Whether you prefer the convenience of ready-made or the creation of homemade, out of all the best meat substitutes, walnuts provide protein, nutrition, ease, and flavor. Glenda’s Farmhouse offers flavored walnut crumbles for simple meal preparation and shelled walnuts for the joy of creating your own walnut “meat.”
Glenda’s Farmhouse Walnut Crumbles
For the convenience of ready-to-heat walnut “meat,” consider Glenda’s Farmhouse Walnut Crumbles, available in Original Savory, Mexican-Inspired, and Asian-Inspired flavors. Simply add water and simmer for five minutes to enjoy a quick, tasty, and nutritious meal. Each 7.7 oz. package makes eight servings, and the features of the products include:
- Omega-3 fatty acids
- It contains 70% walnuts
Creating Your Own Walnut Meat from Glenda’s Farmhouse Walnuts
With a stash of Glenda’s Farmhouse walnuts and select herbs and seasonings, you can create a walnut “meal” for many cuisines. The simple process enables you to customize the flavors to meet your preferred intensity. For added nutritional diversity, many home cooks choose to add mushrooms and/or lentils to their walnut crumble as well.
Stock your shelves with all of the following seasonings to create Mexican, Indian, American, and Italian walnut dishes:
- Chili powder
- Chipotle powder
- Cayenne pepper
- Onion powder
- Ginger powder
- Garam masala
- Garlic powder
- Sun-dried tomatoes
- Italian seasoning
- Herbs de Provence
Walnuts absorb flavors well. For storage purposes, you will need airtight containers and consideration during storage to keep them away from odiferous products like onions and garlic. For cooking, this fact opens up the use of walnuts to all sorts of cuisine types, allowing you to use them as an ingredient that will readily adopt the flavors you desire.
Using walnut crumbles, you can create meatless chili, tacos, spaghetti, meatloaf, meatballs, enchiladas, burritos, pizza toppings, and more.
Walnut “Meat” Preparation
- Add walnuts, seasonings, mushrooms, or lentils if desired in a food processor.
- Pulse about ten times. Stop when the mixture is crumbled, not pureed.
- Warm either in the microwave or on the stovetop.
The walnut crumbles you prepare can be stored in the refrigerator for 4-5 days in an airtight container. With great flavor and familiar texture, this walnut crumble is an excellent substitute for ground turkey or beef.
Popular Meat Substitutes
What brands offer quality meat substitutes as you walk down the aisles at your local grocery? From Simulate to Gardein, Beyond, MorningStar, and Impossible Foods, you’ll find no shortage of vegan- or vegetarian-friendly “meat” options. But none of these options will be as nutritious or transparent as those you make yourself.
In addition to walnuts, you can stock your cabinet with jackfruit, lentils, tofu, tempeh, and beans to create a variety of tasty, unprocessed, and healthy meals that mimic meat enough to minimize the difference.
The Nutritional Value of Walnuts as a Meat Substitute
Walnuts are a good source of protein, fiber, and Omega-3 fatty acids. With 4.5 oz. of protein per serving and heart-healthy fats, substituting walnuts for meat packs a one-two punch for health. Additional health benefits include cancer prevention, brain health, blood pressure management, weight management, and Type II diabetes management.
The best meat substitutes for your family provide excellent nutrition and flavor with minimal processing. For example, Glenda’s Farmhouse offers pre-made Walnut Crumbles and shelled walnuts for use as a snack or ingredient, and we will deliver them straight to your door with an online or phone order: 530-839-2236.