Veggie Low Carb Lunch recipes

We have long heard the benefits of being vegetarian. Whether it’s down to a love of animals, feeling ethically inclined, or due to health reasons, people are drawn to vegetarianism for lots of reasons. One of these reasons can be to live a healthier life: eating a plant based diet can help reduce your saturated fat intakes, while boosting intakes of fibre and other nutrients such as vitamin E.
However, you don’t have to commit to being vegetarian to enjoy the occasional meat-free meal. No longer unique to the environmentally conscious, more and more people are actively eating meat-free meals, whether it’s once a day, week or month. We need only look to initiatives such as Meat Free Mondays to see how accessible and common it is to make an effort to eat less meat, without going cold turkey. Birds Eye are here to inspire with low carb, meat free meals in lunch form, for you to portion and take to work or enjoy at home.
Veggie Low Carb Lunch recipes

Vegetable Korma curry

A mild and creamy vegetable Korma curry that's still satisfying and full of flavour. The sweetness of the coconut milk and curry paste mixed with a hearty portion of Birds Eye Field Fresh Country Mix make this dish fantastic veggie comfort food.

Soya Stir Fry

This nutrient-dense veggie stir fry is sure to pack a flavoursome punch as well as fill you up. This quick and easy dish uses 7 different vegetables, including a base of Birds Eye Soya Beans – deliciously tender little beans that double as a great high protein alternative to meat.

Pea, Tuna and White Bean Salad with Lemon Dressing

The zest of the lemon, the aroma of the pepper and the tang of the capers come together in this recipe to form a tasty and refreshing dish suitable for pescatarians. Fresh, filling and packed with protein, this dish is easy to make and low carb – but if you fancy a carb boost for energy, serve with crusty bread and butter.

Four Bean Salad

Going meat free now and then doesn’t have to mean sacrificing protein – this Four Bean salad is packed with fibre and protein, meaning it’ll fill you up as well as being healthy. Plus, with red onion, chilli and coriander, this salad is dressed to kill with flavour. Try crumbling feta over the top to add a slightly creamy texture.

Vegetable Tagine with Peas and Squash, Carrots and Apricots

This warming and fragrant Moroccan-inspired dish is bursting with flavour and protein, making it a perfect winter warming dish. The chilli, ginger, cinnamon, parsley, coriander and saffron in this recipe make it beautifully seasoned and spiced, while the four vegetables make it filling and healthy. To bulk it out more, you could serve over couscous for an authentic Moroccan touch.
So, there you have it – 5 veggie low carb lunches, showing that compromising on your meat consumption doesn’t have to mean compromising on flavour, nutrition or ease. At Birds Eye, all of our vegetables are frozen within a few hours of being picked, making them packed with goodness. With us, you can get your five-a-day the tasty way with our wide range of frozen vegetables and healthy vegetarian meals, which are all quick and easy to make and bursting with flavour. However, our recipes aren’t just for work lunches or a quick evening fix – family meals are at the core of the Birds Eye message, so why not double up on ingredients and cook for a number of people? Nutritious, tasty and full of freshness: our products fit perfectly into a healthy balanced diet. Browse our wide range of vegetables here to inspire your meat free meal times.