One day last week, I was feeling particularly health-conscious PLUS after reading a great book written by the founder/president of PETA, I wasn’t overly hungry for meat. So I went to the freezer aisle to see what new flavors Boca had come up with. I LOVE their original burgers, but my heart skips two beats when they really get their strut on.
Fortunately, they’d done just that. While I actually noticed several new flavors and varieties, once my eyes landed on the Bruschetta Tomato Basil Parmesan Veggie Patties, that was it. I’ll go back and check on the other varieties next time. I grabbed some great wheat buns (some people don’t want to believe me, but I SWEAR, they’re softer than the white ones), a ball of Mozarella cheesse, Roma tomatoes, a sweet onion, and leafy green lettuce.
I cooked the Bruschetta Tomato Basil Parmesan Veggie Patties in a little bit of olive oil – I only put a little salt and pepper on them, because I wanted to see how they “stood up” without extra garlic, onion powder, etc.
I built our burgers on the super soft wheat buns with the patties, lettuce, and slices of cheese, onion and tomatoes. When I told my daughters what was for lunch, only the vegetarian of the group got excited. But after each took a bite, there were 4 happy eaters around the table!
My youngest, who’d scoffed at the wheat buns, even admitted that she liked them better than the white. Her sisters agreed that they were “softer.” Yes! Converts!
These patties need absolutely no mayo, mustard, garlic salt, or even my beloved onion powder. I’m not convinced they even needed the salt and pepper… but I had to feel like I was contributing something!
I’ve been on a huge quest in our household to get my family to eat healthier and to actually love doing it. Boca makes it SO much easier. The Bruschetta Tomato Basil Parmesan Veggie Patty has jusg 70 calories and 0g trans fat per serving. Of course, if it wasn’t show stoppingly delicious, none of that would mean a thing.
Visit Boca Burger.com to read more about their deliciously healthy products. Their crumbles are so versatile, you’ll love them. I throw them in chili, spaghetti sauce, homemade vegetable soup, and stew. They take on the flavor of whatever they’re seasoned with, so a combination of garlic powder and onion powder set the stage for a delicious meal.
Boca products would make great alternatives when tailgating, too. No need to worry about meat “going bad” when there’s no meat to go bad! I’m not saying to give meat up completely (I don’t think I could give up catfish if you paid me to), but substituting whenever you can is something worth considering.
Eat smart. Live better.