The theme of this year’s National Vegetarian Weekis all about doing your bit for the environment by becoming vegetarian. According to the Vegetarian Society, eating a vegetarian diet is one of the best things you do to stop climate change.
Food production (farm to plate) totals 30% of all global greenhouse gas emissions and so adopting a vegetarian lifestyle will help to combat this. A vegetarian diet also uses less water. An 8oz chicken breast takes over 542 litres of water to produce – enough to fill your bath 6.5 times.
There are also a number of other health benefits to eating less meat or cutting it out entirely. These include:
- Reduced risk of diabetes
- Smaller risk of stroke and obesity
- Lower cholesterol levels
- Healthier skin
- Increased lifespan
We’re aware that high quality vegetarian food is becoming increasingly important to our clients and we’ve worked hard to develop delicious and exciting vegetarian and vegan flavour combinations for our catering menus.
We’ve even launched a Go Green menu that is fully sustainable and uses only locally sourced vegetarian ingredients. Our regular hot fork buffet menus include a number of vegetarian dishes including lentil moussaka and spinach, kale, mushroom and butternut spanakopita. Our street food boxes also offer vegetarian options in the form of Pad Thai vegetables and halloumi chips, fresh hummus with red quinoa, kale and pomegranate salad.
The organisers of National Vegetarian Week have created 50 suggestionsand tips of how to make simple changes towards becoming a vegetarian. They include ordering a tofu dish when you next have a takeaway, swapping cows milk for almond milk and planning a full week of vegetarian meals. They have provided a range of recipe suggestionsfor you to try out.
If you want to know more about catering at 99 City Road then view our menusor call us to discuss your requirements.