Vegan Switch-ups

Vegan Recipe Adaptions

As part of our new ‘Going Green’ project, we are encouraging young people to help the planet (and themselves) by switching to these tasty vegan recipe adaptations. From do-it-yourselves to shop buys, anyone can try these really easy adaptations!

Not-zarella Sticks

We all love mozzarella sticks, but they have cheese in them! So, this tasty alternative from the shop is easy to make and (almost) ready to eat - only taking 12 minutes in the oven! They are only £2 from ASDA - and if you think that these aren’t for you, this only has 5 Star Reviews. One happy customer said “Quickly cooks in the oven, tastes great, I’ve bought loads already! Even my very anti-vegan dad likes them.” Click here before they are all gone!

Aquafaba

Who would have guessed that one of the best vegan replacement foods is possibly already in your store cupboard? You can find Aquafaba in cans of cooked legumes such as chickpeas - it is the viscous liquid the beans are cooked in. Because of its texture, it is an excellent egg replacement. It can be whipped up just like egg whites to make vegan meringues, or used to make an easy vegan mayonnaise. Check out this vegan mayo recipe!

Vegan Chocolate

One thing most people miss (and rightly so) when they go Vegan, is chocolate. Apart from the occasional egg at Easter, there isn’t really anything all year round you can get - or so you thought! The brand with one of the creamiest chocolate makes different flavour vegan chocolate bars all year round. Galaxy does all of the different flavours of chocolate that you would miss - including Orange, Caramel and Hazelnut. Costing only £3 at Tesco, you would be missing out if you didn’t try this! Here are the flavours on the Tesco website!

Pulled Jackfruit

Jackfruit is an interesting fruit from the same family as figs and mulberries. It has been used in Asian cooking for decades but has more recently been adopted in vegan recipes due to its excellent shredding texture. Most commonly Jackfruit is used as a substitute for pulled pork or chicken, but it can even be used as a tuna replacement! It has a fairly neutral taste, so will take on the flavour of whatever seasoning or sauce is used to accompany it. You can buy tinned Jackfruit at Asda for £1.20, or try an Asian grocery store if you want it fresh. Try this pulled jackfruit in tacos or as a delicious burger!

Meals

Finally, if you would like to have a nice meal, you could have a microwave meal from Tesco’s ‘Plant Chef’ range - I think they are rather tasty. Or, if you would like to have a nice meal out, various restaurants have Vegan meals. Prezzo has a nice Pizza, and a nice takeaway is - surprisingly - McDonald’s who do a fab Vegan Nugget meal. If you are in a hurry, Greggs do a Vegan range and I would suggest the ‘Sausage Roll’. Many communities also have a Vegan Café so you can enjoy some tasty food!

Thanks for reading, we hope you enjoyed these simple Vegan recipe tips.