book your place in group.

We’re also offering £20-off membership packages for our digital-only service, Slimming World Online. Find out more here.

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