What vegan products should I use instead of egg, dairy and other animal ingredients?

Use the following conversion list to substitute ingredients with vegan animal-free products.

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 *Tip*  Add Flaxseed (finely ground) to salads, soups, pastas, even ice cream (soy or rice based, of course). My favorite dessert is Purely Decadent Vanilla Ice Cream with a teaspoon of Flaxseed and a teaspoon of salted sunflower seeds. Yum! Flaxseed is rich in Omega-3, 6 and 9 Fatty Acids and is a great source of Fiber.

Substitute for healthy dessert recipes, convert healthy vegetarian recipes, vegetarian kids and vegetarian meats to vegan choices.

  • Instead of……………….Use these vegan substitutions
  • Bacon                           Lightlife Tempeh Fakin’ Bacon Tempeh Strips,
  •                                     Smart Bacon
  •                                     Yves Canadian Bacon
  • Bacon Bits                    Frontier Bac ‘Ums Vegetarian Bits
  • Beef                             Gardein Beefless Tips or Veggie Beef Skewers (also see meat below)
  • Bread                           Ezekiel 4:9 sprouted grain
  • Burrito                          Amy’s Black Bean Burrito
  • Butter                          Earth Balance
  •                                     Spectrum Naturals
  •                                     Willow Run
  •                                     Smart Balance
  •                                     Soy Garden
  •                                     Tree of Life
  • Cheese                        Shredded: Daiya mozzarella, cheddar, pepperjack
  •                                     Singles: Vegan, Tofutti, Rice Vegan
  •                                     Parmesan: Galaxy Vegan
  •                                     Grated Topping, Nutritional Yeast (like parmy)
  •                                     Blue Cheese (soy) by Sunergia Soyfoods
  •                                     Feta (soy) by Sunergia Soyfoods                 
  • Chicken                        Health is Wealth Vegan Chicken Free Buffalo
  •                                     Wings, Chicken Free Nuggets, Chicken Free
  •                                     Patties
  •                                     Gardein Chicken Crispy Tenders, Chick’n
  •                                     Scallopini, Chipotle Lime Crispy Fingers, Chick’n
  •                                     Good Stuff, Tuscan Breasts
  •                                     Boca Chik’n Patties, Original Chik’n Nuggets
  •                                     Field Roast Celebration Roast
  •                                     Gardenburger Meatless Flame Grilled Chicken,
  •                                     Chik’n Grill, Breaded Chik’n
  •                                     Lightlife Smart Strips Chick’n Style
  •                                     Morningstar Meal Starters Chik’n Strips
  •                                     Nate’s Chicken Style Meatless Nuggets
  •                                     Tofurky Roast
  •                                     White Wave Chicken Style Seitan, Chicken Style
  •                                     Wheat Meat
  •                                     Cary Brown’s Chicken Free Chicken
  •                                     Yves Meatless Chicken Burgers, Meatless Ground
  •                                     Turkey
  • Chicken Broth              Imagine Organic No-Chicken Broth
  • Chocolate                    Trader Joe’s 70% cacao Belgian Dark Chocolate
  •                                     Seashells with Dark Truffle Filling
  • Chocolate Chips          365 Whole Foods brand Chocolate Chip Pieces
  • Chocolate Milk             Silk Chocolate, Silk mint chocolate
  • Cold Cuts                     Tofurky turkey, ham, pepperoni, bologna, philly
  •                                     style steak
  •                                     Yves turkey, ham, salami, pepperoni,
  •                                     bologna, roast beef-less, smoked chicken
  •                                     Lightlife Smart Deli turkey, ham, pepperoni,
  •                                     bologna, santa fe chick’n style
  •                                     Field Roast Lentil Sage, Wild Mushroom, Smoked
  •                                     Tomato
  • Condensed Milk           Soymilke (Soy condensed milk) great for baking
  • Crackers (Ritz)             Back To Nature Classic Rounds
  • Cream Cheese             Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese
  •                                     Galaxy Nutritional Foods Classic Plain or Chive 
  •                                     Follow Your Heart Vegan Gourmet
  • Creamer                      Silk Creamer (red container) for coffee and baking
  •                                     MimicCreme (almond & cashew cream)
  • Dips/Sauces                 Majestic Garlic Creamy Garlic
  •                                     also comes in Basil, Dill, Sun Dried Tomato
  •                                     Jalapeno or Cilantro
  •                                     *use with Gardein Crispy Tenders, Beef Skewers
  •                                     or Mushroom Bites
  • Eggs                            Bob’s Red Mill Egg Replacer (for baking)
  •                                     Ener-G Egg Replacer (for baking)
  •                                     Fantastic Foods Tofu Scrambler (use egg replacer,
  •                                     1 oz mashed tofu, 1 TBL ground Flaxseed plus 3
  •                                     TBL water, or 1/2 banana)
  •                                     Tofu Extra Firm to make your own scrambled eggs
  •                                     Amy’s Tofu Scramble in a Pocket
  •                                     Amy’s Tofu Scramble Breakfast
  • Egg Nog                       Silk Nog
  • Falafel                          Sunshine Patty frozen
  • French Toast                Van’s Non-Dairy French Toast Sticks
  • Gravy                           Hains Vegetarian Brown Gravy
  •                                     Simply Organic Vegetarian Brown Gravy
  • Ham                             Yves Meatless Ham
  • Hamburger                  Gardein Ultimate Meatless Burger
  •                                     Gardenburger (vegan) many varieties
  •                                     Amy’s Kitchen (vegan) many varieties
  •                                     Boca Vegan Original, Roasted Garlic, Roasted
  •                                     Onion
  •                                     Lightlife
  •                                     Morningstar Farms
  •                                     Turtle Island
  •                                     Yves
  • Holiday drinks              Silk Nog, Mint Chocolate, Pumpkin Spice
  • Hot Dogs                      Lightlife Smart Dogs, Tofu Pups
  •                                     Yves Meatless Jumbo Dog, Good Dog, Meatless
  •                                     Hot Dog, Tofu Dog, Chili Dogs
  •                                     Tofurky Foot Long Veggie Dogs, Franks (Original &
  •                                     Chipotle)
  •                                     SoyBoy’s Not Dogs
  • Ice Cream                    Turtle Mountain Purely Decadent (Peanut Butter
  •                                     Zig-Zag is a must), So Delicious
  •                                     Taste the Dream Rice Dream and Soy Dream (look
  •                                     for individual ice cream bars too)
  •                                     Tofutti (Cuties’ ice cream sandwiches are delicious)
  •                                     Double Rainbow soy cream and sorbet
  •                                     Edy’s Sorbet
  • Mac & Cheese             Amy’s Rice Macaroni with cheese
  • Marshmallows             Suzanne’s Ricemellow Crème
  •                                     Dandies air puffed
  •                                     Sweet and Sara
  • Mayonnaise                 Follow Your Heart Vegenaise Original, Grapeseed,
  •                                    Omega
  •                                    Nasoya’s Nayonaise
  • Meat Crumbles           Westsoy Tempeh
  •                                    Lightlife Smart Menu Crumbles
  •                                    Seitan (wheat meat)
  •                                    Tempeh
  •                                    Tofu extra firm for meat crumbles (stir-fried,
  •                                    baked, broiled or grilled)
  •                                    TVP Textured Vegetable Protein (soy)
  •                                    Boca’s Ground Burger
  •                                    Morningstar Grillers Burger Style Crumbles
  •                                    Yves Ground Round
  • Meatballs                    Nate’s Meatless Meatballs Classic, Zesty Italian or
  •                                    Savory Mushroom
  •                                    Lightlife Smart Menu Meatball Style
  • Meatloaf                     Amy’s Veggie Loaf
  •                                    Field Roast Classic Meatloaf by Artisan Vegan
  •                                    Lightlife Gimme Lean Ground Sausage Style or
  •                                    Ground Beef Style (use to make homemade
  •                                    meatloaf)
  • Milk                             Silk Soy milk and creamer (use in baking)
  •                                    Edensoy Soy or Rice milk
  •                                    Taste the Dream Rice Dream and Soy Dream milk
  •                                    WholeSoy
  •                                    Westsoy
  •                                    Vitasoy
  •                                    Almond Breeze
  •                                    MimicCreme (use in place of heavy cream)
  •                                    Soymilke (sweetened condensed milk)
  • Mushrooms                 Mushroom Bites Roasted Garlic and Olive Oil
  •                                    in frozen by Alexia
  •                                   *use Majestic Garlic sauce for dipping
  • Pancakes                    Van’s Non-Dairy Pancakes
  • Pepperoni                   Yves Meatless Pepperoni, Lightlife
  • Pie Shells                    Wholly Wholesome frozen pie shells
  • Pizza                           Ian’s Pizza Kit
  •                                    Amy’s Soy Cheese or Roasted Vegetable Rice Crust
  •                                    Tofurky Vegan Pizzas (cheese, pepperoni or italian
  •                                    sausage and fire roasted veggie)
  • Pot Pie                        Amy’s Non-Dairy Vegetable Pot Pie
  • Rice Crispy Treat        Glenny’s Rice Crispy Treats in Creamy Vanilla,
  •                                    Chocolate and Peanut Caramel
  • Salad Dressing            Follow Your Heart Creamy Garlic (like a ranch)
  •                                    Follow Your Heart Creamy Miso Ginger
  •                                    make your own with olive oil and balsamic vinegar
  • Salami                         Yves Meatless salami
  • Sausages                   Tofurky (Brats, Italian Sausage, Kielbasa, Breakfast
  •                                    Links)
  •                                    Field Roast Sausages Italian, Mexican Chipotle,
  •                                    Smoked Apple Sage
  •                                    breakfast sausages Lightlife Smart Links and
  •                                    veggie breakfast sausage by Gardenburger
  •                                    Yves veggie brats Classic and Zesty Italian
  • Sour Cream                Tofutti
  •                                    Follow Your Heart Vegan Gourmet 
  • Spring Rolls                 by Vegan Kitchen (raw/vegan fridge)
  •                                    Health is Wealth Vegetable Spring Rolls Vegan
  • Steak                          Lightlife Smart Strips Steak Style
  •                                    Morningstar Meal Starters Steak Strips 
  • Sugar                          Buy organic brands
  •                                    Agave Nectar for sweetener for baking and drinks
  • Turkey                         Tofurky Deli Slices (all flavors are great)
  •                                    Tofurky Roast  (mini stuffed roast)       
  •                                    Field Roast by Artisan Vegan (stuffed celebration)
  •                                    Gardein Stuffed Turkey
  •                                    Yves meatless ground turkey
  • Wafflles                      365 Whole Foods brand Mini
  •                                    Vans Waffles
  • Whip Topping              SoyaToo (Soy or Rice Whip in spray can)
  •                                    *I prefer it in the box & whip it up myself
  • Worcestershire           Annie’s Naturals Organic Worcestershire Sauce
  • Yogurt                         So Delicious
  •                                    Whole Soy
  •                                    Silk
  •                                    Stonyfield Farms o’soy
  •                                    drink Kombucha refrigerated tea with probiotics,
  •                                    live enzymes and detoxifiers

 

*Always read ingredients to make sure you are buying vegan (meatless, dairy free/egg free) products. Beware of animal bone char and animal derivatives. Also, some brands make both a vegan version and non-vegan, which could contain dairy, so read ingredients. There are new products coming our regularly, so once you shop in your vegan sections, look around for new ingredients that are vegan.