Hi guys! I hope your weekend has been fantastic! I’ve been out and about for the most of it to prepare some hopefully interesting content to share with you so today’s post is just a little list of ready-made vegan foods.
Of course, ideally we would be eating home-made meals every single day- they are usually much healthier, of better quality and obviously cheaper than their ready-made equivalents… But hey, let’s get realistic- does anybody have time for that? I enjoy cooking and do it quite often but when life gets busy there’s nothing quite as convenient as opening the fridge to get a meal which would be ready for you in 5 minutes, right? While participating in Veganuary I was happy to discover that there’s quite a selection of vegan meals in every supermarket too! Here are my favourite picks:
Those boxes with soups are absolutely fantastic! I’m a huge soup eater, especially in the winter as nothing warms you up like a good bowl of soup. Plus they have a very few calories which means you eat until you can’t move without worrying about gaining a few inches here and there- that sounds like me! I’m not going to recommend any brand here because I seriously like sooo many of them! Even supermarket brands turned out to be decent (but I guess I should do a separate post about it if you’d like?). My favourite ready-made soups are: tomato&basil, butternut squash, pea&mint, minestrone, Mexican beans. Just be careful and always read the label as some of them may contain cream!
I could eat falafels and similar bites all the time! They are perfect for salads, gravy or to have as a snack. The ones from Great Food rule, being packed with healthy ingredients like quinoa or spinach. Heat them up, get your favourite hummus and enjoy!
There are quite a lot of different dairy-free yogurts on the market. My favourite ones are by Koko as they don’t have this weird, artificial flavour unlike many others. Plus they don’t contain any soy which for me is important too! They’re best with fresh fruit and muesli- on this front, nut muesli by Tesco Finest range is my ultimate winner, you’ll just get all things yummy in that box: cashew and macadamia nuts, pumpkin seeds, pistachios, almonds… do I need to continue?
If you like spicy food you’ll love this lentil dal. The box is enough for 2 portions (unless you’re super hungry), contains very little fat and takes about 10 minutes to cook- what’s there not to like? If you’re into milder options, add some coconut milk or Oatly’s creamy oat fraiche (wicked!) and you’ll be just fine.
Oh, this is my favourite part-vegan desserts are proper lush! The first one I highly recommend is Salted Caramel Yoghurt with tapioca by CoYo- it’s super creamy and tastes amazing especially with sliced banana. It’s quite rich however, so if you’re trying to lose weight it’s probably best not to overdo it. Or share it with your loved one! 🙂 Significantly lighter alternative would be Tesco’s tapioca and mango pudding which is super yummy (especially if you top it with fresh raspberries!) and contains only about 100 kcal/pot!
If you’re an active beast you have a perfect excuse to eat carbs, don’t you! And those dried fruit & nut bars are delish! And oh so convenient! I always have one in my bag when I’m running errands and almond milk flat white is not enough to keep me going until lunch. The first brand I can genuinely recommend is Nakd, when it comes to flavours we’re spoilt for choice here- my favourites would be banana bread and cashew! Another great brand is The Primal Pantry- I fell in love with their box designer at first sight, they are sooo cute! The bars are great too, I can’t really say they are better or worse than Nakd, both brands are brilliant and the only ingredients in bars are nuts and fruit, how cool is that?!
Alrighty, that’s about it when it comes to my vegan picks. Do you have favourite ready-made vegan foods? Share them in the comments, I’d love to try something new! x