Health coach shares her delicious recipe for a ‘McDonald’s Big Mac’ with 100 calories shaved off: ‘It tastes exactly the same and it’s lighter’
- A women’s nutrition coach has shared her easy Big Mac ‘fake away’ recipe
- Chloe, from the Sunshine Coast, said her homemade burger at 33g of protein
- She posted the recipe to her popular Instagram page attracting dozens of likes
- The burger has eight ingredients and is 100 calories lighter than the real thing
A health and fitness guru has shared their recipe for a high-protein lower-calorie Big Mac ‘fake away’.
Posting to her popular Instagram page, women’s nutritional coach Chloe said her burger dupe has just 475 calories which is almost 100 calories lighter than the real version, and has fresh, nutritious ingredients.
‘It tastes pretty damn bang on, PLUS it doesn’t leave me feeling yuck in my gut and a little hungry still,’ the Sunshine Coast health enthusiast wrote in the post.
A health coach has shared her high-protein, guilt-free recipe for a homemade Big Mac ‘fake away’ using just eight ingredients
Sunshine Coast nutritionist Chloe (pictured) said her burger dupe has just 475 calories which is almost 100 calories lighter than the real version, and has fresh, nutritious ingredients
Chloe’s homemade Big Mac uses just eight ingredients that can be bought from any major supermarket including lean beef mince, brioche buns, burger thins, pickles, cheese slices, lettuce, and sauce.
She starts by moulding the mince into burger patties by separating into two round balls and flattening them on some non-stick paper.
Altogether, the flavour-packed burger has a total of 475 calories, 39.4grams of carbs, only 20grams of fat and 32.9 grams of protein
Chloe generously seasons the patties with salt and pepper and fries them up in a non-stick pan flipping after a minute or two.
‘Flatten them down again with your spatula to keep them nice and flat. Flip them after a minute or two, they will hold shape fine I never have any trouble with them not staying together,’ she wrote.
While the patties are cooking, she chops the lettuce, dices the onion and sets them aside.
Once the patties are done, Chloe suggests lightly toasting the brioche buns in the pan with the inside facing down and assembles her burger.
She adds the lettuce, cheese, patty, onion, burger thin, sauce, pickles, another patty and more lettuce between the buns to make it look like a real Big Mac.
Altogether, the flavour-packed burger has a total of 475 calories, 39.4grams of carbs, only 20grams of fat and 32.9 grams of protein.
Many of Chloe’s 37,100 followers were impressed with the simple, guilt-free recipe and said they were keen to try it for themselves.
‘OMG! If I can find lettuce this is all I’m eating this weekend,’ one joked.
‘Gosh I can do relate to this, home cooking over take out any day! Thanks so much for sharing your tips as it helps me a lot with ideas,’ wrote another.
Recipe: How to make Chloe’s high protein Big Mac ‘fake away’
- Aldi brioche buns
- TipTop Burger thins
- Coles extra lean beef mince
- Cos or ice berg lettuce
- Cheese slices
- Brown onion
- Coles special burger sauce
1. Make your mince into two round patties, just roll them into a ball and flatten them on some non-stick paper. Heavily season both sides with salt and pepper.
2. Finely chop your lettuce and onion and set aside.
3. In a non-stick fry pan on medium heat get your pan nice and hot then add your patties, flatten them down again with your spatula to keep them nice and flat. Flip them after a minute or two, they will hold shape fine.
4. You can lightly toast your buns in the pan also, this is optional.
5. Stack your burger with the sauce lettuce, onion, pickle, cheese, patty and thins – making sure the thin is in the middle.