A creative cook I am not! I have to admit that I cook pretty standard meals, and I am pretty lucky that I do not have an overly picky husband. Recently, I was challenged to try something new for the Beyond Meat campaign from Markerly, and received a variety of products that look like meat, and taste like meat, but are not really meat! I decided to use the beef crumbles with a standard box of hamburger helper and capture my children's response when I tell them the news that it was not really hamburger meat! To say the least, they were excited because the meal was "DELICIOUS" to them, and lets face it, Hamburger Helper is a kids (and moms) best friend! My boys never once suspected that what was in their hamburger helper was anything but the regular ole hamburger meat, and that made this mama thrilled. I thoroughly enjoyed the meal as well and tasted absolutely no difference.
By this point in time, you might just be wondering what exactly Beyond Meat is. Well, it is just that. Beyond Meat. Think of meat like foods that are completely plant based, but taste an awful lot LIKE meat! Sort of like a veggie burger, which I have always been too afraid to try!
At Beyond Meats mission is to become The Future of Protein. They get rid of the animal completely and make delicious chicken, meatball and beef crumble- like products that come directly from plants. This company is really dedicated to improving our world, and our health. Theses wonderful plan based products allow families to continue to eat the foods they love (like chili, hamburger helper, chicken enchilada and meatball subs- ALL without the downside of meat. Their aim is the make the foods taste so good that nobody in the family (except the cook) knows that the meal is meat free. While there is always room for improvement, this is Beyond Meats mission, and they are doing a great job of it!It is certainly true that we put this product to the test and it passed with my boys. I love that I can provide my family a healthier alternative to greasy hamburger meat, and still provide them with a meal they love, and that they are clueless that they are being tricked into a healthier food.
Beyond Meat is offering a fantastic giveaway as well, that is fun to participate in.
5 lucky fans of our bloggers can win prizes ranging from Le Crueset cookware, 3 months of Chef’d meal delivery, a $500 Visa Gift Card, and a chance to watch our athletes in action!
- Purchase any Beyond Meat Product using THIS COUPON.
- Secretly Substitute Any Beyond Meat Product for a Favorite Family Meal- Check Out This Link for Product Information. Also, Check Out These Awesome Recipe Ideas.
- Reveal to your family after they have enjoyed the meal that you used a Beyond Meat Product. Capture their reaction, and faces in photos or videos.
- Post Your Photo or Video on Instagram or Twitter by 11:00PM PST on 10/31, tagging “@BeyondMeat” and “#FutureOfProtein.”—this will automatically enter you in the sweepstakes
- Repeat whenever you want another protein packed meal, without the downsides of meat!
I have been incredibly happy with our Beyond Meat adventure, and cannot wait to try all of the other recipes and foods we were sent. If you were like me, and hesitant about checking out plant based protein, take the dive, what can it hurt? Especially with the awesome coupon provided above! Here is the video of my son after I told him that I switched out his hamburger meat with Hamburger Crumbles from Beyond Meat.
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