Whether you’re a full-fledged member of PETA, an Earth-friendly vegetarian, or even just a meat-eater who wants to limit the amount of animal fat and protein that you include in your diet, the many meat alternatives emerging in the so-called “green eating” niche give you a host of choices, one of the most popular among them being Gardein’s patented Chick’n Strips.
Who’d have known that you could enjoy chicken without the need for chicken at all? Read on to learn more about Chick’n Strips, and the Lean Cuisine options that incorporate them.
What are Chick’n Strips?
Acting as a chicken replacement for vegetarians and generally healthy eaters alike, the Chick’n Strips brand is owned by Gardein, a world leader in soy-based products. The strips themselves are made of soy protein isolate, a healthy source of protein and essential vitamins and minerals, and contain no meat products of any kind.
While there certainly is a difference between Chick’n Strips and chicken strips, you’ll be surprised at just how unnoticeable it really is; many people even profess to enjoy the taste and texture of the soy-based alternative more than that of the real thing! In any case, they are an excellent option for those looking to cut their meat intake down, and Lean Cuisine has offerings that incorporate them in the most delicious ways possible.
Delicious Lean Cuisine Chick’n Strips Meals
Lean Cuisine is currently rolling out its Gardein-based meals, but they’ve already got a handful on the market and ready to try! Here are two of the very best Lean Cuisine Chick’n Strips dishes:
1. Lean Cuisine Indian-style Masala
Taking a page from the vegetarian recipe books of India, Lean Cuisine Indian-style Masala features full Gardein Chick’n Strips bathed in a creamy tomato sauce tinged with more than a hint of curry. Veggies found in the sauce include carrots, cauliflower, and peas, all atop a bed of whole grain brown rice.
2. Lean Cuisine Enchilada Rojo with Mexican-style Rice
If you’ve got a taste for Mexican food, but want to avoid the beef and chicken that often accompany it, Lean Cuisine Enchilada Rojo with Mexican-style Rice is sure to be right up your alley! This meal offers up a big enchilada with Gardein Chick’n Strips insides and coated in a surprisingly spicy chili sauce, and a generous side of rice with black beans, red peppers, tomatillos, and roasted red corn, all topped in melted cheddar cheese.