Embrace the power of plants!
Eating vegetarian or vegan is not only good for you but it is also good for the planet. It's becoming increasingly easier to eat fewer animal products with more and more vegetarian and vegan brands on the market.
Whether you're struggling to make the change or you don't know where to start, here are Fooditive's Top Ten Tips to eat more plant-based.
1. Start Slow
Don't put too much pressure on yourself to make the change overnight - start by making one vegetarian or vegan recipe per week.
2. Meat Substitutes and Alternatives
Replace any meat with mushrooms, tofu, or tempeh. There are also multiple brands offering plant-based burger patties, schnitzels, meatballs, and way more! Our favourites are De Vegetararische Slager and Beyond Meat.
3. Plant-Based Milks
Soon, you'll be able to taste Fooditive's own plant-based milk made from peas and sweetened using our very own sweetener. Check out GoPeasy and follow our Instagram to keep updated! For now, enjoy your morning coffee with a dairy alternative like soy or oat milk.
4. Other Dairy Alternatives
There are many options for vegetarians these days - you can still enjoy every part of your diet by simply replacing dairy with a milk-free alternative. Use margarine or olive oil instead of butter, make your own vegan cheese using cashews, and try milk-free ice creams.
5. Follow Food by Fooditive
Every month, one member of the Fooditive Family will share their favourite plant-based recipe on the Fooditive blog. If you are subscribed to our newsletter, you will automatically receive this in your mailbox. Check out Niki's and Moayad's recipes.
6. Recipe Resources
7. Build Your Meal Around Vegetables
Stop thinking of vegetables as a side to your meal. Make a stir fry, add 3 or 4 vegetables to your sauce, or make a vegetable-packed soup.
8. Spice It Up
Invest in your spice collection. Using the right spices not only makes your food taste great but it can mimic the flavour of any meat.
9. Buy Fresh
Buying fresh fruits and vegetables ensures that your meal will taste amazing. While canned foods are great too, they often lack flavour and this will make eating vegetarian meals dissatisfying.
10. Buy Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables
To get the best produce, always eat in season. Your meals will taste better and it's good for the environment.
Let us know which tips you'll be using!
- The Fooditive Family