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I have been a vegetarian for over 20 years now, and looking back over the years, am so happy that companies like Lightlife have come along to make summer grilling season one that I can embrace! Long gone are the days where I would head to cookouts and worry that I wouldn’t be able to participate in the festivities. My friends and I love bringing Lightlife products to summer get-togethers, and see why all guests love trying these savory, better-for-you products.
Widely available at grocers nationwide, Lightlife products make eating eating healthy convenient and affordable for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike, who can appreciate the heart-healthy, delicious products.
Why plant protein? Lightlife does a great job of explaining plant protein and foods that are high in it on its website, along with the benefits of consuming plant-based protein that may lead to decreased inflammation and better bone health.
My personal favorite for summer? Lightlife Smart Dogs sausages!
These Smart Dogs offer you all the flavors you are craving for a satisfying grilled meal while remaining a heart-healthy choice. It’s no wonder that they are the country’s #1 vegan veggie dog!
Our favorite is the Smart Sausages Chorizo. You can grill these up and enjoy like a hot dog, or integrate them into an omelet or quinoa or grain bowl dish. Yum! The chorizo flavor offers a spicy twist on the traditional sausage.
I recently enjoyed serving them with some chipotle vegan mayo, a homemade salsa of fresh tomatoes and cilantro, on a low-carb friendly green cabbage wrap! Everyone enjoyed the bright, lively flavors of the smart sausage chorizo as the centerpiece of the meal, with some fresh summer fruit on the side.
If you’re looking for a great product to incorporate into pastas or on a pizza topping, try the Smart Sausages Italian flavor. We recommend mixing with peppers and onions for a cholesterol-free, Italian feast!
These Smart Dogs are a great choice for vegetarians like me, or those looking to try a Meatless Monday or incorporate more plant-based foods into their diets.
In addition to the Smart Dogs, Lightlife offers a wide variety of products that will satisfy you all day long.
Other top choices in the Lightlife portfolio? We’ve tried the Smart Ground Mexican Crumbles and love serving in a taco salad. The Savory Chick’n tenders are delicious on a skewer or served with barbecue sauce.
Happy healthy summer grilling!!