As a card-carrying carnivore, going fully vegan gives me the fear. Yes, I understand that a plant-based diet is ultimately better for the environment. But, well, I really like steaks, burgers and rotisserie chicken. Plus, I’m a massive fan of cheese, which is another no-no in the world of veganism.
Now don’t get me wrong, there have been times when I’ve dabbled in vegetarian and vegan dishes in the past. These were usually at specialist restaurants or cafes, mind. Making the same sort of tasty vegan dishes at home is tricky. I’m not a bad cook, but when it comes to making a full meal without meat, I tend to lack the finesse needed to deliver a star dish that’s completely plant-based. So, I don’t. But I was still intrigued by the benefits of a vegan diet so I sought help.
Dubai-based Freakin’ Healthy has launched Root’d – a vegan meal plan that takes the legwork out of delicious meals. It consists of breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack and is delivered to your door. In short, it’s never been easier to give veganism a whirl.
As someone who has been on similar food plans before, I can tell you that the worst part is always the lack of variety. Before long everything starts to taste the same and opening each bag to see what’s inside becomes a fairly depressing exercise in disappointment. I only did Root’d for five days, but I’m pleased to report that it doesn’t suffer the same fate.