Soy Product Post #4
Two posts ago I mentioned Lightlife’s Smart Dogs. Today I am going to highlight one of my favorite “fake meat” products, which happens to also be produced by Lightlife. Lightlife’s Smart Strips is one of my favorite products to saute and cook up for dinner.
The Smart Strips look, taste, and feel like regular steak strips. They have the just the right amount of chewiness and contain the perfect touch of smokiness. The only downside to the meatless steak strips is that they are a little heavy on the salt, so I make sure not to add any extra when I utilize them in my cooking. Other than the sodium content, Lightlife’s Smart Strips’ nutrition info. looks pretty impressive. Just 80 calories per serving and absolutely not fat or cholesterol, these are perfect for cooking light. And while each package technically only contains two servings, when sauteed vegetables are added, I can usually stretch a package into at least 3 servings.
The strips also contain a substantial 14 grams of protein (28% DV), 560 mg of potassium (16% DV), 15% of the recommended daily intake of iron, and 8% of the recommended daily intake of calcium. As an active girl, consuming adequate amounts of these nutrients is essential.
For a simple and quick meal, I like to saute the strips, fajita styled.
-1 package of Lightlife’s Steak Style Strips
-1 small/medium onion, sliced
-1/2 – 1 whole green, red, or yellow pepper
-1 garlic clove, minced
-1/2 tsp. chili powder
-2 lime wedges
-1 Tbsp olive oil
-Sour cream, optional
Choose: Brown rice or flour tortilla
Heat olive oil in large saute pan. Add onion and green pepper and saute for 2-3 minutes. Add minced garlic and cumin powder and saute an additional 3 minutes, or until onions are just slightly crispy. Add steak strips and cook for a remaining 2 minutes, or until strips are thoroughly heated. Remove from heat and place in tortilla or over rice. Squeeze few drops of lime juice over each person’s plate, and add sour cream if desired.
Do you have a favorite meatless “steak” product that you use?