question for my meat eating hubby
So when feeding the family I've discovered that hubby likes korn products, meatless meatballs in spaghetti, and a small variety of other "meat substitutes". He is not fond of a lot of the other things I make from scratch. He's very used to a western diet. Do you think he's better off with these processed substitutes v/s meat when it comes to his health? Thanks...
Qorn is in the process of being sued by an awesome public interest firm here in the US (the same firm is suing KFC right now for frying everything in trans-fats!!) becuase qorn is a fungus based substitute and can cause severe nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. they fail to disclose this on the package.
I'd pass on the Quorn, there's something "not right" about that stuff.
As for other processed foods, as long as the rest of his diet is pretty good, once in awhile won't hurt. Remember, everything in moderation...
It was a lot easier for me to get my husband eating vegan with the help of meat substitutes. Then as he got used to eating more vegetables, grains, and salads, he slowly weaned off the fake stuff. We still have it now and then, just not on a regular basis.
A trick to try if you are making lasgana of something like that where you would use a ground round meat sub is to pulse some beans in the food processor - ones that have not been cooked to squishy or they'll become mush - and use that instead, if you use black or kidney beans it'll look the same, and when you season it it will pretty much taste the same. Its worth a try!