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Taste Test: Best Veggie Burgers

Veggie burgers make for a quick and healthy meal. But which ones taste best?

The Best Veggie Burgers

Have I met a veggie burger I didn't like? Definitely. Are there plenty of great-tasting veggie burgers worth buying again and again? Absolutely. Check out the table below and see which ones sound like they would interest you.

1. Amy's Chicago Veggie Burger

Ingredients: The first 10 ingredients on the label are organic mushrooms, organic onions, organic brown rice, filtered water, organic celery, organic carrots, organic oats, wheat gluten, organic bulgur wheat, and cheddar cheese.

Nutritionfacts: One burger has 160 calories, 10 grams protein, 5 grams fat, 1.5 grams saturated fat, 5 mg cholesterol, 20 grams carbohydrate, 3 grams fiber, and 390 mg sodium. It contains 30% of the Daily Value for vitamin A, 4% for vitamin C, 8% calcium, and10% iron.

Comments:I liked this burger best when it wasn't by itself but was on a toasted bun with condiments. The taste is halfway between a beef burger and a veggie burger.

2. Amy's All American Veggie Burger

First 10 ingredients: Organic onions, organic mushrooms, filtered water, wheat gluten, textured soy protein concentrate, organic bulgur wheat, organic celery, organic carrots, organic walnuts, and organic oats.

Nutrition facts: 1 burger = 120 calories, 10 grams protein, 3 grams fat, 0 gram saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 15 g carbohydrate, 3 grams fiber, and 390 mg sodium. It contains 15% of the recommended Daily Value for vitamin A, 6% vitamin C, 4% calcium, and 10% iron.

Comments: This veggie burger had a pleasant texture and taste and would go nicely with several different condiments or toppings.

3. Boca Garden Vegetable Meatless Burgers

Ingredients: First 10 ingredients are water, organic textured soy flour, organic zucchini, organic red bell peppers, organic textured wheat, gluten, wheat gluten, contains less than 2% of organic soy protein concentrate, red bell pepper puree, organic expeller pressed canola oil, and konjac gum.

Nutrition facts: 1 burger = 130 calories, 15 grams protein, 3 grams fat, 0 gram saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 9 grams carbohydrate, 4 grams fiber, 400 mg sodium; 0% Daily Value for vitamin A, 0% vitamin C, 10% calcium, and 10% iron.

Comments: This veggie burger has a mild flavor that works well with stronger flavored toppings and condiments, like stone-ground mustard or spicy BBQ sauce.

4. Dr. Praeger's California Veggie Burgers

First 10 ingredients: Carrots, onion, string beans, soybeans, zucchini, oat bran, peas, spinach, expeller pressed canola oil, and broccoli.

Nutrition facts: 1 burger = 110 calories, 5 grams protein, 4.5 grams fat, less than 0.5 grams saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 13 grams carbohydrate, 4 grams fiber, 250 mg sodium; 50% DV vitamin A, 6% vitamin C, 4% calcium, and 14% iron.

Comments: Nice veggie flavors if you can get past the burger being green (I did).

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