Monday, March 7, 2011

BBQ "Chicken" Sandwich

Calling all meat-eaters out there!  All my family members are meat and dairy eaters, but they are always willing to try new things.  I've done a lot of research in the last few years, and I'm always amazed and shocked at the things I discover about health and nutrition, particularly how your body reacts when certain foods are consumed (such as meat, dairy, sugar, caffeine).  I feel as though we are our own advocates for having a healthy body and a healthy life.  I am not a big fan of "faux" meat because it is so processed, but I do eat it once or twice a month.  Here is what I would call a "fast food" sandwich.  You don't have to be a vegetarian to eat soy.  Give soy burgers and soy chicken a try sometime.  What is the worst that can happen?  It tastes delicious and virtually no saturated fat. Your heart will love you.  Details below:


Morning Star makes vegan soy protein called "Meal Starters."  They have ground beef and chicken strips. You can find it in the frozen food aisle of most supermarkets.  The "meat" has no flavor so you have to make something of it.  I found a BBQ sauce that does not contain HFCS (high fructose corn syrup), but it does contain sugar.  Like I said, this is fast food, junk food.  I heated up some "chicken" and BBQ sauce and piled it on whole wheat buns.  Served it up with some corn-on-the-cob and it made a great dinner the family loved!  Give it a try; you'll feel satisfied, satiated, but not heavy and gassy.  No heartburn here!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

And look - no beans!

Drew said...

Ha - yeah. The gassiness with eating BBQ is usually from the baked beans and cole slaw!

Drew said...

Speaking of faux products, back when I was eating vegan (long time ago), I used to eat a lot of soy chese. Some are better than others, but there are some brands which are really good ... they melt and taste like regular chese. Sill high in fat though, but realtively low compared to eating beef or pork.

Eating Smart (Tracy) said...

It would be great if you went vegan again. You could be my partner-in-crime! :)

Kim said...

i just made this sandwich but i carmelized one whole sweet onion and added that to the "chicken." i also added some sauteed mushroons and peas as "filler." that way the chicken goes farther and you can feed more people. only works if you like those veggies though! ;)

Eating Smart (Tracy) said...

Sounds good! I love mushrooms and peas, but the kids not so much.

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