Plant-Based Alternatives For Common Meat And Dairy Needs
Written by: Kat Gal
I seriously don’t know who came up with the idea that the new year and it’s resolutions should start in the dead of winter. SPRING TIME is the real time for renewals.
It is time to renew your kitchen, babe. I don’t mean replacing all your appliances – though do that too if you wish – but replacing your unhealthy ingredients for healthier options.
Animal products are acidic in nature, creating mucus and inflammation in your body. In particular, dairy products can be the culprit of your aches and pains due to possible unidentified dairy sensitivity.
The good news is that there are some fantastic options to replace your animal products with healthier and plant-based alternatives in order to eliminate or greatly reduce your dairy, meat and egg consumption.
Why not start your kitchen make-over with this?
Here are some fantastic alternatives to use as your guide:
For baking, replace 1 cup of butter with any of the following:
- 1 cup mashed bananas
- ¾ pitted dates blended into a puree with ¼ tsp of boiling water
- ½ cup of vegetable oil + ½ cup of unsweetened applesauce
- 1 cup of pureed avocado
When cooking, replace 2 tbsp of butter with either of the following:
When cooking or baking, replace 1 egg with either of the following:
- 1 tbsp of ground flax soaked in 3 tbsp of water for 5 mins
- 1 tbsp of ground chia seeds soaked in ⅓ cup water for 15 mins
- 1 mashed banana (only for baking!)
For anything, replace 1 cup of milk with any of the following:
- 1 cup of unsweetened nut milk (almond, cashew, macadamia milk)
- 1 cup of rice milk
- 1 cup of organic soy milk
- 1 cup of coconut milk
Replace your meat with any of the following:
- Any vegetarian burgers, such as black bean burgers, you can make your own or buy frozen varieties
- Marinated tofu or tempeh
- Beans, chickpeas or lentils as protein on the side
Replace shredded cheese with either of the following:
Replace cheese in your sandwiches with:
- Marinated tofu
- Raw vegan nut cheeses (you can get them at farmer’s markets and health food stores)
Do you have other tips for how to replace animal products with plant-based alternatives? Share them in the comments below, we would love to learn from you.
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Kat Gál is a multi-passionate writer, world traveler, nomad, runner, and cat-person. She is a lifelong learner who lives outside of her comfort zones stretching her boundaries and discovering beauty around the world. She is a full-time freelance health & wellness writer, content creator, and also a Certified Holistic Health & Life Coach.
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