You needn't become a die-hard vegetarian, but going meat-free for a few days isn't too tough. When you do have a meaty treat, why not use the money you've saved on buying some free-range or organic meat, or experiment with some less well-used cuts? There's more to life than chicken breast and stewing steak.
Cooking up vegetarian meal requires some imagination but a good vegetarian dish can be nutritious, bursting with flavours and cheap too.
• Yotam Ottolenghi's incredible cooking column in the Guardian, The New Vegetarian, is a tasty source of inspiration.
• We also recommend Less Meat More Veg to help you cook up a vegetarian storm.
To make the transition that bit easier, why not have your fresh veg delivered to your doorstep? Organic veg box schemes likeRiverford,Abel & Cole, and many more provide variety of great vegetables in different amounts depending on your household.