As I navigate my way through veggie life, I find I’m always looking for creative ways to ensure each meal is satisfying and nutritious.
This past week, I went on a little UK holiday with one of my best and closest friends, Lucy, and we talked a lot about getting to grips with vegetarianism. If you’ve read my blog for some years now, you’ll know how much of an advocate I am for flexitarianism, as I have taught myself to fall in love with vegan cooking and eating over the last 2 years. It’s taken a fair bit of dedication and time, but it’s been really rewarding and trying new ways to cook, shop and order at a restaurant is always fun!
I’m not vegan, but I am eating meat less and less. And I have to say, it feels GOOD. I’d say at the moment, I am predominantly vegetarian with the added bonus of oily fish and seafood (sustainably sourced where possible) and always ensure I eat a decent balance of plant-based meals throughout the week too.
Which brings me to today’s post – halloumi croutons. This was a discovery I made a couple of year’s ago, but it’s a life hack that’s helped me navigate those times when my training is intense, I’m wanting to keep my meat and bread intake low but I need to pad out things like soups, stews and warm, Autumnal salad bowls so they really hit the spot.
It’s clearly not a recipe per se, but if you’re looking to feel full and satisfied on a veggie diet, without over-relying on bread/rice/pasta then look no further than halloumi croutons!
Making Halloumi Croutons
Simply slice and fry your favourite brand of halloumi until golden. Once lightly golden on each side, carefully remove from the pan and slice into smaller chunks.
Top immediately on your favourite soup, salad or stew and skip the endless piles of bread.
Disclaimer 1: There is nothing wrong with bread, Lord knows I love the stuff, but this is a tip for when you want to fill up without it!
Disclaimer 2: This is not a sponsored post in any way, but I’ve tried pretty much all the supermarket halloumi there is. The best for value and taste is definitely Creamfields (not the festival) Halloumi from Tesco. For £1.49 a block, it’s creamy and delicious and not overly salty!
Do you have any vegetarian hacks you’d like to share? Leave me a comment below, I’d love to hear from you!