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We have listed quite a lot of vegan snacks above, but here’s a list of some of vegan snacks you can enjoy:

  • Rice cakes
  • Biscuits
  • Cakes
  • Chocolate
  • Crisps
  • Nut butters
  • Yoghurts
  • Cereal bars
  • Breakfast cereal
  • Oatcakes

Plenty! As we have discussed above, there are vegan alternatives to pretty much whatever you want, especially when it comes to treats.

The next time you’re at the supermarket, look out for vegan cakes, ice cream and other treats in the sundry, fresh and frozen sections.

However, if you really want to push the boat out and treat yourself go to specialised vegan bakeries or find vegan businesses online that can make personalised cakes and other goodies for you.

Yes, it definitely does, but you’re probably going to have the give the restaurant a bit of a grilling depending on what cuisine you go for.

While there are fully vegan takeaways or those with special vegan menus (woohoo!), these can seem few and far between.

However, most Asian takeaways already make a lot of accidentally vegan dishes, like beancurd (tofu) in Chinese restaurants or vegetable curries in Indian restaurants.

Don’t be scared to give them a call and see if they can sort something out for you without dairy or any animal products like meat stock, fish sauce, etc.

If you’re planning a party where all or some of the guests are vegan, you don’t need to worry as there are lots of vegan party foods you can choose from, including:

  • Vegetable spring rolls / samosas (check for dairy and eggs)
  • Sandwiches
  • Cocktail ‘sausages’
  • Other meat alternatives like sausage rolls and scotch ‘eggs’
  • Pizza
  • Popcorn
  • Vegetable crudites
  • Vegan sushi
  • Salad
  • Cakes
  • Chocolates
  • Biscuits
  • Pitta bread and hummus
  • Nachos, guacamole and salsa
  • Vegetable chilli
  • Vegetable curry

A balanced vegan diet can be just as healthy as a ‘regular’ omnivorous diet as long as you’re getting all the right nutrients that people get from animal products, e.g., vitamin B12, vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids.

If you go vegan and increase the amount of fruits, vegetables and wholegrains, you may notice some extra bloating, farting and other digestive issues. But this should calm down once your body gets used to it.

Yes, anyone can follow a vegan diet if they pay attention to getting all the nutrients they may need to ‘watch’ when going vegan, like vitamin B12 and vitamin D.

However, if you have pre-existing medical issues, it may be worth consulting your doctor before going full vegan as you may be taking medications that affect this or need some supplemental help.

Yes, it is generally advised that vegans take a multivitamin or at the very least a vitamin B12, vitamin D and omega-3 supplement.

You can be healthy without these supplements, but your diet will need to be very ‘on point’ and some of us don’t have the time or energy for that.

 

  1. https://www.vegansociety.com/go-vegan/definition-veganism
  2. /the-health-hub/food-drink/nutrition/enjoy-dark-chocolate/
  3. https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/spotlight-low-gi
  4. https://www.todaysdietitian.com/newarchives/0616p46.shtml
  5. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/heart-disease/in-depth/nuts/art-20046635
  6. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/323245.php
  7. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/foods/tomatoes

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