This week I thought I’d post a review of vegan basics – the veggie burger. There are a TON of meatless burgers out there and it’s a staple in pretty much ALL restaurants these days but not all of them are vegan. Some use egg whites as a binder so if you are newly vegan please make sure to pay attention to the ingredients list or look for the VEGAN symbol on the label. Occasionally I do fancy a burger (bunless) and so I opt for the Dr Praegers California Veggie Burger. I buy mine from Trader Joes where they are approx $3 per box of 4 burgers.
Things I liked: that they are GMO free, vegan and individually wrapped. With only 110 calories each they aren’t bad calorie wise. 250mg of Sodium is a 5th of my daily goal but like I said I don’t eat these often. All the processed food featured is something I eat 2-3 times a week rather than daily, or twice daily. That’s one of the changes I made for my health.
The burgers look a little anemic in their frozen state but once cooked they gain some color!
Bob had his in a burger bun with lettuce and all the trimmings. I had mine on a bed of mixed salad veggies and some veganaise. I’ve since stopped using veganaise and opt for hummus instead 😉 Healthier!
Bob isn’t really that keen on these burgers, he prefers the garden burger ones, but they aren’t all vegan. I’m going to have to get some again and try them. The gardenburger website tells you the two that are vegan, and the veggie burger has 380mg of sodium so that’s another reason for me to opt for Dr Praegers! I liked these burgers. My only quibble is they tend to fall apart easily. I have mine on salad so that’s a bonus really, for a burger in a bun I could see that being pretty annoying.
Have you tried these burgers? What did you think?