Archive for June, 2012
IF you drive around Los Angeles, you will see that places like VegiGrill and Real Food Daily are popping up on every corner. Fast food joints started adding healthy items to their menus just to keep up! People are passing on meat and going for a healthier vegetable alternative.
Personally, I am and always will be a carnivore. Don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy other things besides meat. But you will never catch me a vegan restaurant, I am not down with the almond butter and the other faux foods that are served. But, being the today has become all about health and fitness, people are swtiching out their beef burger for veggie burgers.
There are many different types of veggie burgers out there, some good and some not. I always go with the mentality that if you can see the vegetables in the burger, then it has to be good. The same rule goes for seven grain bread, if you can’t see the grains, there probably not there. Being a restaurant owner, we have tried many times to make our veggie burgers and have failed many times. There is a trick to get the burger to stick together, I guess we have yet to master it. Luckily for us, we came across frozen veggie patties that are awesome!
Dr. Praeger’s veggie patties come in two different types, California Veggie and Chipotle Black Bean. I personally have tired both in a few different variations and they were delicious. They didn’t turn to mush after grilling, with you took a bite of the concocted burger, the rest of the patty stayed intact and in place.
The real question is, how often do we really eat burgers? Once a week? Twice a week? I know some of you would love to eat burgers every night and here is your solution. You can have a veggie burger instead of a beef burger. Granted you will taste a difference, but trust me it’s not that bad!
At the end of the day, what’s important is being healthy! Burgers will come and go, your body is here to stay!
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