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What you need to know about animal products alternatives

Being vegan can be challenging because of the very limited availability of genuinely vegan products. 

One reason why people are switching to a vegan lifestyle is the opportunity to provide their bodies with high quality nutrition through plant sources. 

A lot of controversies are surrounding meat products – from meat glue to double dead meat to animal abuse. 

Fortunately, there are many animal products alternatives.

Animal products alternatives are healthier (and ethical) substitutes to dairy and certain animal produce. 

As you know, a lot of recipes need, for example, milk. 

Good animal products alternatives for milk can be almond milk or soy milk.

When it comes to animal products alternatives,you should keep your expectations realistic.

Animal products alternatives are sourced from plants; therefore, they are rarely at par with animal products, although at times, they could come close especially in consistency.


Animal products alternatives to Dairy, Egg and Meat

Dairy, egg and meat are the most consumed food products. 

They are used in meals, including breads and pastry. 

That is why animal products alternatives for dairy, egg and meat abound.

Although you can make vegetarian meat at the comfort of your own home, commercial animal products alternatives abound simply because they are convenient. 

There are vegetarian franks, “chicken-free” chicken strips and “deli” slices. 

Known brands that offer animal products alternatives are Soyboy, Tofurky, Frontier, Yves, Lightlife, Nate’s, Gardein, Sol Cuisine. 

Most of these brands also feature organic and non-GMO products.  

There are also vegan sauces which contain no traces of anchovies. 

Vegan wine is an alternative to traditional wine, which uses animal products to be clarified.

Vegan egg substitutes or egg replacer are targeted to vegans who love to bake. 

These are also available in specialized vegan egg yolk and egg white substitutes. 

Milk animal products alternatives include soymilk, rice milk, almond milk and cashew milk.

These animal products alternatives can be more delectable than dairy milk over time.

The beauty of vegan meals is that, they do not have to be like animal products. 

They will taste different and even better. 

Animal products alternatives are there for convenience. 

Just imagine the non-recipes you can prepare by substituting animal products alternatives.

 You don’t have to feel out-of-place and deprived by being a vegan.

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