Here, we explore how to make changes to our diet to help us eat healthily and more sustainably.
Sustainable eating is about choosing foods that are healthful to the environment and our bodies.
How we eat and what we eat has negatively impacted the planet, from grazing livestock, overfishing, and deforestation. Food production is not only the greatest driver of wildlife loss, it also is a leading cause of climate change.
A recent study finds that making adjustments to your diet and going vegan is the single best way to to reduce our environmental impact.
Two plant-based meals a day cuts your food-related carbon emissions by 50%, and switching to a plant based diet could reduce agricultural emissions by as much as 73% in high income nations.
Although it is clear that adopting a plant-based diet has an impact on the environment, it is important to have a balanced vegan diet as some vegans can be at risk of missing out on important nutrients.
Research is key to having a balanced plant-based diet. Look into what food provides what nutrients such as protein, iron, B12, calcium, omega 3 and zinc. Introduce supplements if you have to.
Read our Easy Vegan Food Swaps for a Plant-Based Diet Blog for tips on going vegan and savvy swaps with The Skinny Food Co Products.
Transition at your own pace - in the majority of cases, turning vegan doesn't happen overnight. By making simple adjustments to your diet can help you reduce your carbon footprint and ensure you're eating a balanced diet.
Also look out for products that contain zero palm oil and sustainable palm oil.
Vegan alternatives and products are becoming more and more accessible in leading supermarkets, even Restaurants and Cafes are introducing more vegan options for people to enjoy.
Here at the Skinny Food Co we have are very conscious of our environmental impact whilst producing healthier alternatives to the foods we consume.
By switching to Skinny Food Co, you will not only dramatically decrease your sugar and calorie intake, you'll also be taking steps to reduce your carbon footprint.
Zero Palm Oil
We are very proud to say that all our products contain zero palm oil.
Palm oil leads to an increase in deforestation and increased carbon emissions contributing to climate change. Carbon is release into the environment when farmers expand their farming areas by converting forest into large scale palm oil plantation.
An increase in deforestation is a result of high demand for palm oil, therefore contributing to the expansion of palm oil plantations resulting in the destruction of tropical forests.
Palm oil is the leading cause of habitat loss and contributes to the extinction of species, including the orangutan population. Every year it is estimated that between 1,000 to 5,000 orangutans are killed in Palm Oil concessions.
80% of our Products are Vegan
80% of our products are now vegan and we are currently developing new formulas for our non-vegan products to be made vegan.
All our products are made with recyclable packaging and can easily be recycled.
Having These Conversations
Here at The Skinny Food Co we find it extremely important to have these conversations to continuously work towards bettering ourselves and reducing our carbon footprint.
We are always trying to find new ways to improve our Environmental Strategy and provide information on how to reduce your impact on the plane
So, what savvy swaps can you make to eat more sustainably?
Finally, an environmentally friendly Peanut Butter at an affordable price.
If you love Peanut Butter Spread then there's no reason you shouldn't enjoy our 100% Pure Dry Roasted Peanut Butter. Available in Smooth and Crunchy in a handy 350g Recyclable Jar. Our Peanut Butter contains 0 Palm Oil, No Added Sugar or Salt. Literally, Just, PURE Peanuts.
Thankfully there is over 26 servings per jar and it's just 99 calories per 15g serving size. You can enjoy our PURE Peanut Butter without a high price tag. At only £3.99 per 350g - that's less than 16p per 15g serving.
Chocoholics, we have your next fix.
Not only are our chocaholic spreads absolutely DELICIOUS, but they are also completely palm oil free and vegetarian friendly.
Finally you can now satisfy your sweet tooth with our delicious vegan, zero palm oil and Zero Calorie* Chocolate Fudge Cake Syrup however you desire! Similar to our Zero Calorie Chocolate Syrup but with a creamy, buttery twist, you won't be able to get enough of this cake flavoured syrup.
Sometimes you can't beat a good old cake!
We're promoting healthy eating from home and our low sugar Home Baking Kits will help you knock up a fantastic family treat that the kids will even love helping make.
All our zero palm oil Baking Mixes are really simple and easy to use and packed full of flavour without all the sugar! Give them a try today.
Here at The Skinny Food Co, we have an array of healthy snacks that also contain zero palm oil.
Picture your favourite chocolate snack pot, and trust us when we say, this tastes even better. And the best bit? It’s low calorie, low sugar and palm oil free.
It’s an ideal on the go convenient more-ish snack which will curb your sweet cravings and leave you feeling happy and satisfied!
Introducing Skinny #NotGuilty Low Sugar Zero Palm Oil Peanut Butter Cups - coming to you in four mouth-watering flavours.
Milk Chocolate #NotGuilty Bites are Guilt Free & Gluten Free! Lavishly tasty with no-added sugar these Crispies are delightfully sweet satisfying cravings for less than 100 calories! They also have an impressive 7.7g of protein per pack so are an ideal #NotGuilty protein snack for on the go.
Chocolate Lovers, we have a treat for you… Introducing our Skinny Malts, a healthy alternative snack that you will absolutely love! Crunchy, crispy, cereal, engulfed in smooth, mouth-watering, decadent chocolatey delight.
Skinny Malts are delightfully sweet and ever so crunchy, satisfying cravings for less than 100 calories!
Chocaholics - we have your next fix.
Our guilt free Skinny Chocaholic Drops are packed full of flavour to satisfy your chocolatey needs. Our Milk Chocolate Drops are not only delicious, they are low sugar and low calorie with only 86 calories per tube and 90% less sugar!
Suitable for diabetics, vegetarians and perfect for those who may be slimming or counting calories.