From plant-based burgers at Burger King to vegan breakfast sandwiches at Dunkin’, the world is becoming more herbivore friendly. But how can you adopt the vegan lifestyle in your own home? Here are eight essential items every vegan-friendly kitchen should have.
- Plant-based milk
From oat to coconut, and almond and soy, there are a ton of vegan milk options out there that offer lots of nutrition and protein without the calories or harmful fat.
- Nutritional yeast
Speaking of cheese, nutritional yeast is a must-have for vegan kitchens. The flaky powder gives a savory boost to vegetables, soups, and even popcorn. You could even use it to make a cheesy sauce to spread on whatever you like! May we suggest potatoes?
Beans, beans, the magical fruit. Their versatility in the kitchen really is magic! Beans are full of fiber and protein and can be blended to make a filling dip, or used in a soup to give it some depth.
Chickpeas are rich in protein and energy, and are very multipurpose! Use them to make falafel, hummus, or curry. You could even fry them up to give them some crunch and top your favorite salad with them!
This unexpected fruit is the perfect meat replacement for tuna salads, pulled pork tacos, or even gyros. The firm, ropy texture of jackfruit pulls apart just like meat. You might even trick yourself into thinking it’s the real thing!
- Vegetable Bouillon Powder
What good is a textural meat replacement without the flavor? Vegetable bouillon is perfect for adding flavor to your meat replacements, as well as dips, soups and stews!
- Agave Nectar
For vegans with a sweet tooth who want to lay off the bees, agave nectar is a great replacement for honey. Use it in coffee like a sweetener or add it to a fruit and vegetable-packed smoothie.
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