5 ingredients to swap with meat this Christmas if you’re thinking of going MEAT-FREE

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With Christmas parties, barbecues and dinners going full speed ahead it can be difficult to stick to your healthy eating plan especially if you are thinking of going meat-free.

We’ve put together a selection of our favourite healthy Christmas recipes that you can swap the meat out of to ensure you can stick to your goals!

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Swap meat with these 5 Christmas ingredients


Swap the Christmas turkey with tofu! Tofu is so versatile you can virtually turn any meat recipes into vegetarian one with tofu. Tofu can be baked, fried and even scrambled. Serve with salad and potatoes and you’ve got yourself a Christmas meal!

Sweet potato

Sweet potato is a great carb and is packed full of vitamins, and minerals. 80g of sweet potato counts towards 1 of your 5-a-day and you can easily swap out a heavy red meat with sweet potato and still feel completely satisfied. Stuff your sweet potato with more roasted vegetables and made a yummy cranberry sauce!


Brown, red, green, lentils are so versatile and can be made into vertically any recipe to replace meat. Lentils have a meat-like taste to them so using them as a stuffing is also a great idea!


Use the salty cheese as a meat replacement and make halloumi and vegetable skewers. Low in carbs and high in calcium, halloumi is a good replacement of meat for a Christmas feast!


Sounds odd but a nut roast is just as good as a roast chicken! A savoury meat-free loaf, nut roasts are the perfect main dish for your Christmas.

Speaking of Christmas, check out these Christmas inspired baby names!

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