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Essential Cuisine unveils vegan & vegetarian recipes for schoolchildren

24th Aug 2021 - 09:35
Stocks and sauces supplier Essential Cuisine has released ten vegan and vegetarian recipes for caterers to try out when schools return in September.

According to new research, commissioned by Linda McCartney Foods, 70% of children want to see more vegan and vegetarian meals on their school menu. A poll that quizzed 1,000 children between the ages of 8-16 discovered that 44% of school pupils have tried to reduce meat in their diet and 10% already live a meat-free lifestyle.

The pollsters concluded ‘schools are under more pressure than ever to include more options on the lunch menu.’

The ten recipes unveiled by Essential Cuisine are also 100% gluten free with no declarable allergens. The ten recipes to enhance your plant-based offering include:

  • Baigan bhaja (Vegan Friendly)
  • Bulgar wheat and herb salad (Vegetarian)
  • Plant pot pie (Vegan Friendly) 
  • Miso courgette (Vegetarian Friendly)
  • Moong dal vada (Vegan Friendly)
  • Spaghetti vegannese (Vegan Friendly)
  • Tofu poke bowl (Vegan Friendly)
  • Indian spiced corn on the cob (Vegan Friendly) 
  • Peanut free satay sauce (Vegan Friendly) 
  • Vegan beef flavoured stew (Vegan Friendly) 
Written by
Edward Waddell