This is a sponsored post on behalf of Beyond Meat and their PR Company. All views and opinions are of my own and were not influenced in any way.
What if I were to tell you that you could have plant based products that taste like meat? Yep! Beyond Meat offers 100% plant protein products! My family enjoys a good steak and/or hamburger at times but let’s face it meat is not always the best option. I received five Beyond Meat products (Beyond Beef Crumbles Beefy, Feisty, Italian Meatballs, Beyond Chicken Southwest Style Tenders and Chicken Strips) to challenge my family to a taste test!
Beyond Meat knows how much people enjoy meat so they decided to make it better. Studying meat’s core building blocks (amino acids, fats, trace minerals and carbs) they found them in natural plant-based sources and assembled them to capture the taste, texture, and nutrition of meat! Not only that but the products are GMO, hormone and antibiotic free.
My family is used to eating more meat products verses plant based products. I was amazed how the products actually looked like real meat so I decided not to tell my family to see if they noticed the difference. I used these products by incorporating them into Italian recipes.
My family had no clue that the products I was using were all plant based! The three dishes I made were:
Spaghetti Squash Pasta With Beyond Meat Italian Meatballs
Slice a Spaghetti Squash in half and take out all the seeds and bake for one hour at 450 degrees. Allow to cool and with a fork scrap out the insides. This will look like spaghetti noodles. Add the cooked Beyond Meat Italian Meatballs and top with pasta sauce.
Beyond Meat Italian Meatball Mini Subs
Cook the Beyond Meat Italian Meatballs. Then add them to a hoagie roll. Next drizzle marinara sauce over the meatballs. Top with mozzarella cheese and bake in the oven for 5 minutes. If you like your bun crispy broil for a 2 minutes.
All 3 dishes were served at one dinning meal. I felt so sneaky as I sat at the table waiting to see my families reaction. Some of my kids asked for seconds! They liked it and they had no clue what I did until I told them!
I even took it one step further and served my littler children the Chicken Southwest Style Tenders. They are such fussy eaters, one of their favorite foods is chicken nuggets so I was not sure how they would react to the change but all 3 of them did not complain, instead asked for second helpings!
Beyond Meat’s athlete partners hail from the NBA, WNBA, MLB, AVP, and WSL. These partnerships include athletes such as: J.J. Redick, David Wright, Maya Moore, April Ross, Eric Bledsoe, Maggie Vessey, and Tia Blanco.
Beyond Meat has created The Future of Protein Challenge Sweepstakes which, you can participate by purchasing Beyond Meat products WITH THIS COUPON. Then secretly substitute a Beyond Meat product in a family-favorite meal. For product information and suggested recipes CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD. After everyone has enjoyed the meal, reveal to them that the meat they just ate was made from 100% plants!
Capture their thoughts, comments, and of course, empty plates and happy faces. Post your photos and a recap of the dinner to Instagram or Twitter by 11:00 PM PST on 10/31, tagging “ @BeyondMeat” and “#FutureOfProtein.”— which will automatically enter you in the sweepstakes. Feel free to repeat whenever your family wants to enjoy protein-packed meals without the downsides of animal meat.
You could win: (prizes)
Le Crueset cookware, 3 months of Chef’d meal delivery, a $500 Visa Gift Card, and a chance to watch athletes in action!
This is a sponsored post on behalf of Beyond Meat and their PR Company. All views and opinions are of my own and were not influenced in any way. Mama to 5 Blessings is disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.