I was challenged to the Fry’s Family Food challenge of eating seven days of meat-free dinners. I received lots of lovely looking frozen foods and my challenge was to include the food into my meal for a week.
I was so excited to try this challenge but I was also a little bit nervous. I’m a huge meat eater. I love bacon and sausages so I didn’t know how well I would do at this challenge.
I’m just going to start off by saying that I didn’t take photos of all the food because I was just so excited to try it so sorry about that.
For the first day, I decided to try the Country mushroom pies.
This pie is pretty simple to cook, you just take it out the box and pop it into the oven. This pie tasted super yummy and was a nice filling meal.
The next day, I tried the quinoa and fresh falafel burgers.
The website describe’s these as ‘Seasoned with cumin and cracked black pepper. These falafels are new to our family and are made with quinoa, cilantro and chickpeas. Have them on a burger or make a gourmet bunless version. Why not try them crumbled over a salad or in a pita. They are a source of protein and high in fibre and iron.’. Personally, I would describe them as horrible. My advice… don’t waste your money on these dry, horrid tasting burgers.
I then tried some lovely Rice protein and chai nuggets on day 3.
I actually really enjoyed these. I wouldn’t say that they tasted exactly like chicken if that’s what you’re expecting of them but they aren’t too bad.
I will admit that I actually have the nuggets again. I would say that I’m ashamed but I’m honestly not!
On day 5 I decided to try something that I was a little nervous about…. Asian Spiced Burgers..
‘The Spiced Burgers are for those who need a little bit of zing in their vegetarian meal. The unique and subtle South Indian flavour created with a complex blend of spices is a gastronomic experience for those with an adventurous pallet.
Enjoy these vegan burgers in a bun, with a salad and a side of chips or serve with wild rice, roasted veggies and yoghurt dill sauce for a meal fit to present to your favourite guests.’
I wish I could say that I liked these burgers but I didn’t. I am a little bit fussy when it comes to spices so maybe they are actually really yummy and I’m just silly. Try them for yourself.
Day 6 was the day that I decided to go for something that I thought I would really like.. chicken-style strips.
‘Enjoy the juicy goodness of chicken strips with our veggie version! Any dish’s flavour will be amplified if you use these in the mix.
Fry our strips in a little bit of oil for around 6 to 8 minutes and they can be used to stuff your burritos, top your salads or pile up your pizza. Add a little sweet chilli to the mix and fry a little longer for a delish “sweet chilli chicken” option… mmm.’
I will be honest, these weren’t very chicken-y. Is that a word?! I guess it is now. I also found them to be a little bit dry but I’m not sure if that was down to my awful cooking skills.
Finally, the final day. At this point I was majorly missing meat. I needed a steak!
I decided to try the schnitzels made with soy and flaxseed.
‘With fresh cilantro, lightly coated in a flax & sunflower seed crumb. The finest ingredients are used to create these schnitzels that are high in omega-3 fatty acids. They are considered essential fatty acids but are actually not made by the body so you need to include them in your diet. Our family made sure that these schnitzels are also a source of protein, fibre and vitamin B12 as well as being high in iron.’
I don’t even need to say anything about these other than stay away. Ew, ew, ew!
Honestly, I’m pretty glad that the vegan week is over. I really missed meat and I just don’t think that I could ever go vegan. I do applaud all you vegans out there for all the self discipline that you have.
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P.S. I was sent the food for an honest review in return. All opinions are mine and are 100% trueful.