Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Guilt-Free BBQ!

I just had a super-tasty dinner with HUGE flavor.

Back when I was a vegetarian, one of the things I missed the most was the good old taste of barbecue. Then I stumbled upon the Gardenburger BBQ Riblets and I was happy. Very, very happy! These little veggie "ribs" are delicious and have almost none of the fat and calories of real ribs! They clock in at 240 calories and just 4.5 grams of fat total, and they have so much tangy BBQ sauce smeared all over you'll want to lick your lips! I didn't last as a vegetarian for very long - only about 11 months - but discovering these little babies definitely extended my experiment in self-discipline.

Tonight, I paired this tasty Riblet with one of my new favorite dishes, a baked potato smothered in broccoli and low-fat cheese sauce. The whole combination was so warm and filling and satisfying - I can't wait to have it as a meal again!


Anonymous said...

I'm sure you already know this, but all of these prepared foods and lean cuisines pack so much sodium, it's ridiculous. It's downright dangerous to eat that stuff all the time. Nonetheless, good luck!

Stef said...

Hey Anon - Yep, you're right. That's why I try to limit myself to eating just maybe 2 frozen entrees a week and then mixing it up for my other meals with fresh stuff. It's hard, cuz those meals are so convenient, but fresh and home-made things just always taste so much better so I can usually make it work. When I can, I try to buy the low sodium stuff if it's available. But, yep, sodium is a big bad.

Dezel said...

Hello and Happy New Years Stef!

Next to the dog, some might say that 'ribs' are a black mans best friend. Thus I will have to try these rib like goodies and let you know what I think. Did you find these at Whole Foods ?

Happy Sipping!


Stef said...

Dezel, you make me laugh! I found these riblets at Safeway online, but they're probably in the regular Gardenburger section at your regular store. Let me know what you think of them!