Flexitarian or Vegetarian – Basilico's Got a Pizza for You!

  • Flexitarian or Vegetarian - Basilico's Got a Pizza for You

Flexitarian or Vegetarian – Basilico's Got a Pizza for You!

Here at Basilico, we know that going 100% meat-free can seem like a daunting and restrictive prospect. If you do choose to reduce your meat intake, we offer a wide range of vegetarian pizzas that mean you don't need to compromise on flavour or variety in favour of health.

A change is coming over the way people eat, as increased focus is put on living a more plant-based life. The number of vegetarians in the UK has increased by around 360% in the last decade, with between one and two million people now choosing to live a meat-free life, and a further half a million opting for veganism. This shift in dietary choices comes as more and more data is released, showing that a reduced intake of meat can reduce the risk of a variety of health problems, such as obesity, diabetes, and cancer. Of course, while decreasing how much meat you eat can result in plenty of health benefits, that doesn't mean you need to cut it out entirely, and off the back of this idea have developed a new movement – flexitarianism. Set to be a huge food trend this year, flexitariansim focusses on the idea that one's diet should be predominantly vegetarian with occasional meat and fish dishes. Whatever way you choose to introduce more vegetables into your meals, a Basilico's pizza is the perfect place to start.

Channel the flexitarian lifestyle with a pizza that is vegetable-heavy while still giving you a little of the meat you crave. The Santa Lucia is the perfect pizza, laden with roasted red peppers, asparagus, and rocket which will definitely count as a few towards your 10-a-day – the new government recommendation. Pine nuts and pistachios will add some vegetarian-friendly protein and nutrients, while our pancetta provides just a hint of meatiness to satiate those cravings!

Embracing a full-on vegetarian diet? The Portabella Spinaci pizza proves that veggie meals are just as flavourful and exciting as meat dishes. This decadent dish has fresh spinach, ricotta, caramelised onions, cream, mozzarella, and portabella mushrooms which add a filling “meatiness” to it. If you already live a vegetarian lifestyle but are considering making a move to join the rapidly growing plant-based population, we've got you covered too! Take our Vegetarian pizza, combining nutrient-rich aubergines, courgettes, and red peppers, and make it vegan-friendly with our lactose-free vegan cheese.

Living a healthier lifestyle doesn't mean you have to cut meat out of your life entirely and whether you are aiming to go fully vegan or flexitarian, Basilico London pizza experts offer you gourmet pizzas to make the transition to your new diet easy and flavourful!

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