Following a vegan diet means avoiding animal proteins and products, including dairy and honey. When following a vegan diet, you can eat foods such as:
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Veganism has soared in popularity in recent years, as people make the switch towards a plant-based diet.
Green Chef has created a vegan meal plan that works for everyone, whether you’re taking the first steps to a vegan lifestyle or have enjoyed a plant-based diet for years.
Those just starting out will enjoy the structure their plan offers. Containing only vegetables and plant-based protein and carbs, they’ve taken away the confusion of knowing what vegan food you can eat. Plus, with recipes inspired by global cuisines, they’ve put variety back on the menu - perfect if you’re looking for new vegan meals to try.
Planning meals for your vegan diet in advance (or even meal prepping) can save you time and money, on your breakfasts, lunches, dinners and even vegan snacks. By using a vegan diet plan like Green Chef, you can streamline your menu planning, making sure you have all the necessary ingredients on hand. Did you know that Green Chef has plenty of extras like granola (perfect for vegan breakfast) and vegan lunch options like THIS Isn’t bacon and veggie bundles? This also makes it easier to choose nutrient rich and satisfying vegan meals, instead of opting for unhealthy takeaways and convenience food.
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There are many reasons why people make the switch to vegan food. In a lot of cases, it’s a mix of factors and if you are considering a vegan diet plan, you’ll likely have your own reasons.
Many switch to veganism to be kinder to animals, while others will do so to live more sustainably. Animal agriculture has a huge environmental impact, ranging from greenhouse gas emissions from the animals themselves, to increased deforestation to grow crops to feed the animals.
Some switch to vegan meals to feel healthier and more energised. Studies have found many health benefits of veganism.
The vegan diet is naturally high in a wide range of fruit and vegetables. It is well known in the nutrition world that we should aim for 30 different sources of fruit and vegetables, to support our bodies natural functioning. A variety of plant foods can support the health of your gut microbiome, as plants contain prebiotics which give your gut bacteria fuel. They also have polyphenols which can antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. These benefits will lead to a happier gut, supporting you to stay healthy and fit.
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A vegan diet is often seen as a healthy option because it contains more grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds than other diets.
It’s a common misconception that following a vegan diet will leave you lacking in essential nutrients, notably iron, calcium and vitamin B12. But with proper planning and clever substitutions, you can get everything you need from your diet.
Many people who are interested in the vegan diet are concerned about getting enough protein to support their bodies and lifestyle. It is a common misconception that the vegan diet doesn't have enough protein - there are many sources including beans, pulses, nuts and meat alternatives such as vegan burgers, chicken or sausages. All Green Chef vegan recipes are nutritionist-approved, so we make sure each one is not only packed with flavour, but also with the nutrients your body needs
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