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9/10/11 8:13 P

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Thanks,
Will definitely check them out!
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9/10/11 8:07 P

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Oh! And not that it's a veggie burger or anything, but TJ's has a Harvest Grain Blend in their rice section that is To Die For!



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9/10/11 7:58 P

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TJ's used to have a really good vegetable masala burger, not sure if they still do. If you like Indian food, it's awesome. I think TJ's may have less additives than some, but they still have plenty of salt. You can find a complete list of their vegetarian products here www.traderjoes.com/lists/vegetarian.
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9/10/11 7:45 P

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Do you have any favorites at Trader Joes?? Have you found lest additives in their brand?

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9/10/11 4:35 P

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Morning Star is great! I started my VeggieLife with that line of foods. It was a tremendous help until I found Trader Joe's! I'm really branching out and finding many things to help me on my journey. I'm a Lacto-Ovo-Vegetarian. I still have fish too but I"m weening myself from them as well.

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9/9/11 10:17 P

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I do try to eat mostly fruits, veggies, beans, grains, ect but on occasion I like to eat a veggie meat.

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9/8/11 11:17 A

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It seems that most of these posters are mentioning that beans and whole grains are healthier and they are not wrong by any means. But in my house, where I can spend over an hour cooking dinner for my meat eaters, it's nice to have some options in the freezer for me. Most of our meals are vegetarian, but most of the people in my house are not. I try to avoid the soy based products because of estrogens concerns and some of them contain hexane (more about that here... motherjones.com/blue-marble/2010/04/
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I prefer to eat beans and whole grains instead of imitation meat products to get good quality protein and vitamins. Even a bowl of satisfying miso soup is better than processed foods, so easy to make and oh so good!!! That being said, you can't beat gardein beefless tips or burgers for an occasional treat.

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Thank you for your suggestions!

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9/7/11 11:58 P

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I have found the best way to get around not wanting animal foods is to not eat it. It is hard to not eat processed foods and on occasion its ok. But try replacing it with soups , bean dishes and other starchy veggies. If you are worried about weight cut way back on the pasta and some on the starchy veggies. you will find a balance

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9/7/11 11:53 P

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What do you eat to replace these types of foods?

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9/7/11 11:23 P

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You can use tempeh for burgers. Just grill it. Any brand is okay for this or make your own (it's complicated, but great fun and the results are amazing). The taste is quite burger-like, at least insofar as I could guess at that as I've been veg*n over 30 years.

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I don't eat much of any of them because they are all very highly processed,and processed food is not good

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9/7/11 10:30 P

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Thanks for the info!
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I love the Quorn products. Bocas are good. Trader Joe's has some great veggie "meat," too! My favorite Morning Star is the "Griller." My very favorite "garden" style burgers (meaning one with more veggies than soy) are by Chez Gourmet. So far, I've only seen them in one store in WA. I'm not sure where you live, but they are made in OR. They've got four or five varieties. I've been doing this a long time, can you tell? =)



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I was just introduced to Morning Star Veggie Burgers and Sausage Patties. They were not bad. Looking for feedback on any other recommended brands and foods to try.

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