Go Vegan for Australia Day

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An easy guide on how to go vegan this Australia Day

Whether you’re a veteran vegan, a newbie vegan or looking to become one, when faced with a traditional Aussie BBQ on Australia Day, the odds are stacked against you on trying to stay meat and dairy-free.

However, there are ways to still enjoy a good old Aussie BBQ and be vegan on Australia Day, even if the smell of meat cooking is killing you on the day.

According to the latest statistics, more than two million Australians are living a meat-free life and Australia is the third fastest growing vegan market in the world. 

With an increasing number of vegans calling Australia home, Australia’s leading health retailer Healthy Life, has compiled some tips to help vegans navigate Australia Day in their own way including a vegan lamington, dairy-free cheese and a meat-free patty for the barbie.

Dairy-free Cheese:

For a truly Australian flavour, Dairy Free Down Under makes a dairy-free Cashew Cream Cheese which can be spread on crackers, or a Cheddar Style block, which can be a dairy-free substitute for cheese platters.

Vegan Patty:

The Gluten Free Food Co makes it easy for vegans to get involved with barbecuing, offering a selection of organic patty mixes including Mexican and Thai flavours, which can be transformed into a burger, taco or simply enjoyed with some salad.

Vegan Lamingtons:

Fermentanicals has created a ‘living lamington’ with jam made from blackberries and sprouted chia, cream made from coconut cream and cashews, and the chocolate coating consisting of cacao and coconut oil. This lamington is raw, vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free, and also contains a great boost of vitamins, minerals, omegas and protein, making for a healthy, gut-friendly Australia Day treat.

Click here for the Lamington Recipe.

Why not hit up your local supermarket and gather up a morsel of delicious veggies to cook on the BBQ. Our favourite, is corn, eggplant, capsicum and tomato – Yum!

Happy Australia Day

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Rebecca Wilkinson

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Rebecca is a pescatarian, who may yet one day become a vegan. She loves all things health & travel with a weakness for coffee, and is often found scouring the city for the latest tastes in breakfast smoothie bowls. If you can't find her, or she's not answering her mobile - it's probably because she's hiding in a yoga studio, working on her zen.

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