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!
About Tabatha James
Tabatha James is a wife, mom, and children's book author navigating her way through a vegan way of life!