Caught between saving the Earth and finding a some plant-based meat alternatives? You’re not alone.
This isn’t a solo mission. We’ve tried tons of them and we’re here to help narrow your search. Meat made with plant-based ingredients instead of animal meat have surged in the grocery stores, fast food chains, or your favorite coffee shop. Dunkin’s – Beyond Sausage Sandwich introduced their Beyond Meat breakfast sandwich in August of 2019 and hasn’t looked back. Carl’s Jr., the restaurant who famously had stars chomping down on their meaty products got in the game recently, too.
The newest plant-based items can be found, conveniently, in your local meat aisle… that’s right. Taking real-estate from brands we’d rather not name for legal purposes.
Have you or a friend turned “flexitarian”?
Do you have one-shoe in but can’t fully turn over? How about these shocking stats: the average American ate 222.4 pounds of red meat in 2018 (2.4 burgers in a day). Yikes. Research from the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services found that a higher dose of red meat in your diet includes an increased risk of colorectal cancer, heart disease, cardiovascular disease, obesity and high cholesterol levels. Processed meat contains higher levels of sodium, which may lead to type-2 diabetes and increased risk of coronary heart disease.
If you take the leap over to plant-based protein sources, you can increase your life expectancy.
Don’t be shamed by your friends for making the change.
We listed a few of our favorites below: