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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Neat a Healthy Replacement For Meat



Ok, so when it comes to food I don’t get overly adventurous, but when it comes to the blog, i’m all up for trying something and telling you guys about it. Neat contacted me asking if I wanted to try their products. Their products are 100% vegetarian, soy free, and gluten free. I had to think about it, but I figured, hey why not.







When I re two bags of dry mix which I wasn’t really expecting. On the back of the bag it said to mix 2 eggs (or vegan eggs) and 2-4 Tablespoons of water. You can crumble them or form them into patties. For patties you are making just like a burger, a few minutes on each side.


It’s actually really nice seeing the entire ingredient list, able to say everything and it not be a mile long. in the original mix these are the ingredients: PECANS, GARBANZO BEANS, GLUTEN FREE WHOLE GRAIN OATS, ORGANIC WHOLE GRAIN GLUTEN FREE CORNMEAL, GARLIC, ONION, SEA SALT, SPICES.  That’s it, that’s everything.


Knowing my family I added 2 regular eggs (I wouldn’t even know where to buy those), I also added some shredded cheese to the mixture. Then formed a patty and put them on the griddle. Each side only took a few minutes then added cheese to the top on three of them and left one plain for Mya. For everyone but Mya got ketchup and mustard added and a bun.



I knew that if I told them what was in the mix, Mya would say “I don’t like it” so by just saying it was a different kind of burger, that left it open for her to really try it. She said she liked it as did the rest of us. Yes it does have a different taste but not bad in anyway. It doesn’t replace a real meat burger (for me at least) but it is a great option for those who choose not to eat meat at all.

The question of the night before I told them what was in it was: “I have another bag, should I make it again soon?” The answer was YES! So there you have it, they really did like it. I then read to them the ingredient list and asked the same question. They still said yes. I am so proud of Mya to still say yes when I know she doesn’t like pecans.

Besides the original mix they also have Italian, Mexican, and Breakfast. If you are interested in buying they have a store locater on their site. They also have recipes that other people have tried and posted. Very interesting like the meatless Taco w/peach salsa & Guacamole recipe.  



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16 comments:

  1. I am BIG on burgers. They are pretty much my favorite meal ever, but I would totally give this a try!

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  2. This seems interesting. I eat vegan/vegetarian burgers I wonder how these would compare

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  3. I love finding new and interesting ways to make healthy eating fun and delicious. The days of tasteless tofu blocks are over, I guess!

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  4. Sounds very interesting. Meat replacement is such a great idea but depends solely on taste for me. I tell my family I will try it once then decide so I would love to try this. I do find the flavored Italian fillers are normally good :)

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  5. I love that this is gluten free. It's so hard to find gluten free meat replacements.

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  6. So glad this is a gluten free option. They are really difficult for us to find for my daughter.

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  7. Very cool. i am sending this over to my mom.

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  8. My family is big into hamburgers! I'll have to give this a try, awesome that it's gluten free!

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  9. This is a great alternative! It is cool to see so many gluten free options out there now!

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  10. Awesome! I have family that's GF and they're always looking for new alternatives! I will pass this on!

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  11. What a great alternative to burgers! I am going to have keep an eye out for this!

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  12. Sounds interesting, I would try it! I had a vegan friend who introduced me to some things I wouldn't have tried otherwise and they were good.

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  13. This sounds really interesting and I'd totally give it a try!

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  14. oh I would totally try these out. They actually sound yummy.

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  15. Those actually sound really delicious! Clearly the family enjoyed them!

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  16. I will have to let my veggie and GF friends about this meat alternative!

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