I've been Vegan ( without soya) for three years now, I'd been vegetarian since I was age 4, but due to being in & out of hospital for over a year , admitted to hospital over 23 times & having had a awful time, I then had my son , and started breast feeding .
Well , it turned out our little man was allergic to dairy , eggs & soya . Since I'd not eaten for almost 10 months due to having a really bad reaction to pregnancy known as hyperemisis , and other things , I was thrilled to be eating properly again .... THAT lasted 2 weeks . Then we found out our baby had the allergies.
I became vegan in a day , and life got very frustrating .
The other day we visited wholefoods market in Cheltenham to stock up on essentials for a healthy vegan life . ( I wrote a review here)
A few of the things I tried I loved, and a few I hated , but I'll get to that in another post .
What I wanted to concentrate on in this post was talking about / reviewing the Goodlife , which I really love!
They are so delicious & tick all the boxes for me . Here is a breakdown of the ingredients & nutritional info : ( I've been worried I'm not getting enough proteins / fermented foods so this meal was great as a quick lunch )
The thing I liked best was the mango purée, of which I am a huge fan of, it wasn't mixed into the rest of the mix inside , it was almost like a little parcel of sauce which oozed out when you cut into it , totally lush & unexpected .Ingredients list : Chickpeas, wheatflour, tomato, mango purée (11%), onion, puy lentils
(7%), rapeseed oil, water, dried potato, coriander, petits pois (4%),
spinach (2%), tomato purée, cornflour, onion powder, salt, cumin, garlic
purée, garlic powder, nigella seeds, yeast, turmeric, black pepper,
chilli powder, yeast extract, allspice, cardamom, nutmeg, ginger, bay,
clove, cassia, cayenne pepper.
Price I would score these 4/5
Taste I would score these 5/5
Cooking ease score : 5/5
Suitable for little mouths : Yes ( not too spicey)
(Nutricanal Info: 244kCals, 6.9g Protein,
8.1g (0.7g saturates)
7.3g Fiber 0.7g Salt)
They are so great for a quick meal , they're not organic, but they contain no baddies really and they're gluten free.
I had my Goodlife Spicy Lentil & Vegetable Wedge with Salad, peppers, Vegusto mild Aramaic dairy / soya vegan cheese , Raw Vibrant Living sauerkraut ,lemon & coriander houmous and lightly drizzled it in wholefoods fresh & wild omega 3,6,9 oil .