Interest in the vegan lifestyle has never been higher. There are several influential actors, actresses, musicians, athletes and politicians all speaking out on the vegan diet, hoping to encourage others to consider the benefits of going vegan. (1)
A study shows that even those searching the term “vegan” on Google has increased! A Harris Interactive study found that 2.5 percent of the country identified themselves as vegan in 2012 – this number increased from 1 percent in 2009. This means that the number of vegans more than doubled in just three years time. (1)
The number of vegans in the United States more than doubled in three years time according to a 2012 study!
In the past, manufacturers considered a small niche group when producing vegan items, but times may be changing. Research is showing that 36 percent of consumers in the U.S. prefer milk alternatives. Research has also shown that 26 percent of Americans report eating less meat.(2)
With the holidays almost here, many people are trying to plan meals that suit herbivores and omnivores! Many families have vegetarians and vegans who participate in their holiday celebration. Company, Field Roast, makes grain meat products that appeal to both meat eaters and vegetarians or vegan. (3)
Field Roast announces two new grain meat products for the holidays that will satisfy vegan and non-vegan alike!
If you can’t imagine your vegan or vegetarian holiday table without a turkey substitute, Field Roast, is releasing two new products before the holidays. This year, vegans and vegetarians can enjoy a Smokey Forager’s Roast with Foraged Ingredients and Pineapple Mustard Glaze; and a two pound Celebration Roast with Traditional Bread Stuffing and Porcini Mushroom Gravy. (3)
The Smokey Forager’s Roast is inspired by the company’s home in the Pacific Northwest. The company reported that they wanted to make something using “local, foraged ingredients.” The ingredients that you will find in this roast are Chanterelle mushrooms and huckleberries, with specific spice blends to accent these ingredients. The Celebration roast is not new, but the company listened to customer feedback and increased the size from one pound to two pounds. If you are new to this roast, the stuffing has onions, celery, cranberries, butternut squash, and the gravy is made from porcini and shiitake mushrooms. (3)
Add the Smokey Forager’s Roast to your holiday table and enjoy a vegan meal made with local and foraged ingredients!
You can also return to old favorites: the Hazelnut Cranberry Roast en Croute and the 1 pound Celebration Roast with sausage stuffing. There are plenty of options to mix and match your holiday table and allow your whole family to dine together and share in the holiday experience.(3)
If you are trying to avoid processed foods or avoid alternative meat products, your holidays can still be special. Spend time reading vegan and vegetarian blogs and make your favorite side dishes into a main dish! The joy of celebrating the holidays in vegan or vegetarian style is that you won’t feel heavy and exhausted following dinner; instead, you can plan after-dinner activities and relax with your families and friends!