This is gonna be one of those posts where I tell you a little story about how great this food is. You drool over the thought of this delicious combination. And then at the end I’m gonna hit ya with a little twist that’s gonna blow your mind. Are you ready?
First, let’s go back two weeks ago. We went out of town for the week and were staying at a beach house on the coast where my husband was working. I love that we had a full house with a real kitchen, but I kind of hate being out of town and away from my regular set up (I really rely on my KitchenAid and a few other big appliances).
So we spent the week grilling hot dogs and hamburgers. Our meals were pretty veggie-less– and those of you who follow this blog know that I really, really love my veggies. By the time we got back I just felt so heavy and bloated and my hubby and I agreed that we needed to really up our veggie game to make up for this.
So we spent a while playing around with some really fun food combinations. Like.. these fried fish po’ boys, topped with lettuce, tomato a dollop of mayo and fried plantains.
Yup, you heard that right! We took ripe plantains and slices them into thin pieces, then fried them and topped with a squeeze of lime juice, salt and some fresh minced cilantro. It was so light and fresh, it was delicious!
Oh.. and remember that twist I told you about?
It’s actually vegan.
Right?! They’re from Gardein.
Gardein (garden + protein) is a plant protein brand offering a variety of delicious, convenient and versatile foods. Gardein tastes good, is good for you and good for the planet. The fastest growing brand within the category, Gardein creates delicious, center-of-plate foods people love that deliver the taste, texture and protein content of meat — with no cholesterol and less fat and calories. Gardein’s award winning products are made from ingredients like non-GMO soy and wheat, ancient grains and veggies. Gluten-free options are also available in Gardein’s broad product portfolio. Gardein is available at over 23,000 retail locations as well as over 5,000 restaurants and 150 colleges, universities as well as other venues across North America.
In just 15 minutes you can put this recipes together and no one will know the difference!