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Plant Swaps

Diets rich in plants are often more balanced, more nutritious and as a result are associated with lower risk of conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and some cancers. But 'plant-based' doesn't have to mean vegetarian or vegan.

Plant based diets are simply a way of eating that puts a greater emphasis on foods from plants (such as wholegrains, vegetables, fruits, pulses, nuts, seeds and oils) complemented with small amounts of animal based foods (including meats, fish, seafoods, eggs and dairy).

Across our varying cuisines and dietary patterns across the world, animal foods typically provide a number of important nutrients in our diets such as calcium, iron, zinc, iodine, vitamin B12 and riboflavin. So as we strive to include more plant based foods in our diets, including a diverse range of plant sources of these nutrients is the key to a healthy and a nutritionally complete plant based diet.

We've identified the top nutrients which can be easily found in animal products in our diets and provided the best plant based swaps for a healthy and more sustainable way of eating. 

FAQs

WHAT ARE THE BEST PLANT BASED ALTERNATIVES TO MEAT?

Rich plant sources of protein include peas, beans, lentils, pulses, nuts, seeds, wholegrains and meat alternatives such as tofu, mycoproteins, seitan, tempeh. These have a similar amount of protein when compared to animal sources. 

Remember to combine different plant protein sources together to get the optimium balance of amino acids (building blocks of proteins).

HOW DO I COOK WITH PLANT BASED ALTERNATIVES?

Whether you're blending, swapping or substituting meat with plant based alternatives it's easy to include more plant proteins each day.

Take a look at our Plant Based Recipes for inspiration and chef's tips!