Happens pretty damn fast.
You can see on Insta and FB that we've been eating out with grown-ups more often now that the nest is empty. While fun, social, and convenient, I got the reality check with BioIQ screening at work this week. Cholesterol has inched up, and somehow, the weight of a newborn baby has decided to join me.
Hence this week's proper vegetarian Sunday meal was Orzo salad, "Better Burgers", and lower cholesterol.
Better Burger is promoted as "Non-Soy, Non-GMO, gluten-free veggie burgers that taste/feel like hamburgers" Meat-eating husband picked them up at Safeway to try them.
Pretty good grilled, but we'll probably stick to the real thing. Or make-your-own-veggie burgers. Beyond Meat definitely has the 'feel' of a good burger, tastes pretty good.
However, when we delved into the details of ingredients, newly minted Bachelor of Sciences in Biology birdie declared, "Still a lot of starch and fat, and and a lot of super-processed ingredients."
We then compared it to the Italian sausages sitting in the fridge as part of the Weekly Menu (yes, it's back!) Each serving had a comparable amount of saturated fat and protein, and sausage had more ingredients that we could identify.
We'd probably have them again when non-beef-eating Birdie comes home for Sunday dinner, but more likely, we'll stick with real-food items, exercise and moderation.