Just because you’ve become vegan doesn’t mean you’re ready to give up Mom’s classic nonvegan recipes. Luckily, you can often make ingredient substitutions to make those recipes vegan-friendly. Try these vegan substitutions in nonvegan recipes:

  • Use crumbled tempeh for ground beef in tacos, burritos, casseroles, pasta sauce, or old chipped beef recipes.

  • Try nutritional yeast flakes instead of Parmesan cheese on top of pasta dishes or air popped popcorn.

  • Cut up seitan to replace chunks of chicken or meat in spaghetti sauce.

  • Try shredded Daiya or Follow Your Heart brand vegan cheese instead of cow’s milk cheese in casseroles, grilled cheese sandwiches, or mac and cheese.

  • Substitute almond, rice, hemp, soy, oat, or other nut milks in place of cow’s milk for baking, cooking, or drinking.

  • Replace one egg in baking with 1/4 cup mashed tofu, 2 tablespoons of ground flaxseeds simmered with 3 tablespoons of water in a small saucepan until thickened, or 1/3 cup of mashed banana.