Many people have been asking what a “PlantPure Kitchen Starter” is. Here is my attempt to explain why we created them and how they can be a helpful addition to your pantry.
Growing up in the 70’s was the beginning of the processed food boom. My mother was a great cook, but she went back to work full time after the four of us were settled into full time school days. She was busy to say the least. During the week she enlisted her kids to take over mealtime and that is where I started my love of cooking. However, I remember the standard box of Hamburger Helper® sitting in the pantry and of course, I learned to use these and get pretty creative. They were far from healthy and a long way from WFPB. But…I wondered if we could create a dry line of food that would make cooking 2-3 steps easier, as with Hamburger Helper® . They are especially nice if you enjoy cooking but are new to this lifestyle and need that extra help in the kitchen. Many of our Kitchen Starters contain the legumes, seasonings, thickeners, and flavorings. Your job is to cook the starch, add a few vegetables, and sometimes include a few wet ingredients. These are an attempt at creating the healthiest version of a “Hamburger Helper® ” without the beef.
What I love most about the PlantPure Kitchen starters are the versatility. If you don’t want to add the carrot but would rather have sweet potatoes or omit the onion, add extra greens, add baked tofu, or top with your favorite sauce/spice, you definitely can!! There are no set rules around these meals, even though we’ve given very specific instructions, so you can completely ignore my ideas and create your own.
Finally, I also wanted to create meals that an entire family could enjoy. The Kitchen Starters are intended to feed four people very comfortably with each serving weighing in at 16 ounces. If you do the math, that’s 64 ounces of food. Add a salad or side vegetable and now you have a meal. If you aren’t cooking for a family, they freeze very well and you can portion them into freezer bags nicely. Who doesn’t love a frozen meal ready to eat?
There you have it, a healthier convenience WFPB food. It’s all about the food and the more hand holding and guidance we can provide, the more successful people will be. I must admit, I can’t wait to have these packs in my own pantry and for each one of my adult children. They have been anxiously awaiting their Kitchen Starters!
To learn more about our Kitchen Starters, and to purchase visit: https://shop.plantpurenation.com/foods/index.php