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How to design your meals around a vegan diet

Sunday January 31, 2021
How to design your meals around a vegan diet

Whether you are vegan, vegetarian or flexitarian, eating a rich and varied plant-based food can help you develop an appetite for new and interesting tastes.


With careful planning, you can create your own nutritionally balanced meals, which can be supported with food supplements to avoid missing out on essential nutrients normally found in meat sources. 


Viridian’s Senior Nutritionist and Technical Supervisor Adviser Jenny Carson share her tips for a healthy vegan food plate.


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 1. Half of your plate should consist of a rainbow coloured variety of vegetables, focus on those that grow above the ground.

2. One quarter starchy vegetables - those that grow under the ground or unprocessed wholegrains.

3. And the final quarter should be protein-rich foods, such as legumes, tofu, seitan and edamame.

4. To add some healthy fats, try cooking with organic coconut oil, drizzle with organic olive oil or sprinkle with seeds.


The information contained in this article is not intended to treat, diagnose or replace the advice of a health practitioner. Please consult a qualified health practitioner if you have a pre-existing health condition or are currently taking medication. Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet.


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