I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that Beyond Meat is coming to Target.
I picked up a couple of their "ground beef" crumbles (for tacos and spaghetti) & grilled strips yesterday to test out in a salad.
The strips are just okay to me. I think I expected them to be better.
I hyped them up in my head, since I love their crumbles so much. lol
The texture wasn't as firm as I expected....it was a little too soft and weird for my taste.
Not horrible...just not what I expected.
Eric and Brandon enjoyed the strips in this salad (the other ingredients in the salad are romaine, spinach, tomatoes, avocado, red bell pepper, red onion & tortilla strips).
Elijah & Jason decided to eat leftovers because they didn't want a salad (so I didn't get any feedback from them).
If I buy the chicken strips again, I will chop them up into small pieces (like I do with Gardein products to stretch them out in pasta, soup & tacos) and I'm sure it will taste better.
I love that these strips take less than a minute to cook on the stovetop on high heat with a little oil.
I think this meat alternative is perfect for folks tip-toeing into vegan life with the fam...just don't expect it to taste like traditional chicken. Embrace it like a new experience. :-)
From the Beyond Meat label....
Non-GMO, contains soy, vegan (of course), gluten-free, kosher, contains as much protein as chicken
Top 3 ingredients on the label: water, soy protein isolate & pea protein isolate
Have you tried these chicken strips yet?