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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Quorn-fed

Quorn is an all-natural, meatless frozen food. It's been sold in the UK since the mid-'80s and is the top selling retail brand of meat-free food in the world. It is meat-free and soy-free, being made primarily from mycoprotein, an efficient and nutritious protein source derived from fungi. Yes, it's true: Quorn is made from mushrooms!



I'm always on the lookout for things that my kids might eat that aren't chicken nuggets. Quorn makes Chik'n Nuggets that fool the pickiest toddler palate. I was impressed. Impressed enough to buy a box of Cranberry & Goat Cheese Chik'n Cutlets. While not tasting entirely like poultry, the texture is very satisfyingly "meaty" and they are actually quite delicious. I baked them in the oven along with a couple of Turk'y Burgers for the kids. These mycoprotein burgers contain 50% less fat than normal turkey burgers, which are already pretty lean! I liked them most with a bit of cheese melted on top.



Here is a cross-section of the turkey burger so you can see how "meaty" the texture is. Even my cats gobbled them up and begged for more!



I'm definitely keeping some Quorn in the freezer for quick, easy and HEALTHY dinners.

Disclosure: I received a box of Turk'y Burgers from Quorn but I'd purchased the nuggets and cutlets myself. And I plan on doing it again soon.


5 comments:

  1. What a rave review! I'm tellin you, if a cat eats them, they must be good! I'll pick some up if I see since my kid's a nugget boy also.

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  2. What what in the butt! These look awesome! Go Veg!

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  3. We LOVE Quorn in our house! It's a favorite of ours! It is so easy and tastes SO good!!! Love that!

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  4. Great review! I had heard about Quorn before but was a little leery. They do look and sound delicious.

    5 Minutes for Mom Say it Forward sent me by. Glad they did, I like your blog.

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  5. Ha! Even the cats liked them...cats usually have excellent taste.

    They look good, and I'll have to check our grocery for them.

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