As I’ve been discovering, and the hubs rediscovering, Lancaster, PA we’ve come across some pretty awesome things. Today I would like to share with you our love of Neat!
Around Christmas time we stumbled into a healthy food store in Lancaster, I think to get out of the rain. It’s not our regular stomping ground for groceries but we do like to go in them every once in a while to see what’s up. Side note…They are also usually a great place to get spices from bulk containers…so much cheaper and you can get only what you need instead of buying a whole jar. Back on track…While at this health food store we came across Neat. We were intrigued and bought a pouch. Now I am a vegetarian and have been for a long time, mostly because of the taste and texture of meat. Other than that I am not a picky eater at all! The hubs IS a meat guy! It doesn’t gross me out when he eats meat (except the whole dipping bread in the bloody meat platter with his mom…that IS gross) but he has really been great about the fact that I don’t eat it. When we cook we never feel like there are certain things we can’t make, we just substitute or take out the meat all together. It really does work but I know he does miss meat a little but does get it from time to time.
So what is Neat and why is it so great? Well it’s a meat substitute and the only one I’ve seen that isn’t in the frozen food section. Most of the frozen food section fake meat products are soy based, which I am not opposed to, but some people are sensitive to it. Neat is soy free and you can pronounce and recognize every ingredient in it so you can also feel great about that! Neat also comes in four different ‘flavors’ (Original, Italian, Mexican and Breakfast). There is also an egg substitute pouch. It is SO easy to prepare…some water and eggs, cook it and you are good to go! Each pouch also makes quite a bit. Since we live in Lancaster it’s pretty easy for us to find Neat, if you don’t live near Lancaster you can order from their website. So far we’ve tried the Italian pouch and made meatball subs and the Mexican pouch and made Taco Tuesday! I am excited to try the other flavors as well and see what we come up with.
Let me just say that the hubs also loves this stuff! I would say he puts up with the other ‘fake meat’ but this he really gets behind! We both love the flavor, texture and it’s a company based out of Lancaster County, PA…who knew? We are happy and proud to profess our NeatMeat love and support this local company! That’s Neat!
*I have not been asked my Neat to write nor was I compensated for this post…just sharing the love!