Monday, January 21, 2013

Product review: MorningStar meatless patties in chicken or burger flavor

Through bzzagent, I was able to obtain a free package of MorningStar meatless patties. They are offered in a variety of flavors and I chose the Chik Patties (see for a detailed description here) and the Spicy Black Bean Veggie Burgers (see the product page here). I chose these two products because I like spicy items and figured the Bean Veggie Burgers were naturally spicy, while the Chik Patties could be combined with a spicy salsa to make a spicy sandwich on their own.

The nutritional information is impressive on both products. The Chik Patties have 64% less fat than regular chicken patties and contain only 5g total fat per serving. The Black Bean Veggie Burgers have 73% less fat than regular ground beef and contain only 4g total fat per serving. I had friends over for lunch and served both products to compare and sample Morningstar products.The flavor was as impressive as the nutritional content.

copyright Durhamonthecheap - Chik Patty on English Muffin with spicy corn salsa and hash browns - Delish!
Both products are easy to prepare. You can either microwave them or grill them for the burgers as well as prepare them in the oven. We microwaved the patties since we were meeting for an informal lunch and people were coming at different times. As you can see in the image above, I paired the Chik Patties with a corn salsa that was somewhat spicy and used an English Muffin as the sandwich underlay. I also had some hash browns that had a little heat added through bell peppers and onions.

The patties and burgers are the ideal size for English Muffin or you can even cut down more on calories by using sandwich thins, which are about the same size as the muffins. One patty is certainly filling and so we ended up mixing and matching both products so that each person could sample burger and chik patties. Everyone was impressed by how well the meatless products tasted - you certainly did not miss the meat and if I did not know any better, I could have sworn the Chik Patties contained chicken meat.

I can highly recommend MorningStar products, especially if one your resolutions for 2013 is to live healthier or watch your fat content during meals. MorningStar patties represent a healthy and satisfying alternative to traditional meat patties for burgers and sandwiches. I certainly will consider adding MorningStar regularly to our diet and may even participate in their Meatless Monday program. You can find information about this great program that has the possibility to let you win prizes here.

Disclaimer: I received a coupon for a free Morningstar product through The opinions expressed in this blog are solely my own and have now been influenced by bzzagent or any other third party.

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