Consuming less meat is good for your health, the environment, and the conscience of some. However, choosing to put away meat protein for good or just a few nights a month comes with concerns about sufficient protein consumption and flavor. Glenda’s Farmhouse offers flavorful walnut meat substitute products.
Walnuts and flavored walnut crumbles from Glenda’s Farmhouse provide plenty of protein, convenience, and texture. Glenda’s is an Andersen & Sons Shelling brand named after the family matriarch. Vina, California is home, and we take pride in growing and distributing wholesome foods for families worldwide.
Anyone considering avoiding meat consumption can benefit from the 4.5 grams of protein in every ¼ cup of walnuts.
Walnuts Add Ease to Protein Consumption
Incorporating walnuts into your diet is easy! Roasting them takes mere moments, and you’ll have a solid go-to snack for the week. You can also top your salad, yogurt, or oatmeal; blend them into a casserole, bread batter, or smoothie; or grind them into a meat substitute for all sorts of recipes that call for ground beef or turkey.
Another delicious way to use walnuts is to create a pâté. Making this spread is as easy as can be. You’ll soak the walnuts in water for a few hours to soften them, and then combine the softened walnuts with olive oil, lime juice, onion, garlic, and parsley in a food processor and pulse to the desired texture. Then, grab your favorite crackers or fresh veggies to enjoy a terrific snack that packs a significant protein punch.
Walnuts Bring Flavor to Meat-Less Protein Consumption
Walnuts provide a base for developing flavor. Glenda’s Farmhouse offers three different flavored walnut crumbles for a meat substitute. Choose from Glenda’s Savory, Asian-Inspired, or Mexican-Inspired walnut crumbles for your next harried weeknight meal!
Alternatively, you can create your own flavorful walnut “meat” with the right herbs and seasonings. Walnuts are well-known for being flavor absorbent, which is incredibly useful for cooking and not so great for storage. (Airtight containers are essential.)
Suggested seasonings for various cuisines include:
- American Cuisine – garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, salt, and pepper
- Italian Cuisine – oregano, basil, Italian seasoning, marjoram, sage, rosemary, thyme, and sun-dried tomatoes
- Indian Cuisine – garam masala, garlic, onion powder, ginger powder, turmeric, cumin, coriander, paprika, and cayenne pepper
- Mexican Cuisine – cumin, chili powder, chipotle, cayenne pepper, coriander, paprika, and cilantro
Walnuts Bring Texture to Protein Consumption
Transitioning to meatless meals can be difficult when you miss the texture of meat. Fortunately, when you use ground walnuts or walnut crumbles, the texture is very reminiscent of ground meat. The combination of flavor and texture makes ground walnuts a quality, realistic replacement for ground meat.
Walnuts Bring Omega-3s, Antioxidants, and Fiber along with Protein Consumption
While walnuts are an established source of protein, they also provide essential Omega-3 fatty acids (ALA), fiber, and antioxidants. Omega-3s are vital elements of health and must be diet sourced. They benefit the cardiovascular system, cholesterol management, blood pressure, blood sugars, cognitive health, and more. Fiber contributes to weight management and gut health, and antioxidants prevent inflammation that affects everything from cancer to Alzheimer’s disease.
Using walnut “meat” as a substitute for animal protein is a wise choice. Walnuts provide the flavor, simplicity, texture, and health benefits you need, so it’s no wonder many consider them superfoods. Have your supply delivered directly to your door by ordering online or calling (530) 839-2236.