April 15, 2017

Musings: Goodlife Foods – Part One – A Review

This is a collaborative post Goodlife foods. 

If you’d asked me years ago if I would consider anything meat free, I would probably laugh and go back to inhaling my broth of meat. But now, I’ve grown up a little bit (I like to think), I love trying new things and as they say ‘Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it’. I completely agree, I can’t really bash something until I have indeed tried it.


I was kindly asked to try some of Goodlife Foods‘ range and I will be documenting my experience throughout the rest of April. They want to demonstrate that going meat free doesn’t have to be dull in the slightest.

The Goodlife

If you’re not familiar with Goodlife Foods, they have a range of veggy sausages, kievs and burgers which have no no artificial additives, preservatives or colourings. They want you know that vegetables aren’t just a decoration to your meal, they are essential and you can have fun with them too!

The first product I tried on what social media now calls #MeatFreeMonday was the frozen Green Bean, Spinach & Wensleydale Sausages. Just a little warning that I’m no Gordon Ramsay in the kitchen but I LOVE food so I knew I was going to be out of my comfort zone when trying these.

I popped them in the oven for around 20 to 25 minutes and then tucked in. At first I wasn’t sure how I felt about them as I’d never tried a sausage that didn’t contain meat before. They reminded me of spring rolls but with an infusion of cheese (which was an unexpected and lovely touch). Not only that, they were quite filling so a two would be an ample serving alongside something else on your plate. I think my only concern was the casing which didn’t particularly taste of anything?

The day after

The next day I actually took some for my lunch at work and they were such a light alternative to some of the food I usually eat. I would love to try these in summertime at a barbecue or if they taste any flavourful being grilled. Since writing this post, I even discovered a few more tasty ways to enjoy them…

Meat free doesn’t just have to be blades of grass and rice crackers after all!

You can find out more about Goodlife Foods here and find out why veg should be the star of your plate.

You can find part two and three of my Goodlife experience here:

Musings: Goodlife Foods – Part Two

Musings: Goodlife Foods – Part Three

Char xo

This is a collaborative post Goodlife foods;  all opinions are my own. 

6 responses to “Musings: Goodlife Foods – Part One – A Review”

  1. […] I go through my Goodlife Foods experience I have been wondering as to whether if I can go completely entirely meat free? […]

  2. […] have to be blades of grass and rice crackers after all! Stayed tuned for my last installment of Goodlife Foods… You can find out more about Goodlife Foods here and find out why veg should be the star of your […]

  3. Nicole says:

    I love the burgers with cashew nuts in them, cook ’em, chuck ’em in a wrap with lettuce and vegan mayo, done!

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  5. […] year I went to a cooking class with Grohe, eaten my fair share of Asian food and attempted to go meat-free. If this is the reason I haven’t lost any weight this year, I only have myself to blame. Not […]

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Welcome to my little space on the internet, known as Memoirs and Musings. I’m Char, short for Charlotte and my blog/website/diary is dedicated to documenting my Memoirs and Musings, hence the name. I wouldn’t say I was your ‘typical’ blogger either. I don’t care about getting the perfect flatlay or feeling bad for not posting, I just enjoy writing. If you’ve made it this far, thank you for reading. Anyway, I love to travel, indulge in a glass of white wine, when plans are cancelled and purchase overpriced make up.  I guess that’s me in a nutshell, trying to figure out this thing called life, have fun and never lose sight.