Football Stars and TV Chef Candice Kumai Join Silk(R) To ‘Sideline Meat’

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Sept. 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Proving fans can enjoy their pigskin without the pork, Silk® has teamed up with some of America’s meatiest men – running back Rashad Jennings and guards Geoff Schwartz and Justin Pugh – to “sideline meat” with plant-based game day recipes from celebrity chef Candice Kumai
A photo accompanying this announcement is available at is challenging football fans to enjoy #MeatlessMondayNight recipes this fall, and enter for a chance to win the Ultimate Game Day Room Makeover at diets are a smart choice for people and the planet. And, according to Kumai, fans may be surprised to learn that many of their favorite game day dishes can be meat-free, dairy-free and just as delicious using Silk plant-based beverages as a key ingredient.“More and more people are recognizing the benefits of a plant-based diet,” said Kumai, television personality and author of the book “Clean Green Eats.” “Enjoying a more plant-based diet can start with a simple change just one night a week. So, why not sideline meat on Monday night this season?”Fans can join Silk’s plant-powered movement by taking the #MeatlessMondayNight pledge at The site also features the “Sideline Meat Taste Challenge,” where Kumai presents Jennings, Schwartz and Pugh with meat- and dairy-free dishes worthy of an end-zone dance.Kumai’s favorite #MeatlessMondayNight recipes include:    Spicy Cashew HummusJalapeño Cauliflower BiscuitsHearty Black Bean ChiliCaesar Avocado WrapsSweet Potato Avocado SlidersChocolate Pumpkin Football Brownies“Silk plant-based beverages are a smart choice because they’re fortified to provide 50% more calcium than dairy milk and are an excellent source of vitamin D. In particular, soy protein, as found in soymilk, is a complete protein, which means it contains all of the essential amino acids the body needs, without the lactose and cholesterol found in dairy. And plant-based foods can play a key role in ensuring a more sustainable future,” said Craig Shiesley, President of Silk in the U.S. and Canada. “The best part – you’re also doing right by your taste buds. As Candice’s game-day recipes prove, plant-based eating can be absolutely delicious.”To learn how to Sideline Meat this football season, visit where you can view Kumai’s recipes, the Sideline Meat Taste Challenge and enter to win the Ultimate Game Day Room Makeover.ABOUT SILKSilk was founded in 1996 on a promise to make the world a healthier place. As a steward of the environment, we believe that plant-based foods are the best way to nourish people and the planet. Today we offer a broad portfolio of nutritious, great-tasting plant-based options, including soymilk, almondmilk, cashewmilk, coconutmilk and dairy-free yogurt alternatives. Silk’s entire plant-based portfolio is enrolled in or verified by the Non-GMO Project, and Silk continues to offer three core organic products including Original, Vanilla and Unsweetened. As a brand committed to environmental sustainability, Silk conducted two studies—a “life cycle assessment” and a “water footprint assessment”—comparing the environmental impact of a half-gallon of Silk Original soymilk, almondmilk and coconutmilk to a typical half-gallon of conventional U.S. dairy milk. On average, producing a half-gallon of Silk Original requires less water and generates fewer greenhouse gases than a half-gallon of conventional U.S. dairy milk. In 2014, we were able to offset 100 percent of our manufacturing water footprint with water restoration certificates. For more information, visit

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