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Beyond Meat: The Protein-Packed Product That Makes Meal Prep a Breeze

Meeting your daily protein quota just got a whole lot easier—and quicker, too!

Eat This!

Beyond Meat: The Protein-Packed Product That Makes Meal Prep a Breeze

Meeting your daily protein quota just got a whole lot easier—and quicker, too!

What if we told you there’s a way to get a fresh juicy burger on your plate in less than 10 minutes? If that would be the best news you’ve heard all week, then get ready to give us a round of applause because it’s totally possible. And it’s all thanks to Beyond Meat, a company whose products have, for the most part, gone unnoticed in grocery stores freezer sections since 2013. But we think it’s time for that to change because the company makes some amazing stuff.

Ethan Brown, a vegan of more than 20 years, founded Beyond Meat products in 2009 with hopes of making a positive impact on climate change by reducing greenhouse emissions from animals raised for human food. Don’t let the word "vegan" turn you off, though. These products are tailored so that even the world’s most die-hard meat eaters can’t help but find them irresistible. How? The secret lies within its texture; this isn’t some soggy block of tofu people! It takes just as many chomps to mangle through a Beyond Meat patty as it would a piece of beef. And I am speaking from experience—I regularly use the company’s products to cut down on my meal prep time. The not-so-secret ingredient that makes the products such nutritional rock stars—and nearly indistinguishable from real meat? Pea protein.

The best part? It’s super easy to make! All you need to do is plop it in a pan with either a splash of olive oil or water and let it simmer. There’s no need to scramble through the spice cabinet either because it’s already deliciously seasoned—talk about convenient! (While it’s cooking, throw together a quick side salad and wash some berries to complete your meal.) Not to mention, if you're trying to conquer those weight loss goals, the patty packs 23 grams of protein and costs you just two grams of saturated fat, which is significantly less than what you'd find in a 4-ounce 70 percent lean sirloin burger. So look beyond meat and try one of Beyond Meat’s products for an instant, healthy way to get a protein-packed meal on the table in minutes! And for even more ways to pull together an instant dinner, check out these 15-Minute Dinners for Weight Loss.