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Just upon entering college, I decided to become a vegetarian. I believe I made this decision based on an unappetizing encounter with a hamburger. It was a “That’s it! I’m done!” kind of moment that had me swearing off eating meat. At least for two years. I got quite the education during my time as a vegetarian on the food that we put into our bodies!
Since I was so used to eating meat, I learned how to be creative with my meals to continue getting the protein I needed. I became a big fan of MorningStar Farms. I’ve tried plenty of their products and was repeatedly shopping for their Grillers Original and Chik’n patties. Even though I’m back to a carnivorous diet, I still enjoy these convenient, veggie options. Especially during the Summer when I tend to eat lighter meals!
While I was at Target last week (surprise, surprise), I stopped in the freezer section to pick up my MorningStar Farms favorites. Because I have the Cartwheel app, I was able to save 20% on the MorningStar Farms products I bought. You can, too, until 7/4/15!
I grabbed a box of Chik’n patties and Grillers Original patties. Since Caprese Salad is one of my favorite Summer go-to dishes, I also purchased a tomato and ball of fresh mozzarella. With fresh basil growing in my backyard and the ingredients I purchased from Target, I decided that grilled Chik’n Caprese sandwiches would make an excellent lunch!
We love using our grill during the Summer to give our food that unique, smokey flavor. I fired up the grill one afternoon to make myself a grilled Chik’n Caprese sandwich. It was simple to put together and combined some of my favorite Summertime flavors!
- - 1 MorningStar Farms Chik'n patty
- - 1 fresh mozzarella slice
- - 1 tomato slice
- - Whole wheat bun
- - Fresh basil
- - Optional toppings: roasted red pepper, balsamic vinegar
- Prepare Chik'n patty in microwave according to package.
- Heat grill to medium heat.
- Place Chik'n patty on hot grill and brown patty on each side.
- Lower heat and add wheat bun to grill to toast.
- Assemble Chik'n sandwich and top with fresh mozzarella, tomato, and fresh basil. Add a slice of roasted red pepper and drizzle with balsamic vinegar, if desired.
MorningStar Farms has a variety of products to suit the dietary and health needs of everyone at your barbecue! Check out the Veg of Allegiance to pledge to go meatless for a number of meals. You can even enter to win prizes including a hybrid car, a Cruiser bicycle, or a year supply of MorningStar Farms products!
What’s your favorite meatless meal?