Big Mac Salad, a healthy eating recipe

Last night, Holly made Big Mac salad for dinner, and several folks on twitter were asking for the recipe.

It’s become one of our favorite meals, and weighs in at only 260 calories per serving, as opposed to roughly 570 for a traditional Big Mac. And, to us, the flavor is there! It satisfies the craving without being “heavy”. So, without further ado, here’s the recipe.

2 T. diced onion

5 oz. 95-97% lean ground beef

2 T. Reduced calorie thousand island dressing.

1/8 t. white vinegar1/8 t. onion powder

3 c. shredded romaine lettuce

2 T. reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese

1 oz. dill pickle slices

1 t. sesame seeds

Cooking spray


Cook onion in a small. lightly greased skillet over medium high heat about 2-3 minutes.  Add beef and cook until fully browned.


While beef is cooking, mix together dressing, vinegar, and onion powder.


To assemble, top lettuce with ground beef and sprinkle with cheese. Top with pickle slices, drizzle with sauce and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

As you can see, it’s a pretty simple recipe! If you’re looking for a calorie friendly, reasonably simple and healthy meal, we both highly recommend you try it!

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