Vegan Starter Kit

Trying vegan has never been so easy! We know it’s confusing at first, but our vegan starter kit has everything you need to kickstart your plant-powered journey.

Our starter pack covers all the bases, from shopping essentials to dining out tips. We’ve thought of every eventuality so you don’t have to. Before you know it, you’ll be a pro at reading food labels and whipping up tasty plant-based meals in no time.

Explore the free resources below for everything you need to get started on your vegan journey.

Accidentally Vegan Products (UK)

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Did you know that many foods you already eat are vegan? Not all vegan foods are labelled vegan, which means there are tons of hidden gems out there waiting to be discovered. Our guide to accidentally vegan foods makes your transition to a purely plant life so much easier. Explore our list of vegan-friendly snacks, everyday foods and alcohol.

Dr Greger’s Daily Dozen Checklist

An array of healthy plant-based foods including nuts, fruit and vegetables. Nutritional guidance is a key part of any vegan starter kit!
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Don’t know where to start with vegan nutrition? Dr Greger’s Daily Dozen checklist is a stunningly simple introduction. This is a handy list of foods to include in a balanced plant-based diet for optimum health. Check out the Daily Dozen to plan your meals effectively and ensure you’re getting all the nutrients you need to thrive.

Local Vegan Social Groups

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Trying vegan is always more fun when you have people to do it with and vegans tend to be a very friendly, welcoming and supportive bunch! When you have a supportive community, you’re also more likely to stay vegan. Explore our list of local groups to find like-minded people, ask questions and discover amazing vegan food in your area.

Nutrition In A Nutshell

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Where do vegans get their protein? Can I get enough iron? Our vegan nutrition guide answers all. It’s normal to think more about nutrition as you transition to a plant-based diet, but don’t be worried. You can still get all the nutrition your body needs to thrive: protein, vitamin B12, Omega fatty acids and all.

The Free-Range Myth

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Free-range farmed animals are happy, right? It may seem this way at a first glance, but when you look past the marketing buzz words, this isn’t the case. We’re led to believe that free-range farming doesn’t include cruelty, but sadly, the reality is different for animals in these circumstances. Find out why in our myth-busting guide.

Top Ten Vegan Myths

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Don’t humans need meat to survive? You can’t get enough protein on a vegan diet! You may have heard – and even used – these statements about veganism before. In this section, we debunk the most common vegan myths and misconceptions. This is a useful resource to educate yourself, but can also help you answer questions you may face when trying vegan.

Vegan Baking Guide

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Say hello to a whole new world of baking! Making the move towards vegan life means saying goodbye to baking with eggs, butter and honey and embracing an array of exciting flavours and textures. Thanks to our baking guide, you can still create your favourite culinary masterpieces, from indulgent desserts to fluffy pancakes.

Vegan Eating Out Tips

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You may think being a vegan on the go is difficult, but that’s not the case at all. Most restaurant chains have impressive vegan offerings, including cheesy pizzas, succulent burgers and decadent desserts. You’ll find plenty of sandwiches and snacks on the high street too. Read our guide to eating out for everything you need to know about plant-based dining.

VEGAN FOOD ESSENTIALS

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No idea where to start in the supermarket? Don’t worry, we’ve figured it all out for you. There are animal-free alternatives to just about everything, making your shopping experience all the more exciting. Our vegan food essentials guide explains all, from plant-based milk and cheese to snacks and cupboard essentials.

Vegan Label Reading Guide

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Is this vegan? What do these words even mean? When trying vegan, reading food labels may seem like reading another language. It can feel daunting at first, but we break down the key information in our vegan label reading guide. Before you know it, you’ll become a pro at decoding food labels!

Vegan Meal Plans

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Anxious about trying vegan meals? Don’t be! Plant-powered cooking offers plenty of variety and flavour and you’ll discover lots of delicious foods. Using meal plans is a helpful way to transition towards veganism, giving you confidence and a routine. Our plans include a week’s worth of recipes for every meal, including snacks and desserts.

Feeling inspired by our starter kit? We can’t wait for you to explore plant-powered life! Check out our recipe section for more flavour-packed dishes.  

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