Thinking of going vegan? Let's talk nutrition.

A well-balanced vegan diet includes a wide variety of whole-grains, legumes, vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds. But that doesn't mean you can't still enjoy your favourite foods with a vegan twist!

Throughout this page you will find resources to help you understand what to expect when switching to a vegan plant-based lifestyle and what you need to incorporate into your diet.

Additional Resources:

Two Zesty Bananas – Founded by New Zealand doctors and whole plant-based food enthusiasts Dr Luke Wilson and Dr Mathew Hobbs. Recipes and nutritional advice.

Nutritional Facts – Find out what the latest science is saying about plant-based nutrition.  Watch free videos on more than 2000 health and nutrition topics.

Eating Out Tips – There are so many more vegan options available around New Zealand these days. Here are some handy tips put together by The Vegan Society of Aotearoa regarding eating out. 

Vegan and Plant Based Living Magazine – The Vegan Society’s quarterly magazine, New Zealand Vegan and Plant-Based Living, is packed with interesting and informative articles about being Vegan in Aotearoa. It includes features about vegan New Zealanders, recipes, lifestyle tips, cool new vegan products, info about upcoming events and much more!

A Guide to Vegan – A New Zealand based Facebook page for vegans and people interested in eating more vegan kai in Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Vegan Starter Kit – Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine have an excellent online starter kit providing nutritional information for all life stages including pregnancy & childhood.

Pregnancy & Breastfeeding – Great information on vegan pregnancy and raising children vegan can be found on the UK Vegan Society website.

Plant-Based Milk Guide – If you’re new to Veganism, choosing a plant-based milk can be overwhelming. This guide offers a great explanation of the most popular vegan milks in the supermarkets.