One of my favorite breakfast items is quiche especially one with broccoli and cheese. Yum! Since I eliminated eggs from my diet sometime in the summer, I have missed this weekend treat more than I realized. Thankfully Follow Your Heart understood my dilemma and actually created VEGAN EGGS! I received a sample of this new product at a vegetarian festival, but I have seen them available in a few grocery stores like Wegman’s, Kroger and Whole Foods as well as online at Vegan Essentials or Amazon. Since I didn’t have enough vegan eggs to make a quiche, I chose to keep it simple with this vegan breakfast.
So before I review the vegan egg, let’s compare to the traditional counterpart. As you can see below, Follow Your Heart has created a healthier alternative that is 100% cruelty free. Now keep in mind that this is not an egg replacer for baking – it is made to replace actual eggs.
|Fat||5 g||1.5 g|
|Cholesterol||187 mg||0 mg|
|Total Carbs||.6 g||4 g|
|Fiber||0 g||4 g|
|Sugar||.6 g||0 g|
|Protein||6 g||1 g|
To make vegan scrambled eggs, simply add 1/2 a cup of ice cold water to 2 tablespoons of the vegan egg and whisk thoroughly. The instructions stated that you could make fluffier eggs by mixing in a blender, but I just opted for a whisk this time. I was very skeptical of this vegan egg concept but I tried to remain optimistic as I started scrambling. The vegan egg took longer to cook than the traditional egg and I was a little unsure of when they were actually fully cooked. The eggs were strangely realistic and definitely tasted like eggs. As they cooled, they did harden into one large scrambled egg so eat it up fast! I will be purchasing these again and making a quiche very soon!
Wannabe Vegan: 8/10 | Omnivore: 7/10
Breakfast wouldn’t be complete without bacon! I have tried 2 other vegan bacon alternatives and haven’t been blown away yet. You can’t really replicate bacon – can you? I heard positive reviews on Sweet Earth’s Benevolent Bacon so we decided to give it a try. This product also wasn’t frozen like the other products I’ve tried. My house quickly filled with the aroma of bacon as soon as the bacon hit the pan. The bacon didn’t get crispy like some other products I have tried and I’m on the crunchy bacon team. That was the first strike. Strike two was that the product seemed to be extra greasy unnecessarily. Strike three was the taste. It was far from bacon. We were not too impressed with the texture or flavor. Below is a comparison to traditional bacon.
|Fat||6.6 g||3.5 g|
|Cholesterol||18 mg||0 mg|
|Total Carbs||.1 g||6 g|
|Fiber||0 g||1 g|
|Sugar||0 g||1 g|
|Protein||6 g||10 g|
Wannabe Vegan: 2/10 | Omnivore: 2/10