Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Review: Trader Joe's Thai Sweet Chili Veggie Burger
When we started our weight loss efforts, I thought I would give soy Boca Burgers a try. Boca's are okay and while they certainly don't taste like regular burgers, they come sufficiently close with fixins. (I'm really selling 'em, aren't I?)
I don't know why but the thought of having veggie burgers made with, you know, other veggies or black beans just sounded gross to me. I have no idea why. But as time went on, I wanted to see if there were tastier options out there. So I decided to throw these in the cart on a TJ's run:
I used to just microwave my Boca's out of convenience but decided I could make the rest of my lunch while these cooked on a skillet. But you can see, there are several ways you can get them from package to burger hole...
Here's the nutritional info...while the calories are about 60 calories higher than the Boca's I was used to, the sodium was better by 80mg and that was my goal along with taste.
Here's a gander at the ingredients...
Each burger comes individually wrapped.
I turned the skillet on medium, gave a squirt of canola spray and slapped the burger in there.
After 5 minutes, I turned it over and let it cook for 4 more minutes until it was a nice crusty brown like this.
Since I treat myself to King's Hawaiian Sweet Bread Buns once a week, this seemed like a perfect vehicle for this along with some mixed greens.
WHY did I not try these sooner!?!? They are amazing. I wish I could even describe the taste to you other than yum...delish...veggie-gasm. Does it taste like a burger? No. You're never going to mistake this for beef but it tastes so much better as a sandwich in general. It's great by itself or with your favorite condiment. You could also easily use this as taco meat, in wraps, spring rolls or topping a salad.
If you have a Trader Joe's near you, get these! I promise you won't regret it!
(I should also mention because it's Trader Joe's don't get used to it either since they like to yank products and break your heart.)
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