Healthy Big Mac Swap: Burger Bowl Recipe

Jun 6 2017

Bowling for Burgers!

Who says you have to eat a burger with your hands and on a (high-calorie) bun? You're a grownup, and you can enjoy your burgers however you want! This carb-slashed Big Mac fix will make your day...

Hungry Girl's Healthy Mac Attack Burger Bowl Recipe

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Entire recipe: 316 calories, 12.5g total fat (4.5g sat fat), 833mg sodium, 19g carbs, 4.5g fiber, 11.5g sugars, 30.5g protein

Green Plan SmartPoints® value 7*
Blue Plan (Freestyle) SmartPoints® value 7*

Purple Plan SmartPoints® value 7*

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes



1 1/2 tbsp. light Thousand Island dressing

1 1/2 tsp. finely minced onion

1/8 tsp. granulated white sugar (or a dash of no-calorie sweetener)

1/8 tsp. white wine vinegar



3 cups shredded lettuce

4 oz. raw extra-lean ground beef (4% fat or less)

1/3 cup finely chopped onion

1/8 tsp. garlic powder

1/8 tsp. onion powder

Dash each salt and black pepper

2 tsp. yellow mustard

2 tbsp. shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese

3 hamburger dill pickle chips, chopped

1 tsp. sesame seeds

Optional toppings: chopped tomato, ketchup, additional yellow mustard


In a small bowl, thoroughly mix sauce ingredients.

Place lettuce in a large bowl.

Bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Add beef, onion, and seasonings. Cook and crumble for about 5 minutes, until beef is fully cooked and onions have softened.

Remove skillet from heat. Add mustard, and stir until well mixed.

Add beef mixture to the large bowl. Top with remaining ingredients.

Top with sauce, or serve it on the side.


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