15th January 2019
How to Win at Veganuary – Top Tips for Moving to a Plant-Based Diet
Like most things in life, moving to a wholly plant-based diet is a journey. Veganuary is the perfect time to try something new and feel the health and lifestyle benefits of a plant-based diet.
You may be considering continuing to reduce your meat intake beyond January, and you wouldn’t be alone. In 2018, a whopping 62% of Veganuary participants intended to stay vegan after the challenge, after 67% found improvements in health, 86% learned more about the environmental impact of meat-eating, and 82% thought being vegan was easier than expected!
Whatever your reason for cutting down your meat consumption, even a small reduction will make a positive difference
With 27 years’ experience with plant-based diets, The Fry Family Food Co. have learned a thing or two about veg. Here are Fry’s top tips for moving to a plant-based diet.
- Don’t go from meat eater to meat rejector in one single step
Try gradually changing your eating habits – one day at a time. Try being “plant based” for one day a week and then move it to two days, then three days and so on. Before you know it, you’ll be preparing and cooking plant-based meals seven days a week!
- Try meat substitutes to satisfy your need for hearty food
If you’ve previously enjoyed meat, why not try swapping your usual mince for Fry’s meat-free mince, or your usual pork sausages for meat-free traditional sausages – just as good with mash and gravy! Once you’ve made this switch you can try dropping eggs and dairy from your diet too.
- Be inspired to try new and interesting recipes that are plant-based
There are hundreds of vegetarian and vegan recipes online – why not start by searching the hundreds of quick and tasty recipes at fryfamilyfood.com – you might find some new ideas or twists on your family favourites.
- Eating out doesn’t have to be a challenge
With more and more people following a plant-based diet, most restaurants now offer a good choice of vegetarian or vegan options on their menu. Don’t forget that most restaurants are also happy to accommodate small changes to your menu choices to ensure they are vegetarian or vegan – or in some cases prepare you something different from scratch – don’t be afraid to ask.
- Don’t be a carbo-vore
It might be easy to fall back on rice and potatoes when you are pushed for time but remember to maintain a balanced eating plan using lots of nutrient-rich foods. Fry’s chilled range is perfect for quick meals and snacks on-the-go.
For more information about Fry’s, please visit www.fryfamilyfood.com/uk/.