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Are veggie burgers a good alternative for veggies?

Brandi asked this question Jan 12th, 2012 4:28 pm

are veggie burgers a good alternative 4 veggies? I'm not a fan of a lot of veggies.

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Response from DIR's resident dietitian Mary Hartley, RD, MPH:

In general, veggie burgers contain beans and peas, such as kidney beans, black beans, chickpeas, and lentils. They are considered part of the Vegetable Group because they are excellent sources of dietary fiber and nutrients such as folate and potassium. Those nutrients are also found in other vegetables. Still, they don't offer the nutrients found in dark green and red-orange vegetables. One cup of dry beans and peas (one very large or two small veggie burgers) counts as one serving from the Vegetable Group. Most people need 2 to 3 cups of vegetables per day.

posted on Jan 12th, 2012 4:29 pm