Blog #705 Love those (non-) Chicken Nuggets!!!

Bring on the (non-) Chicken Nuggets!!

From: https://www.delish.com/food-news/a28008146/tyson-plant-based-nuggets/

Tyson foods – probably the biggest and best-known chicken company – is introducing a non-meat nugget.

Bring on the (non-) Chicken Nuggets!!

From: https://www.delish.com/food-news/a28008146/tyson-plant-based-nuggets/

Tyson foods – probably the biggest and best known chicken company – is introducing a non-meat nugget.

The article states:

“It’s hard to argue with the fact that chicken nuggets are good for you, but Tyson Foods is aiming to actually make them good for you, as in beneficial to your health and stuff. The company announced Thursday that it would debut plant-based nuggets this summer.”

“Per a press release, the product will be launched as part of Tyson’s new Raised & Rooted brand, which utilizes protein alternatives along with “plant-based and blended foods.” The nuggets will reportedly be made with a blend of “pea protein isolate and other plant ingredients.” They’ll have five grams of fiber and less saturated fat, so basically I can double my (already astronomical) nugget intake? “

“And as we all know, where chicken nuggets lead, burgers will follow. Tyson also announced plans to release a plant-based burger with fewer calories than its regular products in the fall. Its ingredients include Angus beef and pea protein isolate. Earlier this year, both Burger King and McDonalds revealed plans to bring plant-based, vegan-friendly burgers to their menus”

So “chicken” nuggets without the chicken?  Pea protein? (I guess peas must have protein).  Less fat, more fiber – sounds good.

I really haven’t had a chicken nugget in years.  I mostly have been cooking boneless chicken breasts in my crock-pot.  I’m trying to avoid bread (not always doing real well with that – especially on donut day at the Senior Center).  I’ve used the chicken breasts in chicken salad (not sandwich), chicken fajitas (without the tortilla), and as they are – with some barbeque sauce and ranch dressing,

It there a market for non-meat chicken nuggets (and of course, chicken fingers, chicken patties, etc.)?  There must be!!! Beyond Meat has been making a name for itself with meatless products (although their stock prices fell when Tyson made their announcement.  

I grew up in a world where I didn’t know anybody who was a vegetarian.  I was in Eastern Iowa – surrounded by fields – with cows, pigs, chickens and corn and soybeans.  Eating meat was much of a patriotic and economic move (although we didn’t think of it that way) to support our friends and neighbors.  Many of my relatives grew up on farms. Even when I go to a fair, one of my first stops is in the cow barn (and the other animal barns).

I think a lot of eating new things is to not think too much about them.  (Yes, I ate ‘Rocky Mountain Oysters” – but I knew what they were and I’m sure that affected my eating!!!)  Modern food scientists can make non-meat products taste pretty good – almost like the real thing.

I guess time will tell.  Will I try these “Raised and Rooted” nuggets from Tyson?  I’m sure I will. I will reserve my judgment until then!!!

What about you?  Ready for non-meat meat items?

Karen

Bring on the (non-) Chicken Nuggets!!

From: https://www.delish.com/food-news/a28008146/tyson-plant-based-nuggets/

Tyson foods – probably the biggest and best known chicken company – is introducing a non-meat nugget.

The article states:

“It’s hard to argue with the fact that chicken nuggets are good for you, but Tyson Foods is aiming to actually make them good for you, as in beneficial to your health and stuff. The company announced Thursday that it would debut plant-based nuggets this summer.”

“Per a press release, the product will be launched as part of Tyson’s new Raised & Rooted brand, which utilizes protein alternatives along with “plant-based and blended foods.” The nuggets will reportedly be made with a blend of “pea protein isolate and other plant ingredients.” They’ll have five grams of fiber and less saturated fat, so basically I can double my (already astronomical) nugget intake? “

“And as we all know, where chicken nuggets lead, burgers will follow. Tyson also announced plans to release a plant-based burger with fewer calories than its regular products in the fall. Its ingredients include Angus beef and pea protein isolate. Earlier this year, both Burger King and McDonalds revealed plans to bring plant-based, vegan-friendly burgers to their menus”

So “chicken” nuggets without the chicken?  Pea protein? (I guess peas must have protein).  Less fat, more fiber – sounds good.

I really haven’t had a chicken nugget in years.  I mostly have been cooking boneless chicken breasts in my crock-pot.  I’m trying to avoid bread (not always doing real well with that – especially on donut day at the Senior Center).  I’ve used the chicken breasts in chicken salad (not sandwich), chicken fajitas (without the tortilla), and as they are – with some barbeque sauce and ranch dressing,

It there a market for non-meat chicken nuggets (and of course, chicken fingers, chicken patties, etc.)?  There must be!!! Beyond Meat has been making a name for itself with meatless products (although their stock prices fell when Tyson made their announcement.  

I grew up in a world where I didn’t know anybody who was a vegetarian.  I was in Eastern Iowa – surrounded by fields – with cows, pigs, chickens and corn and soybeans.  Eating meat was much of a patriotic and economic move (although we didn’t think of it that way) to support our friends and neighbors.  Many of my relatives grew up on farms. Even when I go to a fair, one of my first stops is in the cow barn (and the other animal barns).

I think a lot of eating new things is to not think too much about them.  (Yes, I ate ‘Rocky Mountain Oysters” – but I knew what they were and I’m sure that affected my eating!!!)  Modern food scientists can make non-meat products taste pretty good – almost like the real thing.

I guess time will tell.  Will I try these “Raised and Rooted” nuggets from Tyson?  I’m sure I will. I will reserve my judgment until then!!!

What about you?  Ready for non-meat meat items?

Karen

Bring on the (non-) Chicken Nuggets!!

From: https://www.delish.com/food-news/a28008146/tyson-plant-based-nuggets/

Tyson foods – probably the biggest and best known chicken company – is introducing a non-meat nugget.

The article states:

“It’s hard to argue with the fact that chicken nuggets are good for you, but Tyson Foods is aiming to actually make them good for you, as in beneficial to your health and stuff. The company announced Thursday that it would debut plant-based nuggets this summer.”

“Per a press release, the product will be launched as part of Tyson’s new Raised & Rooted brand, which utilizes protein alternatives along with “plant-based and blended foods.” The nuggets will reportedly be made with a blend of “pea protein isolate and other plant ingredients.” They’ll have five grams of fiber and less saturated fat, so basically I can double my (already astronomical) nugget intake? “

“And as we all know, where chicken nuggets lead, burgers will follow. Tyson also announced plans to release a plant-based burger with fewer calories than its regular products in the fall. Its ingredients include Angus beef and pea protein isolate. Earlier this year, both Burger King and McDonalds revealed plans to bring plant-based, vegan-friendly burgers to their menus”

So “chicken” nuggets without the chicken?  Pea protein? (I guess peas must have protein).  Less fat, more fiber – sounds good.

I really haven’t had a chicken nugget in years.  I mostly have been cooking boneless chicken breasts in my crock-pot.  I’m trying to avoid bread (not always doing real well with that – especially on donut day at the Senior Center).  I’ve used the chicken breasts in chicken salad (not sandwich), chicken fajitas (without the tortilla), and as they are – with some barbeque sauce and ranch dressing,

It there a market for non-meat chicken nuggets (and of course, chicken fingers, chicken patties, etc.)?  There must be!!! Beyond Meat has been making a name for itself with meatless products (although their stock prices fell when Tyson made their announcement.  

I grew up in a world where I didn’t know anybody who was a vegetarian.  I was in Eastern Iowa – surrounded by fields – with cows, pigs, chickens and corn and soybeans.  Eating meat was much of a patriotic and economic move (although we didn’t think of it that way) to support our friends and neighbors.  Many of my relatives grew up on farms. Even when I go to a fair, one of my first stops is in the cow barn (and the other animal barns).

I think a lot of eating new things is to not think too much about them.  (Yes, I ate ‘Rocky Mountain Oysters” – but I knew what they were and I’m sure that affected my eating!!!)  Modern food scientists can make non-meat products taste pretty good – almost like the real thing.

I guess time will tell.  Will I try these “Raised and Rooted” nuggets from Tyson?  I’m sure I will. I will reserve my judgment until then!!!

What about you?  Ready for non-meat meat items?

Karen

Bring on the (non-) Chicken Nuggets!!

From: https://www.delish.com/food-news/a28008146/tyson-plant-based-nuggets/

Tyson foods – probably the biggest and best known chicken company – is introducing a non-meat nugget.

The article states:

“It’s hard to argue with the fact that chicken nuggets are good for you, but Tyson Foods is aiming to actually make them good for you, as in beneficial to your health and stuff. The company announced Thursday that it would debut plant-based nuggets this summer.”

“Per a press release, the product will be launched as part of Tyson’s new Raised & Rooted brand, which utilizes protein alternatives along with “plant-based and blended foods.” The nuggets will reportedly be made with a blend of “pea protein isolate and other plant ingredients.” They’ll have five grams of fiber and less saturated fat, so basically I can double my (already astronomical) nugget intake? “

“And as we all know, where chicken nuggets lead, burgers will follow. Tyson also announced plans to release a plant-based burger with fewer calories than its regular products in the fall. Its ingredients include Angus beef and pea protein isolate. Earlier this year, both Burger King and McDonalds revealed plans to bring plant-based, vegan-friendly burgers to their menus”

So “chicken” nuggets without the chicken?  Pea protein? (I guess peas must have protein).  Less fat, more fiber – sounds good.

I really haven’t had a chicken nugget in years.  I mostly have been cooking boneless chicken breasts in my crock-pot.  I’m trying to avoid bread (not always doing real well with that – especially on donut day at the Senior Center).  I’ve used the chicken breasts in chicken salad (not sandwich), chicken fajitas (without the tortilla), and as they are – with some barbeque sauce and ranch dressing,

It there a market for non-meat chicken nuggets (and of course, chicken fingers, chicken patties, etc.)?  There must be!!! Beyond Meat has been making a name for itself with meatless products (although their stock prices fell when Tyson made their announcement.  

I grew up in a world where I didn’t know anybody who was a vegetarian.  I was in Eastern Iowa – surrounded by fields – with cows, pigs, chickens and corn and soybeans.  Eating meat was much of a patriotic and economic move (although we didn’t think of it that way) to support our friends and neighbors.  Many of my relatives grew up on farms. Even when I go to a fair, one of my first stops is in the cow barn (and the other animal barns).

I think a lot of eating new things is to not think too much about them.  (Yes, I ate ‘Rocky Mountain Oysters” – but I knew what they were and I’m sure that affected my eating!!!)  Modern food scientists can make non-meat products taste pretty good – almost like the real thing.

I guess time will tell.  Will I try these “Raised and Rooted” nuggets from Tyson?  I’m sure I will. I will reserve my judgment until then!!!

What about you?  Ready for non-meat meat items?

Karen

The article states:

“It’s hard to argue with the fact that chicken nuggets are good for you, but Tyson Foods is aiming to actually make them good for you, as in beneficial to your health and stuff. The company announced Thursday that it would debut plant-based nuggets this summer.”

“Per a press release, the product will be launched as part of Tyson’s new Raised & Rooted brand, which utilizes protein alternatives along with “plant-based and blended foods.” The Nuggets will reportedly be made with a blend of “pea protein isolate and other plant ingredients.” They’ll have five grams of fiber and less saturated fat, so basically I can double my (already astronomical) nugget intake? “

So “chicken” nuggets without the chicken?  Pea protein? (I guess peas must have protein).  Less fat, more fiber – sounds good.

“And as we all know, where chicken nuggets lead, burgers will follow. Tyson also announced plans to release a plant-based burger with fewer calories than its regular products in the fall. Its ingredients include Angus beef and pea protein isolate. Earlier this year, both Burger King and McDonald’s revealed plans to bring plant-based, vegan-friendly burgers to their menus”

I really haven’t had a chicken nugget in years.  I mostly have been cooking boneless chicken breasts in my crock-pot.  I’m trying to avoid bread (not always doing really well with that – especially on donut day at the Senior Center).  I’ve used the chicken breasts in a chicken salad (not sandwich), chicken fajitas (without the tortilla), and as they are – with some barbeque sauce and ranch dressing,

It there a market for non-meat chicken nuggets (and of course, chicken fingers, chicken patties, etc.)?  There must be!!! Beyond Meat has been making a name for itself with meatless products (although their stock prices fell when Tyson made their announcement.  

I grew up in a world where I didn’t know anybody who was a vegetarian.  I was in Eastern Iowa – surrounded by fields – with cows, pigs, chickens and corn and soybeans.  Eating meat was much of a patriotic and economic move (although we didn’t think of it that way) to support our friends and neighbors.  Many of my relatives grew up on farms. Even when I go to a fair, one of my first stops is in the cow barn (and the other animal barns).

I think a lot of eating new things is to not think too much about them.  (Yes, I ate ‘Rocky Mountain Oysters” – but I knew what they were and I’m sure that affected my eating!!!)  Modern food scientists can make non-meat products taste pretty good – almost like the real thing.

I guess time will tell.  Will I try these “Raised and Rooted” nuggets from Tyson?  I’m sure I will. I will reserve my judgment until then!!!

What about you?  Ready for non-meat meat items?

Karen

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