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Recommended Product: Textured Vegetable Protein

A Heart-Healthy Meat Alternative

Thinking of going vegetarian, or vegan? Want to cut down on your food budget? Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP), will help you do both.

I use Bob’s Red Mill TVP in the 10 oz. bag, to make chile, burgers, pasta toppings, vegan tuna sandwich spread, and Asian dishes. Without added seasoning, TVP is bland, and has the texture of chop meat.

Healthier Than Chop Meat

TVP is as versatile as chop meat, but more economical, contains no trans or saturated fat, is very low in calories, and is high in potassium and protein.

Versatile And Easy To Prepare

TVP is very easy to prepare.  Just measure one cup, put it in a mixing bowl, add one cup hot water, and let the mixture set until all the water is absorbed.  Next, add your ingredients, like sautéed onions, cayenne, or sautéed garlic, to achieve the taste you’re looking for.  TVP can be flavored to taste like Mexican, Italian, or Asian dishes.

Combine rice, toasted sesame oil, sea vegetables, tofu, and Bragg’s Liquid Aminos, to TVP, for a quick Japanese style lunch, or dinner.

Where To Buy Bob’s Red Mill TVP

I buy TVP at Whole Foods Market – Bowery, in New York City. Visit Bob’s Red Mill website to find a store near you.

Irene Pastore is a native New Yorker, health and fitness blogger, and personal trainer. Irene owns this website, and writes all the blog posts. For her complete bio, visit the About Page.

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