How can a Vegan make sure they are getting enough protein and iron without the added fat and salt that some “meat alternative” foods add. These unhealthy additives that only offer “taste” benefits, can both sabotage diet and health. Here is a great site from “Runner’s World“. Hope you find it informative and helpful.
“Are veggie burgers and phony bologna better than the real thing?” http://www.runnersworld.com/article/0,7120,s6-242-303-308-9377-0,00.html
From the article is a list of their take on the best “Vegie” Burgers on the market. I tried the Morning Star brand and can vouch for its yumminess. I am also in the process of trying to find a homemade recipe for vegie burgers that have black beans as an ingredient. When I find one that sticks together well, cooks easily and tastes great, I will share it with you all.
The best meat alternatives aren’t just low in fat and sodium. They also taste great. Below, (are) eight of our favorites brands and what they taste like.
Amy’s Chicago Veggie Burger: A tasty mix of mushrooms, walnuts, grains, and veggies.
Amy’s Texas Veggie Burger: Soy, veggies, and grains with a great barbecue flavor.
Boca Burger Meatless Meatballs: Amazingly meat-like and robust for a soy burger.
Boca Ground Burger: Same great taste to try in chili or in pasta sauce.
Gardenburger Meatless Grilled Chicken: Soy and veggie patty with a natural chicken taste and texture.
Gardenburger Meatless Meatballs: Soy-based with lots of herbs and spices.
Morningstar Farms Garden Veggie Patties: Quite filling and savory for a totally veggie burger.
Morningstar Farms Pizza Veggie Burger: Tomato and basil flavor this soy and veggie burger.