Here’s my favorite drink and grocery item this month!
Quorn – Naked Chik’n Cutlets
What I love: If you’re a vegetarian or simply want to be a little greener, Quorn products in general are a great way to add high quality, soy-free protein to your diet. The best part is that these naked chik’n cutlets are very easy to prepare and substitute great for chicken. Stay tuned for a nice and spicy Indian quorn & spinach recipe that I’ll be posting shortly! And, for those of you who are wondering: no, there’s no corn in it. Not sure where the name came from, to be honest.
What I don’t like: The price. These cutlets and Quorn products in general are pricy, but if you consider they’re in the range of organic chicken prices, you might not mind the price so much. I have yet to try all Quorn products to see how they measure up to the cutlets.
The verdict: As a great source of protein and having 25% less fat than skinless chicken breast, these cutlets will soon be a common staple in our freezer. If you’re tired of tofu, tempeh, or other soy-based products and need some variety in your meals, definitely try these out. Let me know what creative recipes you come up with!
Almond Breeze Almond Milk
What I love: I started drinking almond milk a few years ago and although I also drink skim or 1% milk on a regular basis (gotta keep those bones strong!), I frequently pick up almond milk because of its silky smooth taste, excellent source of vitamin A, and Calcium. I prefer the regular, unsweetened kind because it doesn’t have an aftertaste and doesn’t give you “milk breath”. Gotta love that.
What I don’t like: There’s really nothing to like dislike, although I’m going to guess that almond milk might not substitute evenly when baking or using the almond milk in certain dishes. I have yet to try this and will let you know what I find out the next time I try to make a vegan dish.
The Verdict: If you’re living with a lactose intolerant person, chances are that you have already given this a try. But, if not, branch out a bit and see how you like the Almond Breeze brand. You can purchase either the refrigerator packs or the ones on the grocery shelves, but I tend to like them both better than other brands I’ve tried. My favorite way to drink this: chilled, in a tall glass, with 2 tablespoons of Ovaltine Rich Chocolate powder mixed in. Yum!