by Eileen Connair
If you think trying vegan options means your missing out, you’ve been doing it all wrong! Gardein creates plant-based recipes, so that you can enjoy the familiar flavors you love, while simultaneously doing good for your body and the planet! Lucky for you, Dean’s Natural Food Market, (with locations in Ocean, Shrewsbury, Chester and Basking Ridge) carries Gardein products, and while we can keep placing more orders, we can’t stop them from flying off the shelves. The trend to cut down on meat consumption, whether entirely or partially has a host of benefits, both nutritionally and environmentally, not to mention how easy Gardein is making dinner time by creating dishes that cook in minutes! Gardein is turning up the flavor and simply changing the source!
With options like their Classic Meatless Meatballs, Seven Grain Crispy Tenders, Fishless Filets and Beefless Burgers, there’s plenty of meat and fish alternatives that deliver on flavor! According to HealthMatters.nyp.org, “One of the biggest ways in which overconsumption of animal products hurts us is that they don’t contain fiber, which is only found in plant foods, and which most Americans don’t get enough of. Fiber has a slew of remarkable health benefits for disease prevention and treatment, including lowering your risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, and more.” Even trying a “Meatless Monday” as Gardein suggests can be a fun new tradition for the family. Just check out their Instagram Page if you need a little inspiration!
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Gardein has been gaining notoriety not only from customers, but nutritionists as well! Gardein’s “Seven Grain Crispy Tenders” were featured in a Women’s Health article titled,” The 30 Best Low-Carb Snacks, According to Nutritionists.” The tenders are certified vegan, Kosher and dairy-free with seven grams of protein per serving! They are coated with Amaranth, quinoa and millet, which are low on the glycemic index, which help to keep blood sugar levels lower. Another added benefit is the positive impact eating less meat has on the environment.
According to The Environmental Working Group “If you eat one less burger a week for a year, it’s like taking your car off the road for 320 miles.
If [a] four-person family skips meat and cheese one day a week for a year, it’s like taking your car off the road for five weeks or shortening everyone’s daily shower by three minutes.”
It’s incredible what a difference you can make in your own life and for the planet, by making even small changes to your daily habits. A delicious option for your next road trip or even a midday snack, Gardein offers a line of Ultimate plant-based jerky in the Teriyaki, Hot & Spicy and original! If you’re a fan of jerky, or just a fan of delicious snacks, you’re not going to want to miss out on these!
Tantalizing flavors, a variety of options, low cook time, & new spins on classic dishes that just happen to benefit your body and the planet we inhabit…..what’s not to love!
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