Whether you are just starting on a vegan diet or committed to the lifestyle, we have created this vegan dessert guide to help you make choices. With a huge range of vegan products available in our store, we have plenty of advice and tips to pass on.
What desserts can vegans eat?
Vegan’s commitment to embracing plant-based ingredients and avoiding animal-derived products might seem to limit to dessert choices. Eggs and dairy are common ingredients across many of our favourite sweet treats for example. Vegans need to avoid other ingredients such as honey, gelatin and animal-based flavours and colourings.
The good news is that the range of desserts vegans can eat is ever-expanding. Plant-based egg and dairy alternatives are becoming more popular meaning the range of baked desserts and cakes available to vegans is now bigger than ever. Fruit, nut and even vegetable based desserts are clearly favourites too. Vegans can therefore go to town treating themselves with a range of cookies, brownies, chocolates, truffles, carrot cakes, vegan cheesecakes, sorbets, fruit compotes and even vegan ice-creams. There’s no reason to miss out at all.
What counts as a vegan dessert?
Veganism means a diet free of all animal-derived products and ingredients. It is relatively easy to avoid dairy and eggs, for example, by avoiding traditional pastries and baked desserts. However, sweets can have harder to spot animal-derived ingredients too such as gelatine, whey and carmine. It pays to be on your guard, however it is worth noting all Planet Organic Vegan Desserts are guaranteed to be 100% plant-based.
Where can I buy vegan desserts?
If you’re wondering how to stock up on your favourite vegan desserts, there are a range of helpful products available through Planet Organic’s vegan range. So if you’re looking for everyday puddings or treats, we can help you.
Are vegan desserts healthier?
Vegan desserts are not inherently “healthier” than other conventional desserts. They can sometimes be more appropriate for those on gluten-free diets and with other dietary requirements, but can just switch animal-based fats and calories for high calorie, high sugar plant-based ingredients. This means cookies, cakes and other puddings should probably still be considered a treat. As ever, it’s a case of carefully checking ingredients and balancing health and well-being with tasty goodness.
Are vegan desserts good for diabetics?
Many vegan desserts are suitable for diabetics providing they are low fat, have a low GI index and are aligned with your blood sugar management plans. If in doubt, it was worth getting medical advice.