What are the four most important reasons to eat veggie more often?

Do you also regularly choose a veggie meal? Or shouldn’t you think about putting a meat substitute on the table? A recent study revealed the 4 most important reasons why people opt for a vegetarian meal.

The 4 main reasons for choosing a vegetarian meal

1. Variation in meals (43%) 2. Contribution to the environment (including oceans) (40%) 3. Animal welfare (38%) 4. Health (34%)

How much do you know about veggie and meat substitutes?

Test your knowledge with this online test and see how much you know of the veggie eating habits of the Belgians and the Dutch.

Did you get six or more of the eight answers right? You’re right on par with Belgian and Dutch vegetarian eating habits!

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Will meat eaters eat less meat in the future?
In other words, will there be more veggie on the carnivore menu soon?

Who eats the most meat?

What are the 5 main reasons why people don't want to eat a vegetarian alternative to meat?

Who is more quickly persuaded to eat veggie food?

How many times a week does an average Dutch or Belgian eat vegetarian?

What are the 4 most important reasons to eat more veggie?

What percentage of respondents think we will eat more fish and meat substitutes in the future?

What percentage of meat eaters would eat meat substitutes more often if they were healthier than a piece of meat or fish?

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Animal welfare and nature as the main reasons for going veggie

If one compares women and men, 48% versus 22% say that contributing to animal welfare and better nature and the environment (45% vs. 31%) is a reason to eat veggie more often or to stop eating meat and fish altogether.

Women also indicate more often, 10% compared to 3% of men questioned, that not liking meat/chicken/fish is a good reason to eat vegetarian food.

Want to eat vegetarian more often?

In our recipe database you will find a lot of inspiration to quickly and easily conjure up the tastiest vegetarian and vegan dishes.

Inspiration for cooking with seitan of Bertyn

Organic seitan from Bertyn is easy to use in vegetarian dishes. In classic dishes you can use seitan as a meat substitute. A meat substitute without cholesterol, with more protein than meat or fish and low in fat. Ideal on your veggie day. On this website you will find a lot of recipes for seitan.

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Seitan recipe suggestions

Gezonde pasta met seitan

Vegan pasta recipe with seitan, onion and white wine sauce, and yeast flakes for a cheese flavour.

Recipe suitable for: 4 people | Difficulty: Average | Preparation time: 10 minutes | Preparation time: 10 minutes | Total preparation: 20 minutes |Type: Main dish, Pasta

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Heerlijke soep van kikkererwten. Met gegrilde seitan en cherry  tomaten. Eiwitrijk en vol smaak

Protein-rich chickpea soup with grilled seitan and cherry tomatoes

Recipe suitable for: 4 people | Difficulty: Average | Preparation time: 20 minutes | Preparation time: 30 minutes | Total preparation: 50 minutes |Type: Appetizer, Lunch, Main dish, Soup

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Fondue with seitan

Vegetarian fondue with seitan

Recipe suitable for: 4 people | Difficulty: Easy | Preparation time: 10 minutes | Total preparation: 10 minutes |Type: Main dish, Meat substitute

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