Meat alternatives are getting lot of attention lately due to restaurants such as Burger King, Dunkin Donuts, Red Robin, TGI Fridays, and others now offering the Beyond Burger, the Impossible Burger, and plant-based sausage sandwiches.

The fact that plant-based burgers contribute greatly to the health of the planet may be a motivating factor for some consumers. Production of these products reduces the use of water and land dramatically, plus produces far less greenhouse gas emissions.

If you’re concerned about health, however, are these fake meats safe to consume on a regular basis? A quick look at their labels reveal that these highly processed items contain isolated proteins, oils, and saturated fat, none of which lends itself to healthy eating. Here’s an informative article by Theresa “Sam” Houghton which explains the pros and cons.

And here’s another great article titled How to Build the Ultimate Plant Based Burger by Chef Katie Simmons.

Other yummy recipes:

Mexican Black Bean Burgers

Red Beans and Rice Burgers

Sneaky Chickpea Burgers

Smoky BBQ Chickpea Burgers

 

Cyd Notter
Cyd Notter is a graduate of the Center for Nutrition Studies, a past newspaper columnist, and a certified instructor for several dietary therapy courses (The Starch Solution, Food Over Medicine, and Women’s Health). As the author of The “Plan A” Diet: Combining Whole Food Plant Based Nutrition with the Timeless Wisdom of Scripture, Cyd illustrates the correlations between biblical principles and healthy eating, and provides readers with effective strategies for taking an active role in their health. She offers a variety of educational and cooking classes, provides nutritional coaching on both individual and corporate levels, and speaks to local groups. She’s currently developing an online Transformation System in order to help those struggling with chronic health or weight issues to finally achieve long-term success. She and her husband live in Illinois, where they enjoy outdoor activities, classic movies, and old Volkswagens.