Happy Monday, I hope everyone is having a productive day and looking forward to enjoying the week ahead with some delicious healthy food. Today I wanted to try something new and investigate the meat alternatives popping up on the shelves in British supermarkets. With all these choices it is becommining easier and easier to adopt a plant based lifestyle.

However not everyone however agrees with non meat eaters consuming foods that mimic meat. It is infact a controversial subject and I have been asked many times “Why would you want to eat food that looks like meat!” Now for me personally I do not see any issue in eating meat alternatives and I could also easily stop eating the alternatives (as I don’t eat them very often). Today however I have decided to try no meat teriyaki strips as they sound pretty interesting and I’m sure they will create a delicious dish .

I have made no beef teriyaki noodles

While eating a plant based diet it is important to ensure the foods you consume are nutrient rich, this recipe is not something I would recommend to eat every day however the variety of vegetable do provide nutrients and it tastes absolutely delicious. Meat alternatives make a nice addition to a meal and when transitioning to vegan or vegetarian diet some meat eaters may miss meat products and this works as a good substitute when transiting. This is a cheat meal and it’s super simple to make and all the ingredients are very affordable and can be bought from ASDA or Aldi. Below are the 3 simple steps to make this delicious meal.

Ingredients

1 packet Vegan beef teriyaki

1 tablespoon soy sauce

1 teaspoon crushed chillies

1 fresh chilli

1 green pepper 1 red pepper

1 medium red onion

5 cloves crushed garlic

1 carrot

100g mushroom

100g sweetcorn

100g red cabbage

1 broccoli

300g Udon noodles

1 lime

Below is the 3 step cheat method to create this super delicious super simple yummy meal

  1. Chop onion and crush the garlic. Heat a tablespoon of olive oil on a medium heat in a frying pan and lightly fry the onions and garlic until soft. While cooking finely chop all the vegetables into small pieces.
  2. Slowly combine in the beef teriyaki strips to the onions and garlic and allow to soften, cook for around 5 minutes and combine 1 tablespoon of teriyaki sauce. Add the broccoli, peppers and carrots and allow to soften for a further 5 minutes.

Try to chop the vegetables quite finely this will reduce the amount of time they need to cook for.

3) Add the remaining vegetables lightly stir fry for a further 5 minutes add some soy sauce chopped/ crushed chillies, powder garlic and crushed ginger. Finally combine the noodles and a very small amount of boiling water. Allow to cook for a further 5 minutes until soft, seve with squeezed lime and enjoy.