Protein is important to good health. Healthy hair, nails and muscles depend on adequate protein intake.Vegetarians and vegans have the challenge of eating a high protein diet. Diets that do not include meat require meatless substitutes. Meatless burgers are one such substitute that are high in protein. They are delicious alternatives to meat that everyone can enjoy.
Regardless of diet choice, meatless or "veggie" burgers are healthy choices . The average veggie burger contain 11 grams of protein. Add a whole wheat bun and the number increases to 17 grams of protein. Try a bun made of portobello mushrooms and enjoy a tasty treat.
So where does the protein come from in meatless burgers?
Veggie burgers are made of several meat substitutes that are high in protein:
1). Tofu- soy product
2) Seitan- wheat gluten made with whole wheat flour
3) Edamane- bean
4) Falafel- chickpeas and fava beans or both
5) Beans-kidney, fava, white or black beans
What are your favorite meatless burger recipes? Share your recipes in the comment section below. Stay fit and fabulous!