Saying YES to LESS is all about reducing our consumption of meat and dairy for animals, people and the planet. Despite the many benefits of reducing our meat and dairy intake, the prospect of changing our diet can be daunting for some people.
Even the phrase ‘meat and dairy reduction’ can cause a negative psychological reaction as people generally don’t like to have less of something they might enjoy - even if there are a whole host of reasons why less of it might actually be a good thing.
However, reducing your consumption of meat and dairy doesn’t automatically mean having to give up all the foods you like! So many of the delicious everyday foods we already eat are plant-based (vegetables, fruits, grains, legumes, nuts, seeds etc), plus the supermarkets are now full of tasty and affordable meat and dairy alternatives.
On top of this, there are many familiar products, snacks and treats which just happen to be meat and dairy free, meaning you can continue to enjoy them as you always have. Here just some of the everyday foods you may well already have in your home which are ‘accidentally plant-based'! Do any surprise you?
Lotus Caramelised Biscuit Spread
Sunpat peanut butter (and most other peanut and nut butters)
Hartley’s jam (and most other jams, as long as they pectin instead of gelatine)
Robertson’s Golden Shred marmalade
Fox’s Party Rings
McVitie’s Ginger Nuts
Hobnobs and Choc Chip Hobnobs
Rowntree’s Fruit Pastilles (from February 2021)
Haribo Sour Rainbow Strips
Butterkist Sweet Cinema Style or Salted
Mr Kipling Apple and Blackcurrant pies
Co-op Jam and Custard Donuts
Tesco Apple Strudel
Tesco Mini Filled Churros
Just-Rol Pains Au Chocolate, Croissants and Cinnamon Rolls
Betty Crocker Devil’s Food Cake Mix
Soreen Malt loaf original, apple loaf and banana loaf
Most dark chocolate!
Fry’s Peppermint Cream
Green & Blacks Organics – most dark chocolate varieties including Dark Chocolate Mint, Ginger, Raspberry Hazelnut
Lindt Cocoa Excellence Dark Chocolate 70% and up
Ritter Sport Dark Chocolate, Coco Selection 61%, 74% and 81% and Marzipan
Kettle Chips - Sea Salt and Balsamic Vinegar, Lightly Salted, Sea Salt and Crushed Black Pepppercorn;