Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Healthy Eating with Quorn

One day my Sister announced to the dinner table that she was going to become a vegetarian. I think she must have been about 10 when she dropped this bombshell on my Mum, who had probably just presented us with some meat filled deliciousness. We thought it would just be a phase, something she'd get over with after a week without bacon or sausages but 13 years on, she is still vegetarian. At one point she was vegan but I think she missed the cheese too much!

My Mum was working full time at this point and coming home from work after 6pm, so instead of preparing a meat meal for us and a veggie dish for my Sister, she looked into meat alternatives. We had a terrible experience with Tofu fajitas but Spaghetti Bolognaise made with Quorn mince actually tasted quite good.

Quorn mince has 80% less saturated fat than even lean beef mince and is a great source of essential nutrients. It also contains no cholesterol. My Mum started cooking with Quorn quite regularly as it was really easy to adapt meat recipes by substituting the meat with Quorn. My Sister didn't get to miss out on her bacon butties once she found Quorn bacon slices!

I definitely enjoy meat too much to change to Quorn but I can say I've tried it and it wasn't as bad as you think. I think I will try my Spaghetti Bolognaise with Quorn next time my Sister visits. I'll just need to substitute the chicken stock cube for a vegetable one and the mince with Quorn. I wonder what the kids will make of it?!

There are hundreds of recipe ideas on the Quorn website and on their Facebook page if you are thinking of being more health conscious as a family without any extra effort at meal times!

This is a sponsored post for which I have been compensated. The opinions expressed are my own.


Louise Smith said...

I keep trying to persuade the other half to use Quorn when cooking spag bol. He desperately needs to cut down on what he eats and I think it would be a great alternative to all the meat he crams on his plate! Do you think there is a lot of difference or could you easily get away without telling people it's a meat substitute?xx


LauraCYMFT said...

The only difference I noticed was the texture but it isn't a huge difference. Quorn is a bit more chewy and kind of reminds of the taste of mushrooms. I would try it in your usual bolognaise and see if he notices LOL! Good luck :)

Louise Smith said...

Thanks. i'm making it next week so I'll let you know :D

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