I don’t know if you knew this about me, but I was a vegetarian for two years in middle school and high school. Like as in, I ate NO meat. I wasn’t the strictest of vegetarians, so I did eat some fish, and also consumed milk and other dairy products as well as eggs—but still NO meat. It was quite the learning experience to become a vegetarian and honestly, I wasn’t the healthiest of vegetarians. But I certainly tried. I was very fortunate and thankful that my parents were very supportive of my diet and lifestyle change and respected my decision to forgo meat even though that was not something they did or intended to do. My dad would even buy me meatless products and tofu whenever he went to the grocery store.
He learned how to grill veggie burgers like the best of them and he could whip up a mean tofu and vegetable stir fry! He would even humor me here and there and eat tofu and veggie burgers right alongside me. Like I said, I was very, very lucky to have the support I did!
I’m not a vegetarian anymore at this present time, but I still am cautious about how many meat products I consume each day. I do so for health as well as ethical reasons. I don’t know if I’ll ever go full-fledged vegetarian again, but I know that if I ever do, I’ll have better tools and resources to do so. For example, MorningStar Farms Veggie Burgers! These have quickly become a favorite of mine lately and I love whipping them up on the grill (or let’s be honest, Cory whips them up on the grill for me) and they make great leftovers for my work lunches.
One veggie burger recipe I’ve been loving lately is this California Veggie Burger recipe, complete with the most delicious of fixings.
1. MorningStar Farms Veggie Burger patty
2. 2 slices of tomato
3. 2-3 slices of avocado
4. Mango Salsa, 1 spoonful
How to Make:
1. Grill the veggie burger for 5 minutes on the grill if frozen.
2. Top with the above toppings and enjoy!
Fun Fact: For one of my birthday when I was a vegetarian, I asked a few of my closest friends to not eat meat for the day as my birthday present! You can pledge to go meatless for a number of meals by visiting MorningStar Farms and joining their Veg of Allegiance Program — you could win prizes,too!
If you have any vegetarian guests coming to your next barbeque, consider grabbing some of the delicious variety of MorningStar Farms veggie burgers. They have all kinds of delicious ones to choose from and you’ll pleasantly surpise them when they arrive! You’ll have to grab this 20% off Cartwheel coupon, too, before you head out to Target to go shopping for your barbecue!
Have you or are you vegetarian?
What’s your favorite way to eat a veggie burger?