Gardein Celebrates Vegetarian Awareness Month at Food Festivals and Introduces Limited Edition Meat-Free Turk’y Entree for Thanksgiving
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Gardein, an award-winning line of meat-free foods, is celebrating Vegetarian Awareness Month in October by participating at several U.S. food festivals and introducing its seasonal Gardein Savory Stuffed Turk’y for Thanksgiving and the upcoming holidays, available in the freezer aisle at Wegmans, Whole Foods Markets and natural food stores across the United States.
“Vegetarian Awareness Month allows us to showcase that our meat-free foods are good for you–as they are packed with protein, free of saturated fat and cholesterol,” stated Yves Potvin, CEO of Garden Protein International, “We like to say that Gardein is the new garden-grown meat, making it a convenient and healthy choice that easily replaces beef, pork or chicken in any meal or recipe. Gardein is delicious and easy to prepare, not to mention 100 percent vegan and is available today at restaurants and in produce cooler and freezer aisle at your local grocery store.”
Each serving of limited edition Gardein Savory Stuffed Turk’y, a delicious meatless main course, offers 23 grams of protein, 12 grams of fat and 280 calories. The turk’y is breaded with toasted crumbs and is stuffed with celery, onions, cranberries, and bread crumbs and comes with vegan gravy. Suggested retail price is $7.99 or less for a frozen bag of two turk’y entrees with individual gravy servings.
To help further spread the word of Gardein as the new garden-grown meat, free samples of Gardein plus coupons will be given at the Tampa Bay Veg Fest on Oct. 15, Texas State Veggie Fair on Oct. 23 and Boston Vegetarian Food Festival on Oct. 29-30.
Gardein (garden + protein) is a line of delicious meat-free foods that are healthier versions of everyday foods. Made from a slow-cooked blend of vegetables, whole grains and garden grown proteins, Gardein offers as much protein per serving as premium lean meat. Gardein is also free of cholesterol and contains no animal or dairy ingredients. Today, Gardein is available nationwide in the grocer’s produce cooler and freezer aisle and served on the menu at restaurants and in collegiate, corporate and hospital cafeterias. For more information and delicious recipes, visit www.gardein.com.
Kristin Treat, PR Manager