I was late getting dinner on the table; sometimes I feel I’m one step behind. My husband had picked his parents up from the airport and I had lost track of time doing some final cleaning (of the house and myself). What would be for dinner? What would 4 adults and 2 children all enjoy without too much time and effort?
I dove into my freezer. I found 8-cheese tortellini, a local chicken sausage, and Veggie Patch Meatless Meatballs. Perfect! While I boiled the pasta, I mixed the sausage in some jarred marinara adding some fresh tomatoes and basil; I also through the Veggie Patch Meatless Meatballs into the oven) for 8 minutes on 400oF (this is not the instructions on the packet but I altered the recommended preparations to cook with the bread).
At first I kept my mouth shut about the “meatballs” because I wanted to know what my family really thought about the meatballs without thinking they’re really veggie-balls. All the adults and my 2YO liked them, but my picker-everyday 5YO take a bit, swallowed it and said he didn’t like it (but he swallowed it, which is a win). With these Veggie Patch Meatless Meatballs I wish I would have you lick your screen to see how good they taste. I fooled them all and I even had to pull out the Veggie Patch package to prove the balls were meatless. My MIL, who is on Weight Watchers, was happy because instead of only 3 meatballs she could eat 6 for only 3-points compared to meatballs.
Many New Year resolutions center on health, so get into your goals (and your skinny jeans) with Veggie Patch products. You can make some simple substitutions to help you reach your health goals or converting to a Meatless Monday menu. Some easy switches:
Normally You Have Switch To Veggie Patch
nuggets spinach nuggets OR broccoli or spinach bites with cheese
meatballs falafel chickpea balls or meatless meatballs
chicken patties Mediterranean chickpea patty
hamburger veggie lover’s burger or the ultimate meatless burger
French fries zucchini sticks or potato and mushroom puffs
If you’re looking for something new to do with these substitutes, Veggie Patch offers recipes to spice up your menu.
Summer is very active in our Local MOMS Club chapter, she is the mother of two adorable active boys, and is always thinking of ways to help others. She is a friend, a wife, and always busy as all mommies are. She is very active on Facebook, addicted to Geocaching and very interested in organic and green living while cooking up a storm