Small Changes With Delicious Meatless Options

When ever anyone asks me for advice whether it is about dealing with their spouse, changing their diet, running, or even parenting tips I always recommend making small changes.  Small changes add up to big differences.  When you try to make to0 drastic of a change though it is harder to make it stick. 

meatless_pork_bunsI had a health screening and my numbers were great, some were even surprising low to the doctor…except for one.  My cholesterol.  I made a decision then to start eating less meat and incorporating more vegetarian meals into my diet because I am just genetically prone to higher cholesterol and I want to keep that as low as I can. My husband is now on board too and we love our meatless meals!

Gardein makes delicious, convenient and healthier versions of the foods we all love to eat. These meat-free foods are better for your body and better for the planet. Made with non-GMO soy and wheat, ancient grains and veggies it provides the taste, texture and protein content of meat but with less calories, less fat and no cholesterol. 

vegetarian_bunsI love that Gardein offers delicious meatless meals that are easy to make in a flash.  Being a busy mom I often need quick, but healthy food that doesn’t require prep and heats up quickly. Try Gardein Meatless Pepperoni Pizza Pocket, Gardein BBQ Pulled Porkless Pocket Meal, Gardein Sweet & Sour Porkless Bites, Gardein Mini Crispy Crabless Cakes, and Gardein Chipotle Black Bean Burger just to name a few. 

Gardein (garden + protein) is a plant protein brand offering a variety of delicious, convenient and versatile foods. Gardein tastes good, is good for you and good for the planet. The fastest growing brand within the category, Gardein creates delicious, center-of-plate foods people love that deliver the taste, texture and protein content of meat — with no cholesterol and less fat and calories. Gardein is available at over 23,000 retail locations as well as over 5,000 restaurants and 150 colleges, universities as well as other venues across North America. For additional information and chef inspired recipes, visit their website here

vegetaran_sweet_sourOne of my favorite meals using Gardein is Sweet and Sour Porkless bites with spinach and quinoa.  Here is the recipe:


1 package Gardein Sweet and Sour Porkless Bites
4 cups fresh spinach
1 cup quinoa
1 tbsp garlic
1 tbsp olive oil

1. Cook quinoa as directed.
FullSizeRender2. Sauté olive oil, garlic, and spinach. Set aside.

FullSizeRender3. Cook Gardein Porkless Bites as directed.  When there is one minute left to cook add the sauted spinach and stir together.

porkless_bites4. Serve on top of the quinoa and you have a delicious, healthy, complete, and filling meal.  It takes me a total of 8 minutes to cook this.  It doesn’t get my quicker and healthier than that!

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  1. Moore or Less Cooking Food Blog | 15th Apr 16

    Easy and yummy! Nettie

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