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We try it first, so you don’t have to

Two new novel foods we tried this month: Just Egg, a vegan egg substitute and Beyond Meat’s Brats. Two thumbs up for both. We tried three different Just Egg products: the liquid (makes scrambled eggs, 5g protein), folded (7g protein, and heats up in the toaster! C’mon!) and egg bites, like little quiches, maybe?

I have never eaten a brat before, so I have nothing to compare it to, but it smelled and tasted great (16g protein).

A lot of people wonder about the allure of vegan meat substitutes. There are two draws for me: 1) variety. I mean, do you like eating the same thing all the time? And 2) it lets you experiment with all types of dishes and recipes. To me, it’s like any other type of substitute you might make when you don’t have all the ingredients for a recipe.