As we say hello to another new year, many of us will be inspired to make resolutions. If you’re looking to make some changes to your diet and eat more plant-based food, what better way to kick-start this than giving Veganuary a go? Whether you’re familiar with the concept or it’s new to you, Veganuary is a great way to challenge yourself and change your eating habits for a month – or for good! But, what is Veganuary exactly and how do you begin to adopt a vegan diet?
Veganuary is a non-profit organisation started in 2014 that aims to encourage and support people to try going vegan for the month of January. Just like veganism itself, the campaign has grown in popularity and now sees thousands of participants take up the challenge each year. As well as encouraging people to take part, the organisation aims to spread awareness of veganism throughout the year and the global impact adopting a vegan lifestyle can have. Veganuary has become a great way for those considering the switch to take the plunge, as well as encouraging those who have never tried a plant-based diet before to give it a go.
The key to a successful Veganuary is to plan your delicious meals for the month. Luckily, we’ve got a variety of quick and easy vegan recipes for you to try, from tasty tacos to flavourful fajitas and more! Try our vegan meals below and don’t forget our brand new Tortilla Pockets are vegan, so you can experiment with a range of mess-free recipes.
Mushrooms are a staple in both vegan and vegetarian diets and can be used in a range of dishes. Jackfruit is a popular replacement for pulled pork, while seitan is a great substitute for chicken or beef. Tofu and tempeh are versatile, soy-based substitutes that are high in protein. Legumes and beans, such as our Black Beans and Refried Beans, will also become your new best friend!
Soy milk, almond milk and rice milk are all great alternatives to cow’s milk and widely available. There’s also a variety of plant-based substitutes for butter and cheese out there, but always check the label. For cream and yoghurt, try soy or nut-based options like cashew or coconut, and give sorbet a go if you’re looking for an ice cream alternative.