I read an interesting post today by Jeff Novick (Jeff is an expert dietitian affiliated in part with the McDougall program).
In the post, he describes an on-line debate that occurred over the “Beyond Meat” veggie burgers, and he gives reasons why the “Beyond Meat” burger is not a healthy choice. If we’re going to purchase processed products once in a while, label reading is important! We usually don’t have to go any further than the ingredient list.
Another interesting tip: Now that food manufacturers are no longer required to reveal the percentage of fat in a product, Jeff explains how we can tell the percentage of fat by doing just a bit of math. He mentions The Impossible Burger (I’m not familiar with that one) and shows how that product is 53% fat (with 41% of that being saturated fat).
Here’s the link to Jeff’s post.
Making your own plant-based burgers at home is easy and delicious! Here are just a few of the hundreds out there.
Fat Free Baked Mexican Black Bean Burgers (the Vegan 8)
Sweet Potato Curry Burgers (Jeff Novick)
McVeggie Burgers (Dr. McDougall)
White Bean, Wild Rice and Almond Burgers (Dr. Fuhrman)
Savory Lentil Mushroom Burgers (FatFree Vegan)
I’d love to hear about your favorites too!