Meal planning

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Nutritional planning is important for everyone, particularly when you’re making dietary changes. So, how can you transition to a healthy vegan diet that works for you?

It’s worth setting aside a bit of time for research. Our nutrition overview is a great starting point. You can also use our free VNutrition app to compare your diet to healthy eating guidance. As well as learning about balancing food groups, make sure that you’ve got some knowledge of fortified foods and supplementation at your fingertips. This will give you a solid framework for planning your vegan diet.

Once you’ve got your head around replacing animal products with alternative sources of nutrition, it’s time for our favourite bit – glorious food! Use our Vegan and Thriving recipes to help you plan balanced and tasty meals.

Still struggling to imagine how it all comes together? Here’s an example:

Breakfast

Porridge made with fortified plant milk and topped with ground linseed (flaxseed) and your favourite fruit, plus a small glass (150ml) of orange juice

Lunch

Moroccan-style wholemeal couscous salad with chickpeas, spinach and chopped dried apricots

Evening meal

Bean and roasted pepper chilli with a jacket potato followed by fortified yoghurt alternative with your favourite fruit

Snacks and drinks

Handful of cashew nuts
Slice of wholemeal toast and peanut butter
Plenty of water
A mug of warm fortified plant milk with a little ginger, turmeric and cinnamon added for flavour

Supplementation

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