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Meatless Mondays with Morningstar Farms

Meatless Mondays with Morningstar FarmsIn an effort to be less reliant on meat, many health promotion groups and Dietitians recommend making more meatless meals. One popular variation on this theme is Meatless Monday. You can find meat-free recipe ideas and starter toolkits at

If you naturally love veggies, one meatless day a week isn’t a big deal. But what about the burger lovers? What do they do?

While meat monsters have historically scoffed at the idea of a Veggie Burger – they might reconsider when it comes to Morningstar Farms Burgers.

Most burgers are meat and therefore contain no fiber. But since these burgers combine a tasteful blend of vegetables and grains, you get a bit more bang for you buck, including, in one Veggie Burger pattie:

  • 150 calories
  • 5 grams of fat (only 1 gram is saturated)
  • 4 grams of fiber
  • 18 grams of protein
  • 10 grams of carbohydrate

While they are a tad high in salt at 650 mg/pattie, it’s impressive that each burger only needs 2 grams of added sugar for such a great-tasting product.

In addition to their pleasurable taste, the ingredient list in the Morningstar Veggie Burger is also impressive. The first ingredient – indicating it makes the greatest contribution by weight – is “Vegetables”, as in mushrooms, water chestnuts, carrots, onions, green and red bell peppers and olives. The fiber comes from the same vegetables, but also from wheat gluten, rolled oats and brown rice.

If you’re looking for a hearty alternative to ground beef this Monday, give these Morningstar Burgers a whirl. For meatless burgers, they’re about as good as it gets!

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