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What is tofurky - and is it a healthful choice for a Thanksgiving table?

If you'd like to have a vegetarian Thanksgiving, or would like to serve up a vegetarian alternative to that traditional Thanksgiving turkey, you could consider adding tofurky to your menu.

Created by Turtle Islands Foods, Tofurky Roast is a pre-cooked vegetarian product made from a tofu-wheat protein blend (using organic, non-genetically engineered soy beans) that boasts a turkey-like texture and flavor.

In addition to products like Tofurky franks, burgers and sausage. Tofurky holiday products are available including Tofurky Roast & Gravy and Tofurky Vegetarian Feast.

Nutritional Facts

While traditional roasted turkey can often be one of the lightest foods gracing your holiday menu, Tofurky Roast is even lighter. Compared with roasted turkey. Tofurky Roast is lower in calories, fat, saturated fat and cholesterol. And don't forget soy foods - rich in minerals, potassium, fiber and isoflavones - have been linked with a number of health benefits like reduced risk of heart disease, osteoporosis and certain types of cancer.

Roasting a Tofu Turkey

Wondering what to do with your Tofurky Roast once you get it home? It's simple with these instructions:

  • Carefully remove plastic casing and place thawed roast in covered casserole dish with vegetables such as potatoes, carrots and onions.
  • Pour a baste (try olive oil and herbs) over roast, reserving some for later.
  • Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  • Pour remaining baste over roast. Cover and cook for another 10 minutes.

Turtle Islands Foods also offers Tofurky Pizza and Tempeh Bacon.

Visit the Turtle Islands Foods website: Tofurky Web Site

Disclosure: We have no affiliation with the manufacturer mentioned above.

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