Healthy Meat Alternatives - Glendas Farmhouse

Skipping meat occasionally or as a lifestyle is an eco-friendly, healthy, and cost-effective choice, but healthy meat alternatives should provide plenty of protein and flavor. Glenda’s Farmhouse offers an array of wholesome, nutritious products that are ideal for inclusion in a meatless meal. 

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Eat Well without Meat

Today’s grocery market is flooded with meatless meat alternatives. Unfortunately, many of them are highly processed and unhealthy. As with any meal plan, stick to unprocessed, natural foods as often as possible for the healthiest experience. Glenda’s Farmhouse nut products are packed with protein and other beneficial ingredients for your family’s enjoyment.

Let’s discuss a few ingredients to try as you experiment with meatless cuisine.


Walnuts are great for the heart, brain, skin, and every body system, but they’re particularly rich in protein. Crumbled walnuts serve as an excellent meat substitute for tacos, pizza toppings, meatloaf, and any other recipe that calls for ground meat. Glenda’s Farmhouse even offers three different flavored walnut crumbles in Savory, Asian-Inspired, or Mexican-Inspired. Best of all, this meat alternative takes mere minutes to prepare.


Cooked and fermented soybeans formed into a dense form for cooking, tempeh is another excellent meat alternative. This substance has plenty of fiber and protein, along with probiotics. The protein includes all nine essential amino acids. Use tempeh as a sub for ground beef or sliced thin for meatless bacon.


Chili, enchiladas, or burritos without meat get much tastier with legumes. They’re easy to use, absorb flavor, and have plenty of fiber and protein.


Meatless burgers, meatballs, chili, and more come from chickpeas, black beans, kidney beans, and other types of beans. Protein and folate help build muscle and improve satiation.


This versatile food, available in five different varieties, is ideal for meal planning on a low-calorie plan. Tofu is made from curdled soy milk pressed into a shape. It has few calories and a high degree of protein.


Mycoprotein is made from a fungus called Fusarium venenatum. It offers a realistic meat-like texture, plenty of nutrients, including protein, and requires little prep work.


Seitan is a protein-rich, versatile, and convenient meat alternative, closely reminiscent of chicken or beef. Wheat dough is soaked to isolate the vital protein and pressed into shape. This product can be overprocessed and contains quite a bit of gluten.


The largest fruit on the planet, jackfruit has a texture that mimics pulled pork very well, and it’s packed full of healthy nutrients and phytochemicals. With little processing, few calories, and a flavor-ready profile, jackfruit makes various tasty meat alternative recipes.

At Glenda’s Farmhouse, we believe that all ingredients should provide plenty of nutrition. Healthy meat alternatives can be incredibly simple, like toasted walnuts or pecans. For ingredients that supplement your meat-free meals, shop with Glenda’s Farmhouse online. If you have any questions about the use of our products, contact us online or by calling (530) 839-2236.