Eating a plant-based diet is one of many ways to reduce strain on the planet and Fresh Prep makes it easier for customers with its vegan meal kits.
Choosing to eat more plant-based foods drastically cuts your carbon footprint, saves water, and ensures vital crop resources are used more effectively.
Eating plants also improves the health of your gut so you are better able to absorb the nutrients from food that support your immune system. And you don’t have to miss out – vegan meals can be delicious and exceptionally nutritious. Fresh Prep’s vegan meal kits can make it even more simple and easy.
At Fresh Prep, we’re constantly trying to include as much variety as possible in our vegan meal kits while ensuring they are high in protein. Our favourite plant-powered proteins include tofu, tempeh, edamame, chickpeas and black beans.
Sometimes the inspiration from a recipe comes from a dish that isn’t traditionally intended to be vegan. A little creativity goes a long way!
Our vegan meal kit service provides inspiration to those looking to incorporate more plant-based recipes into their routine and make it easier to incorporate vegan eating into their lifestyle.
Plants yield ten times more protein per acre than meat.
Two challenges we hear home cooks mention when creating their own vegan recipes are bringing umami flavours (savouriness) and creaminess to their dish – flavours that come more easily when using meat or dairy. Read more about Umami flavours.
Common Ingredients for vegan umami include nutritional yeast, porcini mushroom powder, miso or vegetable-based stock cubes. We have searched high and low for a variety of top quality ingredients, and what we couldn’t source, we made ourselves! For example, we developed a cashew cream, made with blended soaked cashews and water, that works well in vegan recipes in place of heavy cream. Some other favourite ingredients in our vegan meal kits include vegan mayonnaise, and locally made Yoggu coconut yogurt.
We use meat alternatives in our meals too and recently added Gluten Free TMRW Ground and Big Mountain Cauli Crumble to our vegan meal kits to make sure your plant-based meals make you forget all about meat!
Veganize at home
We offer at least two vegan recipes per week but if you’re catering for a variety of tastes and dietary requirements, there are also ways to veganize our vegetarian meal kits, including:
- Swapping butter for your favourite non-dairy butter alternative product.
- Switching shredded dairy cheeses for plant-based shreds – we like the Daiya brand which is also local to Western Canada.
- Cream and milk can be swapped out for non-dairy milks or creamers.
- Fried or boiled eggs can be omitted and replaced with other plant proteins such as lentils, tofu or edamame.
*Note that if you identify as a more beginner chef, we recommend sticking to the recipe and not making alterations for best results.