Making a drastic lifestyle change is never easy, MOB. Whether you’re switching jobs, moving to a different city, or simply trying to shoehorn the word “baby” into your common parlance, giving yourself a fresh start can be difficult. Getting into veganism – y’know: that plant-based diet that’s beloved by everyone from pop stars to professional athletes – can come with its own set of teething issues.
Research conducted back in 2018 by the Vegan Society found that Great Britain was home to around 600,000 vegans and, whether it’s due to environmental concerns or worries about animal welfare and your own general health, you’ve probably thought about dabbling with a plant-based diet yourself. Knowing where to begin, though, can be tough. Cheese and meat are obviously off the menu but how can you make sure that you don’t end up eating tinned chickpeas for breakfast, lunch, and dinner?
Well, we spoke to some of the UK’s leading plant-based chefs and got them to give us their top tips to help you start (and stick to) a vegan diet. So, without further ado, here are four expert tips for vegan newbies: