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Easy Vegan Maine Lobster Rolls (Gluten-Free, Allergy-Free)

Easy Vegan Maine Lobster Rolls (Gluten-Free, Allergy-Free)

Easy Vegan Maine Lobster Rolls (Gluten-Free, Allergy-Free)

Nothing screams New England summer than a lobster roll! These Easy Vegan Maine Lobster Rolls are gluten-free, allergy-free, meatless, and fit for everyone to enjoy! A simple, healthy, and delicious recipe that redefines this classic fast-food sandwich!

The magic that is a simple, humble, lobster roll. A sandwich that defines New England summers, a Maine namesake, a fast-food comfort dish that’s so easy and minimal on ingredients, the quality of the sandwich all comes down to the fresh lobster. A traditional lobster roll just includes, fresh, cold chunks of lobster, mayo, maybe a little chopped celery, scallions, and squirt of lemon juice, served up on a buttered and grilled bun.

Just another reason why #EastCoastBestCoast is a thing. BUT, lobster rolls are far from vegan, gluten-free, or allergy-free (i.e. lobster is a shellfish, meaning a big bad top 8 allergen). This dish is one that can’t be missed though, so making some modifications had to happen. I originally was going to swap the lobster for jackfruit, but hearts of palm seems to be the go-to swap for vegan seafood (texture-wise it’s perfect). Mayo gets swapped with vegan/soy-free mayo, the glutenness rolls gets swapped with a gluten-free roll, and the butter on that roll gets a nice dairy-free swap. All in all…obviously simple to do!

If you’re wondering why I specifically called out Maine in the title for these lobster rolls…let me explain. Two states battle over who claims full rights to the lobster roll in New England territory. Maine (the winner of the #1 spot in the debate) makes their lobster rolls “cold and mayo-dressed”. On the flip-side, Connecticut claims a lobster roll should be served “hot and buttered”. Just no…Connecticut losses this one. When you think of a lobster roll, don’t you only think of a cold version? Yes.

As you can see, a Maine-style lobster roll is the only, most delicious, way to go (or mimic in our case). Even though lobster is considered “fancy” and expensive; the lobster roll is legitimate “fast-food” comfort food in New England where lobster is plentifully here, there, everywhere! That means we’re serving these up with a side of potato chips to seal the deal on these sandwiches! A perfect, less than 10 minutes to make, taste of meatless, vegan, allergy-free, gluten-free SUMMER!

Easy Vegan Maine Lobster Rolls (Gluten-Free, Allergy-Free)

Nothing screams New England summer than a lobster roll! These Easy Vegan Maine Lobster Rolls are gluten-free, allergy-free, meatless, and fit for everyone to enjoy! A simple, healthy, and delicious recipe that redefines this classic fast-food sandwich!


Did you make this recipe?

It’s magic! This is one of those recipes that really surprised me. It’s so easy and simple, but my family (hello mom, who has a shellfish allergy in the first place!), literally couldn’t get enough! By all means, that’s great! Rave reviews means “lobster rolls” 365 days a year, here in New Jersey ?? So where ever you are in the States (or world), here’s a little taste of New England (Maine) summer for yea, right at home!

The Best Healthy Fast Food Options

Fast-food stores are plentiful and fast food has the reputation of being unhealthy, while an increasing number of large chains are adding more nutritious options to their menus.

Sockets that allow more customization of orders tend to have lower calorie or more feeder selections. However, there are currently healthy options on the menu of the largest fast-food chains.

In this article, we'll look at the overall calorie, fat and saturated fat content to find some of the healthiest options that seven big fast-food chains have to offer.

Note, however, that calories and fat are only two aspects of how healthy a meal is fed. If a person eats only fast food, it is not possible to get the necessary nutrients such as vitamins and fiber.

1. Subway

Sandwich with cheese and vegetables

One person can customize Subway sandwiches to choose healthy fillings.

Metro specialize in deli style sandwiches or "sub". As a person can customize every "sub", Subway can be one of the healthiest healthy fast-food chains.

Some of the best sandwich options are on the Subway's Fresh Fit menu. The 6-inch Turkey Breast sandwich with nine wheat bread contains 250 calories and 3 grams of fat, including 0.5 g of saturated fat.

A healthy vegetarian option, Veggie Delite in nine wheat bread. This "bottom" contains only 2 g calories, does not contain 2 g total fat and saturated fat. It also has one of the lowest sodium levels (salt) compared to other sandwiches.

Subway also offers salads that can be a low-calorie alternative to a sandwich. All salads include lettuce, tomatoes, spinach, onions, cucumbers, green peppers and olives.

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2. Taco Bell

Taco Bell is another great fast-food chain with a variety of healthy options. The ability to personalize each order allows people to choose more vegetable-like nutrients.

According to Taco Bell's website, three-quarters of its menus are under 500 calories. Some of the lowest calorie options are the Fresco menu, which uses regular sauce and cheese instead of vegetable based salsa.

One of the healthiest options is Chicken Soft Taco. Each taco contains about 170 calories, 8 g fat, containing only 3 g of saturated fat.

Bean Burrito is a vegetarian option containing 11 g fat, 380 calories, including 4 g of saturated fat.

3. Chipotle

Vegetable burritos

Vegetarian options are lower in fat than meat options.

Chipotle is a Mexican-style chain that specializes in tacos and burritos. Similar to Subway and Taco Bell, Chipotle allows people to customize their meals to include healthy choices.

Healthy options are burritos or white rice instead of white rice. In a chicken bowl bowl containing fresh tomato salsa and brown rice, there are 415 calories, 13 g fat and 4 g saturated fat.

For a lower calorie, vegetarian option, people can choose a plate of bean curd, brown rice and a sofritas patty with lettuce. It contains 365 calories, 10 g fat and 1.5 g saturated fat. Adding sauce will increase the number of calories.

4. McDonald's

McDonald's had the reputation of being unhealthy, but they recently reaffirmed themselves to offer a variety of fresh and nutritious ingredients. Some of these changes may be cosmetics, while McDonald's has better options.

Fillet-O-Fish contains 390 calories and 4 g of saturated fat from 19 g of total fat. Bacon Ranch Grilled Chicken Salad contains only 320 calories and 6 g of saturated fat from a total of 14 g.

5. Burger King

Burger King is one of the largest burger chains in the United States, but has a limited number of healthy options. But some choices are a little healthier than others.

It contains a normal, simple hamburger, 10 g total fat, 3.5 g saturated fat, and 240 calories. Grilled Chicken Sandwich contains 470 calories, 3.5 g saturated fat and 19 g fat.

BK Veggie Burger can be a healthier option among these examples. Contains 2,5 g of saturated fat, 390 calories and 17 g of fat.

6. Wendy

Baked potato with knife, sour cream and cheese filling on plate

Baked potatoes can be a healthy fast-food option.

Wendy is another common fast-food chain that allows people to personalize their orders to make their choices healthier.

The menu of the chain is not abundant in healthy options, but some meals are able to customize to lower the calorie content.

Salads are also available, and if a person chooses some of the half-size salad choices, they can stay below 500 calories.

With a few vegetarian options at Wendy's, Sour Cream and Chive Baked Potatoes

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