This delicious vegan version of Salade Niçoise is ideal for this sunny Meat Free Monday. Recipe from The Flexitarian .
A Slice of Green is a brand new line of lunch solutions perfect for school and work.
The range is also ideal for storing leftovers in the fridge or for a waste-free lunch or picnic.
Free of BPA, phthalates and lead, all containers are made from stainless steel chosen for its non-leaching, durable nature.
Containers come in a wide range of shapes and forms. The lunch boxes come with separate tiers and mini containers so you can easily vary your lunch options when eating on-the-go.
Affordably priced, products retail from £6 – £20.
Praised for its health benefits, soy has, traditionally, been consumed in Asia as soybeans, tofu, tempeh, soy milk, soy sauce etc.. A staple of vegetarian and vegan diets, soy is high in protein (it is a complete non-animal protein), low in fat and a good source of fibre, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, vitamin Bs and omega-3s.
Its protein content has also given soy a prime role in meat replacement products, yet only a small proportion of soy grown around the world is actually consumed directly by humans. Did you know that 75% of the world’s soy goes in fact to feed chickens, pigs, cows and farmed fish? I was very surprised to learn that, if you follow a standard omnivorous diet, you probably consume on average 61 kg of soy per year.
How is that possible? Simply because over the past decades, to meet our ever growing global appetite for animal products (meat, fish and dairy), intensive farming has favoured soy feed. Soy is rich in nutrients, cheap and enables speedy growth in industrial feedlots.
Unfortunately, all this comes at a high environmental cost, the basis of WWF current campaign on Hidden Soy. This “hidden soy” is grown predominantly in South America, where irresponsible soy expansion is having a devastating impact on some of the worlds’ most valuable ecosystems, such as the Amazon, Cerrado and Gran Chaco. Large areas have fallen victims to deforestation, which leads to the loss of valuable natural habitats such as forests and savannahs, and has negative impacts on communities and workers.
WWF has released the infographic below highlighting how much soy is in the diet of the average European and how this impacts the environment. It also explains how we all can help preserve these regions by eating less meat, fish and dairy and by supporting responsibly produced soy. Don’t forget to spread the word by sharing this campaign on social media using #hiddensoy.
A Collaborative Post with WWF originally published on The Flexitarian
This colourful vegetarian roasted aubergine saffron salad will brighten up your Meat Free Monday. Recipe from The Flexitarian .
A beautiful rainbow of Spring colours, this broccoli brown rice Asian salad is vegan and gluten-free. Recipe from The Flexitarian .
Gluten free and vegan this Spring Buddha Bowl is bursting with seasonal goodness. Recipe from The Flexitarian .
Gluten free and vegan this Roasted Asparagus Buckwheat Salad with Muhammara Dressing makes a delicious meat free dinner. Recipe from The Flexitarian .
Here is a Spring inspired dish on this Meat Free Monday. This asparagus crostini with watercress hummus makes a delicious, healthy and speedy lunch (or light dinner). Recipe from The Flexitarian .
Longer days, warmer weather and bright sunshine . . . Spring has definitely arrived. It is the perfect excuse to get back into shape after the long Winter. Luckily, we have the perfect range of bamboo sportswear and yogawear to help you look good and feel good!
Soft and breathable bamboo is the perfect material for sportswear. Mix and match styles and colours and choose from leggings, shorts with matching baselayers or tops.
The latest Bam Bamboo range is suitable for tennis, yoga, running, hiking etc… Personally, I absolutely love this Lustre Vest which I am using for yoga and running. Here are a few of my other favourites for this season:
You can view the full range of sportswear and yogawear here.