Mickey Burgers – Toddler Fail, Bari Mama Win

On December 15, 2009, in Protein, Reviews, by Andrea
It's beef, I promise!

It's beef, I promise!

I’ve been called a number of things — some of which are not even polite in mixed company — but first and foremost I am a mom of two.  Two picky little vikings.  And yeah, childhood obesity, especially given how I started out, how I needed my guts rearranged to help “cure” my obesity (and I use the term “cure” loosely as I will always be a fatty for life, even if I don’t appear to be one) will always be a hot button topic for me.  I worry about what goes into my kids’ bellies, what they eat and drink — and what they don’t eat and drink.

So finding something that is healthy that they won’t eat is distressing for me.  As it is any health-conscious parent.

Last night, I was doing some quick shopping at Target when I stumbled upon these Mickey Mouse shaped burgers.  A quick (and I mean millisecond) glance at the stats made them look healthy enough to throw into the cart and away I went.  I mean, I was in shorts in 50 degree weather after my gym run.  I was cold and ready for a shower.

Well.  The kids said no.  In fact, Daniel threw not only his, but Kaitlin’s across the kitchen while I bathed the dog-from-hell.  So what do I do?  I heat one up (not one from the floor.. nonono.. those went to the dogs) and try one to see if they were hideous.

And no, they weren’t.  And neither were the stats.  In fact, they have GOOD stats — and are pretty good sized for an early post-op stomach — if you can get past the fact that you are eating Mickey Mouse.  I expected it to be a bit dry, but only the edges were.  If I had wrapped it in a wet paper towel, I probably wouldn’t have had this problem.

1 patty is 150 calories, 8g fat (3g sat), 40mg cholesterol, 250mg sodium, 0g carb, 19g protein.

The patties are pre-cooked and flash-frozen, so all you have to do is pull one out of the bag, throw onto a plate, and nuke for 2 minutes.  Now, as a busy mom who frequently neglects self-meals (cause I can’t eat what the kids are eating all of the time), this is what I like — something I can throw in the microwave and fix very quickly so I have no excuse not to eat.  Almost as easy as an RTD shake, but cheaper, and well, food.  Take to the office for a protein snack if you have a freezer and microwave on site.  Easy to fix, easy to clean up (especially if you use paper plates), and it’s real food.

Bag of 6 patties cost $5.99 at Target in the freezer section.

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3 Responses to “Mickey Burgers – Toddler Fail, Bari Mama Win”

  1. meltingmama says:

    Those are the Cute! How many ounces?

  2. Andrea says:

    79g — whatever that equates to.

    The handy dandy scale says that frozen, they are 2 3/4oz. Not much juice came out when nuked, so I’d say close to that.

  3. rny_alison says:

    I was just going to ask how many ounces. 79 g = 2.79 oz.

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