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11 Vegan Ingredient Swaps That Every Kid Needs to Know About

So you’ve already made the compassionate decision to stop eating food made from animal parts, and now you’re looking for ways to “veganize” your favorite nonvegan recipes, eh? Well, fear not! We’re here to help. Just follow these simple tips when you’re cooking with your family:

1. Replace one egg with 2 tablespoons of water, 1 tablespoon of oil, and 2 teaspoons of baking powder. This is a great egg replacer because it doesn’t have much flavor and it makes baked goods rise.

2. Swap chicken broth for vegetable broth in any soups or noodle dishes.


3. Instead of shredded meats, try jackfruit. Yes, this is a real fruit, and it is yummy and good for you and feels the same as shredded meats—but without the cruelty.

4. Instead of using mayo on your sandwiches, try using hummus. Or try an egg-free mayo, like Vegenaise or Just Mayo.


5. Cow’s milk is made for calves, so it’s not good for us humans. Plus, the dairy industry is really bad to animals. So instead of supporting it, replace cow’s milk with a nondairy milk, like almond, hemp, soy, rice, or oat

6. Use “aquafaba” (the liquid from a can of chickpeas) instead of egg whites. Yes, this works, and it is very tasty.


7. Swap yogurt made with cow’s milk with a dairy-free option like So Delicious.

8. Replace 1 cup of buttermilk with 1 cup of unsweetened nondairy milk and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. Whisk (or stir) together until it’s creamy.

9. Instead of honey, which hurts bees, try agave. It’s so yummy that it’ll sweeten up anybody’s day!

10. For chewy baked goods like brownies and cookies, replace one egg with half of a ripe banana.


11. When baking a cake, swap out butter for the same amount of mashed avocado. Your parents will love this change because the vegan version is much healthier.

There you have it—veganizing your favorite nonvegan recipes is as easy as (animal-free) pie! Now pass this guide along to your friends and family and get cooking!