From time to time I’ll be posting product reviews. While I enjoy cooking with whole foods, there are many food products which add variety and convenience to a healthy diet. Some product reviews will feature items which are new to the market, but for my first one I chose an old favorite: Dr. Praeger’s California Veggie Burgers. You should be able to find them easily along with the other veggie burgers. In the Boston area, they are in the Nature’s Harvest section at Stop & Shop and also at Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s.

These are a staple in my house, and I like the burgers best because you can actually see the veggies! I am not a vegetarian, but I like vegetarian foods that don’t try to pretend they are meat. See what I mean?

You can cook the burgers using various methods, but they are somewhat delicate. I prefer to cook them in the toaster oven, but the microwave will do in a pinch. Each burger is only 110 calories and tastes like the vegetables in the ingredient list, including carrots, onions, string beans, soy beans, zucchini, peas, spinach, and broccoli. The flavor is fairly subtle though, so I would suggest you add your favorite sauce and toppings.

One of my favorite variations is a Dr. Praeger’s burger topped with avocado.

If you’ve tried these, let me know what you think. And if you haven’t tried them yet, I hope I’ve encouraged you to give them a chance!
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4 Responses to “Dr. Praeger’s California Veggie Burgers”

  1. I have had these a few times, and I do like them. However, they are very delicate to cook which makes grilling them outside almost impossible.

  2. hmmmmmm… i love that i can see the veggies, but i hate that they are so mushy. if there was some way to get them crisp on the outside i’d really be in love.

  3. I agree, these are delicate but they are very tasty. I broil mine – about 7 minutes on each side. They crisp up nicely and are a lot more manageable.

  4. I tried them on my George Forman. They came out very crunchy. Just dont be tempted to lift the cover to quickly, 6-7 minutes was perfect.

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