Take Advantage of Plant-Forward This St. Patrick’s Day

Plant-based eating is on the rise. Retail sales of plant-based foods in the US increased 11 percent from 2018 to 2019, making the market value for plant-based foods $4.5 billion. With that in mind, how are you going to accommodate your plant-based customers on St. Patrick’s Day? Here are some fun, simple ideas.

Vegetarian Guinness stew. This quick dish doesn’t need much tweaking. Guinness stew without the beef is vegetarian, just like that! Consider substituting tofu or another plant-based protein in place of beef.

Colcannon. Automatically plant-forward, colcannon is simply mashed potatoes with cabbage or kale mixed in. This delicious dish can be prepared quickly, and your plant-forward customers will thank you!

Vegan shepherd’s pie. 6% of US consumers say they’re vegan, up 500% since 2014. Knowing this, you’ll want to accommodate vegans as well as vegetarians. Luckily, this increase in veganism means more people are innovating with vegan twists on traditional recipes. Swap in some vegan mayonnaise, soymilk, and vegan cream cheese, and shepherd’s pie is perfect for plant-based consumers.

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Irish soda bread. By swapping milk for a non-dairy alternative, you can turn traditional soda bread into a vegan dish. Irish soda bread is a classic for St. Patrick’s Day, and your plant-forward customers will be delighted they can order some.

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