Trader Joe’s Pizza Veggie Burgers

I saw these Pizza Veggie Burgers advertised on the Trader Joe’s website as a new product and I was intrigued.  I’m a fan of veggie burgers but I only like certain brands of veggie burgers.  I’ve tried pizza veggie burgers in the past and it was a complete fail, but I figured Trader Joe’s very rarely lets me down.  Low and behold when I went into Trader Joe’s they were offering a demo (as they do all the time) and the product in the demo was the pizza veggie burger with marinara sauce.  One bite and I was hooked and into my cart both products went.
The pizza burgers are made with tomato basil and mozzarella cheese.  I opted to heat my burger up in the microwave – but you can heat it up on the stove top as well.  I topped it with some homemade pizza sauce I had whipped together for dinner that night.
It was so delicious.  The burger tastes like pizza would – saucy, cheesy and just delicious.  Topped with some extra sauce it’s just a party on a plate.  I’m not biased at all when I saw this is one of the best pizza veggie burgers I have ever tried.  When I finish the rest of the box, I will undoubtedly be purchasing another box.
Each burger is 130 calories – 3 points plus each. Well worth it, in my opinon.
Have you tried the Trader Joe’s Pizza Veggie Burgers?

The “Best part about summer” sandwich – The Tomato Sandwich

This sandwich is what I call my “The Best Part about Summer Sandwich” because I typically only eat these in the summer months when tomatoes are fresh and out of a garden. Typically during the summer months I get bombarded with home grown tomatoes.  Family, family friends, fruit & vegetable stands, etc., everybody has tomatoes and they’re trying to get rid of them.  Homemade sauces, tomato salads, garden salads aside … a tomato sandwich is where it’s at!
I take 2 slices of light Italian bread and toast it, then smear 1 tablespoon of light mayonnaise onto each side of the bread.  I then top it with 2 thick slices of tomatoes (large tomatoes preferred – heirloom, etc.) and finish off with a light sprinkle of salt and pepper.
The sandwich is not only filling but it’s very refreshing. It calculates out to be 3 points plus values per sandwich and it is truly worth every single point, bite and chew.
Do you like tomato sandwiches?