Enjoy the lighter side of
Welsh Lamb and Welsh Beef
There is nothing like tucking into a roast dinner of Welsh Lamb or Welsh Beef with all the trimmings.
Moreover, you cannot beat a hearty dish of Welsh Beef bourguignon with steamy mashed potato or a saucy morroccan spiced Welsh Lamb shepherd’s pie.
However, did you know that you could also enjoy the lighter side of Welsh Lamb and Welsh Beef without compromising on flavour? This page is dedicated to lighter meals and shows you how versatile Welsh Lamb and Welsh Beef is.
Eat lighter to feel brighter
There are many benefits of eating lighter meals and in particular in the evening when our bodies prepare to unwind. These benefits include better sleep, digestion, metabolism, focus, and blood pressure control. Lean red meat, eaten in moderation and as part of a healthy balanced diet, is a great option for lighter eating, ensuring we get a hit of the essential vitamins and minerals our bodies need.
Eat good fats earlier in the day
Fat is a source of energy and provides essential fatty acids that the body cannot make by itself. Grass fed red meat contains Omega 3, which is essential for brain health.
Eat proteins earlier in the day
Red meat is a natural and excellent source of protein, which can help to minimise feelings of hunger and decrease overall energy intake.
Boost your iron status
Red meat is a rich source of iron, which helps reduce tiredness and fatigue. Eating lean red meat alongside plenty of greens can boost our iron status!
Keep it light and early
Keep it light and early Eating a lighter meal in the evening, not too close to bedtime, can help our bodies to digest food and use the nutrients more effectively.
Hints and tips to keep things light
Small is beautiful…
…as the saying goes and this is true when it comes to how much food you put on your plate. Portion control will not only help you monitor your intake, but it also means you can keep the rest to enjoy another day!
The bit on the side
Green veg and salads are the perfect accompaniment, especially during the warmer summer months. You can still enjoy a Welsh Lamb lasagne or a Welsh Lamb ragu pasta pie – just dodge the stodge and swap chips or garlic bread for something lighter like a salad or green veg.
We have put together some of our favourite recipes that are lighter but still packed with that unmistakeable flavour of Welsh Lamb and Welsh Beef. From luscious Welsh Lamb light bites to bright and breezy Welsh Beef wonders – there is plenty to choose.
Hot Welsh Lamb superfood salad
Pan-fried Welsh Lamb served with broad bean, beetroot and feta salad
Welsh Beef salad
Welsh Lamb kebabs with chargrilled summer vegetable and feta couscous
Harissa Welsh Lamb koftas
Spiced sumac Welsh Lamb kebabs with cauliflower couscous
Asian Welsh Beef and noodle salad
Welsh Lamb kebabs with pineapple, soy and chilli served with noodle and spring vegetable salad
Finger-licking tasty titbits
Crispy Welsh Lamb medallions Peking style
Griddled Welsh Lamb cutlets with lime and thyme butter
Crunchy Welsh Lamb lollipops
Crunchy quinoa Welsh Beef
Sticky Welsh Lamb riblets
Tandoori Welsh Lamb chops
Welsh Beef koftas with hidden veggies
Salt and pepper Welsh Lamb ribs
Crispy Welsh Lamb pancakes
Slow roasted Welsh Lamb shoulder
Loaded grilled Welsh Beef sandwich with horseradish mayo
Piquant Welsh Beef and Yorkshire pud burrito
Welsh Lamb, pesto and feta pizza
Welsh Beef mini pizzas
Welsh Lamb tikka wraps
Welsh Beef calzone
Welsh Beef barbacoa sharing platter
Welsh Lamb spinach and feta tartlet
Stir-frys and curries
Welsh Beef katsu
Spiced Welsh Lamb loin with dahl
Fiery dragon Welsh Lamb stir-fry
Welsh Lamb stir-fry with ginger and spring onions
Crispy chilli Welsh Beef
Welsh Beef chilli with jacket sweet potatoes and salsa
Welsh Beef pad Thai
Easy Welsh Lamb ramen
Hywel Griffith’s rib-eye of Welsh Beef with noodles and kecap manis
Gareth Ward’s Welsh Beef fillet surf and turf
Featherblade (Flat Iron) Welsh Beef steak with chimichurri
Rack of Welsh Lamb with herby mustard crumb
Thai style Welsh Lamb leg steak with ginger and tomato salad
Leg of Welsh Lamb with coconut, chilli and coriander
Welsh Lamb cutlets with ginger and lime butter
Racks of Welsh Lamb with rosemary, lemon and garlic
Welsh Lamb leg steaks with mint chimichurri
Hints and tips for cooking with Welsh Lamb
For more hints and tips on how to cook healthily with Welsh Lamb and Welsh Beef, visit our Health pages.