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Meet Gillian Beattie

Mum of two, Glasgow

Gillian Beattie (38) has been a vegetarian for 21 years and enjoys cooking healthy food for both her daughter aged 7 and her son aged 3.

What Gillian says

Gillian's favourite recipe

"I absolutely love making the family veggie Bolognese. I make the sauce from scratch using lots of vegetables including tomatoes, peppers and mushrooms and use Quorn mince instead of meat. My kids absolutely love it; they always clear their plate!"

We also love the Eat Better Feel Better tomato pasta recipe - simple but very tasty! 

Gillian's top tips

"Try and include a lot of bright colours in your recipes, it can make them look a lot more appetising for kids, for example yellow peppers, carrots etc."

"Plan your meals out every week using a meal planner, it saves time and also is a great way to get the kids involved in what you’re going to eat as a family."

"A lot of foods already have salt in them so don’t add anymore if you don’t have to."

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Last updated: 7 Dec, 2021