Have you decided to embrace a plant-based lifestyle and are looking for meat substitutes? You are in luck. From the innovations of food science to the creative use of nuts and vegetables, meatless dinners can have the satisfying texture and flavor to which you’re accustomed. Consider trying walnuts from Glenda’s Farmhouse for a simple, versatile, meatless “meat” solution.
Andersen & Sons Shelling has been catering to American tables since 1904. Glenda’s Farmhouse is an offshoot of this company, the namesake of the family’s matriarch and a producer of walnuts. We produce and distribute quality products that deserve a place in your healthy diet.
The commercial market of plant-based meat alternatives is no longer a niche sector. Vegan and vegetarian products have gone mainstream as consumers prioritize health, embrace a lifestyle of animal friendliness, and come to a greater understanding of the effects of meat consumption on climate change.
The Plant-Based Food Industry
There’s never been a more convenient time to be a plant-based eater. Fast-food chains and grocery stores have plenty of options. Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat are just two of the major players in this growing industry.
Whether you forgo meat one night a week or as a lifestyle change due to a matter of conscience, your choices of tasty meat-like dishes are wider than ever before. Beef, chicken, pork, seafood, and eggs are represented with mock meat products. Some of these products are healthier than others, but a good rule of thumb is to choose the least processed products. Of course, you can make many of the products on your own to have complete control over what goes onto your family’s plates.
Plant-based meat alternatives often depend on a collaboration of foods like oats, beans, tofu, tempeh, seitan, pulses, mushrooms, jackfruit, and even walnuts.
Rely on Whole Foods in a Plant-Based Diet
Avoid over-processed plant-based foods by incorporating whole foods into creative preparation methods.
Ground walnuts work well for mock ground meat options. With a supply of Glenda’s Farmhouse walnuts, a food processor, and a selection of herbs and spices, you can create plant-based “meat”loaf, “meat”balls, tacos, burgers, and more.
A ground walnut preparation can be seasoned to meet the flavor profile of the dishes you’re preparing. We offer Asian, Mexican, and savory flavored ground walnuts for an even easier weeknight dinner preparation.
Lentils are another incredible food that can provide the protein you miss from meat while contributing plenty of flavor. Unprocessed and easy to incorporate into various meats, lentils are chock full of fiber and potassium.
Black bean dip, burgers, tacos, chili, burritos, and other dishes can also serve as scrumptious meat substitutes. With appropriate seasoning and preparation methods, black beans can be just as flavorful as a meal with animal protein. Nutritionally, black beans provide a full 15 grams of both fiber and protein in one cup.
Following a plant-based diet plan is a choice made for reasons related to health, conscience, and the environment, but you may still miss meat and desire substitutes. Glenda’s Farmhouse whole walnuts and prepared walnut crumbles provide the texture of ground meat and the versatility of ready flavoring. We welcome you to try our products as part of a venture into the world of meatless consumption.