Whether you are a vegetarian, trying to include more vegetables in your diet, or just aiming to eat a bit more healthily in 2017, you are going to want to include at least one of these 4 Simple Healthy Veggie Mains in your weekly meal plans! Plus find the linky for Week 3 of #CookBlogShare below.
I can’t believe the last time I was hosting #CookBlogShare it was Christmas time and now we are already halfway through January – how has that happened? I hope you all had a fab Christmas and a good break. I had a lovely Christmas, but failed miserably to take much time off blogging. Blogging has turned me into a total workaholic!!
Though I am sad Christmas is over for another year, I am very happy to be back to my usual routine, which is a little slower paced than my manic blogathon before Christmas (which saw me post 21 times in December!). I did, however, manage to find a little time to reflect on how 2016 went and set some goals for 2017. You can read about all that in my post: Happy New Year and my Easy Peasy Foodie 2016 Roundup
2016 was a super exciting year for me, exceeding all my expectations, and I think that 2017 is set to be even more exciting. It has already started well, as I have been asked to become a Lambassador for the ‘LAMB. Tasty Easy Fun’ campaign. Find out more about that in my post: 7 myths about lamb and why they are not true (plus an exciting announcement!)
So now it’s time for my #CookBlogShare roundup and this week the recipes that caught my eye were all simple and healthy recipes that made vegetables the star of the meal. After Christmas is traditionally the time of year when we all feel like we’ve over indulged and many of us resolve to eat a little more healthily in the new year – these 4 Simple Healthy Veggie Mains are just the thing to redress the balance, add a few more veggies into the diet and best of all they are all easy peasy to make, without compromising on flavour!
If you are not a #CookBlogShare regular and are wondering what an earth I am going on about, #CookBlogShare is a place for bloggers to share their recipes. If you are a blogger and have a recipe to share, you can link up your post by following the instructions below. If you are not a blogger, but love food and cooking, do check out the recipes that will be appearing below. If this week is as good as they usually are you will find some awesome recipes – the #CookBlogShare bloggers are very good at what they do!
4 Simple Healthy Veggie Mains
So first up we have these Speedy and Spicy Chilli Bean Burritos from Kate over at The Veg Space. Kate describes these Burritos as ‘lip-smackingly good’ and looking at the ingredients and her beautiful photographs, I don’t doubt her for a moment. Do you ever have trouble with rolling burritos? If so, Kate has a fab little video which shows you just how to do it!
Do you have trouble getting your little ones (or even your big ones) to eat veg? If so, this Macaroni Cheese With Three Hidden Vegetables from Mandy at Sneaky Veg is a recipe you are going to want to take a look at. Mandy has managed to sneak not one, not two, but three different vegetables into this delicious looking macaroni cheese. Yet apparently her veg-hating kids ate it and didn’t even notice it had veggies in it – result! Even if you have no problem with vegetables, this is still a great way to get a few extra veggies into your diet – serve it with a big salad and you’ve practically got your 5 a day in one meal!
Another great way to get extra veggies into your diet is soup, and soup is especially good when it’s cold and miserable, as it has been here these last few days. So this Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup from Kirsty at Hijacked by Twins is just perfect. Kirsty has managed to fit a whopping great 5 different vegetables into this delicious-sounding soup and I love how Kirsty has roasted the red peppers, onions, carrots and butternut squash to make this soup extra flavoursome. (She then adds in a tin of tomatoes if you are wondering about the fifth vegetable!) Better still – if you are following the Slimming World Diet, as Kirsty is, this soup is Syn-Free!!
As you know my passion is for quick and easy recipes that are full of flavour (and preferably healthy too), so this 5 Minute Moroccan Vegan Salad from Zoe at Eats Leeds really caught my eye. It is packed full of healthy veg, with a delicious-sounding dressing and only takes 5 minutes – perfect for a quick and healthy veggie main, or side dish and ideal for popping the leftovers in a lunchbox to take to work the next day – so much tastier and healthier than a soggy bought sandwich, don’t you think?
#CookBlogShare Linky Week 3
And so we come to this week’s linky. You can link up any foodie post that you have – both old and new posts are welcome. All you need to do is:
- Link up a recipe or foodie post by clicking the blue ‘add your link’ button below and following the instructions
- Add a link from your post back to this post (so everyone else can find it and link up too!)
- Add the #CookBlogShare badge to your post (you can find the code below, or just copy and paste)
- Comment on some of the other recipes linked up here and generally share the love with a bit of social media action!
I will comment on all the posts this week and pin them all to the Cook Blog Share Pinterest Board. I can’t wait to see what you’ve all been making!
Just to remind you, by joining in you are giving the #CookBlogShare hosts permission to use your pictures in a round up and on social media, if your recipe is selected as one of our favourites!
Next week’s linky will be hosted by Mandy over at Sneaky Veg.