Impossible Foods launched one of the world’s best plant-based burgers, alongside Beyond Meat. The two brands offered the most realistic, meaty versions of the American classic. Since then, they’ve been unstoppable. After a long wait, they launched in grocery stores last year and just recently they launched plant-based pork. These plant-based meat alternatives are not only better for the environment (and they have a climate award from the UN to prove it), but they save animals, especially when available at fast food chains and restaurants where people can choose it over actual meat.
Plant-based meat alternatives aren’t going anywhere either. A Spanish startup recently created a realistic cut of plant-based meat, and Impossible Foods is still creating and innovating. At CES 2020 while discussing their new plant-based pork, CEO Pat Brown was asked if they’d be attempting any bacon alternatives, to which he revealed they will!
According to CNET, Brown said: “Of course we are, and in fact, we’ve already played around with it. We’re not going to release a bacon product until we feel like anyone who is the most hardcore bacon worshiper thinks it’s awesomely delicious. But we’re definitely on track. It’s going to be an epic moment when we serve the first kosher bacon cheeseburger.”
Impossible Foods is certainly keeping busy and keeping the plant-based options coming. They also plan to launch Impossible Sausage later this month.
Make Your Own Plant-Based Bacon
Whether you’re excited for the Impossible bacon that will eventually launch or just want to learn to ditch meat, we have the perfect recipes for homemade plant-based bacon on the Food Monster App. Here are three of them to give you a taste:
1. Baked Smoky Carrot Bacon
Source: Baked Smoky Carrot Bacon
Are you ready for this Baked Smoky Carrot Bacon by Lisa Andersson and Erik Huss? Thinly sliced carrot strips are marinated in a blend of oil, garlic powder, and smoked paprika, then baked until wavy and slightly crisp. Eat this on tofu scramble, in a sandwich, or as a snack. There are endless ways to use carrot bacon. Deliciously smoky and so easy to make, this carrot bacon is out of this world.
2. Jackfruit Bacon
Source: Jackfruit Bacon
Who would’ve thought that you could take a fruit and make it taste like bacon? Well, with jackfruit, it’s possible! This tender, fleshy fruit soaks up flavors wonderfully, so when marinated in a smoky, pepper-maple mixture, it tastes just like the meaty favorite. Use this Jackfruit Bacon by Jasmine Briones on top of salads and baked potatoes or as a breakfast side dish.
3. Extra Crispy Rice Paper Bacon
Source: Extra Crispy Rice Paper Bacon
This Extra Crispy Rice Paper Bacon by Desiree Rodriguez is the most realistic vegan bacon that will ever meet your tastebuds! The texture is crispy, it has the smoky, salty, sweet flavors of the real thing, and it looks super realistic too. It goes great on the side, inside a sandwich or veggie burger, or just the way it is.
Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammation, heart health, mental wellbeing, fitness goals, nutritional needs, allergies, gut health and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked many health problems, including acne, hormonal imbalance, cancer, prostate cancer and has many side effects.
For those of you interested in eating more plant-based, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest plant-based recipe resource to help reduce your environmental footprint, save animals and get healthy! And, while you are at it, we encourage you to also learn about the environmental and health benefits of a plant-based diet.
Here are some great resources to get you started:
- Weekly Vegan Meal Plans
- Plant-Based Health Resources
- Plant-Based Food & Recipes
- Plant-Based Nutrition Resources
- The Ultimate Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition
- Budget-Friendly Plant-Based Recipes
- High Protein Plant-Based Recipes
- Plant-Based Meal Prep
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For more Animal, Earth, Life, Vegan Food, Health, and Recipe content published daily, subscribe to the One Green Planet Newsletter! Also, don’t forget to download the Food Monster App on iTunes — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest meatless, vegan and allergy-friendly recipe resource to help reduce your environmental footprint, save animals and get healthy!
Lastly, being publicly-funded gives us a greater chance to continue providing you with high quality content. Please consider supporting us by donating!