Green Goddess Beet Burgers using Dr. Praeger’s Sweet Heat Beet Veggie Burgers are a sure-fire route to a convenient meal that’s both plant-powered and protein-packed. This post is sponsored by Dr. Praeger’s. I was compensated for my time, however all opinions are my own.
Let’s talk frozen food.
I’m sure we’d all love the time and tools to cook dinner from scratch every night, but it’s just not realistic for most. We’re all living busy lives, but that doesn’t mean we have to sacrifice taste and health for convenience, right? These are the times we turn to the freezer case, however I’ve struggled in the past to find plant-based products whose taste and nutrition label I could vouch for as a dietitian (and someone who just loves good quality food).
Luckily, there’s been a shift in the freezer case lately, and there are now a handful of brands whose focus is on higher-quality ingredients and less on fillers and preservatives. One of my go-to brands for both taste and nutrition is Dr. Praeger’s, who just rolled out a new line of Pure Plant Protein products that are free of soy and gluten, and made with high-quality pea protein, veggies, and avocado oil.
This crave-worthy new line includes a range of products from Sweet Heat Beet Veggie Burgers (featured in this post) to Meatless Sausage and Veggie Nuggets (perfect for the kiddos!). Each product offers between 9g-28g protein per serving plus up to 6g dietary fiber from real vegetables for more staying power. I gravitated most toward the Sweet Heat Beet Veggie Burgers which offer a smoky backbone to complement the earthy beets, and a hint of sweetness from brown sugar and molasses. I thought the ultimate pairing for these veggie-forward patties was something that offered a cool and creamy counterpoint. Enter: Green Goddess Yogurt Sauce.
A mix of nutrient-rich avocado, Greek yogurt, herbs, lemon, and capers, this simple sauce helps bind the burger to the bun while amping up the healthy fats. It’s the perfect balance of acid, brightness, and rich creaminess to elevate just about any protein pairing. You could also turn this sauce into a dip for fresh crudités to serve on the side. So next time you’re perusing the frozen aisle in search of quality meals and snacks to integrate into your busy lifestyle, be sure to grab a couple boxes of Dr. Praeger’s new Pure Protein Protein products. Upping your veggie and protein intake has never been this convenient and downright delicious.
Green Goddess Beet Burgers
- 2 boxes Dr. Praeger's Sweet Heat Beet Veggie Burgers
- 1/2 ripe avocado
- 1/4 cup plain 2% Greek yogurt
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1/2 cup each fresh cilantro and parsley
- 1 garlic clove
- 2 tsp. drained capers
- 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
- 4 burger buns toasted
- Optional toppings: sliced avocado green leaf lettuce, thinly sliced red onion.
- Cook veggie burgers according to package instructions (I prefer the oven method).
- While veggie burgers cook, prepare Green Goddess Yogurt Sauce by combining avocado, yogurt, lemon juice, cilantro and parsley, garlic, capers, salt, and pepper in a mini food processor or blender; blend until smooth. Add 1 to 2 Tbsp. water to thin out to desired consistency.
- Assemble burgers by spreading sauce on each side of toasted bun. Add 1 veggie burger patty and toppings of choice.