Think Meat Substitute Nuggets are a Healthy Choice?

Think again.

According to an article on, it’s best to limit the list of ingredients in the foods you choose to eat.  Registered dietitians agree.  5 is a good number when looking at ingredient labels.  More than that and it’s oftentimes preservatives, chemicals and additives.

Take these MorningStar Chik’n Nuggets which clock in with a total of……59 ingredients!


Textured vegetable protein (soy protein concentrate, soy protein isolate, wheat gluten, water for hydration), water, enriched wheat flour (flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), bleached wheat flour, corn oil, cornstarch, contains 2 percent or less of wheat starch, salt, methylcellulose, modified corn starch, dextrose, autolyzed yeast extract, potassium chloride, natural and artificial flavors from non-meat sources, sugar, maltodextrin, disodium inosinate, soybean oil, hydrolyzed soy protein, onion, paprika, dried yeast, inulin from chicory root, caramel color, tapioca dextrin, xanthan gum, sodium alginate, spices, yellow corn flour, paprika extract for color, annatto extract for color, baking soda, garlic, tomato powder, celery extract, wheat fiber, lactic acid, safflower oil, barley extract, citric acid, niacinamide, egg whites, nonfat dry milk, succinc acid, disodium guanylate, iron, thiamin mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloridae, riboflavin, vitamin B12

Makes you think…

The more natural your food, the better!

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How do you feel about meat substitutes?

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