Eating less meat is widely acknowledged as one of the best ways to reduce our carbon footprint and do our bit for the planet – and with today marking the start of National Vegetarian Week, there's no better time to get creative and set aside meat and fish in favour of plant-based alternatives. The campaign, led by the Vegetarian Society, is challenging us to go just one week without meat, in a bid to raise awareness of how easy, delicious and satisfying a meat-free diet can be. Think you can't do it? Have a browse of our vegetarian recipe collection, packed with family favourites, quick fixes and veggie versions of our favourite treats (including a knock-out burger, below). Seven of our favourite veggie recipes are shared below to inspire you – try one a day for the next week, starting with a hands-off aubergine parmigiana and comforting dal, and ending with a slap-up brunch, and crowd-pleasing moussaka. The ultimate vegetarian burger Portobello mushrooms, tahini and soy sauce create the perfect meaty flavour in Anna Jones's burger, while a mixture of brown rice and beans provide substance and texture. Accessorise with your favourite burger toppings and you have the perfect meat-free feast.