The transition to the vegetarian lifestyle can be tricky, even if it’s only for one day of the week. But with meat substitutes, your meals don’t have to lack flavor. With a few supplies and a bit of preparation, you’ll be shocked by how tasty walnuts-turned-into-meat can be. Glenda’s Farmhouse is a convenient and affordable source for the walnuts you’ll need to please the family come Meatless Monday.
As awareness grows regarding environmental and health damage caused by meat, more people are trying to eat less meat, but it can be impossible without flavorful alternatives. Walnuts from Glenda’s Farmhouse provide the basis for a healthy meat alternative that you can incorporate into several different meals.
Whether you fully embrace the vegetarian lifestyle or just try to go meatless one night of the week, any effort will make a difference. As you ease into the idea, you might be surprised that the food is so tasty you find yourself reaching for vegetarian options more often than you might imagine.
Introducing Glenda’s Farmhouse
A branch of Andersen & Sons Shelling, Glenda’s Farmhouse produces quality walnuts, pecans, almonds, cashews, and sea salt. Andersen & Sons Shelling has been in operations since 1904, and since the merger with Western Nut Company, we have been branching into other nuts and brands.
The Versatility of Walnut Meat
With walnut meat, you can create practically any dish that would otherwise include ground beef or turkey. Don’t let the customary idea of walnuts as a snack food deter you from trying this remarkable idea.
You can purchase walnut meat already made, but you will have more control over the seasonings and the freshness when you make it yourself.
Meatballs, meatloaf, tacos, spaghetti, burritos, burgers, shepherd’s pie, and many other ground “meat” based recipes await your walnut mix. With a quality supply of seasonings, vegetables, herbs, and ingenuity, you can create delicious “meat” for your family.
The Health Benefits of the Vegetarian Diet
There’s more to a vegetarian diet than avoiding meat. A vegetarian diet done poorly can be unhealthy if it includes too many simple carbohydrates, refined sugars, and white flour. If you fail to incorporate an abundance of vegetables, fruits, and nuts, but instead eat only carbohydrates, you won’t reap the health benefits.
- Cardiovascular health – consume high-fiber grains, legumes, nuts, vegetables, and fruits to reduce cholesterol
- Reduce Cancer Risk – studies show the vegetarian diet reduces the risk of gastrointestinal, female-specific, and colorectal cancers
- Prevent Type II Diabetes – low-glycemic food choices stabilize blood sugar levels
- Lower Blood Pressure – studies indicate that vegetarians have lower blood pressure due to the lessened consumption of fat, sodium, and cholesterol
- Decrease asthma symptoms – studies demonstrate that this decrease occurs because animal food may cause an allergy
- Promote bone health – vegetarians are less likely to develop osteoporosis; animal products dispel calcium from the body
A vegetarian diet will not prevent someone from getting enough vitamins and nutrients. All are available through a diverse diet of vegetables, nuts, and fruits.
Vegetarian meat substitutes can be the difference between a successful Meatless Monday and something entirely different. Before you call for a pizza, consider making delicious walnut meat from the supply you purchase from Glenda’s Farmhouse. If you’d like to order, you may do so online or by calling (530) 839-2236.
Did you know?
Glenda’s products are domestically grown and packaged in the United States.
Glenda’s Farmhouse is working toward providing over 2,500 acres as a bee and pollinator-friendly sanctuary/space/environment. 🐝