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Chefs Prefer Plant-Based Meat In Healthy Recipes

Ron DeSantis | Certified Master Chef


Chefs know delicious food and chefs prefer this one plant-based meat over all others. Hungry Planet® has cracked the code on truly delicious and demonstrably nutritious plant-based meats. How? Unlike other plant-based proteins created in a lab, chefs crafted Hungry Planet® Plant-Based meats to be just as scrumptious, if not more, than conventional meat.


Why Chefs Love Plant-Based Meats

Making the change to a plant-based diet can seem as though it would be overwhelming. When deciding what to feed your body, animal foods, or plant foods, there’s a lot to consider. While we don’t guarantee weight loss or a risk of heart disease, there are many health benefits of eating a plant-based diet. These are some of the many reasons chefs love using Hungry Planet in their nutritious recipes.


Who is Hungry Planet’s Master Chef On Staff

Chef Ron DeSantis has a long list of accomplishments behind his name. He headed up Yale Dining for several years. This is why we partnered with him to develop our plant-based meats. We don’t develop our meat alternatives in a science lab like many of our competitors; we prioritize taste and nutrition. With the help of Master Chef Ron, we have developed Master Chef’s favorite plant-based meat alternative.

1 of only 62 Certified Master Chefs in the country – we are so proud to have one of the best Certified Master Chefs on our Hungry Planet team.

Chefs Appreciate Simple Dishes

Hungry Planet plant-based meats makes it easier than ever to cook favorite recipes because our meats are a 1:1 swap for conventional meat. Chefs love using our meat alternatives because they are a simple, delicious choice that can feed everyone at the table.


1:1 Swap to Plant-Based Meat

What does a 1:1 swap mean? It means that you can feed your meat-loving relatives Hungry Planet Plant-Based meats at your next gathering and no one will know the difference. Chefs enjoy using our plant-based proteins over others when pairing them with a variety of vegetables and whole grains, or cooking them by themselves.

Chef Preparation Methods

Our meat alternatives are simple and easy to make. They are prepared just like natural meat and can be seasoned to make the taste of any recipe your heart desires. For example, you can throw our plant-based chicken strips into a pan with olive oil and cook them exactly like you would conventional chicken strips. This makes turning a seemingly complicated dinner recipe into an easy meal for your family.


Ways To Seamlessly Incorporate Chef-Crafted, Plant-Based Meat

Plant-based eating can be complicated but there are literally endless ways to prepare plant-based meats. Whether you’re flexitarian, vegetarian or vegan, enjoy side dishes over grain bowls, or love to try complicated Mediterranean diet recipes, use your creativity when incorporating plant foods into your diet. To make things easier during your transition to a plant-based diet, we developed hundreds of recipes for you to use on our Hungry Planet website.

We all know you can’t be a chef without expanding outside of your comfort zone and tasting new things.

How Our Chefs Use Hungry Planet In Recipes

Chef Ron and his team of chefs have created over 100 recipes featuring our delicious, nutritious plant-based protein. Ranging from comfort food classics, to out-of-the-box healthy recipes, our chefs have thought of it all. Some of our favorites are our Bacon Cheeseburger Mac & Cheese, Italian Sausage Stuffed Pepper and Kung Pao Crab Noodles, to name a few.


International Chefs Choose Hungry Planet

To be a Master Chef means you have mastered cooking all different international cuisines. From classic American dishes to complex and flavorful Indian dishes, international chefs love using Hungry Planet to make their most popular dishes. Since all of our meat alternatives are a simple 1:1 swap, it’s incredibly easy to season the plant-based meat to match any cuisine.


International Healthy Recipes Made With Hungry Planet

Chef Ron and his team of accomplished chefs work daily to make healthy, flavorful meals from all over the world. From making our Chinese Dumpling Soup on a cold day and our Tuscan Meatballs and Spaghetti for Sunday dinner for a large gathering, there is no stopping the creativity of chefs preparing tasty, culturally diverse dishes featuring Hungry Planet.