10 tips for going vegan

hellomagazine.com

Last year celebrities including Beyoncé and her husband Jay Z, Jennifer Lopez and Jessica Simpson all hailed veganism, taking up the diet and making weight loss look easy. If you've decided to go vegan this January, or are still playing with the idea, here are 10 tips and products that will help you succeed.

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Green veggies
Green vegetables such as kale, broccoli, seaweed, peas and spinach, beans and pulses, grains and nuts are all excellent sources of protein, so eat plenty and you won't miss meat at all.

Sweet potato
Perfect for adding to curries, stir frys, cutting into chips or wedges.

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Nākd Cocoa Orange
The on-the-go vegan snack of choice. Nākd bars are vegan, one of your five a day and made with just fruit and nuts.

Almond Milk
Rude Health Almond Milk tastes great and is free from additives unlike other leading brands. Add to cereal, coffee or tea.

Tofu
The product most associated with a vegan or vegetarian diet, and one that has been immensely improved as veganism becomes more popular. Tastes great in a vegan Pad Thai.

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Avocado
Mash up a whole avocado, add fresh lime, a sprinkling of chilli and enjoy.

Hummus
Don't fall down on that much-needed afternoon snack. The Dip Society do a great hummus with chilli and mint that, served with carrot and celery sticks, makes the perfect healthy and vegan snack.

Dark Chocolate
Chocolate is by no means off-limits for vegans, and vegan dark chocolate is a coveted and much-loved product - try Divine's mint dark chocolate.

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Peanut butter
Going vegan doesn't mean cutting out all fun foods, and most peanut butter is vegan. Try Whole Earth on Chia and Flax Seed Rye Bread for the ultimate breakfast.

Mushrooms
Stuff mushrooms with roasted veg, add some vegan cheese - great for a quick lunch.

Veganuary, sponsored by Nākd, is free to join. Simply sign up at Veganuary.com. Get involved in the discussion @WeAreVeganaury, fb.com/Veganuary and @nakd and fb.com/eatnakd.