As a lifestyle that is becoming new to some and a continued way of life for others, it is more important than ever to have plant-based options that are healthy not just in perception only, but also with its ingredients.
I always say that you still need to read labels and know what ingredients go into plant-based products just as you would non-vegan selections. Don’t be fooled by the marketing; everything that seems good for you isn’t.
Keeping this in mind is High Peaks, the premium, all-natural plant-based sausage brand that is serious about cutting out the fluff and just offering nothing but products that are “all flavor, no limits.” The introduction of their latest flavors is a testament to their commitment to making sure you don’t miss the meat, especially if you are one who is transitioning to a plant-based lifestyle.
Which flavor should you choose? How about Italian Style made with white beans, green and red peppers, basil, sea salt, onions, fennel seeds, paprika, black pepper, red pepper. Sweet Apple is a yummy combo of white beans, sunflower seed oil, dried apples, maple syrup, flax meal, nutritional yeast, onions, sea salt, sage, paprika, smoked paprika, thyme and black pepper. My personal favorite since I love chicken apple sausage.
I am not a mushroom kind of girl, but if you are, Wild Mushroom is for you. Porcini mushrooms are combined with white beans, garlic, oregano, black pepper and onions. And packing a protein punch is the Sunrise Trail Mix that is a sweet and savory mix of white beans, whole grain oats and quinoa blend, dried apples, vinegar, sea salt, nutmeg, pumpkin seeds and cinnamon.
Each offering does contain wheat gluten, so those looking to avoid gluten beware.
High Peaks packages retail between $4.99 and $6.99 and are currently at select natural and mainstream grocers in New York, Connecticut, Virginia, Florida, Ohio and North Carolina. National expansion is expected to continue throughout the year.
While I don’t live a plant-based lifestyle, I do enjoy plant-based options and practice Meatless Mondays occasionally. Cooked within 5-10 minutes on a grill pan and decorated with all of my favorite condiments, including a vegan barbecue sauce, is the best way I like to enjoy my High Peaks.
For more information about High Peaks products, visit https://www.highpeaks.life.
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