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Review : Best Veggie Burger

Review : Best Veggie Burger

I recently discovered the joys of Costco. I know, I know, I’m a little late jumping on the Costco train but I finally made it. My only regret is that I didn’t know about the fantastic products they have sooner. From what I understand, Costco has really stepped up the “healthy food option” selections recently so it was just meant to be that I found them when I did.

My review is about THE best veggie I’ve ever had in my entire life and I have eaten my share of veggie burgers. If you’ve tried other veggie burgers in the past and were like “meh”, try these and you will say “YEAH!” They are so tast-teeeeeeee!

Don Lee Farm Veggie Patty Review gluten free vegetarian costco burger sweet potato organic

Don Lee Farms makes this particular veggie patty. Here is a list of the reasons I love them so much:

  1. They are organic!
  2. Gluten Free
  3. Ready to eat in 1 minute in the microwave
  4. I can pronounce every single ingredient
  5. Only 160 calories
  6. Zero trans fat
  7. Zero cholesterol
  8. 4 grams of protein
  9. 2 grams of fiber
  10. No weird “fake meat” ingredients
  11. Not to mention that they are so delicious. I believe it’s because of the unique combination of ingredients (sweet potatoes, onions, celery, spinach, brown rice, sunflower seeds, etc.)

Don Lee Farm Veggie Patty Review gluten free vegetarian costco burger sweet potato organic

 

Don Lee Farm Veggie Patty Review gluten free vegetarian costco burger sweet potato organic

These babies taste so good that most of the time I eat them with no bun, just a little organic ketchup or I top them with some sauteed mushrooms or spinach, some canned fired roasted tomatoes, crumble in a salad or on top of the most delicious steam bag quinoa/kale I’ve ever had. They are so versatile.

Don Lee Farm Veggie Patty Review gluten free vegetarian costco burger sweet potato organic

My beloved ketchup has a companion once again 🙂

Don Lee Farm Veggie Patty Review gluten free vegetarian costco burger sweet potato organic

Next time you are at Costco, do yourself a favor and give these a try, you will NOT be disappointed.

Slow Cooker White Bean and Kale Soup – Gluten Free, Vegan

Slow Cooker White Bean and Kale Soup – Gluten Free, Vegan

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We eat this soup all year long. It’s very popular in our house and it just dawned on me that I haven’t shared it yet. Why should I keep this awesome soup to myself? It’s got so much going for it:

  • Gluten Free
  • Protein rich
  • Fiber Rich
  • Few Ingredients
  • Slow Cooker Simple
  • Reheats so good. The leftovers get better tasting each time
  • Includes KALE! Anything that includes kale is super awesome.
  • Makes enough for us to eat it all week long, which is especially good on busy days when we don’t have time to cook.
  • Vegan but can be adjusted easily for carnivores. (Cubed ham would be very tasty and chicken breasts would be so tender they would shred right into the soup with the twist of a fork)

white bean northern gluten free vegan kale soup crock pot slow cooker fiber soup protein

 { I always choose organics whenever available }

Slow Cooker White Bean and Kale Soup
 
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Slow Cooker White Bean and Kale Soup
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Recipe type: Slow Cooker, Protein, Vegan,
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. dry northern beans
  • 1 large bunch of fresh kale (leaves removed from thick stems and leaves torn up into smaller pieces)
  • 7 cups water
  • 3 cups vegetable broth (or you can use all water, your choice)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 sweet onion, diced
  • 3 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon thyme
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a large crock pot except for the kale.
  2. Cook on low for 9 hours.
  3. Put kale in at hour 8 and continue cooking until kale is wilted to suit you. Some people like their kale wilted like spinach and some like it more sturdy. It's totally up to you.
  4. Makes awesome leftovers too.

 

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