The 5 Best Vegan Alternatives To Your Favourite Foods

Not all of us can afford to go completely vegan, but we can still recognise the health benefits and the sustainability that this lifestyle provides.

That’s why swapping out some ingredients for vegan alternatives is a great way to start eating greener – but still retain the meals and flavours that we adore.

Read on to discover the 5 best vegan alternatives to your favourite food products, and save both dinner and the climate by going a little vegan!

1. Nut-Milk Ice Cream

When it comes to those with a sweet tooth, or when we want to treat our kids to a sugary snack, everyone loves ice cream.

However, nut-milk ice cream can be just as delicious – and can be nutritious!

According to Kinetik Fitness, for example, nut-sourced ice cream, especially coconut, can work as an extra energy source for the brain and is full of the helpful Vitamin E and lauric acid. 

Nut-milk ice cream can also add a creamier, more decadent flavour for those of you that adore smooth textures. The natural sweetness is just as good as artificial sweeteners, so be sure to swap out dairy ice cream for a healthier nut-sourced alternative. 

Jude’s is one of the most popular vegan ice cream brands, and you can check them out here. Or, you can visit your local Ocado to find a range of vegan options! 

2. Chicken

This meat is a staple in so many of our favourite dishes, and it can be so satisfying to cook with it.

However, buying a vegan alternative not only removes any anxiety about food poisoning, but it can also provide just as many nutrients as the freshest real chicken. Vegan chicken contains just as much protein as real meat and contains more fibre due to the way it is manufactured, as well as lower amounts of fat – this is according to My Vegan Hamper.

So, if you want to take the stress out of preparing chicken, and you want some healthier yummy meals, don’t be afraid of vegan chicken. 

3. Eggs

Whatever way you like your eggs, you may be surprised to find that there’s a vegan alternative for you.

Save the chickens by substituting fried eggs with milk and rice flour, and scrambled eggs with tofu! With the right seasonings and your favourite side, you can still get the perfect eggs with your breakfast – but also help to prevent battery farming in the process!

4. Jelly Sweets

It may be that both kids and grown-ups love Haribo, but there are so many tasty and ethical alternatives out there that are free of gelatine.

Plus, many brands like Vegum also pack their sweets with nutrients and vitamins, making these treats a dream for your sweet tooth, a help to the environment, and amazing for your body all at the same time. 

5. Honey

Continuing with the theme of sweetness, honey is a standard household ingredient that so many people love. Unless it’s farmed organically or locally though, a vegan alternative is a better option for the bees involved. 

Live Kindly recommends maple or dandelion syrup to both improve your digestive health, as well as to relieve your sweetness cravings. Date syrup is also a new vegan alternative to honey that contains a bunch of fibre as well as antioxidants. 

Adding more veganism to your life 

Going fully vegan is a long process, and we can both save Earth and our bodies by just adding a couple more vegan ingredients to our cupboards.

Enjoy these healthy and delicious alternatives to your new, ethical meals!