This bunless burger you will eat like a king with fries without any guilt and missing a bun. This recipe uses black bean chipotle garden burger and will make a great veggie burger for your meatless Mondays or any other day if you are a veggie lover.
Nutrition profile and therapeutic health benefits:
This delicious and satisfying meal will meet your daily needs for 80% of vegetables (2 cups equivalent), 22% protein (1 oz equivalent), and 17% dairy (1/2 cup ) of MyPlate recommendations on a 2000 calorie diet. It also provides about 55% of the daily needs of Vitamin A, 10% or more Vitamin Bs, and 116% vitamin K. Vitamin A is important for vision and healthy bones, Vitamin K is also an important factor in maintaining healthy bones and wound healing. Vitamin B complex is important in maintaining energy levels, cell growth, and much more.
This meal comes with following health promoting qualities.
- Moderate in calories per serving
- A healthy balance of fat and protein
- No trans fats
- Low in carbs and added sugars
- Great source of calcium, iron, and potassium
- No artificial flavor or color
However, this food is rated as a red dot food due to it seems to be a little low in fiber and high in sodium.
Our Food Coach recommends no more than 115 mg sodium per 100-125 calories on a general healthy diet. A high sodium diet is believed to increase blood pressure which is a known risk factor for heart disease and stroke. This meal also seems a little low in fiber. A diet rich in fiber is essential for keeping the digestive system healthy and to reduce the risk of heart problems, diabetes, and obesity. Our Food Coach recommends at least 1.4 grams of fiber (5% of daily value) per 100-125 calories on a general healthy diet.
Dietitian Nutritionist Recommendations: This food can be incorporated into your diet but should be consumed with caution if you are on a low sodium diet. Add extra fibers in your diet by eating more fresh fruits and vegetables with other meals/snacks of the day.
If you have certain health conditions and would like a diet plan that is right for you then try our Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT Plan).
Grill burger according to the package directions. Grill green tomato slices and onions. Place burger on two leaves of lettuce then top with a slice of cheese, grilled tomato slices, onions. Add ketchup and mustard. Put the other two leaves of lettuce on the top. Enjoy some fries at a side with catchup and honey mustard dressing and eat with confidence!
Note: I have used frozen fries and cooked them in an air fryer for about 10 minutes at 350 temperature.
Recipe profile: Vegetarian
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