Interested in trying a new “chicken” substitute made from plants? It has 18 grams of protein per serving and truly looks, tastes and chews like chicken!
I know there are a lot of meat substitutes out in the grocery stores but this one is different in that it is free of yucky stuff: cholesterol-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, meat-free, egg-free, GMO-free, hormone-free, antibiotic-free and guilt free!
I like reading the company’s mission and what they have accomplished since 2009. Beyond Meat has created the first plant protein that looks, feels, tastes, and acts like meat without any of the bad ingredients.
Here is a sample of the ingredients in the Southwest Chicken:
Water, soy protein isolate*, pea protein isolate, amaranth, chicken flavor [vegan] (maltodextrin, yeast extract, salt, natural flavoring, sunflower oil), expeller-pressed canola oil*, soy fiber*, carrot fiber, contains 0.5% or less of: white vinegar, salt, lime juice concentrate, garlic, black pepper, chili powder, onion, sugar, cumin, coriander seed, sodium alginate, dipotassium phosphate, titanium dioxide (color), calcium sulfate, oregano, paprika, red and green pepper powder, cayenne pepper.
Who does not like trying new plant products that have great protein. There are many vegan and vegetarian products starting to use the pea protein isolate.
I had a chance to try all the company’s flavors:
- Lightly seasoned
I got to taste the grilled in several recipes and while I liked it, I could not eat it anymore because the soy protein affected the baby I am breastfeeding. I happened to confirm this with other soy products that are even GMO-free.
Even though I could not continue taste-testing the two other flavors I know they are tasty.
Imagine the countless of recipes you can try and sub for a plant protein? Check out Beyond Meat’s recipe section for ideas. I added the grilled “chicken” to pizza and it was tasty!
These products are currently available in Whole Foods but will be rolling out nationally in July.
Are there TWO people who want to try this? Do the following:
- Leave a comment letting me know which “Chicken” style intrigues you the most and what recipe you would make.
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This is open to US readers.
Disclaimer: I received samples of the product to taste test. Opinions are completely my own and was given two coupons for free product to have people sample.