Meatout Mondays - Kick the Meat Habit One Day at a Time!
July 26, 2010

Very Berry Fruit Parfait

This dessert is lovely to look at and couldn’t be easier to make! Any berries in season or even frozen berries work well. An optional ingredient for a specialty menu can include a berry liquor, or you can transform it into a breakfast treat by replacing pudding with soy or coconut yogurt.


3-4 cups mixed berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, etc.)
1-2 Tbs. organic sugar (optional)
2 cups vanilla soy pudding (try Mori Nu) or soy yogurt (try WholeSoy)
1¼ cups soy or rice whipped cream (try Soyatoo)
1 tsp. vanilla


  1. Cut strawberries into bite sized pieces.
  2. Place berries in large bowl, sprinkle with sugar and stir gently, allowing sugar to draw the berry juices for half an hour.
  3. Put spoonful of berry mixture at the bottom of 4 parfait glasses; place layer of vanilla soy pudding on top of berries followed with a layer of whipped soy cream; proceed until the glasses are full.
  4. Top with a bit of whipped soy or rice cream and a few berries as decoration. Serves 4.

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WholeSoy Yogurt

Creamy and delicious, WholeSoy yogurt is 100% dairy-free and provides the health benefits of soy protein and live active cultures. Using only whole organic soybeans, WholeSoy is committed to producing healthy, vegan products free from genetically modified ingredients that are as delicious as they are good for you. Choose from among eleven flavors including Lemon, Peach, Strawberry, Raspberry, Blueberry, Apricot Mango, Mixed Berry, and more.

All WholeSoy products are certified vegan and environmentally friendly to satisfy you and future generations too! They also support good causes, generously donating soy yogurt to the recent Animal Rights 2010 National Conference.

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Fruits & Veggies Cut Cancer

Breast cancer survivors who load up on fruits and vegetables can slash their risk of tumors returning by nearly a third, according to a recently released study reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Researchers reviewed data from 3,000 breast cancer patients to see whether a diet low in fat and high in fruits and vegetables might keep cancer from returning. Such a diet has been shown to lower overall risk of ever getting breast cancer in the first place.

Half of the study participants doubled their fruit and vegetable intake to 10 servings a day, ate more fiber and reduced their fat intake. "We compared the dietary intervention group to a group that received '5-A-Day' dietary guidelines," the researchers wrote. They found that only 16 percent of those who doubled up on fruits and vegetables had their tumors come back after seven years, compared to 23 percent of those merely given advice on food guidelines. Women who had been through menopause lowered their risk by 47 percent if they loaded up on salads, fruit, and other plant food.

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Young Animal Activist Award

Niki Gianni began her work for the animals at the ripe age of seven. While planning a trip to Sea World, she and her family learned of the deplorable conditions that whales, dolphins, and other aquatic animals endure in captivity. The family decided to boycott the establishment and on that day a committed activist was born. Niki sprang into action and dedicated herself to working to release all captive exotic animals.

Just a few years later, Niki expanded the scope of her activism, becoming a passionate vegan and advocate for too often forgotten farmed animals. She has creatively used video to show the sad lives that animals lead in places like Sea World, in Central Park pulling carriages, or performing in circuses. With the support of her amazing family, Niki has been on the forefront of animal activism in Chicago... and she’s only 17!

Niki is a shining example that youth are not only the leaders of tomorrow, but also today. She won the Young Animal Activist Award at the recent Animal Rights 2010 National Conference.

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