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Fry’s Vegetarian Range Food Review

Posted Oct 08 2012 9:50am

Nowadays, vegetarian food is becoming more commonplace than it used to be. Not only that, it tastes better than it used to. Myself like variety, in what I eat and more recently have been trying some of the vegetarian alternatives, just to see how they compare to their counterparts.

Mostly because we buy our shopping from Sainsbury’s. This is where I have bought most of it. I have tried a few of their own vegetarian range as well as other brands such as Linda McCartney’s range of vegetarian food. Early on this year I was contacted by someone who represents Fry’s Vegetarian Food and sent some samples to try.

Here is what I was sent.

This was the first item I tried in the past I have eaten cottage pie, which has been made with meat, et cetera so this was a change for me with it being vegetarian cooking. It is simple enough from frozen. It takes just 6-7 minutes, depending on your microwave and it’s done. It contains mashed potato, Frys Vegetarian Mince, peas, lentils, carrots and onion gravy. The tray it comes in can be recycled in your compost bin. To say this was a vegetarian dish. I found it very tasty and felt satisfied after eating it and would rate it highly next to cottage pie alternatives to me this was a definite winner. I enjoyed eating it.

Here is the nutritional information for the cottage pie.

Calories per 100g  92 cal

Protein 9.3 g.

Carbohydrate 5.7 g.

Fats  3.6 g

Dietary fibre 2.8 g

Sodium 430 mg.

Salt 1.09 g

These nuggets look like the ones that you get in fast food establishments, except they are far healthier I cooked these under the grill and turned them occasionally they didn’t take long to cook.

I ate these with garden peas, microwave chips, and tomato sauce. They were delicious. If I was blindfolded, I might have trouble telling the difference between those and real chicken nuggets. If your children are vegan or vegetarian. These would make a ideal substitute.

Here is the nutritional information for the chicken style nuggets.

Calories per 100g 188 cal

Protein 12 g

Carbohydrate 20 g

Fats 9 g

Dietary Fibre 6 g

Sodium 700 mg

Salt 1.78 g

I cooked these from frozen under the grill, turning them occasionally and had them with potato wedges and mushy peas. Again, they didn’t take that long to cook the only thing I noticed about them was they did look a bit pale in colour, but apart from that these too tasted delicious. After eating my meal. I felt full and satisfied. I had three with my meal which was more than enough.

Here is the nutritional information for the traditional sausages.

Calories per 100g  123 cal

Protein 16.5 grams

Carbohydrate 5 g

Fats 6g

Dietary Fibre 11 g

Sodium 900 mg

Salt 2.25 g

I cooked these under the grill and they didn’t take too long to do cook 8 minutes maximum. These too were slightly pale in colour. However, they went brown after being cooked. I had them with baked beans and potato wedges. These had a slight spicy taste to them, which is something I particularly like in food and I really enjoyed eating them. They had a great taste and texture.

Here is the nutritional information for the traditional burgers.

Calories per 100g 149 cal

Protein 15.8 g

Carbohydrate 12.2 g

Fats 4.4 g

Dietary Fibre 0.6 g

Sodium 814 mg

Salt 2.07g

Here is the nutritional information for the polony slicing sausage.

I had this sausage sliced with some potato and peas and ate it cold, having never eaten anything like this before. I was curious as to how it would taste, and wasn’t disappointed at all. It tasted like luncheon meat to me, even though it isn’t. This would make a great addition to you or your children’s lunchbox, particularly if you don’t eat meat or are looking for a alternative. It has a great taste and texture. I really enjoyed it.

Calories per 100g  201 cal

Protein  15.3g

Carbohydrate 8.3 g

Fats 11.8 g

Dietary Fibre 2.2 g

Sodium 1000 mg

Salt 2.54 g

You can buy Frys products from the following retailers online and off-line. Your localHollandand Barrett, Holland & Barrett stock selected lines only.

If you are interested in looking at the Frys range of online here is their site address : www.frysvegetarian.co.uk

 

Post from: Weight Loss Blog (Lose That Tyre)

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