Have you been hearing about Meatless Monday’s? It is a campaign to go meatless on day a week to improve health and wellness sponsored by Morning Star Farms. Going meatless just one day a week is a super-simple way to eat better. And with more than 30 great-tasting products, from grillable veggie burgers to meat-free breakfast biscuits, Morningstar Farms® makes going meatless even easier. AND tasty.
While we are not vegetarians here at The Post-It Place we do eat meat-free meals on a regular basis. Last April when the tornadoes ravaged through a local community known as Collegdale TN one of my dear friends had major damage to his farm. Which also happens to be where his family lives and works. We gathered a crew together and went to help out in any way that we could and knowing that most everyone there would be a vegetarian I turned to Morning Star Farms line of products to prepare meals to feed the crew. Talk about versatile! I chose their crumbles baked and slathered with my homemade BBQ sauce for BBQ sandwiches. Everyone raved about the meal and even the ones who were not vegetarians preferred that over the pulled pork sandwiches I had fixed for them.
Since then I have used Morning Star Farms for a variety of meals for my family and for others. When I heard that MorningStar Farms Meal Starters Veggie Meatballs™ and Veggie Dogs™ were now available I was THRILLED!! The Veggie Meatballs have 80% less fat the leading frozen fully cooked meatballs, and the Veggie Dogs are a low-fat alternative to real meat dogs. And we all know that meatballs are one of my families favorite meals. They are easy and delicious and are super easy to adapt to a Meatless Monday Meal. My family didn’t even know that they were eating veggie meatballs.
2 tsp minced garlic
2 (8-ounce) cans pineapple, save the juice
1 diced onion
1/2 cup Dijon mustard
1 lb Morning Star Farms Veggie Meatballs
4 cups ketchup
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 cup of sugar
1/4 cup white Vinegar
2 TBSP Black pepper
3 tablespoons pineapple juice
Throw everything except for the meatballs in a slow-cooker, mix well then add the meatballs and cook on High for 4 hours or Low for 8 hours.
MorningStar Farms is excited to be working with the Meatless Monday campaign to encourage Americans to eat a healthier overall diet, starting on Mondays. To help provide inspiration for making simple steps to healthier living, MorningStar Farms is also launching an online promotion tool called the “MorningStar Farms Monday Button” on MorningStarFarms.com. With a click of a button, you will receive a weekly challenge to help you on the road to better health and wellness, and the opportunity to collect weekly rewards including, coupons, recipes, prizes and more.
“I received samples of Morning Star Farms Meal Starter Veggie Meatballs and some information to help facilitate this post. I was in no other way compensated and all opinions stated are those of my own.”