Strictly You is thrilled to announce that we have added Vegan recipes to our food plan preferences, in addition to our extremely popular meat, pescatarian and vegetarian menu options.
Vegan diets are becoming increasingly common and can offer many health benefits including protection from chronic diseases (as well as benefiting the environment), so long as they are varied and well-balanced.
The Strictly You vegan meal plan is designed to increase diet variety, be safe and sustainable long-term. Unlike other meal plans, our meals also provide a healthy balance of protein, fat and carbohydrate. The protein sources are widely varied (including legumes, meat replacements, nuts and seeds, and tofu), which ensures the best nutrient variety for optimal health.
Nutrients that could be lacking in a vegan diet include iron, calcium, zinc, Vitamin B12 and omega-3 fatty acids. All have been considered and accounted for.
Vitamin B 12 is essential for red blood cell development and nervous system maintenance. Typically, animal products are rich sources of vitamin B12, however meat replacements are fortified with B12 and iron, so are recommended to be included in your usual eating patterns. Marmite, low salt vegemite, nuts and seeds also contain vitamin B12 and have been incorporated for this reason. It is possible that you may still require a B12 supplement. It is recommended this be discussed with your doctor.
The use of complementary nutrients have been included, for example multiple foods rich in vitamin C together with iron containing foods, to boost iron absorption. The calcium provision across the entire meal plan has been assessed to ensure adequacy, and omega-3 rich foods included in main meals as well as snack options.
Check out our Strictly You vegan food plans today with our flexible menu selections!