As a meat eater, I do not tend to instantly reach or choose a vegetarian option, however knowing I should in order to help with my fitness detox, I was more than happy to try the latest Heck vegetarian range.
Already a huge fan of their products, especially the Chicken Italia range, which works well with the Slimming World diet, I knew the vegetarian products would be super yummy and highly nutritious.
Being on a VLCD diet recently in the run up to summer has meant that I haven’t been eating conventional foods, so alas, what remains in my fridge to be tested are:
Gourmet Goat’s Cheese Burgers – Made from Quinoa, Goats Cheese and Caramelised Onions. Perfect on a soft muffin or freshly baked ciabatta muffin. Jenny thought they were nutty with an interesting texture – crispy on the outside, to give the burger more bite! A recommended accompaniment for the Goat’s Cheese Burger is skinny carrot fries and Honey-Roast Beetroot… I’m not sure about you, but that sounds heavenly! Priced at £3 for a pack of two, direct from the Heck website.
Nuts About Cheese Sausages – Made from Cashews, Two Cheeses, Flax and Chia Sees with a dash of chilli. I don’t know about you, but I love sausages in a butty… with lots of brown sauce, which is also vegetarian! Quite looking forward to giving these a try, they will make a perfect barbecue item, for when the weather wants to behave! Priced at £3 for four sausages, available from Heck.
The Heck Veggie Range item Mini Me and I have enjoyed so far are the Heck Super Greens Veggie Balls, made with Quinoa, Spinach, Kale and Ginger. With 9 in a pack, the Super Greens veggie balls are easy to cook on a baking tray at Gas Mark 5 for 20-25 minutes, alongside the meal they will be complementing. On this occasion I had decided to make breaded fish and homemade chips – so everything conveniently fit in the oven. The Heck vegetarian balls added a little something to the meal that would have been missing otherwise. Crumbling away in chunks, paired with a section of fish, the taste was divine and something I would definitely cook again. I’d love to try these with pasta and a homemade tomato sauce too. Price at £3 per pack from Heck. The veggie balls are Gluten Free, in fact the whole Heck range is Gluten Free, which if you are on a health kick like me, is always a winner!
Albeit the Heck Vegetarian range has gone down well with myself and Jenny, I am all about the meat and cannot wait to snack on my homemade Heck sausage rolls again soon!