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wish2bthin2
02-08-2008, 02:47 PM
I have NEVER eaten one,. but i am really craving a juicy burger, but on express no red meat yet...
the sound of it is starting to gross me out, but i really thinking i should go buy one. i am truly not a big veggie eater, so this will be a big switch. Does the veggie burger count towards vegs or only protein?


JLem311
02-08-2008, 02:50 PM
veggie burgers count as protein.
i love the amy's brands and the morningstar farms brands. the boca brands are ok too..but not my fave.
my newest fave is the amy's chicago style burger. if you're looking for "real" burger go with morningstar farms. they are yummy.
i'm a vegetarian, so those are what i use once in a while for a burger fix.
hope that helps.

ChefsGirl
02-08-2008, 03:27 PM
1st of all Jillian -you look SOOOO skinny in your pic!

wish - good for you for posting here and trying to find an alternative! Mad props!

Let me know how it goes, as I am not a lover of vegtables either. I did a turkey burger once and hated it. Would love to find a good burger alternative!


michellenew
02-08-2008, 03:47 PM
i like the morning star veggie burger , 110 cal vs 500 plus
boca burger have only 70 calories but is not eally my fav.
michellenew

apple76
02-08-2008, 03:56 PM
Amy's is very good! And it's coming from a vegetarian, I know my veggie burgers!

I must say though that the best veggie burger I had in my life was from Lick's (a chain diner in Canada, I am not sure if present in the U.S.). It was to-die-for!!!

BarbaraB
02-08-2008, 04:07 PM
I like turkey burgers. Although I have tried ones that I didn't like so much at restaurants. I've bought the frozen preformed patties, and it is already measured out in the 6 oz that my protein amount for turkey is, and so it is easy and quick and if you grill it or barbeque it, they taste quite good.

I bought some really great veggie burgers at Costco. I'm not sure what the brand was, but they were fantastic. I had one for dinner just last night!

michie
02-08-2008, 04:17 PM
turkey burgers are so yummy! you really can't notice the difference at all. i thoroughly enjoy them and i feel like i'm cheating, but it's not! ground turkey is 100% allowed!

i also LOVE veggie burgers! the mistake i made was getting boca once... it's not terrible, but they aren't nearly as delicious as the veggie ones. you should definitely go for either... good luck!

Barb- i love your avatar!

Repo girl
02-08-2008, 04:20 PM
I like black bean veggie burgers. Not sure of the brand, but they are awesome heated and crumbled over lettuce to make a taco salad.

Lisa0513
02-08-2008, 04:36 PM
Morningstar makes the most delicious black bean burger!!!!!!! I steam spinach in a ziploc steam bag with garlic and onion and put it on top and it is AWESOME!

bradleys mom
02-08-2008, 04:40 PM
I make a grilled cheese sandwich..

I use I cant believe its not butter spray for the bread, then I spread one wedge of the lite laughing cow cheese (1/2 D) on both halves of the bread, Then I microwave the veggie burger until it is not frozen, then put it between the two slices of bread and cook it like I would cook a grilled cheese sandwich, just brown both sides of the bread! Its extra yummy!!

roserph
02-08-2008, 04:46 PM
I am a vegetarian also.....my fave is the Morningstar chicken parmesan ranch....it is about 20 calories more than the regular veggie burgers, but it is worth it, toss it over a salad it is extremely tasty....another fave is Morningstar's Tomato Basil Pizza burger.

Jillian....do you use meat substitutes(sausage, beef, etc.) by smart life at all? I am wondering how to count them on plan....I basically stick to beans, tofu, etc....but I would like to change it up a bit....Thanks for any input!

Repo girl
02-08-2008, 05:28 PM
Morningstar makes the most delicious black bean burger!!!!!!! I steam spinach in a ziploc steam bag with garlic and onion and put it on top and it is AWESOME!

Lisa,

That sounds awesome. I wanted to share something with you that I learned recently about the microwave ziplock bags. ***WARNING*** I am getting on my soapbox! I went to a wellness conference in Jackson Hole, WY in Sept. One of the classes that I took was on toxins. The Dr speaking at the workshop said that one of the worse ways that Americans are filling their bodies with chemicals is by injesting plastics. He said that anytime you mircrowave plastic wrap or bags, the plastic leaches into your food and you eat it. The more these toxins build up in our bodies, we get start getting sick. Anything from allergies, rashes, and asthma, to even worse, cancers. I had a bunch of those bags in my cupboard and came straight home and tossed them. Okay, stepping off of the box now!

whatazoo
02-08-2008, 09:57 PM
The very first veggie burger I tried, I LOVED. Even sold some of my co-worker LAWL buddies on it. it's a Veggie Patch garlic Portabella. Tasted like a grilled burger to me! They weren't frozen, but in the produce section. Got mine at Wal-mart. I also recommend the veggie crumbles (frozen). Same price as 1lb of hamburger. Used it in a casserole and you would never know the difference.

This is from a red meat fanatic... :)

Tuesday Cool
02-08-2008, 10:51 PM
Try lean turkey with some A1 sauce mixed in. Seriously good stuff. I eat them with lettuce, tomato and bbq sauce, no bun.

wish2bthin2
02-09-2008, 12:02 AM
Amy's is very good! And it's coming from a vegetarian, I know my veggie burgers!

I must say though that the best veggie burger I had in my life was from Lick's (a chain diner in Canada, I am not sure if present in the U.S.). It was to-die-for!!!

Thats awesome, Coinsidentally Licks Beef burgers are my favorite, lol so i bought the licks nature burger(frozen section) tonight at the grocery store. so hope it is the same. however, when i read the box it says it is a Soy burger. Is this differnent or is that how all veggie burgers are made? Told DH that is our dinner tomorrow :D i will post the outcome!

apple76
02-09-2008, 10:27 PM
Veggie burgers would be made with soy protein. Then there are some called "veggie patties" and "bean patties" that have vegetables and beans added, but there's always soy protein in a vegetarian burger. Soy's not bad for you ;)

Let me know if you liked it!

sharonrr1
02-09-2008, 11:44 PM
I have NEVER eaten one,. but i am really craving a juicy burger, but on express no red meat yet...
the sound of it is starting to gross me out, but i really thinking i should go buy one. i am truly not a big veggie eater, so this will be a big switch. Does the veggie burger count towards vegs or only protein?

Personally I would never eat something that I don't like. I do like veggie burgers and I do eat them. Why are you eating things you don't like? I believe in eating healthy but if it is a plan you are not going to live with for the rest of your life, do you think it will be a success?

I rarely eat beef anymore. I will eat a bison burger, salmon burger, elk burger, venison burger. Why don't you try something that you will like?

amylou7777
02-10-2008, 01:50 PM
Lisa,

That sounds awesome. I wanted to share something with you that I learned recently about the microwave ziplock bags. ***WARNING*** I am getting on my soapbox! I went to a wellness conference in Jackson Hole, WY in Sept. One of the classes that I took was on toxins. The Dr speaking at the workshop said that one of the worse ways that Americans are filling their bodies with chemicals is by injesting plastics. He said that anytime you mircrowave plastic wrap or bags, the plastic leaches into your food and you eat it. The more these toxins build up in our bodies, we get start getting sick. Anything from allergies, rashes, and asthma, to even worse, cancers. I had a bunch of those bags in my cupboard and came straight home and tossed them. Okay, stepping off of the box now!


YUCK! I used to be very careful about this- I had heard the warnings about saranwrap etc. I thought these new steam bags were suppossed to be thick enough to not release their toxins into the food???
Katie, is there anyway to help our bodies rid itself of the toxins we put in?


Oh, and about the veggie burgers-my favorite is the original gardenburger. I get a huge box of them from Costco and have them almost once a week for a protein. They are SOO good to me, but I don't really think of them as tasting like a real-deal hamburger. I don't really crave those anymore actually! I'd like to try the Amy's brand-sounds good!

wish2bthin2
02-10-2008, 07:49 PM
Personally I would never eat something that I don't like. I do like veggie burgers and I do eat them. Why are you eating things you don't like? I believe in eating healthy but if it is a plan you are not going to live with for the rest of your life, do you think it will be a success?


i can't say that i don;t like it but because it is first month of express the plan is limited, and i want a burger, but Red meat is not part of the plan. I am open to trying new things. I am eating alot of chicken but i want variety. I have 2 more weeks until my options open, so i am trying to stay on program and satisfy my cravings as much as i can til express is over!

Repo girl
02-10-2008, 11:34 PM
Amy- As I understand it, good colon health is key to shedding toxins.