Healthy Vegetarian Choices

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Being a vegetarian for the past 20 something years, I often find it difficult to find tasty wholesome meals, especially when on the run. Like so many of us, I lead a very busy lifestyle. I sometimes feel that it can be hard not to reach for the quick, unhealthy fast food choices that are readily available. It always seems like these are easier to come by than healthy and wholesome food to go.

At the Butler’s Pantry where I work as a Retail Manager there are plenty of choices when it comes to healthy, nutritious vegetarian and vegan options. Our chefs are always adding to the range. They love to showcase fresh and seasonal produce. In the shops, we are seeing a growing interest for more veggie options. A lot of customers are trying out ‘Meatless Monday’ or simply incorporating more vegetarian options into their diet. It’s a lovely, light way to eat.

I have had tried many of these meals after work and really love the fact they are easily heated in the microwave taking only a few minutes. Perfect when you are tired after a long day. The best part is they are totally guilt free as they are made with the finest ingredients, from scratch in our kitchens, just as you would cook at home!

As well as main meals we also have a range of wholesome soups such a Roasted Root Veg with Thyme and Honey. Delicious accompanied by some rustic baguette! Our salads and sandwiches are great options too. Try our Ardsallagh Goats Cheese and Beetroot Salad or our Falafel Wrap for a lovely lunch or light supper option.

My favourite dish is the Greek Stew with Roasted Root Vegetables, Feta Cheese and Olives. It’s packed full of nutritious goodness and full of flavour. If you close your eyes you can almost imagine you are on holidays in the Mediterranean!

Our new Spring/Summer Menu introduces even more choices such as the Aubergine Parmigiana or Thai Vegetarian Curry, absolutely delightful!

Lisa

Retail Manager,

Monkstown

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