A vegan burger is a burger patty that does not contain meat or any kind of animal products. Typically the base of these burgers can be made from a variety of ingredients ranging from barley to lentils to vital wheat gluten. What makes a vegan burger stand out from the preconceived notions that it will taste like a hockey puck? The burgers on this list have found a way to make eating vegan burgers a pleasure!
1. Beyond Meat Burger
Beyond Meat claims that this is the “worlds first plant based burger that looks, cooks and satisfies like beef without gluten, soy or gmos’. I have to say by all accounts this is true. This burger is my go to when I have those texture cravings that need to be satisfied. Its a great transitional meat substitute and is packed with 20 grams of protein. They cook up well on the stove and perform great on the grill.
2. No Bull Burger
No Bull Burgers are the real deal. The company features a full line of vegan burger options ranging from savory mushroom, spicy Italian, to sun dried tomato and spinach. These quarter pound burgers start with organic lentils as the base and cram in all kinds of fresh goodness. When you cook them, you can see the chunks of carrots, onions, spinach and sun dried tomatoes. Every bite is flavorful and you will come away sustained and satisfied.
3. Field Roast Artisan Vegan Burger
The Field Roast Artisan Vegan Burger is formed by hand and built from barley! Founded in 1997 and famous for their sausages and roasts, Field Roast packs this burger full of protein (25G) while boasting 0 grams of cholesterol. Carrots, celery, onions and garlic round out the rest of the ingredients.
Gardein is the heavy hitter in the faux meat industry. With a line of products ranging from beef tips to meatballs, they cover all the bases. It should come as no surprise that their vegan burgers are very good. Sporting only 3 grams of fat and ready in under 10 minutes, these are great options for the busy vegan.
5. Impossible Burger
Plants doing the impossible is their motto and their burger doesn’t disappoint. Earlier this year, impossible burger launched version 2.0 of their popular flagship offering. The plant-based burger has more protein, less total fat, no cholesterol, and fewer calories than a similar-sized hamburger patty made with beef with soy and potato proteins making up the base. This is a great transitional product to add to your meal planning when needing that burger fix.
You definitely showed how easy it is to become Vegan. Most people don’t realize the many options in a vegan diet.
Awesome Doc!!! Watching the journey of someone who just went vegan was interesting. Loved the focus on managing the conversion from average meat eater to empowered vegan. SO glad this lasted longer than the 30 days! Good Luck!!