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Vegan meals are meals that do not include any animal-derived ingredients. They are entirely plant-based, focusing on fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts and seeds. The combination of health considerations, environmental and ethical concerns, increased vegan recipes at social media and cultural acceptance has contributed to the growing popularity of vegan meals. As more people recognize the benefits and embrace plant-based eating, the popularity of veganism is expected to continue to rise. Scientific research has shown that plant-based meals can provide numerous health benefits. Several studies have found that plant-based diets, when well-planned, can help lower the risk of chronic conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer. PureandCure see an increase in plant-based meals in our health resorts, boutique retreats and wellbeing spa hotels. We have listed them here, offering a wide range of vegan menus and meals.
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Ayurvie Sigiriya
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Ayurvie Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
Traditional Ayurveda in a modern setting on the tropical coast of Sri Lanka, that's Ayurvie Sigiriya! This means one-on-one consultations, daily treatments, yoga, vegetarian meals, and a pleasant communal atmosphere.
3 Reviews
Normafa Hotel
4
Normafa Retreat, Hungary
Newly renovated holistic retreat situated in a natural setting on the outskirts of a national park, and just a stone's throw away from Budapest city. This charming retreat with Spa offers various holistic activities for inner balance and personal growth.
Palmaïa - The House of AïA
5
Palmaïa - The House of AïA, Mexico
The holistic Palmaia - the House of AïA, a tropical paradise on Mexico's powder-white sand beach. A spa immersed in the jungle and a wellness program led by a personal growth guide, plus… an all-inclusive vegan concept!
4 Reviews
The Retreat Costa Rica
4
The Retreat Costa Rica, Costa Rica
The Retreat Costa Rica is one of the best luxury wellness boutique resort and spa, where organic gardens, lush landscapes, chirping birds, and technicolor sunsets are the setting for healing journeys.
11 Reviews
Heritance Ayurveda Maha Gedara
4
Heritance Ayurveda Maha Gedara, Sri Lanka
Heritance Ayurveda Maha Gedara offers a peaceful retreat, providing an opportunity for guests to immerse themselves in the attentive care of Ayurveda therapists.
18 Reviews
Ayurvie Weligama
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Ayurvie Weligama, Sri Lanka
Traditional Ayurveda in a modern setting on the tropical coast of Sri Lanka, that's Ayurvie Weligama! This means one-on-one consultations, daily treatments, yoga, vegetarian meals, and a pleasant communal atmosphere.
3 Reviews
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MasQi - The Energy House, Spain
A small, luxurious adults-only yoga and meditation resort located in a stylish 19th-century farmhouse at the center of a nature park. The ideal place to reconnect with yourself and with nature.
15 Reviews
Manaltheeram Ayurveda Beach Resort
4
Soma Manaltheeram Ayurveda Beach Village, India
Soma Manaltheeram Ayurveda Beach Village truly lives up to its name. Picture authentic Ayurveda, a sandy beach with palm trees and cosy cottages.
30 Reviews
Somatheeram Ayurveda Beach Resort
4
Somatheeram Ayurveda Village, India
With over 30 years of experience and the distinction of being one of the pioneer Ayurveda resorts globally, Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort stands out as a haven for those seeking authentic and traditional Ayurvedic experiences.
8 Reviews
Begnas Lake Resort | Official Sales Office Benelux
4
Begnas Lake Resort, Nepal
Experience rejuvenating Ayurveda treatments at the foot of the imposing Himalaya Mountains. Embrace true tranquility as you live in harmony with untouched nature and immerse yourself in the exploration of Nepal's distinctive culture.
6 Reviews
Sen Wellness Sanctuary
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Sen Wellness Sanctuary, Sri Lanka
Immerse yourself in a tailored Ayurvedic retreat surrounded by the calm of nature, situated in a warm and intimate retreat with just 8 rooms.
2 Reviews
Ayursoma Ayurveda Royal Retreat
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Ayursoma Ayurveda Royal Retreat, India
Celebrate the essence of Ayurveda in a luxurious five-star beachfront resort, inspired by the opulence of ancient Indian palaces.
6 Reviews
Lotus Villa
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Lotus Villa, Sri Lanka
Lotus Villa is a small-scale Ayurveda resort, where making connections with other retreat guests is very easy. This makes it a perfect place for solo travellers.
10 Reviews
Shanti-Som
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Shanti-Som, Spain
Capturing the beauty and serenity of Bali, right here at home. Welcome to Shanti-Som, where seclusion and intimacy invite self-discovery.
85 Reviews
Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary
5
Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary, Thailand
An experience. Life changing. Unforgettable. Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary is all of this…and more. But words alone cannot describe Kamalaya. Kamalaya needs to be experienced.
147 Reviews
SHA Wellness Clinic
5
SHA Wellness Clinic, Spain
SHA Wellness Clinic seamlessly blends Eastern philosophies with Western perspectives on health and well-being within its luxurious and modern setting.
36 Reviews
SHA Wellness Clinic Mexico
5
SHA Wellness Clinic Mexico, Mexico
Brand new award-winning medical spa with an integrated approach - sister to the SHA Wellness Clinic in Spain - nestled in the tropical nature on the Caribbean coast of Mexico.
Ananda in the Himalayas
5
Ananda in the Himalayas, India
Ananda in the Himalayas redefines the wellness experience, standing out as one of the premier destination spas globally. With a commitment to excellence, this retreat promises nothing but the finest in wellness and rejuvenation.
24 Reviews
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Plant-based meals and Vegan menus

Vegan meals are meals that do not include any animal-derived ingredients. They are entirely plant-based, focusing on fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts and seeds. 

Vegan meals are becoming increasingly popular

The combination of health considerations, environmental and ethical concerns, increased vegan recipes at social media and cultural acceptance has contributed to the growing popularity of vegan meals. As more people recognize the benefits and embrace plant-based eating, the popularity of veganism is expected to continue to rise. Scientific research has shown that plant-based meals can provide numerous health benefits. Several studies have found that plant-based diets, when well-planned, can help lower the risk of chronic conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer. This is primarily attributed to the abundance of fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals found in plant-based foods. Plant-based diets, particularly those low in saturated fats and cholesterol, have been associated with lower levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol and reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. High intakes of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts, which are common in plant-based diets, have been linked to improved heart health markers. Vegan meals tend to be lower in calorie density and higher in fiber, which can promote satiety and help with weight management. 

Health benefits of vegan food

Studies have shown that individuals following plant-based diets, particularly those focused on whole, minimally processed foods, tend to have lower body mass index (BMI) and reduced risk of obesity. Moreover, plant-based meals, especially those rich in whole grains, high fiber content, legumes, fruits and vegetables, can help improve blood sugar control and insulin sensitivity, and also healthy digestion. The fiber in plant foods acts as a prebiotic, supporting the growth of beneficial gut bacteria. Well-planned plant-based diets can meet nutrient needs across all life stages, including protein, essential fatty acids, vitamins (such as vitamin C, vitamin E, folate) and minerals (such as iron, calcium, zinc). 

Great for the environment

The environmental impact of animal agriculture, including deforestation, greenhouse gas emissions and water pollution, has gained significant attention. Veganism is seen by many as an environmentally friendly choice since plant-based diets generally have a lower carbon footprint and require fewer resources than diets centered around animal products. Ethical considerations play a crucial role in the growing popularity of vegan meals. Many individuals are concerned about animal welfare and choose veganism as a way to avoid supporting industries that involve animal exploitation and suffering. The desire to minimize harm to animals drives the adoption of vegan diets. The availability and accessibility of vegan options have significantly improved in recent years. Restaurants, cafes and food establishments now offer a wider range of vegan dishes, making it easier for people to choose plant-based meals when dining out. Additionally, the development of plant-based alternatives to meat, dairy, and other animal products has expanded options for those transitioning to veganism. And last but not least: nowadays, there is a wide variety of vegan recipes and innovative plant-based alternatives that cater to diverse cuisines and cultural preferences. This culinary diversity has made vegan meals more appealing and accessible to people with different tastes and backgrounds.

Health resorts offering vegan food

We see an increase in plant-based meals in our health resorts, boutique retreats and wellbeing spa hotels. Plant-based meals are rich in nutrients, fiber and antioxidants, which will do well with your overall health and well-being. Plant-based diets have been associated with reduced risks of chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and certain types of cancer. Health resorts aim to provide nutritious meals that align with the guests' health goals. Some more reasons health resorts offer plant-based meals: 

  • Dietary restrictions: Some people have food allergies or dietary restrictions that limit their choices. Vegan meals can be a suitable option as they avoid common allergens such as dairy, eggs, and seafood. By offering vegan meals, health resorts cater to a wider range of dietary needs.
  • Ethical and environmental considerations: Vegan meals align with the principles of ethical and sustainable living. By offering plant-based meals, health resorts support animal welfare and reduce their environmental impact. Animal agriculture has a significant carbon footprint, and a shift toward vegan meals can contribute to a more sustainable food system.
  • Culinary variety and creativity: Vegan cuisine has evolved significantly in recent years, offering a diverse range of flavors and textures. By incorporating vegan meals into their menus, health resorts can provide guests with unique culinary experiences, introducing them to new and exciting plant-based dishes.
  • Guest preferences and demand: There is a growing demand for vegan options among consumers, including those who visit health resorts. Many people are consciously choosing to reduce their consumption of animal products and seek out vegan meals as part of their lifestyle choices. Health resorts aim to accommodate these preferences and provide guests with enjoyable and satisfying dining experiences.

PureandCure's inspiration for some plant-based meals

We asked some of PureandCure's health and wellbeing resorts their favorite and most popular vegan meals, which we listed below:

  • Stir-fried vegetables with tofu and brown rice: This dish typically includes a variety of colorful vegetables like bell peppers, broccoli, carrots and mushrooms, stir-fried with tofu and served over a bed of nutritious brown rice.
  • Lentil curry with quinoa: A hearty and flavorful dish made with lentils, spices, and coconut milk, served alongside quinoa, which is a protein-rich grain.
  • Chickpea salad wrap: A refreshing and filling wrap filled with seasoned chickpeas, crisp vegetables like lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumbers, and a tangy dressing, all wrapped in a whole-grain tortilla.
  • Vegan sushi rolls: Sushi rolls made with avocado, cucumber, carrots, and other vegetables, wrapped in seaweed and sushi rice. These can be customized with different fillings and sauces.
  • Sweet potato and black bean chili: A comforting and satisfying chili made with sweet potatoes, black beans, tomatoes, onions, and spices. It can be served with cornbread or brown rice.
  • Vegetable stir-fry with noodles: A quick and easy stir-fry made with a variety of colorful vegetables such as bok choy, bell peppers, snow peas, and carrots, tossed with noodles and a flavorful sauce.
  • Vegan Buddha bowl: A nourishing bowl filled with a combination of cooked grains (such as quinoa or brown rice), roasted or steamed vegetables, legumes (such as chickpeas or black beans), and topped with a tasty sauce or dressing.

These are just a few examples, and there are countless creative and delicious vegan meals out there, offering a wide range of flavors and textures.