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Meat free recommendations

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
Not sure if this is the correct forum section, but here goes.


I've got my favourites of 'formed' things but like to have a change and been trying a few other options without finding anything nice.


What I do like: Linda McC sausages, Linda McC Mozarrella burgers, Sains own brand burgers 10 pack (surprisingly cheap and not bad) and a few others. Also like LoveYourVeg sausages from Sains.



Has anyone tried the Aldi meat-free burgers? And also the M&S plant based meat-free burgers? Do Lidl do anything in this range that is good? Anyone found a good meat-free meatloaf option?



Any suggestions welcome.
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  • cuddlymarmcuddlymarm Forumite
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    Quorn nuggets are very nice. Also Tesco veg quarter pounders.
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  • -taff-taff Forumite
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    Lidls beetroot burgers are nice, and their falafel type balls.
    I like Cauldron sausages.
  • VfM4meplseVfM4meplse PPR
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    Grouchy wrote: »
    I've got my favourites of 'formed' things but like to have a change and been trying a few other options without finding anything nice.


    What I do like: Linda McC sausages, Linda McC Mozarrella burgers, Sains own brand burgers 10 pack (surprisingly cheap and not bad) and a few others. Also like LoveYourVeg sausages from Sains.
    I've been a vegetarian all my adult life, and none of these would even register on my radar as food because I don't like the taste of meat. Give me a veggie soup or curry any day!

    However, the Lidl beetroot burgers mentioned in the above post are something I would like to try.
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  • Fire_FoxFire_Fox Forumite
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    Apologies if this comes over preachy, it is not intended to be. :o My work background and passion is healthcare.

    Please do consider the ingredients list and nutrition data - micronutrients not just macronutrients - carefully. Many commercial meat substitutes are heavy on cheap, refined, bulking ingredients (eg. potato/ wheat/ isolates), but light on pricier, highly nutritious alternatives (eg. nuts/ seeds/ beans/ lentils). There is huge variation even within the same brand.

    Highly processed convenience food is highly processed convenience food, meat or no. Wherever possible DIY from identifiable whole plant ingredients and/ or traditionally produced, minimally processed proteins (eg. Mediterranean cheeses/ tofu/ organic eggs).

    It does read as preachy, sorry. :o
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  • PollycatPollycat Forumite
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    Fire_Fox wrote: »
    Apologies if this comes over preachy, it is not intended to be. :o My work background and passion is healthcare.

    Please do consider the ingredients list and nutrition data - micronutrients not just macronutrients - carefully. Many commercial meat substitutes are heavy on cheap, refined, bulking ingredients (eg. potato/ wheat/ isolates), but light on pricier, highly nutritious alternatives (eg. nuts/ seeds/ beans/ lentils). There is huge variation even within the same brand.

    Highly processed convenience food is highly processed convenience food, meat or no. Wherever possible DIY from identifiable whole plant ingredients and/ or traditionally produced, minimally processed proteins (eg. Mediterranean cheeses/ tofu/ organic eggs).

    It does read as preachy, sorry. :o

    I don't think it does come across as preachy.

    The bit about processed food whether it's meat or vegetarian makes sense.
  • suki1964suki1964 PPR Forumite
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    My preference is to eat vegetarian or vegan on meat free days, preferably Indian, Far Eastern dishes

    I never have thought about buying meat substitues
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  • whiteguineapigwhiteguineapig Forumite
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    The brand 'Heck' make a nice beetroot sausage too (I am waiting for it to come back on offer at Asda)
  • GrouchyGrouchy Forumite
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    Thanks I will try one or two of these for occasional stand-by emergency ingredients.


    And yes, always check ingredient list no matter what you are buying, agree.
  • Bill23hBill23h Forumite
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    I'd recommend 'GOSH!' burgers, usually in the fresh gluten-free section rather than the veggie section. The apricot ones and the beetroot ones are excellent. Too big to put in a bun as a 'burger' really, but very nice.

    If you're into pies then i'd highly recommend Aldi's vegetarian pies. Big, hefty and cheesy and really indulgent (ie probably quite unhealthy and fattening). Feta and pinenut, or sweet potato, feta and spinach. (There's also a cauliflower cheese which i've not tried as i don't like cauliflower) Fantastic pies for £1.79.
  • SmooshSmoosh Forumite
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    Definitely Quorn!
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