Our Favorite Chicken Alternatives
Eating plant-based meals does not have to mean giving up the tastes you are used to! As demand for plant-based products continues to grow, companies are supplying new cruelty-free meats that imitate the tastes and textures of animal products. There are already many delicious chicken alternatives available at large supermarket chains. Plus, if you get creative, you can make your own substitutes at home!
Here are some of our top-picks for plant-based chicken alternatives:
Beyond Meat turns heads with their vegan meat substitutes that fool many meat-eaters. Their Beyond Chicken Grilled Strips are great in dishes like chicken-less noodle soup, vegan chicken alfredo and chicken salad. With only 130 calories and 20g of protein per serving, Beyond Meat is putting out great tasting products that are good for your health and the animals.
Looking for something with a more pronounced flavor? Try out Gardein’s Mandarin Crispy Chick’n! It is saucey, savory, and sure to impress. Gardein Mandarin Chick’n has 130 calories and 10g of protein per serving.
If you’re looking for a versatile chicken alternative that can be used in almost any dish, look no further. Lightlife Smart Tenders are great in sandwiches, pastas, grain bowls, salads, and any other meal that calls for plant-based meat! Lightlife Smart Tenders have 100 calories and 18g of protein per serving.
Sometimes you’re running late and you only have time to throw something in the oven (or microwave!). If you’re looking for something easy to make, check out Quorn Spicy Chicken Patties. They taste great on a hamburger bun with some veggies and BBQ sauce. Quorn Spicy Chicken Patties have 120 calories and 7g of protein per serving.
Snack without guilt with Boca Vegan Chik’n Nuggets! They are incredibly easy to prepare and perfect to share! Boca Chick’n Nuggets have 170 calories and 15g of protein per serving.
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