Garden Protein International Inc.

Garden Protein International Inc.

June 15, 2010 10:00 ET

gardein™ Treats Dad to a Meat-Free BBQ Recipe This Father's Day

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 15, 2010) - gardein™, the leader in healthy and great-tasting plant-based foods, is helping people show their appreciation for Dad by sharing a meatless grilling recipe this Father's Day (Sunday, June 20).

This meat-free meal for Father's Day is called "gardein™ grilled skewers with Asian slaw" and uses gardein™ beefless tips, a tasty and cholesterol-free vegetable protein as the main ingredient.

"gardein™ is a good food choice especially for those dads that love meat and are trying to reduce their intake of beef—or any type of animal protein for that matter," said Yves Potvin, president of Garden Protein International, maker of gardein™. "With our meat-free Father's Day meal, you are serving Dad a great tasting dish that is not only high in protein, has no cholesterol or trans fat, but one that is lighter on the planet because it is plant-based – meaning free of any animal or dairy ingredient."

gardein™ is made from a blend of vegetables, grains and plant-proteins and has the authentic taste and texture of premium lean meat. It has been well-documented that going meat-free once a week is a significant action individuals can take to help protect the planet. The entire line of gardein™'s plant-based foods is available in the produce cooler and freezer section of natural food stores and grocery stores across the United States and Canada.

Included in the recipe is a flavorful marinade for gardein™ beefless tips which are placed onto wooden barbeque skewers with fresh fruit and vegetables, grilled and served with an Asian-inspired salad. To watch gardein™'s meatless Father's Day video and to download the recipes, go to http://gardein.com/index_fathersday.php.

About gardein

gardein™ (garden + protein) is a line of delicious plant-based foods slow cooked to have the authentic taste and texture of premium lean meat. Made from a savory blend of vegetables, grains and plant-based proteins including pea, wheat and soy, gardein™  is free of cholesterol and trans fats and the majority of products provide a good source of fiber and are low in fat. Today, gardein™ is available in the fresh and frozen sections of 9,500 grocery stores across the United States and Canada. For more information, visit www.gardein.com.

Editor's Note: Food images and samples available upon request.

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