Easy meals with vegetables

Vegetables.co.nz works in partnership with the Health Promotion Agency (HPA) and the Heart Foundation to produce a series of resources aimed at increasing vegetable consumption with sectors of the community who may have limited cooking skills, equipment, time and/or budgets. 

View the videos here and find the recipes in our 'easy meals' section.  Skills cards with information on availability, storage, preparation and cooking can either be downloaded, or ordered in pads of 20 from HPA

Pumpkin, chicken and pea curry

Pumpkin, chicken and pea curry

This filling curry is tasty and quick to make. Watch the video on how to make it.

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Quesadilla

Quesadilla

These are fun to make, get the kids to help with the preparation.

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Radish, cucumber, tomato and butter bean salad

Radish, cucumber, tomato and butter bean salad

A quick and easy salad, make double and use half today, and refrigerate the other for lunch tomorrow. Watch the video on how to make...

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Ratatouille with meat balls

Ratatouille with meat balls

The flavours in this summer ratatouille combine perfectly with meat balls for a tasty meal. Watch the video on how to make it.

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Roast yam and red onion salad

Roast yam and red onion salad

A delicious combination; make double and have half for dinner and use the rest in lunch boxes tomorrow.

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Roasted broccoli salad

Roasted broccoli salad

Broccoli is delicious roasted, try cauliflower as well. Watch the video on how to make it.

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Roasted seasonal vegetables with chickpeas and spinach

Roasted seasonal vegetables with chickpeas and spinach

Roasted vegetables are delicious at any time of the year. Watch the video on how to make this recipe.

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Summer tuna salad

Summer tuna salad

This salad is popular at any time of the year and is ideal to take in the lunch box. Watch the video on how to...

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Sweet and sour chicken

Sweet and sour chicken

Try this tasty stir fry, it is quick to make and loaded with flavours and colourful vegetables. Watch the video on how to make...

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Tabbouleh

Tabbouleh

A tasty salad with Mediterranean flavours.

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Thai chicken salad

Thai chicken salad

A fresh and flavoursome salad! Watch the video on how to make it.

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Tomato salsa

Tomato salsa

Try this delicious and so easy tomato salsa - watch the video to see how to make it.

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Tomatoes, spinach and sardines on toast

Tomatoes, spinach and sardines on toast

Try this tasty combination of tomatoes and spinach with sardines for lunch or a light meal. Watch the video on how to make it.

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Vegetable and bean burgers

Vegetable and bean burgers

These yummy vegetarian burgers make an easy and nutritious meal. Watch the video on how to make them.

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Vegetable and chicken stir fry

Vegetable and chicken stir fry

The tomato paste and Worcestershire sauce give this recipe a great flavour.

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Vegetable pasta salad with fish

Vegetable pasta salad with fish

This combination of vegetables with fish makes a fresh and delicious pasta salad. Watch the video on how to make it.

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Vegetable stir fried rice

Vegetable stir fried rice

The nutty flavour of brown rice combines beautifully with fresh vegetables in this tasty dish. Watch the video on how to make this recipe.

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