Thursday, August 04, 2011

Stuff I Try Out

There was a time when I was a vegetarian for a few years. I eventually gave it up for a host of reasons but did discover one very important thing....I don't have to eat meat with every meal or even every day. While a vegetarian, I would search out all kinds of things to put some variety into my diet and perhaps even find replacements for meat. Most of the vegetarian faux meat products are pretty horrible. I think this is because they make an effort to taste like meat. Morning Star became a favorite because it doesn't try to mimic the flavor of meat. It tastes tastes like Morning Star. If you are looking for a substitute for a fat laden greasy pork sausage patty, this will disappoint you; but if you're interested in some soy protein in order to cut down on your meat consumption, it's worth checking out.

High protein with fairly low fat content.
Easy to prepare (one minute in the micro-nuker)
Great alternative to traditional breakfast meats like sausage or bacon.

Can be a bit pricey. Up to $4 or more for a box.
Sodium is high.
Does not taste like pork sausage. In fact, it's kinda bland. I use hot sauce to add zip.


As I said, I discovered these when I was a vegetarian and have continued to use them long after I had gone back to eating meat. It's not something that I eat every morning, but they are a good way to add variety to a breakfast and get good nutrition without loading up on animal fats.


SuperBoydTV said...

Great post Jay hey that looks like my thumb picture lol

Jay said...

Taking a picture of my thumb while holding the camera in my other hand was a lot harder than I thought.