Tasty, healthy veggie burgers?

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Hermiones...

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Posted: 16 Jul 2011, 14:16
Apparently I was asleep at the switch, because I only just got the part where they told us that Boca Burgers and other processed soy products were made with a process using a petroleum derivative, hexane, and no one knows exactly whether the resulting products might carry along residue of this process, or what this might mean for long-term health.

So...after I finish the box of Boca Burgers now in my freezer, I'm looking for an organic, non-hexane, veggie burger that is high protein and low carb and tastes good.

And I'm talking about a packaged product -- I need something that doesn't involve prep, since the whole point of having the Boca Burgers in the house was for convenience meals.

Any suggestions for a product that meets these criteria?

HealthyBabs

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Posted: 16 Jul 2011, 14:30
Hermoines, I know you are looking for convenience here. I have never been a huge fan of the veggie burgers, but I do have what may be an excellent alternative for you. Don't know if you have a Costco around you but if you do, they have these wonderful frozen Pacific Salmon Patties made by Trident Foods, they are here in the food library under Trident Foods. No preservatives or fillers, just tasty wild pacific salmon with some lemon and seasonings. Can go straight from freezer to grill, pan or oven as a salmon burger or straight up with sides of veggies or for breakfast with a sunny side egg on top. I have it on my food journal tomorrow for breakfast if you want to check out the nutritional content. Oh yes...and 14g protein per pattie.
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Helewis

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Posted: 16 Jul 2011, 16:22
Dr. Praegers? http://www.drpraegers.com/Veggie-Burgers-and-Pockets-C51.aspx
Hermiones...

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Posted: 16 Jul 2011, 16:34
Babs -- I am a Costco addict, and I have both their salmon burgers and turkey burgers in the freezer. I went for the veggie burgers because I made a commitment to myself to add more meals without animal protein, both to reduce my carbon footprint and mostly to reduce my total daily cholesterol intake. I use these burgers mainly for lunches at home. I really feel, well, sort of ripped off, now that I know the Boca Burgers might not be so healthy after all!
greerp

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Posted: 17 Jul 2011, 08:14
Make your own and freeze them.

http://vegetarian.about.com/od/veggieburgerrecipes/tp/bestburgers.htm
Helewis

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Posted: 17 Jul 2011, 11:48
I love that page, greerp. I've done so many of them! Thanks for reminding me.
lenakh

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Posted: 17 Jul 2011, 12:05
I LOVE these ones that I get from Costco:
MorningStar Farms Chipotle Black Bean Burger

I never did a full research on how they process what's inside it, but it tastes great and I like the nutrition content. I even use it in my scramble eggs sometimes - just microwave the patty and break into pieces Smile
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pamalatte

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Posted: 17 Jul 2011, 14:17
Trader Joes vegetable masala burgers are very good.
Hermiones...

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Posted: 17 Jul 2011, 16:52
FYI -- what prompted this post is that unless the burgers say "made with organic soy", they were processed with hexane, a petroleum product -- and than includes the Morningstar products. I was hoping for a recommendation of an organic product that tastes good and has that burger texture. Maybe I'll try the make-your-own-and-freeze approach.
FrostyLady

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Posted: 17 Jul 2011, 17:09
Hermonies, I don't know if you can get Yves veggie cuisine products, we have them here in Canada. So far I've tasted their veggie hot dogs and their meatless ground taco stuffer and found that they taste great and was surprised by the texture!! And I'm not vegetarian but simply love to try new stuff. I had a look at the ingredients and did not find the ingredient that worries you,but are made with soy products.
Here's an example of the ingredients:
Ingredients:
Water, Textured Soy Protein, Vital Wheat Gluten, Expeller Pressed Canola Oil, Onions, Cornstarch, Natural Flavors, Fruit Powder (Pear, Apple, Plum), Modified Vegetable Gum, Malt Extract, Salt, Hydrolyzed Corn Protein, Torula Yeast, Dextrose, Carrageenan, Onion Powder, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Spices. Vitamins & Minerals: thiamin hydrochloride, riboflavin, niacinamide, pyridoxine hydrochloride, cyanocobalamine, calcium pantothenate, reduced iron, zinc oxide). CONTAINS: SOY and WHEAT. Manufactured in a facility that uses peanuts, dairy and egg ingredients. Hope you have them in your region
Hermiones...

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Posted: 17 Jul 2011, 20:34
FrostyLady -- If it doesn't say "organic soy" it's made with hexane. This is not an ingredient in the food, but an ingredient in the process used to separate the fat from the protein in soy. It's aggravating because I spend a lot of effort and money trying to limit the bad stuff in my diet, and now it turns out I've been eating something I thought was healthy, but it might not be. Grrr...
ADobs

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Posted: 18 Jul 2011, 09:47
@HealthyBabs - those salmon burgers are amazing! I'm hooked on them! I don't eat any other meat, but I can't give up my fish and these are the best! And they only have 120 calories per patty! YUM!
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ADobs

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Posted: 18 Jul 2011, 09:51
I love Lick's garden burger, but it's high in calories, fat, and unknow weird chemicals. Your best bet is to make chickpea burgers at home that way you control what goes in and they're yummy!
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allieaac

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Posted: 18 Jul 2011, 10:56
I love to grill portabella mushrooms as burgers. They are great and since they dont have to be processed at all I dont worry about whats in them. I love them to top them with roasted red peppers (or pimentos) and lettuce and tomato, and provolone. Sometimes to save calories I only eat them with half the bun and other times I eat them with no buns. I like to season them with italian dressing but oil and italian season is pretty good too. I also like to eat them with my favorite pesto. You can also do so much with the portobella I had one stuffed with crab dip in a salad at a restaurant I went to over the fourth of july. They are fairly cheap at my grocery store. I think they are like 3.99 a pound and I can get 5 or so in a pound. I also like to mix blend them with barley to make into patties for grilling. (my friend usually makes them for me to freeze but they are great.)
ADobs

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Posted: 18 Jul 2011, 11:11
mmm yes portabella mushrooms as a burger is also delicious!!
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kstubblefiel...

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Posted: 18 Jul 2011, 11:14
Ooh allieaac I think I might give that a try again. I ordered a portobello mushroom burger at a restaurant once & wasn't crazy about it because it seemed slimier than I expected, but I do love mushrooms & I bet if I made my own it would come out a lot better. Nice thread!

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allieaac

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Posted: 18 Jul 2011, 11:25
hey is the link for a barley and mushroom buger recipe http://www.ultimateveggieburgers.com/post/1564814769/mushroom-barley-burgers
allieaac

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Posted: 18 Jul 2011, 11:29
Portobellos are kind of slimey, but if you get use to it, I use to think it was gross (only because of the texture) but after eating a few they are wonderful. I stumbled upon barley and mushroom burgers when I order what I thought was a portobello burger but it was really group of with barley and seasoning, I asked my vegan friend if she knew how to make them and she said she makes them and freezes them so when she makes hers she gives them to me. I googled portobello barley burger and the link I posted seems really similar to her recipe.
reti856

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Posted: 18 Jul 2011, 11:43
Last I checked Dr. Praeger's was made with hexane too. Sad I sometimes eat Quorn products but I'm sure there's something wrong with the fungus that is their staple ingredient. I've been grilling marinated organic extra firm tofu slabs in our panini press as a convenience food. With a giant slice of tomato and avocado on ezekiel bread, salt and pepper if you want, you have a fast & yummy meal. If I'm ambitious I add tempeh bacon, sprouts or fresh dill and maybe nayonaise.

I think the make your own approach is the best though. The last time I made black bean patties they were yummy and they froze very nicely - and lasted for some time. Then you control what goes in it and it's only an effort for one afternoon. Make a nice sized batch and seal them individually before freezing so that future reheating is simple.
allieaac

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Posted: 18 Jul 2011, 11:51
I love the panini press! I like to do portobellos on the foreman!



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