Happy Cinco de Mayo Monday! As more people are increasing their plant foods intake, Meatless Monday has become a popular movement. The market is responding by providing innovative meat alternatives.
Neat Foods is an interesting company that offers mixes based on nuts and legumes. We recently sampled the Mexican Mix (how fitting). The preparation requires water and eggs, but if you don’t add some olive oil, it will come out a bit dry.
Here is the ingredient list:
PECANS, GARBANZO BEANS, ORGANIC WHOLE GRAIN GLUTEN FREE CORNMEAL, GARLIC, ONION, SEA SALT, SPICES.
The use of pecans and garbanzo beans is impressive. Each packet has an amount for 4 servings. The calorie count before adding eggs and oil is 210, for a serving of 1.5 ounces. There are only 5 grams of protein, but 15 grams of fat. The added whole grain
oatmeal cornmeal provides 5 grams of fiber, something you don’t see in meat products.
From a taste perspective, the end result was more similar to falafel than to ground beef.
Have you tried Neat products?