This April Fool’s Day, Yves Veggie Cuisine challenges Canadians to pull off their hoaxes with a healthy message to their family and friends: Try meat alternatives. Getting carnivorous friends and relatives to try meat alternatives can be difficult, so Yves suggests sitting your family and friends down at the dinner table with all windows and doors secured before telling them the meal has been made with a meat alternative.
Chef Ian Dowsett says the health benefits of meat alternatives like soy can really tip the scales. “When you compare (soy and meat), soy foods are usually equal in protein value, are lower in calories, are trans fat free, cholesterol free and high in fibre.”
For more on soy health call 1-866-ITS-YVES during the week of March 26 or log onto www.yvesveggie.cayear-round.