June 28, 2016

Have you shopped for hot dogs recently? There are so many options to choose from in the grocery store aisle – no matter what kind of dog you’re craving, there’s a hot dog out there for you – even for vegans and vegetarians! The Kitchn selected and tasted a variety of well-known national brands, including Lightlife Smart Dogs! The Smart Dogs received an honorable mention for grilling up and filling up a bun nicely. 

June 21, 2016

There are all kinds of savory, crunchy, umami-esque vegan bacons that won’t cause any harm to your body or the environment. Paste Magazine shares its list of the seven best vegan bacons out there, including Lightlife Smart Bacon. Paste Magazine suggests serving the Smart Bacon in a sandwich, crumbled on top of a salad or adding it to a pasta dish. 

June 20, 2016

Phil Lempert of Supermarket Guru taste-tested the new Smart Menu Veggie Meatballs and deemed the product his pick of the week, calling them “among the best he’s ever had!” The meatballs were highlighted for having 100 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, 1 gram of sugar and 13 grams of protein. Phil notes that the meatballs are great with pasta or even by themselves as a snack. 

May 3, 2016

Whether you're jonesing for a juicy burger, some finger-lickin' chicken, or hearty meatballs, it's now easier and tastier than ever to turn to plant-based fauxs to get your fix. PopSugar shares its top 8 plant-based products that will fool diehard meat eaters and suggested both Lightlife’s Fakin’ Bacon Tempeh Strips and Jumbo Smart Dogs. PopSugar writes that the tempeh strips have a maple-smokehouse flavor and crunchy texture and that the Smart Dogs would be great to serve at your next summer party.

April 28, 2016

The best burgers at your summer BBQ might not have a shred of beef in them. Consumer Reports notes that veggie burgers are having a moment, reporting that 25% of Americans say meatless burgers are on the menu in their house more than once per month; many eat them several times weekly. The veggie burger renaissance is part of a trend toward eating more plant-based foods, like Lightlife’s Smart Patties. Consumer Reports comments that the Smart Patties taste great and are also low in calories (100 calories per patty).

March 4, 2016

Don’t be afraid of tempeh, it’s just “tofu's hipster cousin.” Shape contributor Lauren Mazzo featured Lightlife’s Original Soy Tempeh while explaining what tempeh is to the general consumer. Highlighted for having 140 calories per three-ounce serving, with just four and half grams of fat, 16 grams of protein, 10 grams of carbs and 7 grams of fiber.

March 1, 2016

Need some guidance when it comes to the best foods to eat pre and post workout? Prevention Magazine awarded Lightlife’s Smart Patties Black Bean Burger with one of its cleanest packed food awards for meat alternatives. Highlighted for their 10 grams of protein, non-GMO soy and black beans, these burgers are also vegan, dairy-free and weight loss friendly.

March 1, 2016

Looking for the hottest vegan products? VegNews Magazine approved Lightlife’s Gimme Lean Breakfast Patties in their staff’s VegPicks. The patties were highlighted for low calories, high protein and big flavor, described as “our new favorite hearty way to help us get the day started,” because they can be snacked on alone or sandwiched between an English muffin with some avocado.

February 4, 2016

Craving buffalo wings and blue cheese dressing? With only 100 calories and 2.5 grams of fat, compared to the typical 600 calories and 30 grams of fat in traditional wings, Lightlife’s Buffalo Smart Wings are a healthy alternative. These wings were featured in Redbook’s roundup of guilt free Super Bowl snacks.

January 13, 2016

Tofu isn’t the only meat alternative out there. Tempeh is another soy based plant protein but unlike tofu, it contains more fiber and is more flavorful. By marinating tempeh in soy sauce, rice vinegar, ginger, and sesame oil the result is “deep flavor and crispy edges.” Bon Appetit includes Lightlife as a tempeh brand to look for while shopping.