Vegan Fitness Shopping List
Hardest part of a vegan fitness diet?
Without a doubt, one of the hardest parts of adopting a vegan diet is reading all of the labels and nutritional information when shopping, while trying to maintain a healthy balance of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates.
Animal products can be found in many supermarket foods, even ones you would not expect, so to help you on your plant-based quest we’ve created a handy cheat-sheet to get you started, and the next time you’re in a Tesco, Waitrose, or Sainsbury’s, remember:
Look for the White “V” clearly labelling that item is Vegan.
- Protein Beans (Including Soya, Kidney Beans, Butter Beans, and Pinto Beans)
- Lentils (All types)
- Chickpeas (Including some houmous)
- Tofu, Tempeh and Edamame
- Green Peas
- Peanut Butter (Good source of healthy fats too)
- Rice, Brown or Wild Rice (Small protein source)
- Whole-Wheat Vegan bread
- Whole-wheat wraps
- Oats, steel-cut or rolled
- Potatoes, sweet or starchy
- Olive Oil
- Coconuts, whole, shredded, and milk
- Margarine (Made from vegetable oil)
- Cashew Nuts
Nutrient Rich Foods
- Soy Milk (Vitamin D)
- Mushrooms (Vitamin D)
- Kidney beans (Iron)
- Tahini (Iron)
- Bok Choy (Iron, Vitamin A)
- Flaxseed (Omega-3)
- Walnuts (Omega-3)
- Sesame Seeds (Calcium)
- Kale (Calcium, Vitamin K)
- Spinach (Zinc, Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Iron)
- Broccoli (Vitamin C, Vitamin K)
- Nutritional Yeast (B2, B12, Iron)
How Scitec Nutrition’s plant-based range can help complement your vegan diet
Getting all of your vitamins and nutrients in during meal times can be tough, especially for those who lead hectic lifestyles.
Thankfully, through its ongoing development in the sports nutrition sector, Scitec Nutrition has created a range of plant-based supplements, perfect for those on a vegan diet or those looking to move away from traditional dairy-based supplements.