Even before becoming vegan I was never a fan of pork sausage. I do remember eating it, but not much. I stopped eating pork because I thought it was unhealthy. However, I never thought about the animal cruelty involved until becoming vegan. If you have not watched footage of factory farms and animal slaughter involving pigs, it is truly horrific. There are countless reports about pigs being beaten, kicked, partially-stunned, and boiled in scalding hot water alive. They are faced with relentless abuse and ultimately death so they can be served up on a platter. My question is, if you can have a healthy option that tastes amazing and does not result in the killing of animals, why would you not try it?
There are several brands of vegan sausages on the market, and my favorite brands are Hilary's and Dr. Praeger's. The taste, texture, and nutritional content is exceptional. I decided to review the Dr. Praeger brand because there are may people that contact me that do not eat soy, and this brand is soy-free. I will review the Hilary's brand at another time because it's also soy-free!
Each box contains five sausages. They are quick and easy to prepare. The box gives you directions for a skillet option or an oven/toaster oven option. The texture mimics traditional sausage patties, and the taste is delicious and flavorful. With ingredients like pea protein, sweet potato puree, butternut squash puree, carrot puree, sage and fennel, these little patties are big on flavor.
One serving contains 18 grams of protein and only eight carbs, so you can add this to your vegan breakfast list and keto shopping list as well. If you try these, please let me know what you think!
I absolutely love chocolate. From vegan chocolate brownies to chocolate peanut butter cups, I enjoy creating recipes using chocolate. When I was contacted by Yes Cacao, I could not wait to receive the chocolate bars and do a review. I can truly say that these chocolates are not your ordinary chocolate bars.
The packaging and the names of the chocolates peaked my interest, and the ingredients are pretty impressive. My daughter definitely has my taste buds, and she was eager to try the chocolate with me. Since one of her favorite colors is purple, we decided to try the Gaba Baba first. I would have snapped a picture of the chocolate after opening it, but my daughter and I polished it off fairly quickly.
The smooth chocolaty taste with the perfect touch of vanilla makes for a very satisfying bar. With ingredients like gaba, turmeric, and kava, your mind will be mellow, and your heart will be happy. No worries if you want to indulge in this bar for a late night snack. According to the website it's "safe to enjoy before sleep." That is outstanding!
The "Dirty" chocolate bar was designed with endurance in mind. I will be packing this with me when I need that extra little boost to help me go the extra mile throughout the day. It has a rich, dark taste with a hint of fennel and mint.
With allstar ingredients like shilajit, reishi, and maca, this bar not only tastes spectacular but provides antioxidants, immune boosting ingredients, and helps increase energy levels as well.
The Karma Mellowl bar has a creamy, buttery taste with a hint of cinnamon. With ingredients like turmeric, lion's mane, and ginkgo, it was designed to boost brain power and memory. I like the balance of sweet and spicy in this bar, and if it will help me remember where I placed my keys or my phone I am all for it.
Overall, these vegan chocolate bars are exceptional. Each one is designed with a specific purpose in mind. They not only taste good, they are good for your mind, body, and spirit. It is hard for me to pick a favorite one since they all have such unique benefits.
Order yours today. You will not be disappointed.
About Tabatha James
Tabatha James is a wife, mom, and children's book author navigating her way through a vegan way of life!