Wholly Veggie was developed in Canada by two friends on a mission to help Canadians find a convenient (and delicious) way to get vegetables into their diet. The products are free of sugar, dairy, gluten, soy and GMOs, and made with a short list of healthy ingredients that you can actually pronounce! They are currently available in three flavours of veggie patties – Sweet Curry Carrot, Herby Garlic Greens, and Southwest Beet. The best part is that they can be prepared in minutes. Put them in the toaster or cook them on the stove top for 5 – 6 minutes. If you have more time and are getting creative with them, you can also grill them.
My Favourite ways to eat them
Herby Garlic Greens
For the Herby Garlic Greens patty, I cut it up into bite size pieces and added it to my omelet. I also sliced up the second patty into long pieces for dipping into my cottage cheese. I got a complete, healthy and delicious breakfast meal full of protein and vegetables.
Sweet Curry Carrot
Getting veggies into your kids diets
My kids are not very adventures when it comes to food. So a constant struggle in our house is ensuring that the boys get enough vegetables in their diet. While they rotate between carrots and cucumbers, we would love for them to eat a variety of vegetables. Our rule is that they need to at least try the vegetables that we serve them before defaulting to carrots and cucumbers. Since these patties are easy to prepare and are loaded with vegetables, I don’t mind if all they do is try them, but not finish them. That’s the goal after all! However, I think you can disguise the patties as hamburgers, just put on cheese and some of their favourite condiments, and they may just eat the entire thing! I”m going to try that next hamburger night!
How do you ensure you get more vegetables into your diet? What tips would you share?
Disclosure: this post was sponsored by Wholly Veggie. All opinions are 100% mine