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15 minute Healthy Bun less Big Mac Bowl

Healthy and Big Mac in the same sentence is hard to imagine right? Well let me tell you, it is possible! This will kick any Big Mac craving you’re having in the butt, keep your carbs low and help you stay on track with your goals.

There is a fun optional ingredient that some of you might think, “What the heck is that?” For that reason, I’m going to drop this awesome link so you can read all about one of my favorite healthy ingredient swaps… nutritional yeast aka nooch!

This recipe can be put on top of any of your favorite vegetables. I’ve tried it with spinach, spaghetti squash, and zoodles, but feel free to use anything you feel would compliment the beef or taste great in a Big Mac.

Ingredients

  • 1lb extra lean ground beef
  • 1 tbsp. avocado (or olive) oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • ¼ cup low-fat low-calorie Thousand Island dressing
  • 3 tbsp. ketchup (or I liked to replace it with 3 tbsp. tomato sauce +2 tsp. coconut sugar)
  • 2-3 tbsp. yellow mustard
  • 2-4 tbsp. nutritional yeast (optional)*
  • Tomatoes, diced (fresh, not canned)
  • Pickles, sliced and halved

Directions

Heat oil in a large frying pan, add diced onions. Sautee onions until their translucent, approximately 3 to 5 minutes. Add ground beef, cook through and strain. Combine Thousand Island dressing, ketchup (or tomato sauce & coconut sugar) and yellow mustard. Add sauce and nutritional yeast to beef. If it’s not saucy enough for you, add extra dressing, tomato sauce/Ketchup, and mustard, 1tbsp at a time. Add diced tomato and pickles and stir. Serve with your favorite vegetable. Top with ketchup and mustard, also optional. If you’re on the 21day fix then follow the directions below for assembly.

For my fellow fixers: 1 red 1-2 green (customizable), .5-1 orange (depending on how many extra tablespoons you add to the recipe).

When you’re assembling the bowl, measure out your vegetable of choice, then the meat mixture, then the diced tomato & pickles.

*4 tbsp. of nutritional yeast = 1 protein. I personally use it to get that boost of B12 and feel that 4 tbsp. throughout the whole recipe doesn’t affect the protein count much in one portion, so I chose not to change my count.

 

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