Meat & Fish

From tofu to seitan to tempeh – there are plenty of meat alternatives, so there will certainly be something to suit your taste buds. From Linda McCartney sausages which you can find in all major supermarkets (including Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose) to VBites’ Fish-Free Fish Fingers (found in Holland Barrett and other health food shops), you will be spoiled for choice.

Mince

Soya mince is a great place to start when substituting minced meat in your favourite dishes- it works great in your usual bolognese, shepherd’s pie and burrito recipes. It’s widely available in all supermarkets, health food stores and delis, cheap and better for you than minced meat!

Cold meat

Try Cheatin’ ham, beef or chicken slices, smoked tofu or cocktail sausages in your sandwiches!

Burgers and schnitzels

Ready-made meat-style and veggie burgers are available in the fridge and freezer sections of all supermarkets, including Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Waitrose, Asda and Aldi. Visit online supermarket, Ocado and health food shops like Holland and Barrett for Fry’s delicious range.

I already discovered that for tofu there are huge differences in both quality and taste depending on the brand and way of preparation. You should absolutely try a couple of them to find the tofu that you enjoy most.

Bacon and Sausages

Meat-Free bacon rashers are sausages are perfect in sandwiches or as part of a Great British fry-up!

My favourite burger has got to be Linda McCartney’s pulled pork patties. In a bun with fresh iceberg lettuce, garlic mayo and pickles, they are absolutely delicious!

Pies and Pasties

From sausage rolls, to chicken and mushroom pasties, there are many delicious savoury pastries to create hearty meals. Or buy Jus-Rol vegan pastry from supermarkets (its the one with the green wrapper!) and make your own!

Chicken

Need a substitute for fajitas or sandwiches? Look no further!

Fish

Try fish-style fillets, salmon-style slices, tuna-style pâté, scampi and fish-style fingers and cakes – available from Ocado, Holland and Barrett and some major supermarkets including Morrisons and Asda.

Are you a sushi fan just like me? You will be pleased to hear that maki, for example, can easily be prepared vegan. Give your fancy full scope with the fillings and try all different kinds: smoked tofu, avocado, pepper, pickled cucumbers, carrot, mango are mouthwatering and have an exquisitely fresh taste.