Even if you are not vegan, you will be amazed to find lots of healthy, nutritious and yummy alternatives to other foods and ingredients that we use day to day.
Here are a couple of alternatives to try either as substitutes in a recipe or on their own as part of meal or snack.
- Soya Milk- This can be a great alternative to Cows milk, not only does it contain less fat sugar and calories but also is rich in minerals such as manganese which is great for bone formation and iron which is vital in keeping are blood cells healthy and moving round the body.
- Quorn- This is one I was quite sceptical about due to enjoying the taste and texture of meat.
I have used the Quorn Chicken and Quorn sausages and have not been disappointed. They still maintain a similar taste to meat with an added financial benefit of matching or being cheaper to its meat rivals. Whilst also combatting our carbon footprint it added health benefits with being high in an interested substance called mycoprotein helps lower bad cholesterol and helps you feel fuller for longer.
- Nuts- Quite a simple one but nuts can act as great source of protein and when flavoured well can act as a tasty and filling snack in the middle of the day as opposed to a packet of crisps or chocolate bar.
In particular the Brazil nut is defined as a “complete protein” meaning it has all the essential amino acids your body has to stay healthy, why not double up and put in this evenings salad to give your evening meal a protein punch.