A variety of vegan foods, including beetroot jam on bread with asparagus, avocado's, tomatoes and lettuce.

Guide to becoming vegan

03 Jan 2023

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Mango, poppy seed & blueberry vegan cheesecake

Mango, poppy seed & blueberry vegan cheesecake

Green spinach pancakes with mushrooms & sweetcorn

Green spinach pancakes with mushrooms & sweetcorn

Vegan friendly food & drink

a delicious vegan meal

19 vegan foods & FAQs answered

19 vegan foods & FAQs answered

Lentils 116kcal per 100g

Lentils are an edible legume and have been used in cooking for thousands of years. Lentils have a meaty flavour and can be used equally well in stews or soups, or as a side dish.


As well as being a good source of protein, lentils are nutrient dense, containing calcium, zinc, niacin, vitamin K, fibre, folate, and iron.


Tofu 76kcal per 100g

Tofu is the vegan base ingredient, whether fried, baked or boiled. It’s simple and quick to prepare, takes on the flavour of whichever ingredients you mix it with, and is a good source of protein.


Tofu is a nutrient powerhouse, containing good quantities of iron, calcium, manganese, magnesium, zinc, vitamin B1 and eight essential amino acids.


Quinoa 374kcal per 100g

Quinoa is a filling, starchy seed with the texture and flavour of a cereal grain. It is naturally gluten free, rich in iron, B-vitamins, magnesium, potassium, calcium, vitamin E and fibre, and is considered one of the few “complete protein” plant foods, containing all nine essential amino acids.


Oatmeal  68kcal per 100g

Oatmeal is typically eaten as a breakfast porridge. It has a low glycaemic index score, and will give you steady energy over time.


Oatmeal is a whole grain and a great source of fibre, known to support weight loss control, and may also support blood pressure.


Buckwheat 343kcal per 100g

Buckwheat is a versatile seed which can be used as an alternative to rice or made into a porridge. It is a rich source of magnesium, copper, and fibre.



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vegan protein sources

Vegan shopping list essentials

Vegan shopping list essentials