Gardein Celebrates Vegetarian Awareness Month by Introducing Limited Edition Meat-Free Turk'y Entree for Thanksgiving in Canada

Gardein Herbed Stuffed Turk'y with gravy is available now in the grocer's freezer aisle

VANCOUVER, Sept. 29, 2011 /CNW/ - Gardein, an award-winning line of meat-free foods, is celebrating Vegetarian Awareness Month in October by introducing its seasonal Gardein Herbed Stuffed Turk'y for Thanksgiving and the upcoming holiday season, available in the freezer aisle at Save-on-Foods, Whole Foods Markets and select natural food stores across Canada.

"Vegetarian Awareness Month allows us to showcase that our meat-free foods are good for you—as they are packed with protein and free of saturated fat and cholesterol," stated Yves Potvin, CEO of Garden Protein International, "We like to say that Gardein is the new garden-grown meat, making it a convenient and healthy choice that easily replaces beef, pork or chicken in any meal or recipe. Gardein is delicious and easy to prepare, not to mention 100 percent vegan and is available today at restaurants and in the produce cooler and freezer aisle at your local grocery store."

Each serving of limited edition Gardein Herbed Stuffed Turk'y, a delicious meatless main course, offers 23 grams of protein, 12 grams of fat and 280 calories. The turk'y is breaded with toasted crumbs and is stuffed with celery, onions, cranberries, and bread crumbs and comes with vegan gravy. Suggested retail price is $6.99 or less for a frozen bag of two turk'y entrees with individual gravy servings.

About Gardein
Gardein (garden + protein) is a line of delicious meat-free foods that are healthier versions of everyday foods. Made from a slow-cooked blend of vegetables, whole grains and garden grown proteins, Gardein offers as much protein per serving as premium lean meat. Gardein is also free of cholesterol and contains no animal or dairy ingredients.Today, Gardein is available nationwide in the grocer's produce cooler and freezer aisle and served on the menu at restaurants and in university, corporate and hospital cafeterias. For more information and delicious recipes, visit www.gardein.com.

EDITORS NOTE: Review samples of Gardein Herbed Stuffed Turk'y available upon request.

SOURCE Garden Protein International

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