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Matchup of the Week: Breakfast Sausage

The following article was written by Keegan Baur.

About a month ago, two of my aunts decided to go vegan (isn’t it amazing and wonderful how veganism spreads?), and they’ve been asking a slew of questions. One of these lovely ladies inquired about breakfast foods and wanted to know if I had any meal suggestions other than fruit and cereal. She informed me that her breakfast favorites have always been eggs, sausage, and potatoes. Luckily for her, there’s a delicious veganized version of just about every dish, whether you’re hankerin’ for a breakfast scramble, pancakes, or sausage links. And what’s more, the cruelty-free versions are usually healthier! See for yourself:

Lightlife Smart Links Breakfast Sausage

  • Serving Size: 56 g
  • Calories: 100
  • Total Fat: 3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Total Carbohydrate: 8 g
  • Sodium: 500 mg
  • Protein: 10 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg


Johnsonville Original Breakfast Sausage Links

  • Serving Size: 55 g
  • Calories: 180
  • Total Fat: 14 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5 g
  • Total Carbohydrate: 2 g
  • Sodium: 610 mg
  • Protein: 11 g
  • Cholesterol: 35 mg


Yuck! Just looking at all the extra calories, fat, sodium, and cholesterol in Johnsonville sausages makes my heart hurt. It’s no secret that vegan food is better for your health, so start your day the right way and make your breakfast a vegan one!

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  • kari says:

    The PETA website also has a recipe to make your own sausages. Mostly TVP and firm tofu with spices, really good. My husband uses them in breakfast burritos, so delicious! We like to make them pretty spicy.

  • Hope says:

    I use to like Light Life till I saw they weren’t actually vegan. Like Morningstar, they have eggs and dairy in them. I’ll check these out, maybe the sausage don’t have it, still it’s so lame how companies sneak that crap in.

  • Courtney C says:

    Those looks yummy.I am going to have to give them a try.Plus the other sausages mentioned in the comments.

  • Arvegan says:

    Gimme Lean sausage comes in a roll, slice and shape for vegan sausage patties. They are excellent and make the best breakfast sausage sandwiches when served on english muffins.

  • Mark Davis says:

    Field Roast sausages are the best veggie sausages I’ve ever tasted.

  • ann says:

    slipped in morningstar farms sausage patties on my husband one morning (he is a meat eater) he loved them. I didn’t tell him what they were for a few weeks and he still likes them.He has started to cut out meat(it has only taken 30 yrs)better late than never.

  • Erin says:

    I looove Field Roast vegan breakfast sausages. They are ridiculously delicious!

  • Joe Snow says:

    Tofurkys breakfast links are waaaayyy better. The only thing better are the apple sage sausage from field roasy=t. im drooling thinking about them.

  • Liam McLean says:

    vegetarian choice sausages are vegan and the best substitutei have tried by far and only 99p a pack ! 🙂

  • Vancouverite says:

    & yet ther’ll still be dummies who say that vegan & vegetarian dishes can’t be high in protein! I can bench, squat etc. more than most people my size, yet I’m vegan!