Hey everyone! I hope you’re all well.
Now Veganuary 2021 is over, I know some of you may be carrying on the pledge throughout infinity and beyond, or you may just be looking to cut down your consumption of animal products in future. Today I’m going to show you a few super simple swaps you can make to easily veganise any classic meal! Without further ado…
A chilli is one of those classic weeknight ‘mince meals’ (you know the drill – spag bol, shepherds pie etc.) Luckily it’s unbelievably easy to veganise – in place of standard cow mince, I always use ‘The Meatless Farm’ brand instead. However, you’re not limited to that – if you head to the plant based aisle of your supermarket, you’ll now be presented with multiple brands, giving you tonnes of choice.
If ‘fake meat’ isn’t your mojo, I would suggest packing out your chilli with lentils and chickpeas instead. Not only is this a less processed option, but it’s also a hell of a lot cheaper too. Winning!
‘Chicken’ Noodle Stir Fry
Another classic meal when you really can’t be bothered to slave over your dinner for hours is a stir fry – chuck the noodles, veggies and protein in a pan for 5 minutes with some sauce and bobs your uncle.
Nowadays, there are so many vegan ‘chicken’ style pieces in the shops that we really are spoilt for choice, and I’m always pretty impressed with how realistic they are. In this stir fry I used ‘Naked Glory’ branded tikka chicken style pieces, and they really are delicious, I must say. Again, if you don’t fancy giving the meat replacement a go, I’d suggest using tofu in your stir fries, although I appreciate it’s a love or hate food!
A classic winter warmer, you just can’t go wrong with a stew! It’s also a great budget meal, as you can use whatever you’ve got in the cupboards and any veg that’s going on the turn. For the stew below I used butternut squash, sweet potato, spinach and beans (from memory) but you really can add any sort of pulses and vegetables you fancy, in place of an animal for a change. Your body will thank you for it!
So there we have three ‘normal’ meals that are unbelievably straightforward to make vegan and cruelty free. I told you they were easy!
Vegan doesn’t mean ‘weird’ or ‘difficult’ at all in this day and age, so if you haven’t already, I challenge you to give it a go, even if it’s just one meal swap a week!
I hope you enjoyed today’s post. Speak soon!
Love, Dayna x