Taste Test: Best Veggie Burgers
Veggie burgers make for a quick and healthy meal. But which ones taste best?
The Best Veggie Burgers continued...
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
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
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).
5. Gardenburger Original
First 10 ingredients: Cooked brown rice, vegetables (mushrooms,
onions), water, rolled oats, bulgur wheat (hydrated), cheddar cheese, wheat
fiber, mozzarella cheese, and nonfat milk.
Nutrition facts:1 burger = 100 calories, 5 grams protein, 3.5 grams
fat, 1 gram saturated fat, 5 mg cholesterol, 14 grams carbohydrate, 5 grams
fiber, 420 mg sodium; 4% DV vitamin A, 2% vitamin C, 2% calcium, and 4%
Comments: This is still Gardenburger's top-selling burger for a
reason. It has the same great flavor and texture that helped define veggie
burgers years ago.
6. Gardenburger Black Bean Chipotle
First 10 ingredients: Cooked brown rice, soy protein
concentrate-hydrated, onions, black beans, corn, Anaheim chilies, soy fiber,
high oleic canola oil, red bell peppers, and isolated soy protein.
Nutrition facts:1 burger = 80 calories, 5 grams fiber, 2.5 grams fat,
0 gram saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 13 grams carbohydrate, 5 grams fiber,
250 mg sodium; 6% DV vitamin A, 8% vitamin C, 2% calcium, and 6% iron.
Comments: Really nice flavor if you're looking for a veggie burger
with a kick. This is one of Gardenburger's most popular new flavors.
7. Gardenburger Portabella