2/25/13

Meatless Monday: Morningstar Farms Garden Veggie Patties Recipe Ideas and Review


By on 2/25/2013 11:24:00 AM


 As a family, we have committed to eating healthier, meatless meals regularly. We love trying new meatless food options and molding them into our own taste-suited recipes. But, honestly, that can be time consuming in both planning and preparation. When our schedules get crazy, however, and time does not allow lengthy meatless meal preparation, we need to seek out filling, yet more convenient, meatless options. We recently had the opportunity to try Morningstar Farms Garden Veggie Burgers. How did Morningstar Farms Garden Veggie Burgers stand up to review--and what are a few of our favorite recipe ideas using Morningstar Farms Garden Veggie Burgers?  

What are Morningstar Farms Garden Veggie Burgers? If you are like my kids--the first question when seeing a “healthy meat alternative”--is that you want to know what is in it! Morningstar Farms offers a variety of meatless food options--in convenient, heat and eat style products. Garden Veggie Patties are conveniently frozen into portioned patties--and cook in less than 10 minutes. The Garden Veggie Patties combine a mixture of mushrooms, onions, carrots, water chestnuts, bell peppers, brown rice, rolled oats, black olives and spices. Per the package, each Garden Veggie Patty contains 110 calories, 3g fiber, 10g protein and 74% less fat than regular ground beef.  

 
What are some recipe ideas using Morningstar Farms Veggie Patties? I rarely use processed, convenience foods--so I immediately wonder what I can do with such products to give them more of a "home cooked" touch. We simply created Veggie Topped Garden Veggie Burgers with Italian Mayo using the Garden Veggie Patties. They were even great as leftovers for the next day’s lunch.

 
I also found myself exploring the Morningstar Farms website recipes for quite a while for future inspiration. I see Morningstar Farms Grilled Rustic Roll Ups in our future--and we will likely pick up some Morningstar Farms Spicy Black Bean Veggie Burgers for Cheesy Black Bean Quesadilla Triangles for a future meal too!

Final thoughts on Morningstar Farms Veggie Patties? The Morningstar Farms Veggie Patties were easy to prepare and fit well into my family’s menu plan. The kids and the grown ups alike enjoyed the flavor--and didn’t miss the meat in the meal at all. I was surprised by the variety of Morningstar Farms products--there is something for a wide range of needs and tastes. For a quick, meatless meal--I would certainly buy Morningstar Farms Veggie Patties again. I would also recommend them to others--and look forward to trying other Morningstar Farms products.

Disclaimer: I am a BzzAgent and occasionally receive free or reduced cost products to sample, review and discuss. I received a coupon allowing me to sample the item reviewed here at nearly no cost--but, all opinions are my own.

About Angela

Angela is a freelance writer and blogger, blessed with 3 daughters, 4 cats, 1 needy dog, and 1 very supportive husband.

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