Published by PETA.

The following article was written by Keegan Baur.

The past couple of weeks, I’ve been craving a vegan breakfast sandwich, and I think I’m finally going to make some next weekend! à Get excited. Why, you ask? Because this means I’ve been thinking about the ingredients I’m going to use, and I’ve got good news: Although “real” bacon is one of the worst things you can eat, the vegan version is definitely easier on your heart and your overall health.

Lightlife Vegetarian Food Smart Bacon

  • Serving Size: 10 g
  • Calories: 20
  • Total Fat: 1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Total Carbohydrate: 0 g
  • Sodium: 140 mg
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg


Farmland Foods All Natural Bacon

  • Serving Size: 15 g
  • Calories: 90
  • Total Fat: 8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.5 g
  • Total Carbohydrate: 0 g
  • Sodium: 250 mg
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Cholesterol: 20 mg


With less fat, sodium, and cholesterol as well as fewer calories and the same bacon-y taste, there’s really no comparison. The vegan version is the clear winner. I know what I’m having at brunch next Sunday. Vegan-bacon-and-tofu-egg sandwiches, here I come!

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