If you plan on going vegan it’s important that you have vegan alternatives to animal foods that you have been eating on a daily basis. Having tasty vegan alternatives helps to maintain the vegan diet in the long-term and reduces the temptation to go back to eating animal foods. I have compiled a list of my favourite vegan alternatives.
- Meat – there are many high protein alternatives to meat. Mushrooms have a meaty texture, as well as tofu and beans. You can buy Linda Mccartney or Quorn burgers. Or you can make my tasty Quinoa and Lentil Burgers
- Eggs – you can use flax eggs (1tbsp flaxseed mixed in 2tbsp cold water) as an egg replacement to bind cakes.
- Mayonnaise – You can buy Plamil vegan soya mayonnaise or making your own Vegan Mayonnaise is quick and easy in a blender.
- Milk – there are many dairy free milks available in the shops such as almond milk, oat milk, rice milk, hemp milk, coconut milk and soya milk. It is easy and rewarding to make your own homemade Almond Milk.
- Cream – you make a simple Vegan Cashew Cream to serve with strawberries or spread on a sponge cake.
- Butter – You can use soya spread to spread on your toast or you can use coconut oil, olive oil or rapeseed oil.
- Cheese – cheese is often the hardest animal product for people who are going vegan to give up. Tasty cheese alternatives include VioLife dairy free cheese, Tofutti and Sheese.
- Yoghurt – Co-yo have a delicious coconut yoghurt with live cultures or you can buy soya yoghurt.
- Ice cream – my Banana & Cashew Ice cream recipe is easy to make with only two ingredients! Or you can buy ready made dairy free ice cream from Booja Booja, Co-yo, Tofutti or Swedish Glace.