AS we’ve entered 2022, it’s time to join the annual challenge of Veganuary where people go plant-based for the first month of the year.
To those who are new to the lifestyle and are keen to join, a certified nutritionist has revealed all the pantry staples to stock up on.
According to this vegan dietitian, these are the items you must have in your cupboard when going plant-basedCredit: Tik Tok/nutritionwithtay
Taylor Carberry, who follows a vegan lifestyle, shared her favourite food items on TikTok.
”First up is a huge bag of oats, which I transfer to this jar because I have oats every single morning.”
For those who are tired of porridge for breakfast, other healthy alternative ways of using oats include pancakes, a jar of creamy overnight oats and nutritious cookies.
Next up in her kitchen staples are cashew nuts, which the dietitian recommended using for a wide range of ”creamy dressings and sauces”.
When going vegan, many people struggle with finding a plant-based alternative for cheese, and, according to Taylor, this is where nutritional yeast comes in.
”I put this on literally everything.”
Another item she is ”constantly using for so many different dishes” is liquid aminos, a gluten-free alternative to regular soy sauce.
Similarly to oats, Taylor also makes sure she never runs out of quinoa, another grain full of protein and vital nutrients.
”I like to prepare it at the beginning of the week and have it ready to go for the week ahead,” she added.
Fellow vegans seemed to share the same food staples, with one writing: ”This is 100% accurate.”
”Already have all of those,” another agreed.
”No lies detected,” read someone else’s comment.
There was also a critical viewer who thought: ”You should use coconut aminos instead of the liquid aminos.
”So much healthier.”
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High in protein, nutritional yeast flakes will give your dishes that cheese flavourCredit: Tik Tok/nutritionwithtay
According to Taylor, she uses this on a regular basisCredit: Tik Tok/nutritionwithtay