Plant-based eating has been in the spotlight as many people seek to incorporate more plant-based meals into their diets. There are many great plant-based options to consider, but a veggie burger is hard to beat for taste and nutritional value.
1 – A Dedication to Healthy Ingredients
At Dr. Praeger’s we take pride in providing wholesome ingredients to make our products as minimally processed as possible. Our veggie burgers are made with plant-based ingredients that you can easily identify on the nutrition label. Simplicity is the name of the game. Check out a few of our nutrition labels; we bet you can pronounce all the ingredients.
Dr. Praeger’s products are packed with as many veggies as possible, so when you choose one of our products, you know you can enjoy it guilt-free. Having both simple ingredients and great taste are a win-win because it makes eating healthy that much easier. Our popular California Veggie Burger includes 10 types of veggies making it a tasty and healthy patty that you can make anytime you’re in need of a convenient, delicious meal. Serve it between a whole wheat bun, mix it into a homemade burrito bowl, or add it on top of a salad.
2 – Great Source of Dietary Fiber
Dietary fiber is an important aspect that helps determine the nutrition benefits that a food can provide. Dietary fiber helps keep your colon free of build-up, removing bad bacteria while also fermenting the good kind of bacteria that aids in digestion. Fiber is also responsible for optimizing bowel movement and preventing constipation. Fiber-rich foods are also absorbed slowly, reducing the immediate impact of sugar in your bloodstream, helping stabilize blood sugar levels, and avoiding the “roller coaster” effect.
A food that is rich in fiber will help you stay full for a longer period of time compared to a food that is low in fiber. Examples of high fiber foods include whole grain products, vegetables, fruits, beans, nuts and seeds. The daily fiber intake recommendation for men is 38 grams a day while women should shoot for 25 grams a day. Our Black Bean Quinoa burger is packed with 7 grams of fiber which is already about a third of a women’s daily recommendation!
3 – Many of our Frozen Veggie Burgers are also High in Protein
Pea protein is a marvelous source of plant-based protein that is finally getting the recognition it deserves. Pea protein is one of the few sources of complete protein from a plant-based source. Complete proteins have higher bioavailability because they contain all essential amino acids that your body needs. Most complete proteins are animal derived, but are also known to have higher amounts of saturated fat.
Those who have intense workout routines trying to build strength and muscle will require more protein in their diets than individuals who are sedentary or prefer low intensity exercises. Our Perfect Burger is a post-workout muscle nourishing power food! Within 10-12 minutes, you can have a meal that makes use of every calorie by offering 20 grams of protein in a 230 calorie patty. The Perfect Burger is also a great source of iron, which many vegan and plant-based eaters can be potentially deficient in since non-heme iron is absorbed less readily.
For those seeking to pack a more vegetable-oriented punch, our Kale Veggie Burger—which can be found in supermarkets all over the US, comes in at 10 grams of protein and 150 calories.
Dr. Praeger’s Sensible Foods
Dr. Praeger’s Sensible Foods philosophy is simple: wholesome, quality ingredients, and a blend of natural spices that result in a tasty, healthy product that you don’t need to think twice about.