Taking on a vegan diet can be tough if you have never done it before. Here you will find plenty of information on how to eat on a vegan diet.

The length of this diet plan is up to you as there are many people who decide to permanently eat vegan foods. However, if this is one of many diets you wish to simply trial and see how it makes you feel, then we would recommend you challenge yourself for a week on the vegan diet.

As the vegan population starts to grow, vegan foods are becoming easier to find. Most restaurants will have at least one vegan option, while you can also find specific places that cater to only vegan foods. Supermarkets are also stocking increasingly more options for your vegan diet.

Benefits of a Vegan Diet

Many people decide to go vegan in order to prevent animal exploitation, however, this is not the only benefit. A vegan diet is extremely good for your health as the nutrients in vegan products tend to be low in saturated fat and high in fibre and antioxidants. This means you are building up your body’s defense mechanism against disease and illness, whilst also managing to increase your energy and vitamin count.

What to Eat on a Vegan Diet

This list of meal suggestions for your vegan diet can be used for any of the main meals in the day, or if you want a light snack at anytime. Make sure when buying your products to check first if they are vegan friendly.

  • Oatmeal with fresh fruit/nuts/dried fruits/chocolate
  • Tomato lentil soup
  • Hummus and sliced vegetables (e.g. cucumber/carrot)
  • Cous-cous and bean stew
  • Cereals with almond milk
  • Spinach salad with avocado and butternut squash
  • Soy yogurt with granola
  • Crackers with tofu
  • Whole-wheat pasta with roasted vegetables

Remember that this is a very simple guide, feel free to add and remove any ingredients according to your personal preferences. Click here for information on weight loss.