Friday, October 9, 2015

Beyond Meat: The Future of Protein!


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!  
Now you might be wondering why you should give up the goodness of your meat. Well, simply because replacing meat with plant based protein once in a while is healthier, and it adds more variety to your diet. Many athletes swear by plant based protein and for good reason, it is delicious and nutritious! Beyond Meat has many athletic partners like J.J. Redick, David Wright, Maya Moore, April Ross, Eric Bledsoe, Maggie Vessey, and Tia Blanco. These partners come from many sport organizations like NBA, MLB, AVP, and WSL!

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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This post was sponsored by Markerly and Beyond Meat and financial compensation was received for this post. The sponsor and any compensation received for this post in no way affected my opinion or any statements presented in this post. Top Notch Material blog always provides honest opinions, beliefs or experiences on products and services reviewed. If you have any questions or would like your product, service or company featured on Top Notch Material, please contact Paige from Top Notch Material at nursemommypaige at yahoo dot com. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. 

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