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What Is Quorn And Why I love It?

No, not just for vegans and vegetarians!

We all need healthy low-fat protein in our diet - and this doesn't mean that we should eat chicken breast all the time.

There are amazing meat alternatives on the market nowadays, let me introduce one of them to you: Quorn.

Quorn recipes

 

Quorn and other meat alternatives

What are meat alternatives and why we need them when we simply could eat meat?

Even if you are not following a meat-free diet I would encourage you to enrich your diet with alternative sources of protein and complete your diet with vegetarian products. I see that people usually eat too much meat – especially red meat. And the emphasis here is on the excessive amount.

Meats are a good source of protein, minerals like iron and vitamins. But eating too much can cause digestive problems, heart disease (because of the visible and hidden saturated fat content) and cancer.

So, even if you don’t want to give up on meat – it is a great idea to look for meat alternatives and include them into your diet. Eating more legumes like beans, peas, lentil instead of meat is one way.  The other way is to substitute some meat to vegetarian meat alternative products – like Quorn.

Well, I have to admit that Quorn is my favourite meat alternative brand. And I have to note here, that I am not paid for writing this post – I just really think that this meat substitute is a good tool to make even meat-lovers’ diet healthier. I just love it.

Why? Keep up reading and I tell you.

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What is Quorn exactly?

Quorn is a healthy meat alternative made of Mycoprotein™, a kind of fungi that is grown by fermentation. I know this fungi origin may sound a bit weird, so I try to tell you how Quorn tastes and why I love it.

How could I describe the taste of it? 

Well, it has really the most similar taste and texture to meat. No aftertaste or strange rubbery texture. Unlike soy products, Quorn is a very good imitation of meat. Sometimes it’s really hard to tell that one dish was made using Quorn. My family mixed up it with meat a couple of times…

It comes in different tastes: chicken, beef, pork turkey, in lots of different product: deli, meatballs, meat filets, burgers, sausages etc.

It’s a great source of protein and dietary fibre and also naturally low in fat (and saturated fat).

 

What are the benefits eating Quorn?

  • Time-saving: it cooks quicker than meat
  • A great source of clean protein
  • Low in fat
  • Good for your heart: low saturated fat content
  • Extremely versatile
  • It tastes just like meat
  • Nothing carcinogenic
  • Gives you a peace of mind – no worries about the origin of your food
  • Cheaper than organic poultry or meat
  • Environmental-friendly
  • Animal-friendly
  • Good for vegetarians – some Quorn product for vegans too
  • Widely available
  • Good value for money
  • Easy to digest but it’s still satisfying
  • Can be used in traditional recipes
  • Easy to use in non-vegan and non-vegetarian recipes as substitute
  • Perfect for weight loss
  • Children can eat too

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How to start using Quorn?

The best start is using Quorn in your traditional recipes

  • Substitute minced meat with Quorn mince in bolognese sauce, chilli and pies calling for mince meat
  • Swap your ordinary sausages to Quorn sausages
  • Instead of using beef burgers try to make your burger with Quorn
Here are a few easy recipes to start with:
(Click on the picture to see the recipes)
Source: www.myfussyeater.com
Quorn recipes
Source: www.mixitcookit.com
Quorn recipes

VEGETABLE PAELLA

Source: www.vegetarianrecipesmag.com

Quorn recipes

QUICK TAGINE

Source: www.goodtoknow.co.uk

Quorn recipes

More inspiration and recipes on the www.quorn.co.uk web page.

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The Best 7 Nutritional Swaps To Be an Energetic Mum

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