Have Yourself A Merry Meat-Free Christmas Time

All the major UK Retailers, Tesco, Waitrose, Sainsbury, Aldi et al, are going mad for vegan and meat-free fare this Christmas.

We will be utterly spoilt for choice and there will be no excuses for anyone not to find a turkey alternative for the big day. Everything from No-Beef Mushroom Wellington to Pigless Blankets and a vast choice of side dishes and party foods too numerous to mention, as well as unbelievable desserts.

Head of Plant-Based Innovation at Tesco, Derek Sarno, said:

“For all you rock stars who are eating less meat or are full-on vegan, we are offering a complete plant-based holiday experience at Tesco this Christmas!”

There has never been a better time to eat less meat than now—and the festive season is no different. So, how about giving those turkeys a rest this year? Here are some sobering facts that might just sway you..

Around 14 million Turkeys are killed in the UK each year, 2 million in the month of December alone, and in the US it’s 300 million. Yes, 300 million turkeys meet their fate each year during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

Let’s try our best to have a meat free holiday season this time around. Could this be the year that we all say: “A turkey is not just for Christmas”?