Gardein Orange Beefless Bowl Review

Gardein Orange Beefless Bowl

While orange sauce is traditionally served with chicken, it’s not unusual to see restaurants pairing it will other kinds of protein. If you want a vegetarian-friendly option that mimics the combination of orange sauce with beef, the Gardein Orange Beefless Bowl is one option worth trying. It’s got all the ingredients you’d expect to find in a meal like this, but it’s completely meat-free.

This meal takes a little under five minutes to cook, and the preparation process is basically effortless, making it a great work lunch. Of course, you’ll want to give it some time to cool when it comes out of the microwave, and you’ll want to be sure you give a good stir too. As you can see in the picture below, most of the orange sauce is confined to one section of the bowl. You’ll have to mix things up if you want to get it all over everything.

Gardein Orange Beefless Bowl

If you’re on the lookout for a convincing vegetarian beef substitute, this bowl might not satisfy those specific cravings. The faux beef is pretty similar to Gardein’s chik’n in both flavor and consistency. The taste is fine, especially when it’s slathered in orange sauce, but it’s probably not going to fool any meat-lovers.

Thankfully, the bowl is appealing despite failing to replicate the taste of real beef. The orange sauce is tart and citrusy, but it’s also got a little bit of a kick to it. The combination of sweet and spicy flavors really makes the meal stand out. This bowl isn’t loaded with veggies, but the edamame, water chestnuts, and cauliflower are all delicious, especially when paired with the sauce.

Microwaved rice sometimes has texture issues, but that’s not a problem here; this stuff is cooked perfectly.

If you’re in the mood for beef, this might not be the vegetarian meal for you. However, if you’re simply on the hunt for protein-dense frozen meals, the Gardein Orange Beefless Bowl is perfect. With 14 grams of protein, 280 calories, and plenty of tasty ingredients, this meal is sure to leave you satiated.

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Gardein Orange Beefless Bowl
Gardein Orange Beefless Bowl