With the increased visibility and popularity of meat alternatives recently, it’s the perfect time to introduce Dr. Praeger’s new Perfect Burger®. More and more people are discovering the health benefits of plant-based diets, not to mention that cutting back on meat consumption is a step towards a more sustainable future for the planet.
1 – You Can Grow Strong on Plant-Based Protein
This has always been a concern for those seeking to adopt a plant-based diet. Many vegetarians will have encountered this question — “but where do you get your protein from?” The sheer amount of interest in fitness, protein intake, and maintaining a lean body composition have resulted in a tremendous effort from nutritional scientists to study protein intake and determine what amount is truly necessary for a healthy lifestyle.
It turns out it doesn’t require a tremendous amount of protein every day to stay healthy. Even protein counts as low as roughly 60 grams per day and 50 grams per day for women are adequate enough to meet the RDI as well as put on muscle mass. Plant-based protein can be found in nuts, seeds, tofu, tempeh, quinoa and legumes such as beans, chickpeas and peas. Our Perfect Burger contains 20g of plant-based pea protein per serving, so that’s a great contribution to anyone’s daily protein count.
2 – The Taste of Meat with Added Health Benefits
The science and methods behind taste creation have pushed the flavor profiles of meat alternative patties to a whole new level. Dr. Praeger’s Perfect Burger boasts a delicious meaty flavor and texture providing a satisfying bite without the saturated fat found in red meats. Our Perfect Burger is made from whole food ingredients including pea protein, butternut squash, carrots, beets, and sweet potatoes.
Studies show that a plant-based diet helps reduce inflammation in the body, promotes good health and boosts energy levels. Adding vegetables becomes easier to do when some of those veggies are hiding in the form of a delicious burger patty!
3 – Meat Alternative Patties Often Satisfy Many Dietary Restrictions
Foods helps bring people together, but it can also leave those with dietary restrictions feeling left out at times. Meat alternative patties are great for many different kinds of dietary restrictions. Vegetarians and vegans love our patties because they provide a satisfying meat-free burger experience.
Those who still eat meat can reduce their beef consumption by subbing in meat alternatives on occasion. Our perfect burger is also gluten-free to accommodate those with gluten sensitivities or celiac disease. The Perfect Burger is a great veggie patty to bring to a family dinner to help be inclusive of those with dietary restrictions.
4 – Enjoy Guilt-Free Grilling
If you’ve adopted a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle or have chosen to reduce meat/stop eating red meat, you may feel like barbecues and cookouts are not the same. Many people who embrace these dietary changes often cite this as a downside to their new, more sustainable lifestyles.
With the Perfect Burger veggie burger, you don’t have to give this experience up and you can enjoy barbeque season just like you remember it. Our burgers can be grilled to perfection and they contain sunflower oil, which is heart-healthy oil and also remains stable at high cooking temperatures.
The Perfect Burger and Our Food Philosophy
Dr. Praeger’s Sensible Foods guiding philosophy is to create the most delicious recipes from simple and nutritious foods. We don’t want our customers to feel like they have to compromise on nutrition or taste. They should feel good about serving foods like our Perfect Burger to the whole family.
Since 1994, we’ve also worked to provide convenience for our fast-paced lifestyles. When you only have a short amount of time to put together a healthy and delicious meal, you can trust Dr. Praeger’s to provide something that is satisfying and tasty.