Why do so many people want to be a vegan? There are numerous benefits for yourself, your planet, and for animals. People are hesitant because they are afraid that they are going to miss out on so many good foods.
The good news is that there are some foods that you probably love and you won’t have to worry about missing if you are going to go vegan.
These are just some of our favorite “surprisingly vegan” foods!
1. Nutter Butters
Who doesn’t love peanut butter? Well, some vegans! Not all peanut butter is vegan, but all of the peanut butter used in Nutter Butters is vegan. As part of the Nabisco family, these sandwich cookies are tasty and look like peanuts! They taste great and actually have some health benefits.
Unfortunately, Nutter Butters also aren’t all that healthy. They have 130 calories for only two cookies. Still, they are low in saturated fat and cholesterol.
Regardless, these cookies are really tasty and will probably be the best way to satisfy your sweet tooth while still being vegan.
While not every bacon bit will fit into this group, bacon bits that you get in the shaker are actually vegan. They are made out of soy proteins. If you are looking to add some crunch to your meal, or you are worried about missing out on that smokey flavor, don’t worry any longer!
This surprisingly vegan foot can be added to soups, salads, sandwiches, eggs, pizza, baked potatoes, and so much more. They are salty, they are sweet, and they are so, so tasty.
If you are like me, you like to go back to salty chips when you are feeling sad. If you are craving a salty snack, most Doritos are accidentally vegan. My favorites, the Doritos Spicy Sweet Chili Chips, are delicious. These aren’t going to be boring chips – most other tortilla chips are vegan as well.
These chips are spicy, sweet, and have a bit of a smokey flavor that may quell your taste for meat, if you are starting to crave meat.
It is important to note that Doritos are an acquired taste but you can actually use them in so many different recipes, including as a breading, in dips, casseroles, and on top of salads.
Many Cake Mixes & Frostings
If you have a sweet tooth (and don’t we all) you will be happy to know that there are certain types of cake mixed and frostings that you can get right off the store shelf. Duncan Hines, in particular, is surprisingly vegan. You will have to look at the ingredients lists on the cake boxes to see which ones are vegan, but most are.
Here’s the thing, you still have to cook it. There are so many different swaps out that you can make to keep the cake vegan.
Of course, you need to top a cake with frosting – and luckily, most cake frosting are also vegan!
Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
Do you love bread? Me too, and there is something special about Pillsbury Crescent Rolls. They are quick to make, filling, and you can eat them in many different ways. On top of that, they are light, flaky, flavorful, and, most importantly, vegan.
While these rolls are a bit pricier than the store-brands, they actually are one of the only brands that are vegan.
Use these rolls in different recipes, as breakfast meals, in appetizers, as a quick dinner or snack. You can add whatever toppings or flavorings that you want. Use them as bread in a sandwich. Do whatever you want!
Additionally, these are a great snack to know for when the holidays roll around – at least you will have something to eat!
Ritz Crackers are the butteriest, flakiest crackers on the supermarket shelves, and they are also vegan. These little crackers make the perfect snacks but you can also incorporate them into your meals as well.
I use them to top off soup, casseroles, and even salads.
If you go vegan, you don’t have to worry about missing out on snacks!