Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Heaven! I'm in Heaven!
Ok, not really, but I am REALLY stoked about Boca Burgers right now.
I'm not a vegetarian, but since I've been on WW these products have been a lifesaver. I started using the ground "beef" last year, and it's great for two reasons: 1. It has WAY less fat than either ground beef or ground turkey, and 2. IT'S FULLY COOKED! That's right people, no thawing and browning for me. Not any more! I can come home from work, put a package in a pot of (jarred) spaghetti sauce or beans for chili, and have dinner on the table in a matter of minutes. Brilliant!
Well, back in our (unhealthier) days, Jason and I ate our share of chicken patty sandwiches. Well, I don't think I have to tell you that those things are loaded with fat and calories. Well, Boca has come to my rescue yet again. They have these spicy chick'n (that's how they spell it) patties, with only about 160 calories and MUCH less fat. Pair them with a Whitewheat hamburger bun from Nature's Own, and we're in business. Even Jason agrees to eat them!
Well, yesterday was the first time I'd tried one of their burgers. I've had the Gardenburger type (Portobello Mushroom - yum!) but never Boca. Last week I was in the store and I spied a box of the Boca Vegan Originals with a 75 cent off coupon, so I went for it. Besides, those are the kind Amanda eats, so I could share them with her for lunch one day.
We had them yesterday for lunch, which was a good thing because she's been eating so many PB&J sandwiches lately she's afraid she's turning into one. (By the way, she IS a vegetarian, but she doesn't like many vegetables, so we sometimes have a bit of a problem).
It was great! I had mine on one of those great buns with mustard, ketchup, pickle, red onion, and tomato. I even toasted the buns, which made them even better. Just two POINTS! I am so excited!
(In fact, I was so excited that I ate another one at my next opportunity - that being breakfast this morning. I am not ashamed.)
So, count me in as one of the "soy people." I figure it can't hurt. I've even got some lite firm tofu, just waiting for Jason to find me a recipe to use.