Get Grilling with Plant Protein for Summer Cook Outs

This grilling season, the pasta salad doesn’t have to be the only veggie friendly dish

Use plant protein for summer cook outs like these Sticky Baked BBQ Tempeh Strips

Did you know that during peak hot dog season, Memorial Day through Labor Day, Americans consume 7 billion hot dogs? That’s 818 every second! But while hot dogs and hamburgers are grilling staples, they also come along with extra sodium and fat. And with more people turning to a vegetarian or flexitarian diet, it’s likely you’ll have some guests at your summer BBQ looking for a plant based option.

This grilling season, the pasta salad doesn’t have to be the only veggie friendly dish. Instead, try these recipes so friends can have their “meat” and eat it too!

Smart Dog and Tater Tot Skewers

Tater tots anyone? This irresistible side dish is now perfectly combined with Lightlife Smart Dogs – and on a stick! Easy to dip in your favorite sauce and eat while holding an ice cold beverage in the other hand. 

Sticky Baked BBQ Tempeh Strips

There is nothing better than a rack of ribs smothered in a rich barbeque sauce. These mouthwatering tempeh strips will keep vegans and carnivores alike happy, and they won’t even notice that the beef is missing.

Avocado BLT Bites

Any successful cook starts with some appetizers to keep the crowd held over. Fresh and creamy avocado paired with Lightlife Smart Bacon and juicy tomatoes is a healthy and seasonal pre-meal bite.

Mediterranean Burger with Lemon and Kalamata Olive Hummus 

Don’t get stuck serving that same plain Jane veggie burger for guests. Spice up the menu with this Mediterranean style burger complete with garbanzo beans, olives and tahini hummus.

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