Monday, July 30, 2012

Gardein's Home Style Beefless Tips, a great twist to healthy eating


As a woman who has engaged in lacto ovo vegetarianism and remains true to excluding the consumption of any meat or fish products, I truly believe anyone can enjoy vegetarian friendly food. When it comes to purchasing any vegetarian and/or vegan friendly food, I will definitely try anything once. Even if it does include Cilantro (and for those of you who know me, you know that I am not Cilantro's biggest fan).

Just because one is a vegetarian and/or vegan doesn't mean that they cannot enjoy an amazing variety of healthy alternatives and if you don't believe me click here. So, when shopping at Safeway, I had the opportunity of discovering Gardein's "Home Style Beefless Tips".

PROS

When it comes to the actual taste of this vegetarian friendly food product, I have to admit that Gardein truly demonstrated why it is good. I was very impressed with the taste. There is absolutely no weird smoke undertones, artificial charcoal flavors, or gastly notes that were unnatural.

I love this amazing addition to Gardein because you can prepare this product several ways. Whether you want to deep fry it, cook it on low heat on the stove, barbeque it on the grill, or even prepare it in the microwave, it still remains to taste great.

The overall health benefits of this product are amazing. There are 18 grams of protein alone in this product. Only 100 grams per serving (which is relatively decent) and just 130 calories. The carbohydrates are also quite low.

It's a very flexible product, that can be prepared a variety of ways, and also adapt to every cuisine and dish out there.

CONS

The texture is relatively soft, especially when completely thawed. If you are looking for more of a robust texture, you may not find this product appealing. The great news about the texture, however; is that it becomes more stable when it is prepared.

Rating - 94%

You can purchase Gardein's Home Style Beefless Tips at your nearest Gardein retailer. Although price varies, the price for this product averages between $3.99-$4.99 depending where you shop. They are available in a lot of health and/or natural food stores. Would I recommend this vegetarian friendly product to a friend? Yes. Would I eat this product again? Absolutely.