Tempeh Bacon by LightLife
Move over bacon! Smokey Tempeh Bacon by LightLife is a fake bacon meat alternative and it’s cholesterol-free! These tasty tempeh bacon strips cook quickly and have 24% RDA of protein per serving.
Here’s what I love about this fake bacon meat alternative:
- It’s organic! That means non-GMO soy.
- High in protein: 12g in 4 strips (and only 140 calories)!
- AMAZING on a TLT sandwich (Tempeh, Lettuce, Tomato).
I like to cook my tempeh bacon strips oil-free in a ceramic pan, but you can also fry them in oil. I prefer not to add oil to my fake bacon strips. Maybe an air fryer would be tasty? If you try the air fryer method, let me know how it works!
The flavor for this product is spot on bacon-y. You can absolutely taste the liquid smoke in every bite! Just know that the texture is still different, no matter how you prepare them. (These strips are thicker than traditional bacon.)
Here’s how I like to use this product: these tempeh bacon strips are delicious on sandwiches, in potato dishes, and as salad toppers. And sometimes I just eat them straight out of the pan :) I also like to crumble a few cooked strips into my cashew cream sauce for extra texture and a nice smoky flavor.
Additionally, these Smokey Tempeh Bacon strips are minimally processed. According to the Lightlife website, these are the only ingredients:
WATER, CULTURED ORGANIC SOYBEANS, SOY SAUCE (WATER, ORGANIC SOYBEANS, SALT, ORGANIC WHEAT), ORGANIC CIDER VINEGAR, ORGANIC EVAPORATED CANE SYRUP, LESS THAN 2% OF: ORGANIC BROWN RICE, SEA SALT, NATURAL SMOKE FLAVOR, BEET POWDER (COLOR), YEAST EXTRACT, ORGANIC DRIED ONIONS, SPICES.
LightLife Smokey Tempeh Bacon is available at grocery chains throughout the US. You can also buy online through Amazon/ Whole Foods.
Note: if you’d prefer a shelf stable fake bacon product, McCormick Bac’n Bits are accidentally vegan.
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