Disclosure: I received compensation and free products from Beyond Meat to do this review but all opinions expressed here are 100% mine.
If you have been following my plight to be the best mom and wife. You know I believe one of my jobs is to provide my family with healthy meals that do not require me to sacrifice my family time by being stuck in the kitchen. I was contacted by Beyond Meat. I thought to myself what is Beyond Meat? Why, would I want to go beyond Meat? I accepted the challenge to see if there is an alternative that is “beyond beef.”
The Challenge: Replace one meal with beyond meat option. There are several to choose from
The challenge is not to tell your family you have replaced their meat with a plant based substitution. See how they react after eating Beyond Meat and realizing it isn’t traditional meat.
Truth: Meat in an amino acids, fats, carbohydrates and trace materials and water. It turns out that none of those things is exclusive to animals. Beyond meat sourced these inputs from plants and assembled them in the architecture of meal. It is 100% plant based, and it will allow you to eat the meals you love! I mean who doesn’t love chili, nachos, meatball subs, chicken fajitas?
Here we go let me set the stage for the escapade.
Me: Mom to 3 kids, married to a guy that is allergic to everything most notably gluten, dairy, and oats, business owner, teacher, blogger, and jokester. Dislikes laundry, cleaning bathroom, socks with sandals, people who are late, and meals that require a lot of preparation, cooking time, and clean up.
Kid 1: Son in kindergartener who likes sports, getting dirty, teasing, cuddles, Minecraft, and cookies. He hates 90% of what I cook and would prefer to eat yogurt.
Kid 2: Daughter who is in grade school likes soccer, dance, makeup, sparkles, dresses, singing, dolls, teasing her brothers, giving hugs, being kind to others. She dislikes foods that aren’t plain, bedtime, and her brothers socks that are “always left in the bathroom” insert eye roll.
Kid 3: Middle school boy who plays soccer, his tablet, cleans, follows the rules, and reads. He likes anything to eat that he chooses. He dislikes his brother and sister in his room.
Husband – Naval Veteran, Regional Sales Manager Tech company, OCD cleaner, Excellent dad, and husband, Picky eater with allergies, active, healthy. Dislikes wife’s purse collection, messes, spending money, and television.
Plan: I am going to make tacos and instead of using my 80/20 ground beef I am going to cook up the Beyond Beef Fiesty Crumbles. It has a meaty taste and texture, gluten free, soy free, Non- GMO, and Vegan. I figure if elite athletes use this product it is a great option for my budding soccer superstars. April Ross the Silver medal winner in the Olympics for beach volleyball understands the value of protein she believes, “Training starts and ends, but nutrition is 24/7/365. ” There are other athletic partners from the NBA, WNBA, MLB, AVP, and WSL and they include athletes like J.J Redick, David Wright, Maya Moore, Eric Bledsoe, Maggies Vessey and Tia Blanco.
Beyond Beef Tacos
The results are in! See them in the video below.
You can buy yours using this Beyond Meat coupon.
What is the future for Beyond Meat beside being included in our menu rotation? The meat case will become a protein case, plant-based proteins will appear on the menus of the largest restaurant chains and in the schools nationwide. The movement starts with you.
Where can you buy Beyond Beef? Use their store locator.
Also check our Beyond Meat Recipes for more delicious recipes using Beyond Meat products, they have gluten free recipes, vegan recipes, holiday recipes, healthy meal ideas and more.
There is a contest!
I need you to do the same thing to your family.
1) Buy Beyond Meat using this coupon
2) Substitute it in a dish you usually make
3) Do not tell them
4) Let them eat it and enjoy their meal
5) Reveal what you did
6) Post your photos of the dinner on Instagram or Twitter by 11:00 PM PST on 10/31 tagging @BeyondMeat and #FutureOfProtein this will automatically enter you in the sweepstakes to win
Le Crueset cookware, 3 months of Chef’d meal delivery, a $500 gift card, and a chance to watch the athletes in action!