Tuesday, March 30, 2010

What is Taco TVP?

My sweet husband was my videographer, he doesn't know how to focus the camera! I apologize for any motion sickness :)!

A very common question I get is, "What exactly is Taco TVP?"

TVP in general stands for Textured Vegetable Protein. You have actually probably had it many times and didn't even know it. Many restaurants and fast food places use it often in their menu. Most of the canned chili at the grocery store has TVP in it.

"TVP (Textured Vegetable Protein) is an excellent protein source that is easy to store and use. TVP is made from soy flour that has had the soy oil extracted. It is cooked under pressure, then extruded and dried. TVP is high in fiber and low in fat, making it ideal for food storage and everyday use. Because TVP is not made from meat, it does not run the same contamination risk from bacteria such as E. Coli and Salmonella. TVP is soy based, Kosher certified, and perfect for those on a vegetarian diet."

My kids
LOVE it, and I love it that they can make it themselves and not have to turn on the stove! We use it all the time in quesadillas, enchiladas, tortilla soup, taco's and burritos. In the video here I am showing you how my kids use it in nacho's! A little goes a LONG way! Only 1 T. makes an entire plate of nachos.

A #10 can this week is only $9.32, the can says 42 servings but we get WAY more than that out of it!

For a free sample, email me at mylitter@mac.com


  1. Are you sure you didn't steal MY recipee, because me and my kids eat some everyday!

    tonight I tried the chicken salad (chicken, green onions etc) on top of a Baked Potato! Give that a try sometime!!!

    Matt and Jodie..

  2. I finally got my Taco TVP today. My family is sooooo excited. Guess what we are having for dinner tomorrow. And probably the next day, and possibly the next.

  3. WOW! What a great product. I bet my children would be able to put that together as a snack on their own. Today was the first day I've seen the Thrive foods. Very interesting. I would be interested to know what you use the most.

  4. Very interesting! I have never heard of this before. As a future registered dietitian, I enjoy learning about healthy options that I can recommend to my patients. Thanks!