Yves Meatless Pepperoni: Nutrition Information
The serving size on the package is six slices, which contains 80 calories, 14 grams of protein and 1 gram 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 Pepperoni 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 Pepperoni offers 20% of the daily recommended value of iron, thiamin, vitamin B12 and zinc per serving – plus 4% each of calcium, magnesium and vitamin A.
As for nutrition, Yves Meatless Pepperoni is not quite as healthful as some of their other meatless deli slices, but is far healthier than its animal-derived counterpart – not to mention that is has none of the preservatives you will find in animal-derived pepperoni. Therefore, Yves Meatless Deli Salami or Meatless Deli Turkey are healthier choices overall, but if you are looking for a pepperoni substitute, Yves Meatless Pepperoni is a healthy addition to your diet and the most nutritious alternative I have found.
Yves Meatless Pepperoni: Taste and Texture
Yves Meatless Pepperoni has the perfect amount of spice and a great flavor. It is one of my favorite products from the Yves line and definitely my favorite meatless pepperoni product across brands. The texture is a great substitute for animal-derived pepperoni and it cooks perfectly for vegan or vegetarian pizzas and calzones.
Yves Meatless Pepperoni: Overall and Other Yves® Products
Yves Meatless Pepperoni is the best vegan pepperoni I have found and is a healthy alternative to animal-derived pepperoni. The taste and texture are superior to any other pepperoni substitute I have tried and I highly recommend this product.
There are fifteen slices in each package, with a package costing around $2.79, depending on the grocer. The slices are pretty similar to what you would expect pepperoni to look like and I would plan on using the whole package (at least) if you are making pizza.
Yves’ other meatless deli slices include turkey, ham, salami, bologna, roast beef and smoked chicken. My two favorites are the salami and the pepperoni. The pepperoni is perfect for sandwiches or vegan/vegetarian pizzas and calzones, and I can often be found sneaking a slice of salami in the middle of the night.
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 Pepperoni and their other great meatless products.
Yves Meatless Pepperoni: Serving Suggestions
- Use as a topping for a great vegan or vegetarian pepperoni pizza.
- Combine with onions and vegan mozzarella cheese inside a calzone.
- Wrap slices around vegan cheese and secure with a toothpick for a fun appetizer.
- Serve in a sandwich with vegan mayonnaise and vegan mozzarella cheese.
- Serve in a wrap using a tortilla or flatbread with pizza sauce and shredded vegan mozzarella cheese.