The popularity of plant-based meats is causing a surge in meatless options at fast food chains. The very popular Beyond Meat brand has been popping up on all kinds of unexpected menus. Tim Horton’s added Beyond Meat burgers and sausages, and Dunkin’ recently added the Beyond Meat sausage to limited menus as well. Another fast-food giant is now planning to add a meatless option to their menu too.

Subway will be partnering with Beyond Meat to test a meatball sub made with plant-based Beyond Meat. In September, the Beyond Meatball™ Marinara sub will be available at 685 participating restaurants in Canada and the U.S. for a limited time only.

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The entire sandwich itself will not be plant-based as it will be served with provolone cheese and grated parmesan cheese, but Subway is excited to offer a meatless option. The Beyond Meatball™ was actually created exclusively for Subway. The sub contains a whopping 24 grams of protein per six-inch sub.

Although Subway did not announce plans to make the meatless sub a permanent part of the menu, it wouldn’t be impossible. Burger King decided to expand their meatless Impossible whopper to all locations after just one month of testing. If there’s one thing all these menu additions tell us, it’s that plant-based eating is in high demand!

Make Homemade Plant-Based Subs!

Are you happy that places like Subway are adding meatless options, but still prefer a fully vegan sub and making it yourself? We understand! That’s why we suggest these recipes from the Food Monster App!

1. Lentil Meatball Marinara Sandwich 

Vegan Lentil Meatball Marinara Sandwich

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This carb-tastic Lentil Meatball Marinara Sandwich recipe by Alex Edmondson starts with veggie meatballs made from lentils, spiced with Italian herbs and spices and then baked so they’re a little crisp on the outside and warm on the inside. You could stop right there and enjoy them with pasta, but the best things in life are served on bread. They’re stuffed into a hoagie with a smear of savory marinara sauce, fresh basil sauce, and vegan cheese. Yum!

2. Meatball and Garlicky Greens Subs 

Plant-based meatball and garlicky greens sub

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These Meatball and Garlicky Greens Sub sandwiches by the Colorful Kitchen are packed full of flavor, all without the unhealthy additives of a traditional meatball sub. Topped with nutrient-rich garlicky greens, these subs will help you get your greens in!

3. Walnut and Mushroom Meatball Sub 

Vegan walnut and mushroom meatball sub

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Craving a meatball sandwich will all of the flavor and none of the meat? This Walnut and Mushroom Meatball Sub recipe by Gabrielle St. Claire – it’s savory, slightly sweet from the red sauce, and gets texture and freshness from the walnuts and kale. Plus, this recipe is affordable and effortless.

We also highly recommend downloading our Food Monster App, which is available for iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 15,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!

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