Yves Meatless Deli Bologna: Nutrition Information
The serving size on the package is four slices, which contains 80 calories, 14 grams of protein and 2.5 grams of fat. I am always looking for high protein, low fat foods to recommend to my clients, particularly foods that also offer lots of other vitamins and minerals. Yves Meatless Deli Bologna does just that, and has no trans fat, no saturated fat and no cholesterol - and is loaded with heart-healthy soy protein.
Those of us who are vegan and vegetarian know all to well what a challenge it can be to get enough of certain vitamins and minerals in our diets each day – particularly the B vitamins and iron. If this is a challenge for you, you will be happy to hear that Yves® Meatless Deli Bologna offers 20% of the daily recommended value of iron, 20% of thiamin, 8% of riboflavin, 25% of niacin, 15% of vitamin B6, 20% of vitamin B12 and 20% of zinc per serving – plus 2% of calcium and 4% of magnesium.
As for nutrition, Yves Meatless Deli Bologna is not quite as healthful as their Meatless Deli Salami, which has no fat and higher amounts of some vitamins and minerals. It also has a bit more fat than their Meatless Deli Turkey, but is still a healthful choice – and certainly better for you than animal-derived bologna.
Yves Meatless Deli Bologna: Taste and Texture
While Yves Meatless Deli Salami is still the most flavorful of their products that I have tried so far; their Meatless Deli Bologna also has a good flavor and works well as a substitute for animal-derived bologna. And, considering that salami has more spices, and, therefore will always have more flavor than bologna, one would not expect their meatless bologna to have as strong a flavor as their meatless salami.
The flavor and texture are appropriate for a bologna substitute, but if you like a bit more kick, try Yves Meatless Deli Salami instead.
Yves Meatless Deli Bologna: Overall and Other Yves® Products
There are ten slices in each package, with a package costing around $2.79, depending on the grocer. The slices are thick and hearty and the taste is better than other bologna substitutes I have tried. It’s not my favorite Yves® product, but as far as meatless bologna goes, this is the one that tops the charts.
Yves’ other meatless deli slices include turkey, ham, salami, pepperoni, roast beef and smoked chicken. My two favorites are the salami and the pepperoni.
When compared to their meaty counterparts, most of Yves products actually have more protein while having less fat and no cholesterol. This makes Yves products great sources of protein that aren’t weighed down with all the stuff that’s bad for us. So, whether you are vegan or vegetarian, or just want to eat a little healthier, I highly recommend trying Yves Meatless Deli Bologna and their other great meatless products.
Yves Meatless Deli Bologna: Serving Suggestions
- Cut slices into bite-sized chunks and place in a salad for added protein.
- Wrap slices around vegan cheese and secure with a toothpick for a fun appetizer.
- Serve in a sandwich with vegan mayonnaise, mustard, tomato and spinach.
- Serve in a wrap using a tortilla or flatbread.