Looking for a new veggie burger to stand in for beef? Give Lightlife Backyard Grill’n Burgers a whirl.
For starters, each burger has 20 grams of protein. Middle-aged and older people need about that much at each meal in order to prevent muscle loss, according to some studies.
Some veggie burgers, especially those that don’t try to mimic the taste of meat, are low in protein. Gardenburgers, for example, have just 3 to 5 grams. The meat stand-ins are higher. Most Boca Burgers have 13 to 15 grams of protein. MorningStar Farms Grillers Prime have 17 grams.
But Backyard Grill’n Burgers have even more. That’s partly because of ingredients like soy protein isolate and wheat gluten, and partly because of size. They’re “25% bigger than the leading national brand,” as the label boasts. That means more calories (190) than you’d get in, say, a MorningStar Farms Grillers Original (with 130 calories and 15 grams of protein). But if you can spare the calories, you may find the bigger burger more satisfying.
Backyard Grill’n Burgers aren’t low in sodium (350 milligrams). Few veggie burgers are. But they beat (smaller) Grillers Prime (360 mg) and Boca All American Flame Grilled (380 mg).
Then there’s taste. “Fire up some backyard barbeque deliciousness with this veggie burger that more than lives up to its name,” says Lightlife. Bingo! You can’t beat that fresh-grilled, meaty flavor, especially when you cook them in a skillet (rather than the microwave).
Don’t look now, but there’s a backyard in your kitchen.
To learn more about the product or find a retailer near you, call Lightlife: (800) 769-3279.
Other relevant links:
- Stay away from Denny’s new Macho Nacho Burger. See: What Not to Eat: Denny’s Macho Burger
- Try these chicken and turkey burger options. See: Is Chicken Better than Beef When It Comes to Burgers?
- Whole Foods and Henry & Lisa’s both offer wild-caught salmon burgers. See: Some of the Best Salmon Burgers