18 October 2010

Menu Hacking Veggie Grill aka McFatty's

Veggie Grill holds a tough spot in my healthy vegan heart.  On the one hand carnivores flock to it, over 95% of their business is from non-vegans.  On the other hand, their fat filled protein bombs are no more healthy than their real counterparts.  Save the animals, just not the human ones...

Despite the lack of nutritional information on their website or in the store and misleading health info they at least have a list of ingredients and have always been positive about attempting to feed me.

I took my carnivore MMA fighting contractor buddy to the El Segundo location on a small detour from Home Depot.  I figured I'd show off the prime vegan transition food and drink some lemonade, it turns out I had a great meal and he hated the fakeness.  His favorite place is Stuff I Eat.  

Here's my delightful hack made possible by the wonderful staff at Veggie Grill;

Baja Fiesta $8.95 minus the Avocado, minus tortilla strips, minus dressing add lemon juice and/or hot sauce from the condiment bar.  Update: They now have balsamic vinegar.

It was super good!  

4 comments:

quarrygirl said...

they have a soup/salad combo that you can get with steamed kale (no dressing) and bean chili. i don't know if the chili is oil-free, but if it is, that would meet HV standards i think.

stuff i eat is amazing. different league.

yosoyblog said...

I always order the baja fiesta--in a similar fashion to yours: I say no avocado, no tortilla strips, but I add blackened tempeh (which surely is made with oil) and ask them to toss it with half the dressing. I love it.

el tigre said...

why would you have no avocado? that's good fat from vegetable.

Lex said...

El Tigre, Avocados are 75% fat with about 16% coming from saturated fat. Unless someone is trying to gain rapid weight its not a suggested source of calories. Our bodies need only a small % of fat as fuel, fat & protein shouldn't be primary sources of fuel, those are for famines.

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