Before I go into my dinner meal for day 2, just a quick note that on day 1, my dinner meal consisted of cheese tortellini with alfredo sauce, tomatoes and asparagus. Ok, now on to day 2’s dinner meal. Last night I felt like burgers and since I’ve had meatless burgers before from most of the common brands, I wanted to try a new brand to see if I’d like it. The brand I chose was Dr. Praeger’s Tex Mex Veggie Burgers.
I put them in the oven until they were nice and toasty on both sides. Meanwhile, I cooked up some fresh green beans and baked garlic fries. I purchased all of these items at Trader Joe’s by the way (I absolutely love that store.) I put my burger on a bun with 3 slices of tomato, plated up my beans and fries, and had a feast. It was delicious for not being beef. Biting into it, you see everything it’s made of. I could see black beans, corn, lima beans, and carrots. The texture was great too and made me feel like I was biting into an actual burger.
These sort of “meat substitutes” are great for lifelong meat eaters as myself. It slowly makes you realize that you don’t always have to have meat at every meal and if you substitute for it, use something with flavor or add enough flavor that you don’t miss the meat.
Overall, I recommend these tex mex veggie burgers. They were quite tasty and leaves you feeling a lot less guilty after eating one. They contain no cholesterol, no tran fat, and has 6 grams of protein per patty. I think they are a great way to slowly break your meat eating ways or at least cut back on them significantly.
[tags]veggie burgers, dr praeger’s veggie burgers, meat substitutes[/tags]