4 FAMILY MEALS  |  AD  |  HEALTHY SIMPLE MEAL IDEAS
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Hi, guys. Welcome back to my channel. In today’s
video, I’m going to be giving you some meal inspiration and sharing with you four family
meals that are healthy, quick and also vegetarian. We’re not a vegetarian family, but we like
to have one to two veggie meals a week because it can be healthier, cheaper, and even better
for the environment. I’m also really excited to be working with
Quorn on this video. I know some of you guys already know them and love them. They have
a huge range of protein products, and they’re a great alternative to meat. They’re packed
full of protein and fiber as well. I just like that they’re so easy to use. You can
cook a lot of their products from frozen. They’re a brand that really does care about
their carbon footprint. The majority of their packaging is recyclable and minimal as well. Simply by reducing the amount of meat that
you eat each week can have a really positive effect on your family. It can help you take
in less calories, saturated fat, and also lower your carbon footprint. If you want to find out how much it will lower
your carbon footprint, on the Quorn website they have a really cool little sustainability
calculator, so I’ll put all the links in the description down below for their products
and for their website as well. But today, I’m going to show you how delicious
these veggie meals are. These are my top four favorite ones that I love and that the kids
love as well, so I hope you really like these recipes. For my first recipe, I’m going to share with
you a classic family favorite. This is veggie spaghetti bolognese. This is my son Jackson’s
favorite meal. I’ll link all the recipes in the description down below as well if you
want to go ahead and make them yourself. But, all you have to do for this one is heat
some oil in a sauce pan. Add onion, carrot, and garlic. Soften that for five minutes.
Then add in some mushrooms for another two to three minutes. Then add in a can of chopped
tomatoes, some vegetable stock, and a glug of ketchup as well. I cover that and simmer it for about 10 minutes
before I stir in the Quorn Mince. This needs to cook for about 12 minutes, which is great
because I can let that cook and simmer and also cook the pasta at the same amount of
time, so I just do that and serve it up. As I said, this is one of Jackson’s favorites. For my next recipe, I’m going to share with
you my favorite veggie stir fry. This recipe can be adapted to suit your family and which
veggies you like. I also include Quorn Pieces in this. This is my favorite Quorn product.
It’s my secret ingredient. It has a really nice texture that the kids will really like
as well. You can use it from frozen, so it’s super easy. It’s already in bite sized pieces,
so I love using this in fajitas, or stir fries, pastas, things like that. But to start off, just put some sesame oil
into a frying pan or wok and add your favorite vegetables. I’m putting in some baby corn,
yellow peppers, red peppers as well. Then I also add in my Quorn Pieces. I will just
eyeball this and just put in the amounts that I think that we need. These need to be cooked
for just 12 minutes, so I let all of that cook down a little bit before I add in something
like carrots, bok choy, ginger, and garlic and [mung 00:03:08] too as well. The sauce is super easy as well. All I do
is add in a bit of sesame oil, and I also use a light soy sauce as well. Again, I just
eyeball it, but I’ll put the proper measurements down in the description as well. Then all
you have to do is make your favorite noodles and that normally takes just four minutes.
Then mix it all together and you have the most delicious stir fry. My next recipe is a veggie chili. This recipe
does take the longest, but it’s not labor intensive because you pretty much just leave
things to roast and to simmer on their own. But to start out, you preheat your oven to
200. Then roast some sweet potatoes. Stick them onto a pan and then add a pinch of cumin,
a pinch of cinnamon, and a pinch of cayenne pepper if you want to. Obviously, if your
kids don’t like the spice, don’t add this on. You can also add some pepper and some
salt as well, and just whack that into the oven for 40 minutes. While that’s cooking in the oven, you can
get on with the rest of the chili on the [hobber 00:04:07]. Just put some oil in a pan and
fry up onions, red peppers, yellow peppers, and garlic until they’re soft. Then you can
add in some fresh chili and spices if you want to. I’ll put the recipe down below, but
it’s completely up to you how spicy or not you want this dish. Then add in one can of cannellini beans, one
can of kidney beans, and then two cans of plum tomatoes and let that simmer. Keep an
eye on it and stir occasionally for about 30 minutes. Then once the sweet potatoes are
done in the oven, you can add that to the dish as well. And you have yourself a delicious
chili which you can serve with rice if you want to or just eat it as it is. My last recipe is another family favorite.
It is good old sausage and mash, but the veggie version, so I’m going to be using Quorn Sausages.
These are quick and easy to make. You can do them on the hob in 10 minutes, or in the
oven for 12 minutes. They are low in saturated fats, but also high in protein. My boys really
like these, so obviously make the mash how you normally would and then cook up the sausages. Then I thought I would teach you a really
nice vegetarian gravy. For this yummy veggie gravy, all you have to do is fry up an onion
in your frying pan until it’s soft. Then add in a knob of butter, and then a tablespoon
of flour. Mix that together until the flour is coated, and then add in a teaspoon of mustard
powder. Then gradually add in vegetable stock, so just add a little bit, and make sure you
get rid of all the lumps, and then keep adding more and more. Let that simmer until it’s
the consistency that you want, right. Those are my four recipes. I really hope you
enjoyed this video. Let me know in the comments which recipe is your favorite or any other
vegetarian recipes that you liked to have. Thank you so much for watching. Thank you
to Quorn for working with me on this. I’ll see you in my next one. Bye, guys.

100 thoughts on “4 FAMILY MEALS | AD | HEALTHY SIMPLE MEAL IDEAS

  1. All of those dishes looked delicious! And I was just saying to a girlfriend the other day how I was so uninspired with dinner meals and then bam – Emily posts dinner ideas hehe you’re the best! I especially love the stir fry dish! Yummy! Thanks for sharing ❤️

  2. Hi em really loved ur video as always . As a mum of three boys and one girl its very hard to please all their taste buds . Im def gona try all of ur recipes as im vegan and my babies are not so its really lovely to see healthy recipes for family's thanks again em for ur great video x

  3. Quorn nuggets are SO good! Ok, not as healthy as the meals you've cooked here but much better for you than chicken ones.

    We actually had Quorn spag bol for tea tonight, total coincidence but super tasty. We're not vegetarian but love Quorn products .

  4. Yes I’m a vegetarian 🌱 have been for years also my kids only drink nut milk and they rarely get sick! I’m so happy you made this! Love love love it!! Thanks Emily!!!

  5. I did enjoy this video very much!!
    I am a vegetarian for the past 25 years how fun. It felt like you were making this video just for me:)❤️

  6. They all look so good! 😍 Do your boys eat all of the meals? My girls are so picky but I'm hoping they will like some of these! Always looking for new ideas so thank you! 😊

  7. Quorn sausages are lovely. If you get a chance try the shroomdogs from sainsburys in the chilled cabinet they're really tasty !! Xx

  8. Yay! I haven’t even watched yet, but I’m so excited you’re doing this!
    So, so, so many benefits from eating vegetarian meals, not just for your health, but for the environment too!
    Also, you are such an influential person, this could make a huge impact!
    Even just having vegetarian meals on occasion makes a difference.
    Not to mention, this is a great way to attract more viewers!
    👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

  9. Thanks I sooooo needed this I feel like I’m always making the same boring things all the time.. kinda takes the fun out of cooking when you are a rut like that 😘

  10. Thank you for the ideas Em! I am also doing my best to replace a lot of home products and food dishes with more healthy and environment friendly alternatives! And it feels greate! 🙂

    Less meat, more veg. Less plastic more wood etc 😀

  11. Wonderful as always! My son refuses to eat meat so hopefully he will try one of these recipes, they look yummy! 🤤 xx

  12. Hey could you show us a video where you are makeing some art with Jackson?!

    I mean I was painting with acrylics one day and I decided to give the brush and paint to my 18 months old son.. And oh God. He did such a masterpiece that I framed it and everybody is just amazed with the look.

    It is a lot of fun and it gives you cute designes for your walls! Only choose your color palette and let kids go mad on the paper or canvas 😀

  13. I love this idea of 1or 2 veggie meals a week! One of our faves is veggie lasagne in this house some great ideas thanks Emily P.S could we have a Poundland haul soon pretty please 🙏 xx

  14. Hi Emily I love you and your family so much amazing video please heart this comment ❤️❤️💕💕😎😎☀️☀️😍😍👍👍🤩🤩🥰🥰😃😃🙂🙂💕💕❤️❤️

  15. Emily these are fab thank you I love seeing you share veggie meal ideas. And they are pretty much dairy free aswell Which works well for my family. Quorn is yum! X

  16. I'm sure you're living in my head..this is on my shopping list. To get us into.. The stir fry looks so colourful. Will try your recipe yum 🍜🍜

  17. Your recepies sound amazing Emily 🙂 can't wait to try them. We just had shepherds pie made with corn for tonight's dinner. Also I tried your green monster smoothie few days ago. It was delicious… thank you for inspiration 😉

  18. The stir fry looks yummy! Also, I love your dress! I’m currently nursing, so button up dresses always catch my eye 😁

  19. This is amazing Emily 😍 I’ve been vegan for a while and love all sorts of meals, but I think these are the kinds of meals my family would like too! X

  20. Those Quorn sausages look so delish! I wish they would make a vegan version! Gardein is our go-to meat sub here in the States but they don't have a great sausage links sub yet.

  21. Can’t wait to try these, my 4 year old absolutely loves your protein pancakes so I’m hoping she will love these too….thanks for sharing! Much love from a Mum in Texas 🤠

  22. Wow, so yummy.
    I was so busy with my boys that I didn't get chance to see this one.
    But I sure enjoyed this video.
    I watched your videos for relaxation.
    You inspire me alot.
    😘😘😘😘😘😘

  23. 😋😋think I will try the stir fry 😀😋thank you for sharing and ur always looking so nice even when ur cooking 😁I can barely get out of bed 😄

  24. Great ideas! We always have a couple vegetarians days a week as well. Good for environment, good for the budget, good for our health! Win win win! 👍🏼❤️

  25. Love your kitchen, your outfit, your voice, your platform, your creations! You've worked so hard to be where you are, thanks for sharing! Inspiring!

  26. That bolognese recipe 👌👌we in Japan have the same recipe but we use tofu in stead of mushrooms
    I will try it with mushrooms 🍄 thanks a lot Emily

  27. Hi sister emily…i am from india…i like to watch your vedios…i have 3 girls…7.5..,6yrs..and a10 month old baby

  28. Hello Emily, you are such an inspiration and a source of positivity! Since I found out I was pregnant, I binge-watched all your mom content and since then, I watch almost all your videos. I keep watching Jackson monthly updates instead of newer videos :), my baby girl ended up being 11 days overdue just like him LOL. My grandma was the mom of 3 boys, I always think of her when I watch your content. Thanks for an amazing channel !

  29. I've been trying to eat less meat lately, so these recipes were really helpful! I just live outside of the UK (still in Europe though) and we don't have that many meat alternatives available (other than just tofu), but I'll definitely check in the stores:)

  30. Hi Emily )) writing to you from Turkey)))) Wanna just thank you so so soooo much! You doing amazing job! Watching all your videos, love it so much! You are so inspiring, so beautiful, so good) you make me more relax about been mom. İ didn’t knot what to do literelly) you gave me so much confidens ! Again thank you! You are great!😍😍❤️😍❤️😍❤️😍❤️😍 (Sorry, my english is not best😅)

  31. I appreciate what people are saying with veggie being more sustainable and environmentally friendly – however, there are a range of benefits and nutrients that people need from meat. Without meat they have to take supplements etc – which I wonder how sustainable the making of these are..?
    If you buy British and from a butchers/higher welfare schemes you will be getting the best quality meats possible!
    Plus veggies wouldn’t be grown in such a sustainable way without the livestock industry supplying farm yard manure which is applied onto farmland as a fertiliser. Without this farmers will need to use inorganic fertiliser which is industrially made.
    I just think people can eat healthier whilst eating meat too!

  32. Quorn chicken style pieces are my favourite quorn product. Use them all the time, especially in Currys, 'chicken' carbonara , sweet and sour chicken. They're also great coated in panko breadcrumbs!

  33. Thanks for the new ideas, will def use your recipes ♡

    Veggie is also better for the animals !
    And for your own health, vegetarian meals are good too (psychologist speaking): less aggression, more focus, less chance on cardiac diseases nd way more! Loooove how conscious and thought through life you lead your fam to live ! Honestly , you are a hero!

    My fav dish is Jackson's fav.. or the noodles… or the beans … hard too choose , Emily! You seem a great chef! Wish you could make us digi-taste it haha 🙂
    My husband hates Bolognese sauce, but he can eat sandwiches for once haha! No just joking, I'll make him something else.

  34. Have you tried the quorn sandwich slices? My little girl LOVES them especially the turkey and stuffing style slices they are delicious and so soft and easy for younger children to eat I highly recommend them 🙂 xx

  35. Quarn products are amazing I’m a vegetarian and I don’t miss out on a thing,even do bacon looks like the old wham bars but honestly soooo good,everything can be cooked from frozen healthier and let’s not forget most importantly it’s not meat,thanks Emily was nice to see this xxx

  36. Nice video.
    If the kids like McDonald’s chicken nuggets then you have to try the quorn crispy chicken nuggets. They taste just like them.
    My daughter agreed with me and loved them…. she would never normally eat quorn!

  37. Hi I've been following you for.a year now..love your videos. Very inspiring. Please could you do a video for entertaining a toddler please.

  38. I regularly eat quorn sausages and pieces. Although I'm not keen on the mince, but then I don't like meat mince either. I like using the quorn pieces to make a Jalfrezi.

  39. Thank you for posting this kind of content. Conscious living parenting. Even people doing ONE day a week makes a massive difference to the environment. Lovely recipes. Thank you!!

  40. Need to try that bean chilli! We love brocolli and cheese pasta and bean and cheese quesadillas are really good too! X

  41. I have been watching your videos for a while now but I am not much of a subscriber in general. But I have recently just subscribed to you. Your videos bring such comfort and joy when I watch them. Thankyou <3

  42. Would you try going vegetarian for a week and vlogging it? Would be interesting to watch and see how you all got on!

  43. It’s like you read my mind!! trying to get my girls healthier and I really wanted vegetarian inspiration
    Defo going to do the spag Bol one thanks Emily

  44. you need to try thr qorn chiken nuggets they taste exactly like mcdonalds i love them really recomend xx btw love your channle

  45. Love you so much for doing this. All about lowering the carbon footprint in our house and so glad you are using your platform to spread the word! 😁 such tasty meals that are healthy,low cost and better for the environment!! 💕

  46. Thank you so much for making vegetarian meals in this video. I am vegetarian myself and most of the videos I watch are usually fish and chicken. x

  47. Fab video ! We are trying to do meat free days too and I was in need of inspiration . Thank you lovely x

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