Morning! I’m so excited because we just got an email saying we are getting out at 2:30pm today for a holiday treat, and no more work until Monday! I leave tomorrow morning early to head to New Jersey to my parents house, and then we will be heading into Philly for church and fondue. We’ll stay at my parents house, and then go out for Chinese on Christmas Day, then head back to DC and spend Christmas night with just Wil and I. I’m excited for it all, but its so sad when you start working how you only get a day off for Christmas instead of “winter break” like when you’re in school. Sucks!
Moving on… even before I stopped eating meat back in February (I can hardly believe it’s been almost a year!), I would often have meat substitutes because they were great sources of protein, so easy because you can cook them from frozen most of the time unlike real meat, and lower points than real meat as well. I’ve practically tried every single brand of them, and only recently have I gotten into Quorn products. They tend to be a lot more expensive than Boca or Morningstar Farms, so I only buy them when on sale. Last week at the grocery store, the Quorn Turk’y Burgers were on clearance (since when does food go on clearance?) for just 2.44 for a box of 4, so I couldn’t pass it up.
Last night, I cooked one of them in a pan with 1 tsp of olive oil.
It was almost freaky how meat-like these little burger patty was. Packing in 10 grams of protein, and just 90 calories and 4 grams of fat, this baby came in at 2 WW P+. Last night, I served it on a bed of sprouts on an english muffin, with some green beans and leftover quinoa salad.
I drizzled 1 tsp of olive oil over the (previously frozen) green beans, and then put a huge dollop of mustard and the other half of the english muffin on top of the burger.
It was awesome. This meal took under 10 minutes to throw together, and was so satisfying.
I took another one of the turk’y burgers out of the freezer and put it in a ziplock with some frank’s red hot, and plan to have that over sprouts today for lunch with a laughing cow blue cheese (new product alert!), with some more green beans and the rest of the quinoa salad.
How do you feel about meat substitutes? Do you eat them? Like them, love them, hate them? Are you a vegetarian? What are your favorite ones?
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