SUMMER TIME & THE EATING IS EASY!!!
We love the simple way that dinner can come together in the summer. Just throw something healthy on the grill, whip up a salad and it’s done. We love that this easy breezy lifestyle can be enjoyed by everyone with these amazing plant-based BBQ options. We have pulled together our plant-based BBQ favourites that are both tasty & healthy. While they don’t try to pretend they are meat, they have deep flavour and great texture so they will satisfy vegans, vegetarians and omnivores!
A better world starts with more veggies at the table! This is the initial thought behind the two friends who founded Wholly Veggie. This proud Canadian company makes extremely tasty, vegetable filled foods. You family is sure to adore the brightly coloured all natural veggie patties that are soy free, gluten free, dairy free, with no added sugar, and non-GMO! But don’t stop there, try the veggie bites and vegan pizzas!
Our Favourite: It’s a real tough one for our team to choose a favourite but if we had to pick just one… it would be the sweet curry carrot patties. Sweet & savoury with the protein punch of lentils to keep us satisfied.
Founded in 1992 by two heart surgeons with the goal to bring delicious frozen food to everyone. They wanted to use nutritious and simple ingredients that had to be delicious. The idea was to offer food that tasted so good it’d be much easier to help families to adopt better eating habits using simple, whole ingredients.
Our Favourite: We loved the gluten free version of the california veggie burger. With 9 vegetables including carrots, zucchini and red peppers & broccoli it hits on taste and goodness.
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Gusta Foods focuses on creating authentic and accessible gourmet products for vegans and everyone who would like a break from meat for whatever reason. If you are vegetarian or an omnivore looking for new flavours or a more varied & healthy diet. Montreal based Gusta sausages & plant based deli meats are full of rich flavours and have a very appealing texture.
Our Favourite: No drab vegan sausages here! We love the Española with flavours from the Iberian Peninsula such as smoked paprika flavours, fresh red bell peppers and a little heat.
VG Gourmet was started by a husband and wife team in Montreal, Canada! They believe that it’s important never to feel that you have settled by eating vegan food. Vegan food can and should be as gourmet just as any other. They use high quality ingredients, fresh herbs, a variety of exotic spices blended perfectly in creative ways !
Our Favourite: We love the eggplant & tahini burger with lentils, navy beans & fresh parsley. Dress this beauty up with your favourite Greek condiments and a fresh Greek salad or tabbouleh!! YUM!
All enhanced with fresh parsley, hearty lentils and white beans
The original maker of grain meats, Seattle-based Field Roast uses fresh whole food ingredients – grains, vegetables, legumes and spices. Since the brand’s launch in 1997, Field Roast has been a pioneer in the plant-based industry by creating flavorful products that satisfy without trying to copy the taste of traditional meat and dairy products. These products are familiar enough to appeal to meat eaters and satisfying enough to thrill vegetarians & vegans.
Our Favourite: Our team was blown away by the smoked apple sage sausage. They’re full of apples and packed with ginger, sage & black pepper. The texture is right on point and we love the sizzle on the grill!
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Where To Find: Whole Foods Market, Choices, SPUD & more
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