I was asked to review three meals from Quorn. As I’m not a vegetarian and don’t plan to be, I asked my Sister-in-Law if she would do this review for me. Over to you Sarah!
What do you do if you’ve given up eating meat for ethical reasons but you still fancy a burger or a sausage sandwich? Quorn provide the answer with their low fat, high protein range of meat replacement products. You can get just about everything your heart desires… from mini scotch eggs for a picnic to a family roast for Sunday dinner; all available in both the chiller and freezer aisles of your local supermarket.
The products that I tried were all in the frozen range and were the hot dogs, sausages and burgers. Of them all, the hot dogs were the least successful as I never felt like I’d cooked them for long enough and found them to be quite an unappetising pale “fleshy” colour. However, once I’d got over that, the taste of them was very similar to regular hot dogs and tasted great in buns with lots of ketchup. At 66 calories and 0.3 grams of saturated fat, they’re certainly a healthier choice than the hot dogs of questionable origin that can be found in tins. Also, each hot dog contains 4.8 grams of protein and, as a vegetarian, good sources of protein are a must.
The sausages were delicious and very easy to prepare; I chose to oven cook them, however, they can also be done on the hob or under a grill. Other than that they’re not as “juicy” as meaty sausages (and since this juice comes from grease and fat, can this be a bad thing?) you’ll find these just as tasty as “the real thing.” Great in a sandwich or with gravy while everyone else is eating a roast dinner. Again, at 64 calories, 0.2 grams of saturated fat and 6.8 grams of protein per sausage, this is a clear winner, from a health perspective over traditional sausages.
The burgers proved to be a great choice as one of the ways in which they can be cooked is on a BBQ… no more watching your friends munch away on burgers at BBQs while you have salad or salad to choose from! And, at 80 calories, 1.3 grams of saturated fat and 7.1 grams of protein, you can eat them, safe in the knowledge that you haven’t blown your daily calorie allowance with one bite of a fatty, meaty burger.
Quorn products are not just for vegetarians and can be a great, low fat, high protein alternative to many meat options out there. Try adding Quorn to your meals instead of the usual meat dishes and your waistline (and the animals!) will thank you!
Thanks for reading,