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White Mountain Foods: A Vegetarian’s Review

whitemountainfoodsHealthy eating can take a bit of planning, especially when you throw other restrictions into the mix, like following a vegetarian or vegan diet. The best plan, as we’ve discussed here before, is to shop the perimeter of the grocery store and fill your cart with fruits and veggies and other “from the earth” foods, but you know what? Even health-conscious vegetarians don’t want to make everything they eat from scratch. Trust me on this.

When White Mountain Pure Foods Company reached out to see if we’d be interested in a review, I was happy to accept. What vegetarian is going to turn down an opportunity to sample yogurts and meat substitutes from a company committed to keeping its foods completely additive and preservative free, minimally processed and organic when possible? Not I!

The Bulgarian Yogurt was tasty and tart, although a bit thinner than some of the other yogurt in my fridge. It served as a perfect dip for some of the fresh fruit I had on hand, especially mixed with a little cinnamon. Speaking of dips, the Tofu Onion dip was also a treat, and dairy-free at that. It was packed with protein, but also had more fat (10 grams) than in the onion dips I’ve made.

I also tried the No-Meata-Fajitas, which is part of the wheat roast family of White Mountain products. I wasn’t as thrilled with this, although I think it had more to do with the fact that I not only don’t eat meat, but don’t like it—I prefer my fajitas packed with veggies. But, for those who really miss adding steak or chicken to their Mexican food, I can see it being a great option. It was certainly full of flavor.

You can find White Mountain Foods yogurt, wheat roast and tamales (which I received but, sadly, did not try; they’re supposed to remain frozen until cooking and mine had thawed while shipping) in many markets throughout the country, although other products (such as Fajitas and BBQ) are only offered in Whole Foods and Central Markets in the Southwest. Learn more about how and where to find the products on White Mountain Foods’ website.

If you eat meat-free meals, do you use a lot of meat substitutes? Or do you get your fill with veggies? —Kristen


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