At that point, I was trying to avoid meat, especially beef. Of course, as I walked my neighborhood, grilling season was just firing up. There are very few smells that get my mind thinking about food as does the smell of something tasty being cooked on an outdoor grill.
It took just about ounce of willpower to stop myself from running to the store for some hamburger. I love hamburgers, and I was missing them greatly. But, willpower won out. Low cholesterol and hamburgers don't go together.
Well, in order to resolve this critical dilemma, I sought out alternatives. I didn't realize all the veggie burgers that were out there. I began trying them out, and for the most part, it was hit or miss. Some were o.k., some were downright tasteless. Then I found Morningstar Farms.
They have 11 kinds of veggie burgers, and my favorite right now is the Chipotle Black Bean Burgers. Unfortunately, from what I can tell you can only get them at one of the big box stores. Around here, that would be B.J.'s.
Right now, Morningstar has a bunch of good stuff on their website, including a $1.00 coupon for their burgers, tons of burger recipes, and even a guide to meatless grilling.
One of my goals this summer is to try all 13 burger recipes on their website. I think I may add a page to my blog to rate them all. I'm hoping some people will join me in this cookoff, and together we can comment on what we liked, and what wasn't so good.
In the meantime, please take a stab at trying out veggie burgers. I'm hoping you'll enjoy them as much as I do. Lastly, get out and talk a walk today. It will do your body good.