Restaurant Rec: 5 Napkin Veggie Burger

I’m always asked about what are the options when eating out.  And yes, I’m a fan of eating out from time to time, as a treat, but that just does not mean you can throw everything away and eat with abandon!  Actually, the better you are able to make modifications, the better off you will be in the long term navigating menus and restaurant options.  Hence, a new series of posts with some recommendations about eating out. 

five-napkin-veggieThe Vegetarian 5 Napkin Burger:  Let’s face it, when you are looking to skip cooking and eat out, a good veggie burger is hard to find.  5 Napkin Burger has featured this Veggie burger for quite some time, and it is indeed a tasty confection.  Full disclosure that waiters are always eager to point out, this is  NOT a vegan burger, some eggs are used to bind the patty ingredients.  But the combination of beets, brown rice and sunflower seeds and seasonings together with the multi grain roll make up for a hardy and tasty burger.  I love this burger, but as always, a few suggested changes can make this treat a healthier one.  I graciously request that no “special sauce” is added, it does seem to be mayo or dairy based (I asked whether it was dairy based once and they said “most likely”. (?!) and hence chuck full of calories. I use the Dijon mustard that is already in the table for an added kick. I also like the pickle garnish of the burger, just note that they definitely are high in sodium. And the kitchen will also gladly replace the fries that come in the plate (yes, you can say no to that!) with steamed broccoli or another steamed veggie side.  So go ahead and give it a try let me know how it goes.



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