2. Veggie Burgers
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Vegetables are healthy! Very healthy…
…and veggie burgers on their own are no different. There’s no denying that.
However most restaurants that offer veggie burgers do very bad things to them when they’re prepared. Oils, butters, fried onion rings, mayo, and cheese are often layered on thickly to compensate for the vegetable patty that traditionally offers less fat and cholesterol than a traditional beef patty.
Make the healthier choice: If you’re going to get a veggie burger, go light on the cheese and try to only put (un-fried, fresh) vegetables on top.
It’s a common trick in the food services industry to take what seems like a healthy meal and turn it into a fatty, high calorie nightmare with additives. You’ll see this quite often with salads and wraps, which we’ll get to later.