During my last shopping trip, I stumbled upon neat (a meat replacement) in the healthy living section at Meijer. I was VERY excited because I had never heard of meat replacements that were not already pre-made in the freezer section. This seemed like a much healthier option!
The neat breakfast mix contains the following ingredients:
- GARBANZO BEANS
- WHOLE GRAIN OATS
- ORGANIC MAPLE SUGAR
- SEA SALT
Pecans are the FIRST ingredient on the list! HOW COOL IS THAT?! I want my family to have a wide variety of protein sources and since we never buy raw pecans to snack on, this is a great way to add them to our diet!
The neat brand currently has four meat replacement varieties and one egg substitute mix. I decided to try the breakfast mix because we LOVE making breakfast sandwiches! I personally thought the sandwiches tasted great! My husband didn’t care much for the texture. I would compare it to a savory cookie? Maybe? I used flax eggs instead of real eggs to create the mix so next time I will try mixing in real eggs to see if my husband likes it better. Regardless, I think the vegan patties tasted just fine and I will make them again.
P.S. This post was NOT sponsored by neat. I shared this post simply because I find it valuable to my readers. =)