During my last few visits at Trader Joe’s, though, I kept eyeballing the stack of Dr. Praeger's California Veggie Burger boxes. They sat right next to the Morningstar brand of veggie burgers, like they were in some sort of vegetarian-lovers duel.
Last week, I finally got the courage to buy a box of Dr. Praeger’s brand. After all, it’s a healthy food product—it’s my honorary duty to the blogosphere to taste test it. Okay, maybe that’s just the dreamer in me talking. But at only 110 calories and packed with 5 grams of fiber per vegetable patty, it’s a heart-healthy price to pay. Each patty also offers 6 grams of protein, 14% iron, and 50% calcium.
What’s my review of the California Veggie Burger? If you like eating vegetable patties, then this one is well worth trying. There are actually whole vegetables that taste like vegetables in this product! That’s what I’m talking about; let’s keep our veggie burgers real—and real tasty.
I find myself eating Dr. Praeger’s veggie burgers as is. (No bread or condiments required to enjoy this baby.) Its thin, crisp outer layer and whole vegetables inside make this veggie burger a natural winner during mealtime.
By accident, I also bought a box of Dr. Praeger’s Tex Mex Veggie Burger. And I didn’t even realize it until my first bite. Holy fire tamale! This vegetable patty is not for diners with delicate taste buds. Me, I enjoy spicy foods. But if you don’t, then pass on the Tex Mex Veggie Burger (your salivary glands will be forever grateful).