I thought that beef jerky, or anything that even remotely resembled it in taste and/or texture was a thing of my past. That is, until today! I had a very interesting find at a 99 Ranch market, an Asian grocery chain: SoySteak by iGreen+. It’s made from soy protein, is 100% vegan, and a healthful alternative to meat, 60% lower sodium than meat, 86 calories per serving, 98% fat free, no cholesterol, 9 grams total carbs per serving, 11 grams protein per serving, contains isoflavones, and is non-GMO, according to the package. Sounds great, but how does it taste? Absolutely amazing! And the texture was so close to how I remember the texture of beef jerky that you would never know it’s soy, and I felt like shouldn’t be eating it! The best part: all the flavor without being salty and leaving me thirsty and weighted down with meat. It comes in several flavors, including Grilled, Teriyaki, Curry, Peppered, Hot, and Light. I tried the Teriyaki flavor and I can’t wait to try the others! So, if you enjoy meat and don’t want to eat animal products; if you love soy nutrients and don’t like the taste, this is for you! You can enjoy these as a snack or add it to your favorite dishes. Enjoy!
Terri Quenzer, PhD
Terri has a passion for good health and for helping others find happiness in themselves through better health! Through her scientific and life experiences, her goal is to help you reach your healthy goals!
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