You may have been hearing quite a bit about plant-based protein lately, so let’s break it down.
Once upon a time, we were told that protein only came from animal meats. Today, we can go straight to the source – and enjoy protein-rich foods that are Made With Plants. Need proof? Some of the biggest and strongest animals on Earth eat a 100% plant-based diet!
We often hear the age-old question, “Where do vegans get their protein?”
Beans, lentils, grains, nuts, seeds and many vegetables naturally contain protein. We love our whole food protein sources at Made With Plants, but we wanted to take it a step further.
We’re proud to offer a quality range of plant-based meat alternatives – all of which are high in protein. Our vegan protein range boasts tasty plant-based ‘meat’ with an authentic flavour and mouthfeel, just like their traditional counterparts.
But why would vegans want to make their food taste like meat?
If you’re used to eating foods such as Mince, Bacon and Meat Loaf, you probably have a go-to meal or two using these ingredients – they might even be your favourite comfort foods! At Made With Plants, we believe that if we can enjoy the same flavours we know and love without the animal cruelty, then why not?
Like you, we enjoy a variety of tasty proteins in our diet, and we believe protein is an important part of Australia’s food culture. After all, most Aussies were raised on ‘meat and three veg.’
We created our range of plant-based proteins to make it easier for everyone to choose kinder options.
So, what are our plant-based meals made of?
The meat alternatives we use in our plant-based meals are made of seitan, textured soy protein, or a mixture of both.
Made from vital wheat gluten, seitan is protein-packed and incredibly versatile. In fact, seitan can contain more protein per gram than animal meats! It can be adapted to mimic the texture of a variety of animal meats, making it a great base for creating plant-based meat.
Textured soy protein (TSP), as the name suggests, is made from the humble soybean. This plant-based ingredient is high in protein, low in fat and contains essential amino acids.
We work closely with the specialist team at Australian based Fenn Foods, to bring you TSP in a range of tasty plant-based meals.
Our meat-free Mince is a real crowd pleaser!
Primarily made with textured soy protein, it’s incredibly protein-rich, versatile and can be used just like traditional mince! Crumble it up, or shape it into meatballs or patties to recreate your favourite meals.
Whether you like making burgers, spaghetti, lasagne or meat pies, our vegan Mince is the perfect simple swap for creating tasty plant-based meals, using recipes you already know and love.
“But bacon!” they said. So, we stepped up to the challenge, and the rest is history.
That’s right, our crispy, streaky vegan Bacon cooks and tastes just like the original, only it’s Made With Plants. Our plant-based Bacon is made with seitan, textured soy protein and a secret blend of herbs and spices, and it’s sure to satisfy even the fussiest of bacon lovers.
Use it in big breakfasts, carbonara, burgers, pizza, or any other way you would enjoy traditional bacon. You won’t miss a thing – we promise! The little piggies will thank you for it, too!
Plant-Based Meat Loaf
Is there anything quite as cosy and heartwarming as Meat Loaf? We didn’t think so, either.
Planning a Sunday roast, a cheeky potluck, or dinner for the family? Our vegan Meat Loaf is sure to impress. Simply pop it in the oven, and serve it with some roast veggies for a protein-rich meal that’s tasty, convenient and ultra-comforting.
It’s made with seitan, textured soy protein, veggies, and a blend of herbs and spices – plus a homestyle tomato and garlic glaze – for that authentically nostalgic flavour and mouthfeel.