My husband and I decided to give vegetarianism a try for a month - as a way to get accustomed to eating more vegetables and kick start healthy lifestyle (plus we watched "Veducation" and were like - those people are so high & mighty, but I bet you I could do it too...and so we are).
Anyway, being a meat eater normally, I think that meat substitutes are useless ("facon" and "to-furkey"). But, when considering the mysterious content of hot dogs, you have to admit that at least you know what's inside a veggie dog.
Having never tried one, anyone have any comments on the taste/quality of veggie dogs? Worth it or skip it?
Don't do it!!
Those things are WORSE than the real thing-- much more processed, full of additives, sugar, gluten, nitrates, sodium, unhealthy oils, and refined soy. They are basically chemical death, and there is nothing healthy about them.
I'm not saying regular hot dogs are much better, but whatever diet you choose, make sure that you are eating REAL/WHOLE FOODS.
If you want to be a vegetarian then organic sprouted tofu, edamame, and tempeh are your best sources.. also locally farmed eggs and wild fish are excellent (if you eat them).
Nuts, seeds, and leafy green vegetables are a good source of protein-- try hemp seeds, as they are a complete protein.
Also sprouted grains/legumes are an okay source as well-- sprouting makes them easier to digest, so you'll absorb more nutrients, and reduce gas/bloating. Though I advise people to limit these anyways, as they can be very irritating, and not a very good source of nutrients.