My 3 Favorite Plant Based Meat Substitutes

 

Seitan is a wheat gluten mock meat. It has about 18 grams of protein per every 3 ounces. The texture is really meat-like. The box in the photos comes in little chunks, but you can also get it in slices. I love stir frying it, adding some bell peppers and spice. Oh, if you’re curious, check out my Seitan Wrap Recipe Video.

Mushrooms, are a perfect meat substitute. They have that chewy and filling feel we associate with meat. Usually, I’ll add this to pasta dishes saute them along with a creamy sauce or marinara. I’ve been to a couple of vegan and vegetarian spots that will have a mushroom burger or fry oyster mushrooms like chicken. It just works so well!

Tofu, has been my go-to meat subby since before I was vegan, when I just dipped and dapped in a meatless dish or two. Half a cup of tofu contains around 10 grams of protein. It doesn’t really have a taste or flavor on it’s own. That makes it the perfect blank canvas for a spice master. It absorbs the flavor of whatever you dress it up with! You can fry it, saute it, or bake it. Try marinating it overnight in your favorite spice or sauce mixture. Then, after a few hours go for it!

 

Here are a few other vegan friendly meat substitutes…

  • Eggplant
  • Tempeh
  • TVP (Textured Vegetable Protein)
  • Lentils
  • Jackfruit…OMG!!! Watch this super amazing Vegan BBQ Sandwich Video! I’m definitely, going to try this one soon…

 

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