Happy Friday! How on earth have we reached Friday already? I think I say this every single week but the weeks really do seem to be flying by. I am back this week with a brand new Friday Food recipe. This week I am bringing you a healthier alternative to the jolly old burger.
I will be honest, I have never thought of having veggie burgers before as I naively assumed that they were just for vegetarians. How wrong was I! It turns out that of course they are there for those who don’t eat meat but they are also there for those of us who want to be a little healthier. You see there are many perks to a veggie burger some being; Veggie burgers are lower in fat and calories as well as being high in fibre.
There are many, many veggie burgers on the market, all with different flavours and vegetables within. while I was ordering my recent Ocado shop I noticed one of Ciao Gusto‘s brands Orogel who do an amazing range of ‘upmarket’ frozen veggie burgers. As soon as I noticed the Orogel Mini Burgers with Quinoa, Flaxseed and veggies I knew that we just had to give them a try. I am a massive fan of Quinoa and couldn’t wait to try it within a burger.
There are six mini burgers within each pack which means that there should be more than enough for your average family.
Tuesday’s are a super busy day for us with extra curriculum activities for Shaniah, Ryan heading out to his fishing meetings so what we really require on these days is something quick and easy yet something that is going to fill us up aswell. This is where the Veggie burger saved our day. The burger only takes 10 minutes to cook paired with homemade potatoes and coleslaw this meal was easily done in under 30 minutes!
This meal was a hit with the whole family including my fussy four-year old! We will definitely be using more veggie products and Ryan is already demanding that we try out Ciao Gusto’s other veggie burger from their Orogel brand.
If you're looking for a healthier alternative to the good old burger then look no further. This recipe is not only healthy, it's quick and tasty too!
First up, pre heat the oven to 200c/ gas mark 6. Cut the unpeeled potatoes into 1cm thick chip wedges. Wash then dry well with kitchen paper.
Place the chips on another, drizzle the chips with oil and season, Bake for 35 minutes turning half way through.
When your chips have 10 minutes left to cook place the burgers on a baking tray and place them in the oven too.
To serve. place a couple of little gem leaves on the bottom half of the burger bun, Place the burger on top and then add a few slices of tomato before placing the top half of the burger bun on top. Serve with the chips, some coleslaw and a slice of lettuce.
You can make this meal even more healthier by switching up the potatoes for sweet potatoes.