By Shahzadi Devje (Registered Dietitian)
Is A Vegan Burger Healthy?
Now that really depends on a whole host of factors…
If you’re considering a processed vegan burger, it’s worthwhile to check the ingredients list, and the nutrition facts label. You want to look for a short ingredient list – with wholesome ingredients – versus names of ingredients you can’t pronounce.
Store-bought vegan burgers are typically made with beans, lentils, vegetables and whole grains. Be weary though, as some are laden with calories, sodium (salt) and preservatives.
It isn’t as easy when you’re eating out though. It’s hard to know the make-up of your vegan burger, but it doesn’t hurt to talk to the chef, and inquire about the ingredients.
In my opinion, your best bet is to cook at home – using nourishing and wholesome ingredients. That way, you have greater control and can even double up the recipe – and freeze for another day.
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