Nuts are a great source of nutrients, antioxidants and healthy fats. Whether you’re plant-based or not, nuts are an easy thing to add in to many sauces and as toppings. Good news is there are many different nuts and they all provide their own unique benefit, so you can mix it up for versatility, or avoid for preferences and allergies.
My favourite nut dishes:
Dedicate one night a week (or more) to swapping out the protein source of one of your favourite dishes. A lot of the time, it’s the flavours (herbs, spices, marinades) that make you love it, rather than the meat that happens to be in it. If you’re not a fan of tofu: try beans, potato, tempeh, or just a whole bunch of veggies!
My favourite plant-loving dishes:
Not a fan of soy milk? Have you tried cashew, almond, coconut, oat or hazelnut milk? In 2019 we are spoilt for choice with all of the different non-dairy milks available, both with the types of milk and the brands. So, if you haven’t found a mylk you love yet, my best tip is to try a new type or brand every time you run out!
When’s the last time you went to a farmer’s market or a fruit and veg shop? Buying fresh produce can be interesting and fun! There are so many varieties of everyday plant-foods that you may never come across in your day-to-day supermarket. Bonus – depending on the markets you go to, you might be able to find produce that’s much more affordable, fresher, and has a lot less packaging!