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Veg-ucating Twins Nation

Switch your game-day burger or hot dog for free MorningStar Farms veggie fare July 6 only


Photo by Erica Loeks

It's time to swap your game-day foot-long for something a bit more veggie-friendly—and we're still talking buffalo sliders, burgers and pizza. If you and the rest of the Minnesota Twins got on board with MorningStar Farms' #WaytoVeg campaign for just one meal a week, the boys could save enough gas to drive from Los Angeles to New York. (And who knows, maybe it could even break our Yankee curse.)

Today only MorningStar Farms will be handing out top-notch vegetarian fare to Twins and Oakland A's fans in conjunction with the recent release of the company's documentary series "The Veg Effect." Keep your eyes peeled for Roasted Garlic Quinoa Burgers with Red Pepper Hummus and Thai Yellow Curry Bowls throughout the game, and tag #WaytoVeg when you dive in to the deliciousness.

MorningStar Farms is hitting the road all summerlong to "vegucate the nation" on the ease of leading a meat-free lifestyle—or at the very least, swapping in one meat-free meal a week. The benefits could be astounding:

18 trips to Mars: That’s how many car miles worth of greenhouse gases we could offset if every American adult swapped just one meat based meal for a veggie meal.

200 showers: That's how much water you could save by choosing one meat-free meal a week over the course of a year.

To learn more about MorningStar Farms' "The Veg Effect" docu-series, the #WaytoVeg campaign and where they're headed next, visit morningstarfarms.com/way-to-veg.html.


Can't make it to today's Twins game? Try MorningStar Farms' BBQ Chik'n Pizza at home:

  • 6 MorningStar Farms® Meal Starters® Chik’n Strips (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 (8-inch) packaged baked pizza crust or flatbread
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup (1 oz.) shredded mozzarella cheese or Colby Jack cheese
  • 1 tablespoon frozen whole kernel corn
  • 1 tablespoon sliced green onion
  • 1 very thin slice red onion, halved and separated

Place MorningStar Farms Meal Starters Chik’n Strips on microwave-safe place. Microwave at high for 10 to 20 seconds or until just thawed enough to cut. Chop into bite-size pieces. Set aside.

Place pizza crust on baking sheet. Brush with olive oil. Spread barbecue sauce on top. Sprinkle with Chik’n pieces, cheese, corn, green onion and red onion.

Bake at 450° F for 9 to 11 minutes or until crust edges are brown. Let stand for 3 minutes. Cut into wedges to serve.


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