Tis‘ The Season To Be Vegan

October 08, 2018 | Tips

While many of us enjoy meats and animal based products in our daily diet, there are those of us who don’t. And that’s totally okay! Whether it’s by choice or not, being vegan isn’t necessarily an easy thing to do especially when you’re starting out. You may not even know what kind of foods are under the “okay-to-eat” list. So to help you out, we’ve come up with a little list of substitute foods for vegans!

Got milk?

There are a lot of things that we consume daily that might not be vegan friendly. One of which, is milk. Yup, you read right. Chill out, there’s plenty of substitutes to choose from. You’ve got soy milk, rice milk, oat milk, hemp milk, and even nut milk! So don’t worry about a lack of calcium with all these options.

The most popular type of milk substitute would without a doubt be almond milk. It’s low in sodium, has no cholesterol, and has less than half the calories found in whole milk.

It’s a meaty world

The biggest question vegans get asked is “Don’t you ever miss eating meat?”. There are actually a bunch of other foods that can replace meat. Some of the most popular substitutes are tofu, tempeh, seitan, mushrooms, lentils, and would you believe it, jackfruit!

Here’s a fun fact about jackfruit – it’s consistency and taste (depending on how you cook it) is so similar to that of regular meat, some even say it mimics the texture of pulled beef/pork. The jackfruit is a great source for protein, calcium, vitamin A and carbohydrates. Many believe it treats conditions like hypertension and diabetes — it’s an unproblematic fruit and one vegans deserve!

We scream for ice cream

Dessert is one of if not the most anticipated parts of a meal and there’s no dessert more classic than ice cream. However, not everyone is able to enjoy this frozen treat due to being lactose-intolerant or vegan. Nowadays, everyone can enjoy ice cream thanks to creations that are vegan-friendly. Instead of regular milk, they use soy, rice, nut, and coconut milk to make up the sweet creamy treat we all know and love.

Wondering where to get these amazing vegan friendly products? Just head on over to your nearest Village Grocer for all your vegan needs!

 

Keep it fresh,

Your friendly neighbourhood grocer.

 

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