The Joy of Soy

by | Aug. 02, 2010


Obviously, the long name may sound intimidating, but Textured Vegetable Protein is simply a meat substitute made from the soybean. You've likely noticed how many health foods are beginning to incorporate it into their products. But, you might not know that for many years this healthy bean has been used to make amazing meat substitutes. The soybean is first ground into flour which is then formed into any texture or size needed and flavored to make imitation ground beef, ham, and even sausage and chicken!

Sound too good to be true? Well, chances are you have already tried Textured Vegetable Protein at one time or another. Most bacon bits used on salads and potatoes are made of this meat substitute and many convenience and fast foods use it as a meat extender. It is more economical than meat; in fact, even the cheapest cuts of meat may be more expensive than the average serving of Textured Vegetable Protein. It is significantly lower in fat than red meat and contains healthier fat, since it is vegetable based. It is also lower in cholesterol, has fewer calories, and provides your family with protein, fiber, vitamins, and calcium!

Now that you know a little more about this fascinating product it's time to know why Textured Vegetable Protein is suited for food storage. First of all, Textured Vegetable Protein has a long shelf life. It is canned with an oxygen absorber and when properly stored can last over five years and after opening, if kept covered and cool, will remain on your shelf for up to six months. It only needs refrigeration after it is rehydrated, which makes it incredibly convenient for even everyday meals!

Don't want the mess and bother that comes with cooking real meat? Textured Vegetable Protein is easy to prepare. Simply simmer the dehydrated product in water for ten minutes and it is ready to go! There is no need to worry that your food storage budget will prevent you from making your family members their favorite meat dishes. Not only can you use Textured Vegetable Protein as a meat substitute, it can also be used as a meat extender. Do you have only two pounds of ground beef and need three? Supplement with Textured Vegetable Protein! You don’t have to sacrifice taste for budget when you incorporate it into your food storage pantry.

If you aren't exactly sure how you would use this meat substitute, consider these ideas. Sausage and Ham Textured Vegetable Protein is delicious in quiche and casseroles. Add it to gravy over biscuits, use it as a topping on pizza, or add it to your scrambled eggs. Taco Textured Vegetable Protein can be used for all your Mexican meals like burritos, tacos, and Nachos. Lasagna, Chili, and Spaghetti will be simple to make with the Beef Textured Vegetable Protein. Use the Chicken Textured Vegetable Protein to make all your delicious casseroles, sandwiches and soups.

Don't waste another minute worrying about how to incorporate meat into your food storage menu. The answer is simple, Textured Vegetable Protein is economical, healthy and simple to prepare. It is a meat substitute that will help you see that there's joy to be had when using soy!

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