My 5 Favourite Vegan Food and Wine Items available at Sainsbury's!
This list is for those days when reaching for a ready meal in the fridge is the most effort you can spend on lunch.
Grocery shopping is currently a risky task and it's difficult to experiment shop when on top of this, your paycheque has taken a dip and you're worried about job security.
I've made a list of my favourite tried, tested and frequently bought vegan products currently available at Sainsbury's Supermarkets in store and online to help you with your vegan eating journey. Each item listed includes links, their ingredients and prices so you can feel prepared when you walk into the store.
Sainsbury's Taste the Difference Pomodoro Sauce
Found in: The Pizza and Pasta Fridge Aisle
Urgh it’s SO GOOD! This is my favourite accidentally vegan tomato sauce that’s usually always available. I don’t like long life sauce very much for lack of flavour but this one is fairly healthy given that I recognise all of the ingredients.
I use this when I’m too lazy to make tomato sauce or I need to add a little flavourful tomato and basil taste to quinoa or soup.
Ingredients: Tomato (70%), Cherry Tomatoes (10%), Sun-Dried Tomato Paste (9%) (Sun-dried Tomatoes, Tomato Paste, Sunflower Oil, Sugar, Salt, Basil, Rosemary, Garlic Puree), Onion, Extra Virgin Olive Oil (3%), Rapeseed Oil, Basil, Sea Salt, Garlic Puree, Demerara Sugar, Balsamic Vinegar (Red Wine Vinegar, Grape Must Concentrate), Black Pepper.
Free From Macaroni Cheese (Pictured above)
Found in: The Free From Fridge
Not all Vegan Mac and Cheese is made equal, especially when it’s ready made microwave food. It's my favourite food of all time, so believe me when I say that the Sainbury's own brand vegan mac and cheese is dang delicious! I have to avoid buying it most of the time because it’s addictive.
It's a perfect quick comfort dish that is also gluten free! I highly recommend adding slices of Quorn Vegan Smoky Ham Slices to your bowl.
Ingredients: Cooked Gluten Free Pasta (38%) (Rice Flour, Wholegrain Rice Flour, Water, Maize Flour, Quinoa, Rapeseed Oil, Emulsifier: Mono- and Diglycerides of Fatty Acids), Coconut-Based Alternative to Milk (Filtered Water, Coconut Milk, Grape Juice Concentrate, Calcium Phosphate, Emulsifier: Sucrose Esters of Fatty Acids; Sea Salt, Colour: Carotenes, Vitamin D2, Vitamin B12), Water, Coconut-Based Alternative to Soft Cheese (10%) (Water, Coconut Oil, Soya Protein Concentrate, Salt, Spirit Vinegar, Acidity Regulator: Lactic Acid; Yeast Extract, Flavourings, Sugar, Thickener: Carrageenan; Colour: Carotenes), Onion, Grated Cheddar-Style Coconut-Based Alternative to Cheese (Water, Coconut Oil, Modified Potato Starch, Gluten Free Oat Fibre, Maize Starch, Salt, Modified Maize Starch, Thickeners: Carrageenan; Guar Gum, Yeast Extract, Flavourings, Acidity Regulator: Lactic Acid; Sodium Lactate, Colour: Carotenes), Cornflour, Carrot, Gelling Agent: Pectin; Salt, Mustard Powder, White Pepper, Nutmeg, Bay.
Ciabatta Garlic Breadsticks
Found in: The Oven Bread Aisle
Who doesn’t like DIY Garlic bread? This feels fancier and is easier to portion out for a single meal than a big baguette. Their Garlic Bread is Accidentally Vegan and can be popped into a freezer to oven whenever you want. I usually pop this in the oven while I'm making the above two dishes too!
Ingredients: Fortified Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin), Water, Extra Virgin Olive Oil (17%), Chopped Garlic (2.0%), Flat Leaf Parsley, Rapeseed Oil, Salt, Concentrated Lemon Juice, Yeast.
Found in: The Vegetarian Fridge and Freezer Sections
These are fantastic veggie sausages! Filled with mushrooms and seasoned with rich flavours, I remember the first time I tried these and it was one of the most exciting moments! They are peppery and can be eaten with Mashed Potatoes, Pasta or in between two slices of bread with ketchup. (During the COVID-19 Pandemic only the freezer version of these are available online)
Ingredients: Mushroom, Water, Brown Rice (11%), Pea Flour, Spinach (8%), Peas (8%), Kidney Beans (6%), Spring Onion, Avocado (5%), Vegan Cheese (4%) (Water, Coconut Oil, Modified Maize Starch, Potato Starch, Sea Salt, Preservative:Ascorbic Acid; Flavourings, Colour: Beta-carotene; Vitamin B12), Pea Fibre, Pea Starch, Yeast Extract, Stabiliser:Methyl Cellulose; Salt, Rice Flour, Mint, Maize Flour, Dill, Cracked Black Pepper, Preservative:Sodium Metabisulphite (Sulphites); Mace, Maize Starch, Dextrose.Sausages Coated in Sodium Alginate Casing.
Sainsburys Taste the Difference Vinedos Barrihuelo Rioja Crianza
Found in: The Wine Aisle
This red wine from Sainsbury’s is one of my favourite wines! It’s super smooth and easy to drink and I absolutely love that it’s labelled vegan! I take it to dinner parties with my friends and we all love this so I promise it's truly a tried and tested item. They usually have this on sale so if you're out of wine and craving something new and fancy I recommend trying this.
Ingredients: Not Specified Online
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