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Veganism is an increasingly popular way of living. More and more people are keen on dropping meat and animal-based products from their diet in an effort to become healthier, but also help the environment that little bit more. The rearing and farming of livestock is a huge emitter of methane that amounts to a harmful effect on our atmosphere. With global warming and climate change a key idea on many people’s minds, minimising individual impact is a way we can all have a positive effect on the world.
The notion that being Vegan is healthier though is a highly debated topic. There are aspects of Veganism that are no doubt better for a person’s body. By cutting out animal-based products, for example, there is no chance that you will be eating a diet high in processed meats or red meat too. Both have been found to be harmful to a person if eaten in high volumes.
To those who are not Vegan, there is a tendency to immediately be dismissive of Vegan food. To many, meals need to have meat included, or at the very least some cheese or eggs. However, that is more likely to be a result of lack of exposure to Vegan food and just how delicious it can be. Below are some of our favourite meals that are fantastic examples of Vegan food. If you are looking for Vegan recipes to impress even the most disparaging of critics, you have come to the right place.
They are all available through a Vegan meal deliveries to UK doors from meal kit delivery services. Using Vegan meal delivery, UK wise, is a great way to expose yourself to the food that can be created within this lifestyle, as it means you are provided with a wide selection of foods each week that you can eat, and are not limited by your own repertoire.
The great thing about a burrito is just how satisfying they are. What’s particularly great about this option is that, even though it is available in a **Vegan meal box for UK **customers of Gousto, you can easily take it into the office with you as lunch. There is no need just to have it for supper like many meal kit delivery box customers feel about the food they have delivered. The beans in this dish ensure you still have the protein your body needs to be healthy, while the vast amount of spices and herbs mean it tastes utterly delicious.
Thai food lends itself really well to Vegan dishes. As curries are made with coconut milk, they are popular with Vegans as they can enjoy that creamy texture, without needing to include cow’s milk or another animal-based dairy product. Curries in general also ensure all the veggies you eat taste great, and this recipe is no different. By including cauliflower, baby corn, green pepper and bok choy, creators of this dish will unwittingly be ingesting 4 of their 5 a day in just one hit. The jasmine rice is a delicate grain that makes the meal filling, but more importantly, soaks up that delicious sauce.
We love how this meal shows how Vegan food is not necessarily as limiting as people may immediately think. Take for example the creamy potato salad. Gousto’s version of this barbeque favourite goes to show that you can still eat creamy textures in the Vegan diet, even without access to dairy. With a Vegan-friendly soft bun included and meat-free mince at the centre of the dish, those who eat this meal will not have a bad word to say about it, and may not even notice that it is totally without an animal product included.
Dals are fantastic dishes. In fact, they are often amongst the most popular Vegan recipes. Even for those who really do not like to go meat-free, they will find dals hugely satisfying. In the Winter, in particular, dals are great as they are full of flavour, but are warming too, leaving those eating it to feel satiated. Appetites are fulfilled and taste buds are happy. On top of that, though, is the wonderful inclusion of turmeric which is a great spice to eat to keep the body healthy. Coconut and lentils are there to up the protein intake, while cauliflower is full of fantastic health benefits that can help your body’s overall well-being.
We love this recipe as it really helps show the diversity of tofu - an ingredient that has its fair share of bad press. Some individuals don’t like the texture or the flavour, but often that will be a result of bad cooking. When used properly it is more than just a meat substitute, it is a delicious ingredient in its own right. Cooking it with pesto, as it is in this recipe, means that there is plenty of zing to the dish, while the lentils also have a herby dressing that will mean you want to eat every morsel. Tofu and lentils are also great for getting protein into your diet which can be tough for some Vegans. Finally, artichokes and green beans are a great way to get some veggies into your diet and the baby plum tomatoes are sweet, yet provide the body with much-needed vitamin C.
These Vegan recipes go to show that being a Vegan is definitely not dull. It also goes to show the broad range of meals that can be made just including plant-based food throughout all dishes. For those that are giving up meat for ethical reasons or because they want to be a bit healthier, finding suitable alternatives that are delicious to eat is essential. While some Vegans find giving up meat easy as they simply do not enjoy the taste or texture, there are some that will find giving up steak or chicken difficult. Finding recipes like these is therefore crucial to ensure the longevity of this dietary lifestyle for you, even better if they are available through a Vegan meal delivery UK service.