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Charity Releases ‘Food Fortification for Vegans’ Guide to Mark National Vegan Month November 2021

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A comprehensive guide showing how to use vegan, dairy-free alternatives to fortify food with calories and protein.


Vegetarian for Life’s colourful new 24-page guide equips caterers with the knowledge to fortify foods for someone following a vegan or milk-free diet.

Often dairy products or whey protein powder are used, leaving chefs and even dietitians stumped for alternative ideas.

Vegetarian for Life’s new guide is here to help. Packed with recipes, including light meals, mains, puddings, snacks and drinks, there are plenty of ideas and inspiration for fortifying dishes without dairy.

From a flavoursome satay tofu through to protein-packed cashew nut cream – and even a decadent crème brûlée – this guide is full of ways to add those extra calories and protein without the dairy.

You’ll find the calories and protein calculated for each recipe; a table of protein-rich ingredients that can be used to fortify foods; and ideas for dairy-free fortification of snacks and drinks.

Chef Ollie Bragg who developed the recipes said: “Ensuring residents get enough calories and protein when appetite is low can be tricky. This can seem even more challenging when your go-to dairy fortification methods can’t be used. These delicious recipes will show you how to increase calories without compromising on taste.”

Download a copy here, order a paper copy here, or call Vegetarian for Life on 0161 257 0887.

vegan self-advocacy

If you would like further guidance online or in person, Vegetarian for Life’s meat-free 101 training and bespoke fortification training are the perfect way to increase your team’s skills and confidence. Visit Vegetarian for Life’s website or email for more information or to book.

At Vegetarian for Life, care caterers often contact us, concerned that a vegetarian or vegan resident living with dementia has lost this part of their identity, and is now ‘asking for meat’, or picking it from others’ plates. This presents a huge barrier to individuals eating in line with their religious or philosophical beliefs.

Carers don’t want to distress a vegetarian or vegan by ignoring their present wishes, and may reluctantly give in to such requests. Visit Vegetarian for Life’s website for guidance on navigating this difficult terrain, and to find out more about the charity’s Memory Care Pledge, or other support for care establishments.


Mandy Kloppers
Author: Mandy Kloppers

Mandy is a qualified therapist who treats depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, trauma, and many other types of mental health issues. She provides online therapy around the world for those needing support and also provides relationship counselling.

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