Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Food Find: Morningstar Farm Chik Patties

(See my post on J'09 on TN about this...)

On nights when it's really warm and/or we've both had a long day at work, hitting a fast food joint for dinner is a pretty regular occurance. We're trying to ammend that, but there are nights where chopping/sauteing/baking/etc. is just NOT appealing. So, we've started finding low-cal, make-at-home alternatives to some of our fast food faves.

This Week: Home Remake of Wendy's Spicy Chicken Sandwich

Since my husband is a vegetarian, he obviously doesn't eat this at Wendy's, but I do, and I love it. We wanted meals we can eat together, so the first thing we did was find a chicken patty substitue. The best one we found:

Morningstar Farms Chik Patties Original

Here's the rest:

*Cook the patties to package instructions (we do ours on an indoor Cuisniart grill)
*During the last moments of cooking, add Hot Pepper Jack cheese (this is to simulate the spice rub Wendy's puts on their actual patty)
*Fix whole wheat hamburger bun with light mayo (or Mustard), sliced tomatoes, and lettuce

We paired ours with oven baked sea salted potato wedges.

Enjoy! :-)