It’s time for a giveaway!! Beyond Meat has provided coupons and other little trinkets to giveaway.
See those little cows? Aren’t they cute? They’re key chains. Bet one would look great on your set. And so many stickers for your car, your computer, or even your forehead. But most important, there are coupons (coupons with recipes).
I have 10 coupons to giveaway to 10 lucky readers whose names I’ll draw randomly on March 30. And here’s all you have to do:
1) Like Beyond Meat on Facebook and tell them “The Valley Vegan Sent Me!”
2) Leave a comment here on the blog (NOT on The Valley Vegan Facebook page) telling me why you love Beyond Meat or why you want someone you love to try either the Chicken-free Strips or the Beef-free Crumbles.
Long time readers of this blog (and all the blogs that came before it) know that I hate fake meat. HATE.IT. I have always said that fake meats are not for long time vegans; why would we replace something we don’t miss? But my attitude has been changing dramatically in the last few months. Why? I think most importantly there are better products out there to choose from. Beyond Meat is the first “grilled” chicken-free strips that actually taste good. Do they taste like chicken? I don’t know. It’s been so long since I’ve eaten any chicken (we’re talking decades here, folks) that I just don’t know what chicken tastes like anymore. My cat, though, eats it, so if that’s any indication. I do know that they are savory and taste great and although they are fantastic used in wraps or pastas or salads (or whatever!), I just eat them straight out of the pan on the end of a fork.
My son, who is 12 now, doesn’t eat much. He is super picky. Is he vegan? No. But does he eat like any normal person? No. So when he asks me specifically for something, I give it to him. He loves Beyond Meat grilled chicken-free strips. I add them to most of his meals these days, so I go through A LOT of Beyond Meat.
Word to the wise: hurry up and enter the giveaway, he’s already eyeballing one of the cow key chains.
Honestly, I think the future of meat is faux meat. Recently, a lot of non-vegans are looking more to vegan meats as a healthy and viable option. Still too many people are turned off by the tired notion of vegan food; someone who might otherwise enjoy a meat free meal a couple times a week fears the stigma of being caught eating vegan food. So they pass it up in the grocery store every time. But what if they had a chance to actually try something they might like? And what if you were the one to inspire them to do it?
With so many delicious options (the grilled versions are important to promote since people assume grilled = healthy) there’s no excuse any more for choosing meat over faux meat. So when you win one of these coupons, give it to a friend or family member who has been on the fence about trying vegan meats. The coupons come with a recipe, so be sure to specify in your comment whether you’d like the chicken-free strips or beef-free crumbles! You may just change someone’s mind about what Going Vegan! actually means. Do it for your health. Do it for the animals. Do it for the planet.
If you can change just one person’s mind, you can change the world!