Plant-based meats are becoming more widely available. Beyond Meat patties are available on six continents and 4,300 locations. The Impossible Burger is available in every Bareburger location, many White Castle locations, and will be arriving in grocery stores next year. Now another company is looking to take its plant-based meats to institutional settings. Seattle Food Tech is a plant-based meat company aiming to deliver their plant-based nuggets to schools, hospitals, universities, and militaries.
Source: Seattle Food Tech
Seattle Food Tech has raised $1 million from investors and will begin delivering its plant-based nuggets to schools and restaurants this month in south Seattle. The goal is to also deliver to hospitals and other institutions where plant-based proteins aren’t often provided. Plant-based meat alternatives aren’t accessible to hospitals and such because the prices are much higher. Seattle Food Tech CEO Christie Lagally wants to change that. Her goal is to soon be able to offer their nuggets to hospitals at a lower price than chicken nuggets. Their nuggets contain four times as much fiber and 20-30% more protein than regular chicken nuggets.
Institutional settings such as schools and hospitals should always have healthy options available. Seattle Food Tech’s mission will hopefully create positive change.
Make Your Own Plant-Based Nuggets
Are you craving nuggets now? Try these delicious recipes from our Food Monster App:
1. Crispy Tofu Nuggets
Source: Crispy Tofu Nuggets
Attila Hildmann‘s Crispy Tofu Nuggets are a vegan twist on a traditional favorite and beat the fast food variety any day. If you don’t want to deep fry them, you can also fry them in a skillet until golden brown. The curry ketchup is a unique dipping sauce that packs a punch and perfectly complements the dish. It also goes great with your morning tofu scramble eggs!
2. Raw “Chicken” Nuggets
Source: Raw Chicken Nuggets
Amanda Froelich‘s Raw “Chicken” Nuggets are the perfect lunch for kids! Made from sun-dried tomatoes, corn, and nutritional yeast with a blend of savory seasoning, you’ll be surprised at how “meaty” these actually are. Pair with your favorite dipping sauce and fries or a salad on the side!
3. Lentil Nuggets With Sweet and Sour Sauce
Craving chicken nuggets? Make a swap to this whole-food, plant-based alternative. Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, Natalie Martin and Lexie Staten‘s Lentil Nuggets are a great finger food for kids. Enjoy fresh out of the oven or as a leftover (even cold!)
For more tasty recipes, download our Food Monster App. There, you’ll find over 15,000 vegan and allergy friendly recipes. We hope you enjoy and we hope plant-based options will be available at schools and hospitals near you soon!