One of the best things about your new, compassionate lifestyle is the abundance of plant-based options that taste just as good as your old favorites. We’ve put together a short list of some of our top picks, but don’t stop here—there is such a wide array of choices. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different flavors and varieties to find your favs!
BURGERSMeatless burger varieties offer something for everyone. Veggie lovers can rejoice in patties made from beans, grains, and vegetables. They taste amazing! FAB FACT: Up to 84% less fat than beef burgers and cholesterol-free.
84% LESS FAT
CHICKEN & TURKEYTry the wide variety of chicken- and turkey-free drumsticks, crispy tenders, breasts, and roasts. FAB FACT: These taste like the real thing minus the horrific factory farm torture.
COLD CUTSPerfect for quick sandwiches, meat-free cold cuts now come in a variety of flavors, including turkey, ham, salami, and bologna. FAB FACT: Free of nitrates, cholesterol, and cruelty.
FREE OF NITRATES
HOT DOGS & SAUSAGESFrom ballpark franks to hearty beer brats, vegetarians can enjoy the same delights, without the frights. FAB FACT: Many are low-fat, low-cal, and high in protein—oh, and they’re not made from lips and anuses.
YOGURTThere’s no need to have a cow. Dairy-free yogurts are delicious and full of healthy probiotics. Choose from traditional or greek style. There are tons of great flavors! FAB FACT: Contains healthy cultures like dairy-based yogurt without common allergens like lactose or casein, a carcinogen found in dairy products.
CREAM CHEESE & SOUR CREAMTry a schmear of non-dairy cream cheese on your bagel or a dollop of veggie sour cream in your burrito and find out how amazing these cruelty-free versions taste. Tofutti cream cheese is also incredible in dairy-free cheesecake. Yum! FAB FACT: Free of lactose and cholesterol and lower in kidney stone-promoting oxalates.
MILKMooo-ve over cow’s milk. Dairy-free milks, made from soy, rice, almond, or hemp, pack a mighty flavor and nutritional punch. They come nutritionally enriched, and in plain, sweet vanilla, creamy chocolate, and strawberry flavors. FAB FACT: Almond milk contains 50% more calcium than cow’s milk. Also, nut milks contain a wide variety of vitamins and minerals not found in cow’s milk.
50% MORE CALCIUM
CHEESESmile and say “veggie cheese.” Top off your pizzas, burgers, and pastas with the growing variety of dairy-free cheeses that melt and stretch like your old favorites. Available in cheddar, pepperjack, mozzarella, and jalapeño garlic havarti. FAB FACT: Free of cholesterol, trans fats, and preservatives.
BUTTERYou won’t believe it’s not butter. No, seriously, you won’t. Use non-dairy butters for cooking, baking, and spreading. FAB FACT: No cholesterol or trans fats.
NO TRANS FAT
MAYOJust as tasty and healthier than the animal-based version, veggie mayo is great on sandwiches or perfect for creating creamy dressings. FAB FACT: No preservatives, cholesterol, or animal fat.
ICE CREAMDive into decadence! Dairy-free ice cream, made with soy or coconut milk, is rich and creamy and comes in many different flavors, from Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl and Mint Chocolate Chip to Butter Pecan. FAB FACT: No cruelty to cows.