It’s always a good time for a tasty and good-for-you burger! Dr. Praeger’s frozen veggie burgers can be enjoyed year-round—at cookouts during the summer, on cozy nights in during the winter, and for quick and easy dinners after work. We pride ourselves on the wide variety of products we offer, and our veggie burgers have long since been a good reason swing by your local grocery store’s frozen food’s aisle.
With over 20 options, there are so many ways to create plant-based meals around veggie burgers. While a tasty and nutritious veggie burger patty provides the solid foundation for your meal, it’s the choice of toppings that make your Dr. Praeger’s burger experience truly unique. Let’s explore some of the ways to add extra pizzazz to your burger.
1 – Traditional Condiments and Toppings
we all crave a traditional burger every now and then. These toppings include pickles, ketchup, onions, tomatoes, and lettuce. However, if you’re looking for something more than just the typical burger, we’ve got you covered.
2 – Avocado on Your Veggie Burger
There’s no denying avocado’s popularity, and why not? Creamy avocado pair well with almost any burger. The best part? It’s considered a superfood and boasts some impressive health benefits.
A simple 3.5 ounce serving of avocado contains ample amounts of Vitamins C, E, K, as well as Vitamin B5 and Vitamin B6. Did you know that avocado has 3 times the amount of Potassium than a banana? Potassium is a mineral and electrolyte that is critical for maintaining the fluid balance in your body. It helps offset some of the harmful effects of sodium on blood pressure and can assist with reducing bloat and excess water retention in your body.
While an ideal ratio is not agreed upon, many Americans are sorely deficient in potassium and are often consume too much sodium. Most sodium intake comes from processed foods and fast foods, and not necessarily table salt used in cooking. Potassium on the other hand is mostly found in whole foods such as sweet potato, avocado, dates, broccoli, and bananas. It is recommended for adults to consume about 3,500-4,700 mg of potassium per day for optimal function.
One of the major benefits of a plant-based diet is naturally reducing sodium intake through the reduction of highly processed foods while increasing whole foods like fruits and vegetables.
Avocado’s mild flavor complements many other flavors and pair particularly well with our popular California burger for a hearty fruit- and vegetable-forward experience. (Yes, avocados are a fruit!)
3 – Salsa on Your Veggie Burger
We urge you to experiment with our products, and find your own favorite combinations. However, we’d love to offer our own recommendations if you’re unsure of where to start.
Salsa has a very strong flavor profile and can be made in a number of ways. Salsa’s savory flavor is a staple of Mexican and Tex-Mex oriented dishes. Dr. Praeger’s Tex Mex Veggie Burger is a prime choice and canvas for your salsa cravings. While salsa is made up of mainly vegetables, you should be mindful of the sodium content in store bought salsas. Try making homemade salsas to avoid preservatives and excess sodium. Most authentic Mexican salsa recipes are made with very few ingredients such as tomatoes, onion, cilantro, peppers and garlic. Chop up or own ingredients or add your to a blender and just like that you have an amazing homemade salsa to add as a topping for many foods. Salsa is a great way to add spice and flavor to foods that have become routine.
4 – Portobello Mushrooms
Portobello mushrooms complement plant-based meals quite well with their rich meaty flavors. These mushrooms are also a powerhouse of nutrition, providing a great number of key vitamins and minerals such as riboflavin, niacin, potassium, and more.
Our Mushroom Risotto Burger with roasted button mushrooms is already plenty flavorful. But if you’re feeling bold, try topping it with slices of sautéed garlicky portabella mushrooms for an extra mushroom boost.
Want a full on 5-star restaurant burger experience? Add portobello mushrooms on top of our delicious Perfect Burger in between a soft pretzel bun. This plant-based patty is as close as you can get to a real beef when it comes to flavor and juiciness!
5 – Baked and Roasted Brussel Sprouts
Dr. Praeger’s food philosophy is all about pairing high quality nutrition with unbeatable flavor. We think Brussels sprouts exemplify this philosophy perfectly, which is why we’ve featured them in our Brussels Sprouts Cakes!
Anecdotally, we’ve found that Brussels sprouts are commonly the “gateway veggie” for those who are beginning to add more vegetables into their diet. Brussel sprouts have a very flavorful profile described as nutty and savory.
Drizzle some heart-healthy olive oil on top of Brussel sprouts in the pan and experience this winning combination. Place the slices on top of a veggie burger of your choosing to create a supremely healthy meal rich in fiber and nutrients.
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