National Veggie Burger Day

National Veggie Burger Day is observed next on Monday, June 5th, 2023 (242 days from today).

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Every year on June 5th, National Veggie Burger Day is celebrated to enjoy with delicious burgers made out of favorite veggies.

Healthy and delicious, Veggie Burgers has been in the hearts of people for over 50 years. As an alternative to meat-based burgers, vegetarian burgers are generally healthier for the body as well as good for the environment for the planet.

National Veggie Burger Day is the perfect time to indulge in this delicious treat!

History of National Veggie Burger Day

The history of vegetarianism can be traced back to ancient Egypt, although it has since become less common as meat eating became more common in many countries around the globe. Vegetarian diets are often adopted by people who follow the hippie culture.

Gregory Sams and his brother Craig were introduced to vegetarianism when their father began avoiding meat as a New Year's Resolution. Gregory said in an interview that he has been a vegetarian since the age of 10 and never went back. He first started introducing meatless patties at his restaurant in Paddington, London, which he opened when he was just 19 years old. Later, both Sams brothers teamed up to open a new food business but ran into financial trouble. They have come up with a plan to introduce a new type of burger into the commercial market - a burger that is completely vegan! When 'VegeBurger' was first introduced, the word 'vege' itself (what we now know as 'veggie') was a relatively new term. Although there have been many veggie burgers before, this was the first all-vegetarian burger to hit the market. The burger's launch was a huge success, and it soon gained access to grocery chains like Sainsbury's and Safeway.

In addition to veggie burgers, the meat counterfeiting sector has also exploded, now including options like Impossible Burgers and Beyond Meat's Beyond Burger Patty. Amy's Kitchen, a vegetarian food company, established National Veggie Burger Day to encourage more people to try the veggie burger and celebrate its positive impact on the planet.

Why National Veggie Burger Day?

When most people think of a burger or a cheeseburger, they picture a juicy steak. However, this is not always the case, as burgers - a type of burger made with plant protein instead of ground beef - have grown in popularity in recent years. Despite the fact that veggie burgers used to be somewhat of a snob, modern production techniques have resulted in veggie burgers that are virtually indistinguishable from a beef burger. That is probably why a holiday was created to remember it. National Veggie Burger Day is celebrated on June 5th every year.

Interesting Facts about National Veggie Burger Day

According to a 2018 study, 8% of Americans (5%) are vegetarians or vegans (3%). While this is a small number, it equates to more than 26 million people in the United States.

The first vegetarian burger, called the VegeBurger, was created in London in 1982. There have been meatless burgers before, but none have earned the increasingly prominent moniker of “vege” or “veggie.”

Mushrooms are not a great source of protein in terms of nutrients.

Vegetarian burgers with lots of soy and oil have a similar consistency to a traditional burger. More vegetables and starches are found in less meaty burgers.

Is it any surprise that the United States celebrates Nat'l Veggie Burger Day, with 7.3 million Americans maintaining a vegetarian diet, according to a study by the Vegetarian Times?

According to "Medical Daily," some store-bought burgers may be considered "ultra-processed foods" or cause high levels of nutritional fat.

How to Celebrate National Veggie Burger Day

Enjoy celebrating National Veggie Burger Day in a variety of ways, all including a healthy and environmentally friendly plant-based meal! Start observing the day with some ideas:

  • Organize National Veggie Burger Day Gathering Day

Since National Veggie Burger Day is in the summer for people in the Northern Hemisphere, it makes sense to invite some friends and neighbors out for a barbecue. However, instead of tossing a pile of meat on the grill, choose to turn it into a plant-based celebration by ordering some veggie burgers. Plus, add some buttercream, toppings like coleslaw or fries and enjoy a delicious meal.

Many companies are now making veggie burgers that are sold in health food stores and grocery stores around the world. Usually they can be found in the freezer area of ​​the supermarket. Some of the most popular brands of veggie burgers across the United States include:

    • Trader Joe's Vegetable Masala Burger: Primarily selling their own healthy and organic food options, Trader Joe's also offers other affordable veggie burger options, including the Thai Sweet Chili Veggie Burger.

   • Morning Star Farms Garden Veggie Burger: It is easy to find in a lot of stores, however, it is not vegan because it has eggs.

   • Eye's The beyond Burger: Made with non-GMO ingredients, this veggie burger works great on the grill and even contains beet juice that makes it "bleed" like a real burger.

   • Dr. Praeger's Kale Veggie Burgers: With nine different veggies, this veggie burger is a favorite, albeit a bit thin, so many people will prefer the dual version of this dish.

  • Go for a vegetarian burger

Many restaurants these days are starting to move towards plant-based burgers that are meant to be part of a healthier, as well as, better for the environment diet.

In addition to cafes that only serve vegetarian and vegan dishes, many fast food restaurants are now offering plant-based burgers as part of their regular dishes. For those who haven't tried it, National Veggie Burger Day is the perfect time to head to one of these restaurants to try a black bean, chickpea burger, or other veggie bun.

  • Try making veggie burgers at home

You can find tons of veggie burger recipes online and in a variety of cookbooks, especially those that are vegetarian or vegan in nature. Plus, when these delicious patties are home-made, you can rest assured that they're fresh and free of hard-to-pronounce preservatives or other foreign ingredients. They are healthy, fresh and delicious!

Making veggie burgers can be a bit easier with a food processor but isn't necessary as the ingredients can also be ground together. Some of the most typical basic ingredients for a veggie burger might include chickpeas, black beans, soybeans, brown rice, feta cheese, oat bran, oatmeal, breadcrumbs, ketchup, and ketchup, onions, eggs, garlic, black-eyed peas and many more options.

Indeed, when it comes to making veggie burgers, it's crucial that the ingredients stick together in one piece so that it can be baked or fried. This can be done through the use of a binding ingredient, such as ketchup, barbecue sauce, eggs or ketchup.

Veggie burgers can sometimes be tastier by chopping up the vegetables and roasting them before making them into patties. This will help remove some of the moisture and make them stick together better.

  • Open National Veggie Burger Day

A great way to celebrate National Veggie Burger Day is to invite multiple friends or family members to a cooking gathering. Depending on the workplace, it may even be permissible to have a celebratory party with co-workers during your office lunch break or schedule it as an after-work activity.

Ask a few other guests to bring in their favorite plant-based burger recipes and then light up the oven to serve them at the party. (And don't forget to ask everyone to bring in delicious side dishes!) Other guests can act as judges to taste and vote to see who wins the veggie burger!

Why we love National Veggie Burger Day

  • Complete your own part to save the planet

Not only are we saving cows by eating plant-based burgers, but we're also good for the planet. It is estimated that it takes 1,800 gallons of water to produce one pound of beef. Therefore, cutting down meat intake will save our planet a much-needed amount of water.

  • It's a (slightly) healthier option

A Harvard study found that people who ate plant-based protein had a 29 percent lower risk of dying from heart disease than those who ate only meat-based protein. Plus, there are many other health risks associated with eating a lot of red meat, so there's another reason to substitute a veggie burger whenever possible.

  • We become gourmet chefs

The multitude of options out there challenges our creative skills in the kitchen. In addition, the same veggie burger is not everyone’s favorite, so as a chef, your will receive orders for different tastes… Moreover, veggie burgers have a wide range of options, from pea or soybean patties, to oats, and even to sweet potatoes and other vegetables. There really is something for everyone.

Observed

National Veggie Burger Day has been observed annually on June 5th.

Dates

Saturday, June 5th, 2021

Sunday, June 5th, 2022

Monday, June 5th, 2023

Wednesday, June 5th, 2024

Thursday, June 5th, 2025

Founded by

Amy's Kitchen in 2017

Also on Monday, June 5th, 2023

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