If you’re not careful, breakfast can turn into the same thing every day- and you will probably get bored and uninspired by your choice of food in the mornings. Here are some vegan alternatives that will get you excited about your first meal of the day again. 

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Mindful Bites Chocolate Spreads 

Mindful Bites, the premium brand of plant-based gourmet foods, sustainably made from farm to fork, is proud to announce the launch of their newest plant-based chocolate & hazelnut spreads, available exclusively at Whole Foods Market throughout March, with further listings on Ocado and high-end retailers going live in April.

The range comes in 2 flavours, Chocolate & Hazelnut Spread plus Dark Chocolate & Hazelnut Spread. Both flavours, retailing at RRP £4.99, are available in beautifully designed recyclable glass jar with aluminium lid (185g), perfect for home consumption as well as gifting.

Lizi's Super Muesli 

The nation's much-loved breakfast brand, Lizi's, are very excited to announce the launch of Lizi's Super Muesli! 

The brand new delicious and health boosting Super Muesli is designed to give you a boost to kick-start the day, whatever you may be facing. 

Lizi's Super Muesli comes in four delightful variants, packed full of added vitamins and minerals as well as good-for-you natural ingredients. Like Lizi's famous granola, it is also vegan friendly.

Available in Waitrose stores from 9th March, RRP £4.00. 

Crispy Facon 

The ‘crispy facon’ kits cost just £1.50 each and use fresh vegetables and flavourings, rather than highly-processed meat substitutes.

It’s made using 350g of wide, peeled parsnip slices that form the mass of the vegan ‘facon’, which are dabbed dry with kitchen roll to ensure the classic crispy texture once cooked.

A marinade containing liquid smoke, yeast, garlic, soy sauce and black pepper is then used to coat them and provide the typical meaty flavour that many Brits know and love.

After around half an hour of soaking up the bacon flavourings, the healthy vegan substitute is ready to remove from the fridge and cook.

Home cooks simply need to place the slices into a pre-heated regular oven on a lined baking tray for around 12 to 15 minutes.

Not only can they be used to replace bacon in Brits favourite breakfasts, but the vegan substitute is also suitable using in plant-based quiches, pastas and other recipes.

As well as being cheaper than ‘normal’ bacon, this vegan version is significantly lower in calories, fat and salt too when put up against similar meat-based slices.

The marinated parsnip strips contains 118 calories, 5.7g of fat (0.5g saturated) and 1.4g of salt per 100g, compared to strips of supermarket bought, smoked streaky bacon that contain 341 calories, 26g of fat (11g saturated) and 3.4g of salt per 100g once grilled.

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Sweet Freedom 

Sweet Freedom, the multi Great Taste Award winning plant-based brand, is thrilled to announce the launch of its NEW CARAMEL and VANILLA SYRUPS.

Unlike the standard thin, watery coffee syrups out there, Sweet Freedom’s new syrups are incredibly versatile and thick enough to drizzle perfectly over your pancakes, porridge, waffles, yoghurt, chopped fresh fruit and more.

Better still, you can use as a substitute for regular sugar and syrups for ‘better for you baking’, from flapjacks and cookies to cakes and muffins... you can now enjoy many more sweet ‘treats’ with your halo intact!

Known for their all-natural ‘everyday indulgence’ range - with a huge Slimming World and Weightwatchers fan base - Sweet Freedom now have 15 products in their sweet syrup and spreads range to choose from.

  • Only 13 calories per teaspoon
  • Only 3 ingredients
  • 100% natural
  • Plant based / vegan
  • NO refined sugar
  • Sweetened only with fruit extracts
  • NO artificial anything!
  • GMO free
  • Source of fibre

Sainsbury’s will be launching on their hot beverages shelf from 3rd February and Ocado are also launching online.

350g, RSP £3.29

B.fresh Bircher Bowls 

Tricky morning choices are a thing of the past, as the new bowls are vegan friendly, dairy free, gluten free, high in fibre and even count as one of your five-a-day. What’s more, they are low in sugar and contain no sweeteners, preservatives or artificial additives.

Available in two flavours, Berry Bircher and Apple Bircher, the bowls combine B.fresh’s signature cold pressed juices with gluten-free British jumbo oats to create a delicious and nutritious breakfast bursting with health credentials. The Berry Bircher combines oats with apple, blackcurrant, blueberry, blackberry, carrot and beetroot juice as well as chicory root for a fierce health hit, while the Apple Bircher includes 62.7% apple juice and puree paired with spinach, kale and lemon juice, again finished off with chicory root.

New York Bakery Bagels 

The UK’s #1 bagel baker, New York Bakery Co., is introducing two gluten-free varieties to its range for the first time: Original with Sourdough and Seeded.

The bagels are boiled and baked New York style, perfect for those with a gluten-free diet who want to enjoy an authentic taste of the Big Apple.

Available in packs of four, the bagels are vegan-friendly and completely free of gluten, wheat and egg. They are individually-wrapped, making them easy to store in the freezer. 

The new additions are boiled and baked using high-quality ingredients and a carefully baked recipe. This authentic method offers a chewy texture and light, crispy crust, synonymous with the delis of NYC.

Naturally high in fibre, New York Bakery Co.’s gluten-free bagels are a great option for breakfast and lunch. Enjoyed toasted or just as they are, they can be topped or filled with both sweet and savoury ingredients for a satisfying meal. Try them with lashings of cream cheese and smoked salmon, layers of pastrami for a traditional Reuben, or keep it simple with butter and jam.

The New York Bakery Co. gluten-free bagels are available in Tesco now at an RRP of £2.59 per pack of four.

Sweet Freedom Palm Oil Free Chocolate Spread 

Janine Loves Breakfast Bombs 

Janine Loves Breakfast Bombs will be available to order from the 1st December with a limited edition flavour – ‘Mulled Wine’ (available only throughout December) on  www.janineloves.co.uk those wanting to get a first taste of this new sensation can order now through www.MatchaNow.com

La Boulangère Vegan Pain Au Chocolats

The French pastry brand has created plant-based pastries which allows vegans, flexitarians and those who are looking to reduce their dairy consumption to savour the taste of a traditional delicacy without compromising on their lifestyle choices. Instead of using butter, these are made with shea butter – the new vegan alternative that we’ll all be going crazy for in 2020!

Both products are available to buy now from Sainsbury’s, Ocado and Morrisons, retailing at £2.75.

CHAM

A new alternative to classic jam, often packed to the nines with sugar, CHAM is made up of nothing but fresh fruit + bound by omega-3 rich chia seeds for that added jam-like texture.

CHAM comes in 3 delicious vegan + gluten-free flavours: Strawberry / Blueberry / Raspberry

www.eatcham.com

The Great British Porridge Co. 

The Great British Porridge Co. produces 100% natural, instant porridges and recently appeared on Dragon’s Den, receiving offers from all five dragons! 

If you’re searching for a protein and fibre rich breakfast, these naturally sweet porridges are sure to appeal, plus they're vegan, dairy and gluten free. A super speedy choice when time is tight, the porridges are packed with ethically-sourced fruit, nuts and seeds and British wholegrain oats. 

Choose from three nutritious flavours: Red Berry & Pumpkin Seed, Blueberry & Banana and Strawberry & Peanut Butter. Preparing this warming breakfast couldn’t be simpler - just tear open the pack, add boiling water, stir in and in just 60 seconds, you can tuck in!

Available from Sainsbury’s, Wholefoods Market, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols and selected retailers nationwide, £3.99 for 385g bag. 

For more information visit www.greatbritishporridgeco.co.uk 

Del Monte Squeezie 

Every pack counts as a portion of fruit, these pouches are a great way to get five fruit & veg a day. No added sugar or artificial ingredients.

The Squeezie kids snacking range, made from 100% real fruit, comes in three flavours:

  • Apple, Strawberry & Banana – the perfect blend for an energy-boosting snack bursting with vitamins C and E. Apple, strawberry and banana are a fruity match made in Squeezie heaven!
  • Apple & Mango – known as the “king of the fruits," mango is nutritionally rich and an excellent source of vitamin A, making this an ideal snack for your little prince or princess.
  • Apple, Strawberry & Blueberry – they say all good things come in small packages, and blueberries are just that! Packed with vitamin C, fibre and other antioxidants, your kids are sure to love this as much as you do.

They are available in ASDA stores nationwide at 50p per pouch or 7 for £3. 

Earlybirds 

Earlybirds launches a fresh ingredient snacking drink, that has no added sugar, high-in-fibre, in a compostable bottle, in 2 delicious flavours: Berry Bircher and Mango & Oats (£2.25/ bottle). Earlybirds is a new nutritious snack or breakfast drink first coming to market in late 2019. Using fresh and natural ingredients, Earlybirds aims to make mornings easier by providing healthy and convenient solutions to breakfast/snacking while minimising the environmental impact with a compostable bottle made from sugarcane.

Earlybirds is available to purchase online at https://earlybirds.co/ and is in selected Sainsbury’s stores now 

William's Conserve

Lovingly made in Histon, Cambridgeshire, using only specially selected British grown fruit, each recipe is crafted with care using four simple ingredients. William’s Conserve selects only the finest British fruit varieties for its premium conserves, including; Elsanta Strawberries, Glen Ample Raspberries and Ben Hope Blackcurrants. Its stylish jar and sleeve make a beautiful addition to any kitchen table.

You can really taste the difference

From tantalising toast, to super scones or a victorious sponge served with a side of William’s Conserves will help make any occasion gloriously special.

The new offerings include; Strawberry, Raspberry and Blackcurrant.

For a truly British experience, head to your local supermarket to pick up a jar of William’s Conserve now!

Stockist: Sainsbury’s, Asda and Ocado

Dorset Cereals Spectacular Grains 

The Spectacular Grains collection will add three new sensational cereals to Dorset Cereals’ range of mueslis and granolas, complete with striking wood-effect packaging.

Raspberries & apple with toasted spelt & popped buckwheat – starring a delicious blend of grains, including toasted spelt flakes and popped buckwheat, zingy raspberries and sliced apple. Interestingly, buckwheat isn’t actually related to wheat. It shares a family with rhubarb and sorrel and has been used for thousands of years in cuisines around the world.

Apricots and papaya with toasted spelt & popped quinoa – an exciting mix of grains, including toasted spelt flakes and popped quinoa with aromatic papaya, tropical pineapple and tangy apricot. Quinoa has been on our menus for over 4,000 years. Known as the ‘Mother Grain’ by the Incas, who grew the leafy, red plant high up in the Andes, quinoa is actually an incredibly versatile seed, related to spinach.

Blackberries & fig with toasted spelt & popped sorghum – a glorious combination of grains, including toasted spelt flakes and popped sorghum with zippy blackberries and floral figs. Sorghum is an ancient grain that was first grown on the African plains. Brilliantly versatile, sorghum can be eaten whole or ground into a flour – it can even be used to make beer!

The amazing fusion of flavours and textures will bring excitement to your own breakfast table. Alongside their vegan and vegetarian credentials, these cereals are also high in fibre. So select your spoon, take a seat and enjoy breakfast on the slow.

The Spectacular Grains collection is available in Waitrose from 30th April 2018 at an RRP of £3.49 for 500g of breakfast deliciousness.

For more information on Dorset Cereals, please visit: https://www.dorsetcereals.co.uk

Nush In A Rush

UK first free-from yoghurt in a tube!

Adult and child-friendly snack sized yoghurts that are perfect for on-the-go lunches!

Flavours: Strawberry and Blueberry

RRP: £2.99(5x40g tubes)

Stockist: Ocado

Deliciously Ella's Breakfast Range 

Deliciously Ella’s New Breakfast Range: Original Granola, Nutty Granola and Bircher Muesli will be available in Waitrose and Ocado from 26th July - RRP: £3.99.

Pip and Nut 

The Limited Edition Chocolate Coconut Hazelnut Butter (RRP. £3.95) , Crunchy Peanut Butter (RRP. £2.30) and Crunchy Almond Butter (RRP. £3.95) launch at Sainsbury’s, Whole Foods and Ocado.com in June.  

MOMA Coconut & Chia Porridge

£1.49 for a 60g pot, stocked in Sainsbury’s, Waitrose and Ocado.

Dorset Cereals Bircher Muesli Raspberry and Blackcurrant 

Of The Earth Power Pots

For more details visit www.otesuperfoods.com. Now available from Amazon, Planet Organic, direct from the OTE website and local health stores.

Orgran, Quinoa Porridge

Made with quinoa and a blend of wholegrain, the range consists of 7 sachets, perfect for work and keeping at your desk. RRP: £4.99 sold at Ocado (online).

Lizi's Granola 

Lizi's Granola is available in all major supermarkets.

Pollen and Grace 

Cherry and almond compote with a creamy coconut porridge. Gluten free oats and toasted almond flakes make this a filling, healthy breakfast choice which is rich in fibre and low GI. £3.95

Hooba No Meat Sausage

Perfect for vegans, vegetarians or simply those looking to cut down on their meat consumption, Hooba’s products are made entirely from a blend of exotic mushrooms (grown right here in the UK) that look and taste just like meat.

Dorset Cereals Ultimate Adventures Collection 

For more information on Dorset Cereals please visit: https://www.dorsetcereals.co.uk.

Fuel 

CHUNKY GRANOLA

FUEL10K granola is an awesome energy provider with protein, fibre and vitamins all there to make your day a little easier to handle. RRP £2.69. Stockists include ASDA and Tesco.

PROTIBRICK

Our super-sized cereal biscuits are packed with vitamins and high in protein, iron and tons of fibre as well as being 100% wholegrain wheat. RRP £2.69. Stockists include ASDA, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons.

Original Porridge Sachets

Cherry and Berry Spelt Flakes 

Sharpham Park, the champion of British spelt, is delighted to announce the launch of Cherry & Berry Spelt Flakes. Bursting with cherries, raspberries and blackberries, the flakes are full of flavour and a good source of slow release energy; a delicious breakfast for the whole family to enjoy. This tempting new cereal is available in Waitrose and online at www.sharphampark.com now.


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