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Using Vegan Burger Mixes For Convenient, Protein-Rich Eating

Using Vegan Burger Mixes For Convenient, Protein-Rich Eating

Getting enough protein when you are learning to eat vegan can be challenging. Meat and cheese are major sources of protein in most people's diets. How do you make up for the lack of animal protein in your diet? With a wide array of seeds, nuts, soy products, beans, and even vegetables offering protein, you can obtain the amino acids you need to promote cell growth and repair. The advantage of picking up proteins from plant products is that the protein is delivered without the saturated fat and cholesterol that comes with meat.

Just because you eat in a healthier, plant-based way does not mean that your ideal meal is a pile of nuts and beans. Vegan cooks have developed some delicious recipes that offer healthy protein, look appealing, and taste good. Some products are even available in forms that require minimal preparation time to accommodate your busy schedule. Being vegan involves planning a diet that is appealing and filled with the protein and other nutrients you need.

A Healthy Alternative To Meat And Potatoes

Are you a meat-and-potatoes type of eater? If so, you will need to find some meat substitutes that replicate the taste and even the texture of meat. You have several choices:

  • Beans, a staple of vegan and vegetarian diets, include varieties such as pinto, white, black, red, and navy. You could buy them dried and soak them overnight before cooking or get them canned. Beans are also the basis of a convenient line of mixes for vegan veggie burgers by Vegan Mix. Beans are mixed with other ingredients such as peppers, olives, rice, and other vegetables to create a powder that can be mixed with water and fried or made into a loaf.
  • Tofu and tempeh, made from soybeans, offer 15 to 20 grams of protein per half cup and are versatile enough that they can have a firm texture like meat or be soft enough to blend into other foods.
  • Seitan, a meat substitute made from wheat gluten, offers 36 grams of protein per half cup and tastes like chicken. This can be a good addition to casseroles and stir fries if you are not allergic to gluten.

When you can accompany your veggie burger or other meat substitute with rice, potatoes, or pasta, quinoa offers a healthy choice with a whopping 8 grams of protein and 9 essential amino acids. Considered a perfect protein, it can be incorporated in food served at any meal of the day.

Side Dishes Add More Protein

Many other protein-rich foods can be served as side dishes or incorporated into casseroles and other meat dishes:

  • Green peas: 7.9 grams of protein
  • Nuts and nut butter: 6 grams of protein per ounce
  • Chickpeas or garbanzo beans: 7.3 grams of protein in half a cup
  • Edamame: 8.4 grams per half cup
  • Vegetables such as broccoli (8.1 grams) or raw spinach (2.1)
  • Seeds such as sesame, poppy, hemp, chia, and sunflower can add up to 10 grams of protein to your meal. They can either be eaten as is, put in smoothies and salads, or incorporated into many other recipes.

Choosing Vegan Veggie Burger Mixes From Vegan Mix

Vegan burger mixes from Vegan Mix give you a head start for meal planning. With four varieties to choose from, you can choose products that are free of preservatives, additives, and allergens such as soy, nuts, GMO ingredients, and gluten. While you can add nuts or seeds if you care to, the product is ready to cook after adding water.

The products are available online in quantities just right for individuals or in wholesale quantities for institutions. Not sure if veggie burger mixes are for you? Buy a sampler that contains all four varieties.

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