Eating vegan is a very important aspect of many people’s lives. Whether for health reasons, personal preference, sustainability or all of the above, this lifestyle is growing in popularity.
Fortunately, there are more and more vegan options becoming available (and available in bulk!), making this lifestyle easier than ever. To help you in your vegan and zero-waste endeavors, we’ve compiled a list of 5 vegan health foods that you can buy in bulk and zero waste.
Keep reading to learn more and drop by the PickEco Refills shop in downtown Chilliwack or shop our selection online to find tasty vegan foods.
Nutritional yeast is a great addition to many recipes. With a unique, almost cheesy and nutty flavour, this is a delicious lactose-free and vegan cheese alternative to replace toppings like parmesan cheese or to act as the flavouring for cheesy sauces.
Nutritional yeast also contains a lot of important nutrients to help boost the nutritional value of your meal including macro and micro minerals, B vitamins, high-quality vegan protein and dietary fiber. What’s more, it’s cholesterol-free!
Sprinkle this superfood on any of your favorite snacks or add a little to your recipes for a boost of flavour and important nutrients. Smoothies, soups, bread and even many desserts taste great with a tablespoon or two of nutritional yeast added in.
Kombucha is a delicious, fizzy probiotic and vitamin-rich drink that can come in many different flavours. Though this drink has only recently become popular in North America, it’s been around for a long time and is a great way to add healthy, fermented food into the diet to aid gut health and overall well-being.
You can start adding Kombucha into your diet by drinking one-half of a cup per day, then add a little more to your routine as it feels good.
At PickEco Refills, we offer a couple of locally-crafted brands in bulk: one brewed right here in Chilliwack, and one brewed in Vancouver.
Vegan Beyond Burger Patties
Beyond Meat Burgers are not necessarily a “health” food, but they’re such a tasty vegan burger option that we just had to include them on this list! Designed to look, cook and even taste similar to a beef burger, they are quite possibly one of the best beef burger substitutes out there.
Though there’s some debate about how healthy they are, these beyond meat patties are loaded with important vitamins, minerals and vegan protein to help fill you up without any animal products.
Have you tried this vegan burger option yet? Come by our store to pick up some patties or order online.
Vegan Salad Dressings
Salad dressing is a staple in many households. It’s a simple way to add flavour to salads, provide a dip for veggies, or entice otherwise disinterested individuals to consume raw vegetables.
At PickEco Refills, we offer several vegan salad dressing options including vegan blue cheese, ranch, and caesar dressing without wasteful plastic bottles, all of which can be ordered online or picked up at the shop.
This Vancouver-made, coconut-based vegan yogurt is an excellent substitute for traditional yogurt. With several flavours to choose from, there’s sure to be something for just about anyone. Not to mention, each flavour contains only 4 to 7 ingredients, all of which are real food (no fillers or preservatives here!).
Plus, Yoggu contains coconut nectar rather than processed sugars and contains organic ingredients when possible. And as a fermented food, Yoggu is great for supporting gut health.
This is a delicious choice to eat on its own as a snack, sprinkled with your favorite toppings, or baked into delicious recipes.
Savory or sweet, snacks or sit-down meals, whatever your flavour and food preferences are, there are so many delicious vegan options to find in bulk and zero waste in our store.
Drop by the PickEco Refills store in downtown Chilliwack or shop our selections online to stock up on deliciously healthy foods and ingredients.