Summer Cooking with MorningStar Farms

Posted on July 28, 2014
Hi Everyone! Since summer is the time when most of us are trying to eat lighter and keep our meals a little healthier, I was so excited to try out some new MorningStar Farms products! If you’ve never heard of or tried out any of their products, they have over 30 different meatless products, and also have over 600 recipes on their website, making it easier to eat smart and to help you prepare healthy and delicious meatless meals! I love their motto that says, “We exist to make eating well exciting for those who break the mold and go meatless every now and again, or every day.” It’s delicious and exciting products that make healthy eating easier and more fun! While I’m not a vegetarian, I’m not a big meat eater either and make meatless meals very often, and I was really impressed with these new MorningStar Farms products, and wanted to share a favorite with you today!
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One of my favorite new MorningStar Farms products that I tried was the Mediterranean Chickpea Burgers (you can find them here), which were really good! These patties, which are only 110 calories per serving (you can check out all the nutritional information for products here), are made with chickpeas, spinach, tomatoes and lots of herbs, making them both super flavorful but also very satisfying! What’s great is that all you need to do is pop them in the oven for a couple of minutes (no frying! You can also grill them, which is perfect for summertime!), and you have a quick but still healthy meal to enjoy with your family on any weeknight or busy day!
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I used these patties to make classic burgers with lettuce and tomatoes, but added a little twist with some pesto mayo! This is one of my favorite things to add to any sandwich or burger to add instant flavor! All you need to do is mix the pesto with the mayonnaise, I usually do about 1/2 tbs for every tbs of mayo, but you can change the ratio to get your desired flavor and consistency! This went perfectly with the Mediterranean flavors of the burgers!
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More of their new products include Roasted Garlic & Quinoa Burgers, Buffalo Chik Patties, Parmesan Garlic Wings, Mediterranean Chickpea Pizza and Baja Black Bean Pizza (find more products here!), all of which are really flavorful and a good source of protein. What I really liked about all the products was that they were filling and I didn’t feel like I instantly needed a snack because I was hungry already, but they didn’t make me feel disgustingly full, like I can’t move and never want to eat again! They are a perfect choice for light, clean and healthy eating, and are a great alternative to classic picnic foods for the summer!
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74 Comments

  • Reply Katie July 28, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    I’ve never seen the Asian veggie variety in stores! Sounds delicious, so I’ll have to track it down!

  • Reply Mami2jcn July 28, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    I’d like to try their buffalo wings.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

  • Reply Elena July 28, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    I want to try the Mediterranean Chickpea Burgers

    elena150980@yahoo.com

  • Reply kellyr78 July 28, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    I would like to try the MorningStar Farms Roasted Garlic and Quinoa Burger… sounds great!
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  • Reply kellyr78 July 28, 2014 at 9:13 pm

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  • Reply April July 29, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    I want to try so many of them! The black bean burger would be the one I’d reach for first but I’m also extremely curious about the Roasted Garlic and Quinoa and the Chickpea Mediterranean ones. I think my husband might actually try them though he wouldn’t use them as a replacement for meat – he’d try them as something else altogether.

  • Reply AnnaZed July 29, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    I really like the Mediterranean Chickpea ones. The Black Bean ones are good too, so much better than the ‘fake meat’ flavors. Really, I like ’em.
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  • Reply AnnaZed July 29, 2014 at 11:48 pm

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  • Reply lil_lady_dz July 30, 2014 at 2:50 am

    I would love to try the MorningStar Farms Chipotle Black Bean Burgers.

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  • Reply samdaleo July 30, 2014 at 10:17 am

    I am looking most forward to trying the Black Bean Burger. Sounds delicious!

    Samantha (samdaleo)
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  • Reply Lisa Brown July 30, 2014 at 11:13 am

    I want to try the Morningstar Farms® Chik Patties® Original

  • Reply Courtney B July 30, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    i would like to try the buffalo wings! thanks for the giveaway! xoxo

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  • Reply Tj and Amy July 30, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    I would love to try theMorningstar Farms® Hickory BBQ Riblets
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  • Reply steve weber July 31, 2014 at 12:29 am

    I want to try the Mediterranean Chickpea Burgers

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  • Reply Gina Wildorchid August 2, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    I would love to try the MorningStar Farms® Mediterranean Chickpea Pizza.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
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  • Reply Gina Wildorchid August 2, 2014 at 12:21 pm

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  • Reply D Schmidt mummytotwoboys August 2, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    My favorite MorningStar Farms product is definitely the buffalo wings, they are delicious and my whole family enjoys them! We love to incorporate their items into weekday meals with salad and baked potatoes.

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  • Reply JC August 3, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    I would love to give MorningStar Farms Parmesan Garlic Veggie Wings a try.
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  • Reply JC August 3, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    -https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/496131452942032897

  • Reply Madeline B August 4, 2014 at 6:56 am

    I’d love to try the MorningStar Farms® Asian Veggie Patties!
    madelinebrubaker {at} gmail [dot] com

  • Reply Fiddlin' Dandi August 5, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    I would really like to try the MorningStar Farms® Breakfast Sandwich Sausage Egg and Cheese.

  • Reply Anna Pry August 7, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    i would love to try the buffalo chik patties
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  • Reply susan1215 August 9, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    I would love to try the MorningStar Farms Chipotle Black Bean Burgers
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  • Reply susan1215 August 9, 2014 at 1:54 pm

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  • Reply latanya t August 9, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    the asian veggie patties

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  • Reply latanya t August 9, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/498274442368122880

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  • Reply DistractedMommy August 9, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    I’d try the Baja Black Bean Pizza! I think my whole family would love it!

  • Reply amy_p August 10, 2014 at 10:44 am

    I would love to try the sausage patties with the hubby!

  • Reply Whitney August 10, 2014 at 11:44 am

    I’m excited to try the baja black bean pizza! it looks delicious.

  • Reply ms-texas August 10, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    i’d like to try the original sausage patties

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  • Reply ms-texas August 10, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    i posted a tweet:

    https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/498632584977735681

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  • Reply MCantu1019 August 16, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    The roasted garlic & quinoa burgers.
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  • Reply ♡♥♬ Carolsue ♡♥♬ August 19, 2014 at 2:11 am

    I would love to try the Asian Veggie Patties — they sound so good!
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  • Reply Aleksandra Nearing August 20, 2014 at 9:25 am

    I’d like to try the Baja Black Bean Pizza. I love Morningstar products and have used them in a variety of recipes. aleksnearing gmail com

  • Reply Natalie August 20, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    I would love to try the morningstar roasted garlic and quinoa burgers! I just tried quinoa the other day and love it!

  • Reply Natalie August 20, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    I tweeted under twitter id @yarbr012: https://twitter.com/yarbr012/status/474704361398886400..

  • Reply jenspurg August 21, 2014 at 11:02 am

    I’d like to try the Buffalo Chik Patties.
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  • Reply stOOpidgErL August 21, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Would love to try this!
    I have had the Morningstar Farms Chik Patties before and I love them! Great chicken substitute! They taste just like it!! Would love to try the buffalo flavor patties.
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  • Reply Kristen August 22, 2014 at 3:39 am

    I’d like to try the Roasted Garlic & Quinoa Burgers.

  • Reply Rebecca W. August 22, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    I would try their buffalo products because we love spicy food!

  • Reply Janice August 30, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    I would like to try the buffalo wings 🙂
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  • Reply Janice August 30, 2014 at 6:04 pm

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  • Reply Tamara August 31, 2014 at 10:10 am

    They have some amazing products! I’d like to try their chik patties.
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  • Reply Amanda Sakovitz August 31, 2014 at 11:48 am

    I want to try the Mushroom Lover’s burger!
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  • Reply Amanda Sakovitz August 31, 2014 at 11:48 am

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  • Reply Thomas Murphy August 31, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    I want to try the MorningStar Farms Breakfast Sandwich Sausage Egg and Cheese

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  • Reply Thomas Murphy August 31, 2014 at 1:19 pm

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  • Reply steve weber August 31, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    I’d like to try the buffalo chicken wings!

  • Reply Birdie Bee August 31, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    MorninStar has so many wonderful products that it is really hard to choose what I would want to try first. I would love to try the Morningstar Farms® Mediterranean Chickpea Burger as I am such a big fan of chickpeas. Yum!

  • Reply wigget August 31, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    I want to try the Roasted Garlic & Quinoa Burger

  • Reply Betty C August 31, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    I’d like to try the Mushroom Lover’s Burger

  • Reply Tarissa August 31, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    I’d really like to try the Chipotle Black Bean Burgers!! Sounds awesome.

  • Reply Margie August 31, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    I’d go for the Mushroom Lover’s Burgers. Sounds very good.
    (email is in my profile)

  • Reply janetfaye September 5, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    I would like to try Morningstar Farms® Meal Starter® Veggie Meatballs.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Reply rachel September 7, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    The original chik patties!

  • Reply Robin Misenheimer September 11, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    I would love to try the Mediterranean Chickpea Pizza.

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