We went up the canyon this week and had our first foray into the veggie dog world. Buying fake packaged processed vegan meat is not something I want to do often, but I can see now that there is an occasional place for these products. We bought Smart Dogs and Tofurky Italian Sausages both products are certified vegan (some veggie meats aren’t: MORNINGSTAR FARMS, always read labels).
The Smart Dogs had less than 100 calories and 1 gram of fat. Nutrition stats here. These had the texture of cheap traditional hot dogs (as far as I can remember, it’s been a long time AND I used to buy the 100% kosher beef variety), but the flavor wasn’t as smoky, even after being cooked over a fire. Probably because they didn’t contain nitrates, which is a good thing. However, once in a bun and dressed up with organic ketchup and dijon mustard it was pretty tasty. They charred nicely over the fire.
Now for the Tofurky Italian Sausages
Not super impressed with the nutrition stats on these babies, they had nearly as much fat and calories as the real deal: 270 Calories and 13 Grams of fat Per link. Ew. They were however, somewhat tastier than the Smart Dogs, but likely this is because I adore sun-dried tomatoes and basil. They also browned more evenly.
Blame my husband for buying the white buns, I don’t know how he succeeded in buying ones that were vegan, but they were. So he gets extra points there ;)
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