Peas of Mind Kid-Friendly Garden Grown Nuggets

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Peas of Mind
Original, BBQ
$5.99 per 10-ounce box

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On September 1, 2014
Last modified:September 8, 2014


We loved the tender on the inside, crispy on the outside texture of the Original and enjoyed the pleasant vegetable flavor, which was very nicely seasoned. The BBQ is much drier and a better pick for cornbread fans. The nugget sizing and nutrition makes them both a winner for kids.

In addition to their Veggie Wedgies Fries, Peas of Mind has two other dairy-free, kid-friendly offerings: Garden Grown Nuggets in Original and BBQ.

Peas of Mind Garden Grown Nuggets - Original or BBQ #dairyfree

Each serving (5 traditionally-sized nuggets – 3 servings per box) of Garden Grown Nuggets is packed with Non-GMO Verified tofu, vegetables, whole grains, and all-natural, gluten-free seasonings. But the two flavors are surprisingly different from one another.

Original Garden Grown Nuggets

Both Tony and I enjoyed these tender on the inside, lightly crispy on the outside bites, which took only about 15 minutes in the oven and no prep work at all – bonus! I paired them with a quick homemade honey mustard (2 tablespoons Vegenaise, 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard, 2 teaspoons honey, and just a splash of apple cider vinegar), but they were moist and flavorful even without the dip.

These Garden Grown Nuggets seemed near perfectly seasoned with mild spices and just the right amount of salt. The tofu taste was lightly noticeable, which was perfectly fine with us. I think these would be wonderful for lunch boxes – simply heat in the morning while getting ready, and pack away for a midday meal.

Peas of Mind Garden Grown Nuggets: Vegetarian Kid-Friendly Bites - #dairyfree Original or BBQ

BBQ Garden Grown Nuggets

The BBQ had just a little more kick, but I wouldn’t venture to call them spicy. The flavor was good, though we both liked the Original a bit better. But alas, the texture was quite dry, grainy, bready, and definitely in need of that honey mustard dip!

I scoured the ingredients to ascertain the difference between the Original and BBQ Garden Grown Nuggets. Both use whole soy tofu, both use vegetables and seasonings, but there it is – the Original uses brown rice while the BBQ contains corn meal and tomato paste instead. That said, if your little one is a cornbread lover, then the BBQ may be their new lunchtime BFF!

Peas of Mind Garden Grown Nuggets: Vegetarian Kid-Friendly Bites - #dairyfree Original or BBQ

For those of you concerned about soy, I’m happy to say that Garden Grown Nuggets use Non-GMO Verified whole soybean tofu – the negative soy research actually centers on soy protein isolates, not whole soy food ingredients. Also, note that some of their products do use dairy, including the Cheese variety of these Garden Grown Nuggets.

Peas of Mind Garden Grown Nuggets: Vegetarian Kid-Friendly Bites - #dairyfree Original or BBQ

Certifications: They are labeled as gluten-free and vegan, but I didn’t note any certifications on the Garden Grown Nuggets packaging.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, select Garden Grown Nuggets are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, vegan, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, read the ingredient statement and check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.

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About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


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