Smidge Plastic Free Giveaway (Plus a Beetroot Risotto Recipe!)

beetroot and spinach risotto

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Given it’s still Plastic Free July, I have teamed up with Smidge for a fantastic giveaway to win a stainless steel lunch box and two sets of food wraps (a vegan and a beeswax wrap) to help you on your plastic free journey. Taking food with you to work, school or on picnic is the best way to make sure you eat nutritious and healthy food, control portion, keep food costs down and cut down on food waste and packaging. If you had enough of boring supermarket sandwiches, want to eat delicious and home made food and cut out all that plastic – then all you need to do is get a plastic free lunch kit and look up simple and flavoursome recipes that make a great packed lunch.

Like this Vegan Beetroot and Spinach Risotto. This is actually not a proper risotto as in this vegan recipe no wine or cheese involved, nevertheless it’s bursting with flavours and just looking at the colours will make you feel healthier. Definitely makes a perfect packed lunch.

beetroot and spinach risotto: Smidge Plastic Free Giveaway

But first, let’s see our giveaway!

Up for grabs a set of 2 food wraps (one vegan and another one made with beeswax) and a stainless steel lunch box. 

smidge lunch box

About the lunch box:

  • 3 in 1 – great for travel, cook or simply use to store your leftovers
  • 100% leakproof
  • oven and freezer safe, from 240°C to – 40°C
  • sturdy and built to last a lifetime, thanks to the 18/10 stainless steel
  • comes with a removable divider to section and separate

smidge food wraps: Smidge Plastic Free Giveaway

About the food wraps:

  • 100% natural and compostable
  • an organic alternative to plastic wrap
  • simply wash them in cool water and hang them up to dry

To enter, all you have to do is follow the instructions below:

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Vegan Beetroot and Spinach Risotto Recipe

Vegan Beetroot and Spinach Risotto Recipe

beetroot and spinach risotto

Vegan Beetroot and Spinach Risotto Recipe: Smidge Plastic Free Giveaway

Vegan Beetroot And Spinach Risotto
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Roasting the beetroot
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr 40 mins

Super healthy and bursting with flavours: this beetroot and spinach risotto is simple, earthy and colourful.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: beetroot and spinach risotto
Servings: 4 people
  • 250 g roasted beetroot cubed
  • 150 g fresh baby spinach
  • 1 medium leek sliced (use as much as possible of the green part!)
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 250 g arborio rice or other risotto rice
  • 1 lemon zested
  • 750 ml vegetable stock
  • 2 springs fresh thyme
  • 2 springs fresh rosemary
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. First, cut about two small/medium beetroot into halves and roast them in the oven for 50-60 minutes until they are tender (170 degrees). Let them cool and peel them. Chop them into small, about 1.5cm x 1.5 cm cubes. Set them aside.

    Add the garlic and the leek slices with the olive oil to a large pan and let them soften on medium heat for 3 minutes. Then add the rice (wash it beforehand). When it starts sticking, add half of the stock.

    beetroot and spinach risotto
  2. Tip in the beetroot, the herbs, and the lemon zest. Cook on low heat for about half an hour. Keep adding some more stock until it's gone. Then check the rice - it should be al dente.

    beetroot and spinach risotto
  3. Add the fresh spinach leaves, cook for one more minute and turn off heat. Cover it until serving.

    beetroot and spinach risotto
  4. Sprinkle some freshly juiced lemon juice over the plate when serving the dish.

    beetroot and spinach risotto

Vegan Beetroot And Spinach Risotto Recipe: Smidge Plastic Free Giveaway

Terms and Conditions:

The competition closes at 12:00 AM on 27th of July 2020 and the winner will be announced via social media and notified via email within 24 hours.

The giveaway is open to all UK residents aged 18 or over.

There is no maximum amount of times an individual can enter, and each entry will be in with a chance of winning.

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The winner will have 5 days to respond to their winner’s email. Otherwise we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.

No cash alternatives are available.

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Did you enjoy this Smidge Plastic Free Giveaway? Check out my other giveaways I have a few up and running!

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Ham and cheese sandwiches

Victoria July 14, 2020 - 3:30 pm

Ooh the vegan wraps look good. I’ve always avoided the beeswax wraps as vegan, so good to see a vegan alternative. The risotto looks amazing. I love beetroot and I’ve never thought to use it in risotto. What an amazing colour!

Melanie Stirling July 14, 2020 - 3:36 pm

Homemade quiche and salad is my favourite.

Carole Nott July 14, 2020 - 3:41 pm

Ham and salad mix

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Iain Maciver July 14, 2020 - 3:47 pm

ham,cheese,tuna mayo sandwich yummy

Sadiyya Maryam July 14, 2020 - 4:01 pm

Smoked salmon and cream cheese sandwiches.

Peter Watson July 14, 2020 - 4:42 pm

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I love a cheese & Red onion Sandwich

Lyndsey cooksey July 14, 2020 - 4:44 pm

My favourite lunch is roasted vegetable cous cous with feta cheese crumbled over the top. Mmmmm

Charles Fletcher July 14, 2020 - 5:53 pm

Tuna and salad sandwiches.

Annabel Greaves July 14, 2020 - 6:10 pm

I love a BLT sandwich

Solange July 14, 2020 - 6:23 pm

Sandwiches, quiche, sausage rolls, crisps, smoothie, fruit, salad and yogurt.

Waterworth Fiona July 14, 2020 - 7:38 pm

corned beef and tomato sandwiches and ham pasta

Tayla Morris July 14, 2020 - 7:40 pm

Salmon with salad! Followed by some fruit.

Margaret Gallagher July 14, 2020 - 9:30 pm

Egg and cress ( not everyone aggrees with my choice ! ….. )

Elizm July 14, 2020 - 9:36 pm

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ashleigh allan July 15, 2020 - 10:04 am

Butternut squash and beetroot salad with goats cheese!

Charlotte Cooke July 15, 2020 - 1:25 pm

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Helen Arlow July 15, 2020 - 2:20 pm

A pasta salad x

harriet July 15, 2020 - 3:57 pm

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Laura July 15, 2020 - 8:11 pm

I’m going to whip this up next time my mother in law stays she will love it

Susan B July 16, 2020 - 2:08 pm

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motherhoodtherealdeal July 16, 2020 - 4:04 pm

The beetroot risotto looks so yummy will have to try that. The wax wraps look great – big fan of those!

Ruth Harwood July 17, 2020 - 6:18 am

Scotch eggs, Pork Pies and Cheese sandwiches!

Natalie Burgess July 17, 2020 - 10:00 am

Hummus, olives, cheese and onion sandwich and baked crisps xx

Jayne Townson July 17, 2020 - 10:46 am

A salad sandwich, an apple and some fresh juice.

Penny H July 17, 2020 - 11:02 am

I love some fritatta and salad for a nice packed lunch 🙂

claire woods July 18, 2020 - 11:17 am

I’m happy with a cheese sandwich and some fruit.

terrid381 July 19, 2020 - 4:35 pm

love a pasta salad

Julie Johnson July 20, 2020 - 7:26 am

Cheese and onion wrapped in beeswax paper, not soggy and keeps them fresh and tasty

John Taggart July 20, 2020 - 7:55 am

BLT sandwich

Anonymous July 20, 2020 - 7:55 am

cheese sandwiches and fruit

Sarah Ann Tonner July 20, 2020 - 8:40 am

My favourite packed lunch is a roast chicken salad sandwich.

Natasha Whenham July 20, 2020 - 10:51 am

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Sarah Parker July 20, 2020 - 11:31 am

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Phil Cassell July 20, 2020 - 12:07 pm

Egg mayonnaise sandwiches and a red apple

Katrina | ChatterFoxBlog July 20, 2020 - 12:40 pm

Pre-coeliac diagnosis it would have been cous cous, roasted veg and leftover chicken. Now i’m struggling as there’s so much I can’t eat but I’ve never thought of risotto as a packed lunch option so thank you for the idea!

adeinne Tonner July 20, 2020 - 2:35 pm

Has to be a chicken mayonnaise sandwich with a bag of crisps and a biscuit

Kelly Smith July 20, 2020 - 4:40 pm

Tuna and spring onion sandwiches, an egg And cheddars thanks

Mary D July 20, 2020 - 9:36 pm

My favourite packed lunch is tabouleh with radishes, cornichons, olives and feta arranged as little treats on the top and then a sliced hard-boiled egg in the middle.

Ellie Spider July 20, 2020 - 10:54 pm

I love a peanut butter and jam sandwich -they dont go off – nothing worse than a sweaty cheese sarnie!

michelle o'neill July 21, 2020 - 5:45 am

ham and piccalilli sandwiches

James Travis July 21, 2020 - 12:55 pm

Chicken, Bacon and Mayo Sandwich and a packet of Chilli Doritos

Rebecca Walker July 21, 2020 - 6:53 pm

crisp sandwiches!

Lisa Wilkinson July 21, 2020 - 8:22 pm

Roast chicken salad

Adrienne McGroder July 22, 2020 - 3:01 pm

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Anya Sargent July 23, 2020 - 3:15 pm

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Karen Barrett July 23, 2020 - 3:21 pm

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Rich Tyler July 23, 2020 - 7:34 pm

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Patricia Barrett July 24, 2020 - 12:00 am

Crusty French stick with ham and cheese. Crisps. Diet Coke. Fruit.

Katie B July 24, 2020 - 3:17 pm

Either leftover quinoa, goats cheese and turkey burgers with spinach or a houmous salad!

Alison Johnson July 24, 2020 - 3:45 pm

Egg & Salad Cream Sandwiches, home made cherry scones, diet pepsi & a home made cake of some sort.

sheridarby July 24, 2020 - 6:30 pm

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Diane Duggan July 25, 2020 - 11:22 am

Cheese, tomato and salad cream sandwiches.

Victoria Prince July 25, 2020 - 3:33 pm

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Clare B July 25, 2020 - 11:31 pm

Vegan sausage rolls and mixed veg couscous salad

Leanne Hansell July 26, 2020 - 5:30 am

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Sandra Fortune July 26, 2020 - 8:56 am

Salmon and watercress with mayonnaise sandwiches

Helen Tyler July 26, 2020 - 9:30 am

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Lucy July 26, 2020 - 10:37 am

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Jeanette Leighton July 26, 2020 - 11:44 am

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Pauline Dring July 26, 2020 - 12:09 pm

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Liz Marks July 26, 2020 - 2:28 pm

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Susan L Hall (@straysuzi1) July 26, 2020 - 2:29 pm

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Anonymous July 26, 2020 - 2:36 pm

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Fiona King July 26, 2020 - 3:38 pm

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Rachel Butterworth July 26, 2020 - 4:29 pm

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Adrian Bold July 26, 2020 - 6:03 pm

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