Other Common Vegan Ingredients

WHOLE GRAINS

There are a bunch of whole grains out there,  and it is rewarding to experiment with a few to see which ones you like. Grains are rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber, and other essential nutrients. They even have protein, specifically quinoa-- an old grain that is specifically protein rich. Here are some whole grain items to check out:

  • Oats
  • Quinoa
  • Buckwheat
  • Rye
  • Brown Rice
  • Pasta
  • More....


These can be ground into flour or made use of whole. They can form the foundation of a healthy vegan diet plan.

NUTS AND SEEDS

These are another necessary part of a healthy vegan diet plan. They are rich in minerals and vitamins along with vital nutrients like healthy fats. The following a list of some nuts and seeds to try out:

  • Walnuts
  • Pecans
  • Cashews
  • Hazelnuts
  • Almonds
  • Flax seeds
  • Hemp seeds
  • Poppy seeds
  • Sesame seeds
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Sunflower seeds


You can include them in dishes as well as consume them on their own as a treat or snack.

Legumes

Legumes are an important protein source to a vegan, specifically when coupled with whole grains. Some people claim they have to be combined in this method in order to form a full protein. When this is among your primary protein sources, it is very important to keep in mind to incorporate it.

Some examples. This list is by no ways extensive:


  • Chick peas (garbanzo beans)
  • Lentils
  • Kidney beans
  • Black beans
  • Cannelloni beans
  • Northern beans
  • Black eyed peas
  • Split peas
  • Lima Beans
  • Pinto Beans

You can get beans and peas dried out, ground into flour, and canned. The dried out kind has to be soaked over night in order to soften it. The canned kind is simple to make use of and terrific to have handy. The flour is likewise a popular component in baked foods and tasty cooking.

Dr. Fuhrman
Dr. Fuhrman

VEGGIES AND FRUITS

Crucial for excellent health, vegetables and fruits impart color and variety to your dishes. As a vegan, your whole diet plan will certainly be plant based so you have to get your vitamins, minerals, and nutrients from things like vegetables and fruits.

Try to find organic fruits and vegetables whenever possible making them  even healthier. Also, organic food is much better for the environment. Seasonal, regional fruit and vegetables is best since it  supports your regional economy and tastes a lot fresher.

There are hundreds of fruits and vegetables available so I won't even try and list them here.

CANNED AND PACKAGED FOODS

As the vegan diet plan boosts in appeal, so does the accessibility of packaged, vegan friendly foods. What follows is a list of a few of the important things you can get that are vegan approved.


  • Breads
  • Desserts
  • Baked goods
  • Chocolate
  • Beverages
  • Cereals
  • Snacks
  • Breakfast foods
  • More....


The terrific thing is that you do not even have to go to an organic food shop to get these items. Yes, organic food establishments have a great deal of vegan alternatives, however you can get vegan items in your local grocery store.

Here is a terrific resource that provides a list of all the vegan foods you can discover at the grocery store:.

http://www.peta.org/accidentallyVegan


Print it out so that you can find things that you need when you go to the store. We'll analyze a few of these products in detail as we discuss ways to equip a full vegan kitchen.



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