Vegan starter guides and nutritional charts

There are numerous guides and kick start plans around now for a eating a plant based diet, plus many recipes.

Here you can download some New Zealand based starter guides, plus check out some others online.

Vegan Society Starter Guide

Our Starter Guide contains food ideas, recipes, vegan food pyramid and nutritional information, reading lists, website links and more.

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Vegan food pyramid

Download our vegan food pyramid in A4 size or A3 size.

A handy chart you could print, laminate and put on your kitchen wall! (It’s also included with the starter guide above). The chart details vegan food sources of vitamins, minerals, protein, carbohydrates, fibre and essential fatty acids. Great for helping prepare meals.

Go Vegan Starter Kit

The Go Vegan Starter Kit is a great introduction to veganism – it has been designed to make the transition as simple as possible. It also includes an overview of animal rights issues, meal ideas, and an introduction to vegan nutrition. You can download a copy from their site or have it posted to you.

A Guide to Vegan

A Guide to Vegan Facebook page is a New Zealand based resource for vegans. It contains recipe ideas, vegan product information for items you can buy in the supermarket, and tips for where to eat out. Browse the photo albums for ideas.

Simple Happy Kitchen

Simple Happy Kitchen is a beautifully illustrated, fun website with loads of good information about plant based living, explained with the help of a crew of cute cartoon fruit and veges.

PCRM Vegan Starter Kit and Kickstart

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

You can also join their 21-day Vegan Kickstart to begin receiving tips and recipes. Based on research by Neal Barnard, M.D., one of America’s leading plant-based health advocates, this program is designed for anyone wanting to explore the health benefits of a vegan diet. This program repeats the first of each month.

Vegan pregnancy and child rearing

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