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We’ve got the meat-free alternatives covered!

Submitted by on October 28, 2015 – 5:10 pmNo Comment

Did you hear the one about processed meats increasing the risks of Cancer according to the WHO? Well whilst the jury may still be out on the exact details of how much you would have to eat to be at risk, what is agreed is that reducing your meat intake is definitely good for you…not to mention the planet! So if you are wondering what you can replace some of those pesky products with, look no further than Suma’s Meatless Substitutes range!

The names might not sound exciting (Seitan??), but the options out there these days certainly taste pretty good.

Vegi Deli Lincs Sausages

I cannot imagine life without veggie sausages now, especially when a hearty breakfast is called for at the weekend. Favourites include the Vegi Deli Lincs Style Sausage (so good they can even be eaten cold!), and for a timeless classic which will never disappoint, Lynda McCartney Vegetarian Sausages should always be in your freezer. When it comes to getting your fix on cold winter evenings, why not rustle up veggie bangers and mash, use Fry’s Traditional Sausages and the most mash potato you can manage, smothered in gravy. That is two of the most important meals sorted already!

Fry's sausages
If it’s a BBQ you want to find inspiration for, when summer finally returns of course, then you really need to check out Vbites Quarterpounder Meat Free Burgers. If you want to experiment with different flavours in your burgers, I can highly recommend trying the Dragonfly Mixed Burger packs. Think of those little cereal multi-packs you used to get as a kid and the excitement at all that choice, great for camping trips.
Quarterpounders

Since I do not remember what bacon tastes like it is hard to know if any of the substitutes out there do the trick, although I am guessing they are nothing like the real thing! That doesn’t mean that fake bacon should be avoided though, just see it as a healthy alternative to add to your butty, and drop the expectations – Vbites Streaky Style Rashers.

Hopefully all that should have given you plenty of food for thought to help you make the healthy choice when it comes to meat reduction. If you need any further ideas you can see the full range on our website, or call our friendly Customer Info team on 01422 313845, who can tell you where you can buy lots of yummy veggie foods. For more details on how meat reduction can help cut your pollution as well as your waistline, go to Meatless Monday.

And finally, if you are still wondering what Seitan is, it is actually wheat gluten. Made by washing wheat flour dough with water until the starch granules are removed, it leaves the insoluble gluten as an elastic mass which is then cooked. It is often used as an alternative to tofu and some types of wheat gluten have a chewy or stringy texture that resembles meat more than other substitutes. It is common in Asian and Buddhist diets.

Happy munching 🙂

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