Move over bacon! Fakin’ Bacon by LightLife is a fake bacon meat alternative with a sweet, smoky flavor. These tasty tempeh strips cook quickly, are cholesterol-free, 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 fry my Fakin’ Bacon strips oil-free in a ceramic pan, but you can also fry them in oil to get a closer texture to bacon.
These fake 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, Fakin’ Bacon tempeh 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 Fakin’ 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.
Looking for more delicious snacks like vegan bacon bits? Check out all of my vegan food reviews!
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