Mac Attack Lettuce Wraps + More Healthy Fast-Food Swap Recipes

Aug 29 2019
Fast food is a guilty pleasure, but today we’re healthing it up! Mac-- er, MAKE these Big Mac inspired lettuce cups at home. Classic McDonald’s flavor with a fraction of the fat and calories...

Hungry Girl's Healthy Hungry-Girl-Healthy-Mac-Attack-Lettuce-Wraps Recipe

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1/4th of recipe (3 lettuce cups): 278 calories, 12.5g total fat (5g sat fat), 800mg sodium, 9g carbs, 1.5g fiber, 5g sugars, 30g protein

Freestyle
SmartPoints® value 7*

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

Sauce

1/4 cup light Thousand Island dressing

2 tbsp. finely chopped onion

1/2 tsp. granulated white sugar (or 1/4 tsp. no-calorie sweetener)

1/2 tsp. white wine vinegar

 

Filling

1 lb. raw extra-lean ground beef (at least 96% lean)

1/2 cup finely chopped onion

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 tsp. onion powder

1/8 tsp. each salt and black pepper

2 tbsp. yellow mustard, or more for topping

12 medium iceberg or butter lettuce leaves

3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese

24 hamburger dill pickle chips, chopped

1 tbsp. sesame seeds

Optional toppings: chopped tomato, ketchup

Directions:

In a small bowl, thoroughly mix sauce ingredients.

Bring a large skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Add beef, onion, and seasonings. Cook, stir, and crumble until beef is fully cooked and onion has softened, 5 - 7 minutes.

Remove skillet from heat. Add mustard, and mix well.

Spread lettuce leaves with sauce and fill with beef mixture, about 1/4 cup each. Top with cheese, chopped pickles, and sesame seeds.

MAKES 4 SERVINGS

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