For over 20 years, Yves Veggie Cuisine® has always been committed to creating delicious products that meet the needs of the health-conscious consumer. With over 30 types of meatless products, including the top selling, award-winning Veggie Ground Round, Yves Veggie Cuisine® provides nutritious options that can replace ground beef, hamburgers, hot dogs, deli slices and other favourites foods because they do not contain meat.
Yves Veggie Cuisine® products require little preparation, just heat & serve, or use in regular recipes that call for meat.
Yves Veggie Cuisine® products are better for you because they:
- Are a good source of protein
- Do not have artificial colours or flavours
- Do not have artificial preservatives
- Do not contains trans fat or cholesterol
Soy is the main source of protein in Yves Veggie Cuisine® products. Soy is sometimes hailed as a ‘superfood’ because it is the only plant protein that approaches or equals animal products in producing a complete source of protein.
We have always strived to achieve ultimate customer satisfaction, producing high-quality products in an environmentally responsible manner. Our success has been founded on these principles and they will continue to guide us as Yves Veggie Cuisine® grows and continues to prosper.
Nutrition is a complex subject and one area of research that has grown exponentially over the last decade. In addition to the knowledge that we should eat a balanced diet to maintain a healthy weight, scientists have revealed that we can also make smarter choices that help fight or even prevent diseases. It is very clear that the right diet is the best prescription for a healthy life.
Healthy eating is all about making smarter food choices and Canada’s Food Guide to Healthy Eating is a great place to start because it translates the complexity of science nutrition into basic, easy-to-follow guidelines for healthy eating.
Foods are divided into four groups:
- - Grain Products
- - Vegetables and Fruits
- - Milk Products
- - Meat and Alternatives
What about the Alternatives?
Alternatives are non-meat protein choices; they are lower in fat than meat products, while still providing protein, iron and vitamin B.
One of the most common alternatives is soy, an extremely healthy legume. Other legumes are kidney beans, navy beans and lentils. Eggs, nuts and seeds are alternatives that you may already include in your diet.
The benefits of soy
Soy is sometimes called as a wonder miracle food. There is good reason why soy is considered one of the most nutritious and versatile plant foods available. Soy is the only plant protein that approaches or equals animal products in producing a complete source of protein.
Your body requires 20 different amino acids to perform various complex functions such as transporting cholesterol through the bloodstream, building neurotransmitters and making hair and nails grow. These are the amino acids your body can make.
The other, called essential amino acids, must come from the protein you eat. Soy protein is unique because it contains ALL the essential amino acids you require. In addition to being a quality protein, soy is naturally low in calories and saturated fat. It is a good source of vitamin B, potassium, zinc and other minerals. What really sets soy protein apart is the fact that it also contains naturally occurring plant components that play a significant role in protecting our bodies against heart disease.
Q: Do Yves Veggie Cuisine® products contain any MSG?
A: We do not use any monosodium glutamate (MSG) or any artificial flavours in our products.
Q: How do the nutritional values of Yves Veggie Cuisine® products compare to regular meat?
A: When comparing equivalent serving sizes, Yves Veggie Cuisine® products are lower in calories, saturated fats, cholesterol and sodium and contain more fibre than regular meat.
Q: Do Yves Veggie Cuisine® products contain any nitrites?
A: We do not use any nitrites or any preservatives in our products.
Q: Are Yves Veggie Cuisine® products Kosher?
A: Most Yves Veggie Cuisine® products are kosher certified by the Orthodox Union. This certification is indicated on the packaging. The Orthodox Union approves every aspect of our products including raw materials and processing standards.
Q: What is the best way to store Yves Veggie Cuisine® products?
A: All our products will remain fresh if unopened and refrigerated until the best before date. Frozen products should be kept in the freezer. Since Yves Veggie Cuisine ® products are free of preservatives, once the package is opened the product should be consumed within 4 to 5 days.
Q: Can Yves Veggie Cuisine® products be frozen?
A: Yes, most products can be frozen for 1 to 3 months with possible minor changes in texture. After freezing, the products should be thawed in the refrigerator and consumed within 3 to 5 days. Please see packaging for instructions.
Q: Where can I buy Yves Veggie Cuisine® products?
A: Yves Veggie Cuisine® products are sold in grocery and health food stores across Canada. For fresh products, look at the produce section or deli alternative. For frozen products, look in the freezer section of your store.
Q: Is soy a source of protein?
A: Yes, it is; soy is the only plant protein that approaches or equals animal products in producing a complete source of protein. Soy is the main source of protein in most of Yves Veggie Cuisine® products.