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Is a Vegan Christmas more Ethical?

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Back in Spring I helped out some students with a radio interview about having a vegan Christmas and whether this would be a more ethical choice than the traditional turkey and brandy butter we know and love. Most people choose to eat a vegan diet for health or ethical reasons or both, but do these […]

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Aquafaba Vegan Carrot Cake Muffins

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These vegan carrot cake muffins are nutritious and have all the flavours of traditional carrot cake, but with none of the refined sugar, and no animal products at all.   If you’ve not heard of aquafaba, it’s the liquid left after soaking legumes (usually chickpea aquafaba is used), like when you buy a tin of […]

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Vegan Sausage Patties

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Following a vegan diet, taking part in ‘Veganuary’ or just cutting down on meat but missing sausages and burgers? These vegan sausage patties are easy to make and child friendly too!   I’m not a vegan but I do appreciate the nutritional benefits of getting a varied diet and that includes meat alternatives occasionally instead […]

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How to Maintain Muscle on a Plant Based Diet

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Think you need to eat meat to build muscle? Wrong! As long as you’re eating and exercising right, you’ll maintain and even build muscle. But cutting out meat makes this more difficult. So here I’ll show you how to make sure you’re not protein deficient as a vegetarian or vegan.   To be healthy and […]

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Meatless Vegan Meatloaf

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There was a time when choosing to be vegan meant sacrificing your culinary life away to days of chickpeas and lentil stews, but this vegan meatloaf is just one example of the delicious meals that can be created our of purely plant based ingredients.   Vegan eating took on a new life of it’s own […]

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To Meat or Not – Is Vegan Healthy?

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The number of vegans in the UK has risen by over 350% in the past decade and continues to rise, but is Vegan healthy?   A vegan diet contains no animal products at all, not even a tiny smear of butter or sweets made with gelatin from pigs.   Animal products like meat, fish, eggs […]

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High Protein Healthy Hummus Recipe

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Traditional hummus is healthy but pretty high in fat and calories, so this healthy hummus recipe is perfect if you’re trying to cut calories and lose weight.   Nothing wrong with fat, especially ones like olive oil that’s often used in hummus, but the calories stack up pretty quickly at at least 300 calories per 100g […]

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The Best Vegan Protein Foods (video)

What are the best vegan protein sources if you’re opting for a plant only diet? I have vegans on my BodyBack programme, and whilst these women have the same health, energy and weightloss goals as everyone else, I find vegans need more help getting enough protein in their diet and moving away from eating mostly […]

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Sun Warrior Vegan Protein Powder Review

We’ve all heard protein powders bad-mouthed by some ‘pure-foodists’. This is ignorance in my opinion. If whey protein, a derivative of milk, is ‘not real food’, then neither is butter, also a milk derivative. But as with all food choices, protein powders are of course not all equal. Highly processed, heat-treated, unnecessary artificial additives, cheap fillers […]

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Protein Power

We all know protein is a necessary part of our diet, and increasingly people are turning to it to help them lose weight and burn fat, so what exactly IS protein and where can we find it? Most people know meat is a good source, but that is a very simplistic answer, when in fact […]

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