Friday, May 1, 2020

Tasty Product Line Helps Everyone Love Their Veggies

Plant Junkie LineupPlant Junkie offers a line of vegan dressings, spreads and vinaigrettes.

By Rachel Nershi

A Twist On A Classic

As a long-time vegan, cook/baker, and certified Vegan Health Coach, I am always excited to see new plant-based products and companies popping up. One brand that I’ve recently discovered is Plant Junkie and their line of spreads, dressings, and vinaigrettes. Their playful packaging is eye-catching and clearly labels their products as 100% plant-based, gluten-free, and non-GMO. After checking out the ingredient list, I was sold and ready to dive in and give them a try.

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Turmeric Black Pepper Ranch is a fun twist on a classic. With the anti-inflammatory benefits of turmeric as a bonus, I knew it was going to be good. It has a creamy, pourable consistency and a pretty golden color. The unique flavor profile features turmeric, black pepper and a nicely balanced acidity level. I love it on spinach salad and as a dip for raw veggies. Now I find myself craving this non-traditional Ranch dressing all the time!

Vegan Love

Next, I put the Spread & Dressing to the test, which is their plant-based mayo-style spread made from avocado oil. I have come to love vegan mayo for its versatility in creating creamy sauces and dressings, so I had high hopes for this better-ingredient version. Right off the bat, I noticed the smooth and spreadable texture was perfect for sandwiches and burgers.

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I also used it in a dressing for coleslaw, which was a delicious success. Since traditional mayo is made from eggs and oil, it contains cholesterol and is high in calories and fat. This version is cholesterol-free and the avocado oil is a healthy fat that you don’t have to feel guilty about.

Plant Junkie and Salad

Tangy Plus Mellow Equals?

Plant Junkie also has a couple unique vinaigrettes in their line-up, and I tried them both. The Thai Peanut Vinaigrette has a smooth creamy consistency from peanuts and has a little zing and heat to it. The Chili Pomegranate Vinaigrette is equally tangy, with mellow heat from chilies and the slight sweetness of pomegranate. These interesting vinaigrettes will ensure that your salads are fun and flavorful.

After trying these new-to-me products, I can say that I’m proud to support this company that seems to genuinely care about providing items made with quality ingredients that are good for us. Many of Plant Junkie’s products feature avocado oil, apple cider vinegar, chia seeds, coconut aminos, and a few are lightly sweetened with coconut palm sugar. I can recognize every ingredient on the label, and can tell that they have not been highly processed. As a health coach, I would 100% recommend their products to my clients or anyone who wants to jazz up their salads, sandwiches, and more with the tasty products that Plant Junkie has to offer.

Rachel Nershi is a professional cook and baker and certified Vegan Health Coach. You can learn more about her and plant-based lifestyle coaching at:

Full disclosure: These products were received as marketing samples.

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