CHICAGO — Greenleaf Foods SPC, a subsidiary of Maple Leaf Foods Inc., is bolstering its breakfast offerings with three new plant-based breakfast sausage products from its Lightlife and Field Roast Grain Meat Co. brands.
Lightlife is launching Plant-Based Breakfast Sausage Links and Plant-Based Sausage Patties made with pea and rice protein. Both products mimic the taste and texture of traditional pork sausage but contain less saturated fat, Lightlife said. The links provide 10 grams of protein per serving, while the patties provide 11 grams of protein per serving.
New from Field Roast are Plant-Based Breakfast Sausage Patties seasoned with sage, black pepper and rosemary. Made with pea and rice protein, the fully cooked patties are sized for breakfast sandwiches and contain no cholesterol, soy or gluten. Each patty provides 11 grams of protein.
“Breakfast is an important part of the day, and until now, there has not been many plant-based protein options available,” said Dan Curtin, president of Greenleaf Foods. “We’re reinvigorating the plant-based breakfast space with new delicious items from Lightlife and Field Roast. More than 70% of people say they’re interested in a substitute for traditional breakfast sausages. We’re proud to be at the forefront of innovation.”