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May 23, 2017, by Elizabeth Smith

3 benefits of vegetarianism…If you’re an entrepreneur

“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live” – Jim Rohn

Last week, we celebrated #NationalVegetarianWeek alongside The Vegetarian Society. It’s an awareness week very close to our hearts, with The Ingenuity Lab being home to a range of innovative, healthy eating businesses, such as Nutri2Go, Swapmeat, Wholesome Juicery, and Bonzai Sushi to name a few.

Life as an entrepreneur can be demanding, no matter what stage your business is at. Long working hours, uncertainty over whether your risk will pay off, dealing with obstacles and setbacks can all take a toll on your physical and mental well-being.

So, in honour of #NationalVegetarianWeek we thought we’d give you a few pointers about how a vegetarian diet can help make your journey as an entrepreneur that bit easier…


Improve your mood

Just one of many tasty meals you can have delivered to your work desk by Nutri2Go

What you put into your body has an incredible impact on your feelings and emotions, especially during a stressful day of work or exam revision. Although a cheeseburger or pepperoni pizza may nip your hunger and cravings in the bud, they can put a stop to your hunger for a short period of time, making it harder to concentrate later on in the day.

There is such a big range of non-meat foods out there that can boost your mood, from asparagus, to brazil nuts, quinoa, to coconut – and a range of easy recipes online for you to try.

If cooking isn’t your thing, remember Nutri2Go delivers nutritionally-balanced meals for both lunchtime and dinner to around Nottingham.


Channel your creativity

Kale can be such an interesting ingredient, as shown in the Swapmeat Kale Crisp recipe!

It is well-known that creativity is one of the most important qualities an entrepreneur can have.

Trying out a vegetarian diet is a fantastic opportunity to channel your creativity into something that doesn’t revolve around your 9-5 job.

Reducing your meat intake isn’t about abandoning an exciting diet. Rather, it provides you with an opportunity to innovate and ignite your taste-buds in a way that is more environmentally sustainable and better for your health.

Kickstart your vegetarian adventure with Swapmeat’s kale crisp recipe here.


Save a bit of money

Check out the healthy and affordable Vegetarian sushi options at Bonzai Sushi!

The need to magic money out of thin air is one of the most popular demands from young entrepreneurs.

In a recent study, a whopping 42% of millenials attributed financial insecurity to the reason they haven’t started up a business.

The NHS has a handy guide to achieving a healthy, vegetarian diet on a budget, meaning you can save the money you would be spending each week on meat and save it for a rainy day when your business needs it most.

Affordable and tasty vegetarian food is available from Ingenuity Lab businesses Bonzai Sushi and Wholesome Juicery, so if you do fancy treating yourself, make sure you give them a visit!


Wash your tasty Vegetarian meals down with a little help from Wholesome Juicery

If we have managed to convince you to swap the chicken for kale, make sure you send us photos of our vegetarian creations on Twitter and Instagram!

Also, if you have an interesting and innovative healthy eating business idea you would like to explore further, why not become a member of The Ingenuity Lab? We provide you with the range of tools needed to run a successful business. Find out more about membership here.

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