Australian nutritionist Cooking with Chloe shares how to make a healthier McDonald’s burger at home
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 had 33g of protein
- She posted the recipe on her popular Instagram page and attracted dozens of likes
- The burger has eight ingredients and is 100 calories lighter than the real one
A health and fitness guru has shared their recipe for a “fake away” of a high-protein, low-calorie Big Mac.
On her popular Instagram page, women’s nutrition coach Chloe said her burger dupe has only 475 calories, which is nearly 100 calories lighter than the real version, and contains fresh, nutritious ingredients.
“It tastes damn good, PLUS I don’t feel bad in my stomach and still a little hungry,” the Sunshine Coast health enthusiast wrote in the after†
A health coach has shared her high-protein, guilt-free recipe for a homemade Big Mac ‘fake away’ with just eight ingredients
Sunshine Coast nutritionist Chloe (pictured) said her burger dupe has only 475 calories, which is nearly 100 calories lighter than the real version, and contains fresh, nutritious ingredients.
Chloe’s homemade Big Mac uses just eight ingredients that you can buy at any major grocery store, including lean ground beef, brioche buns, burgers, pickles, cheese slices, lettuce, and sauce.
She starts by shaping the ground beef into burger patties by dividing them into two round balls and flattening them on some non-stick paper.
In total, the flavorful burger has a total of 475 calories, 39.4 grams of carbohydrates, only 20 grams of fat and 32.9 grams of protein
Chloe seasons the patties liberally with salt and pepper, then deep-fry them in a non-stick pan after a minute or two.
Flatten them again with your spatula to keep them nice and flat. Turn them over after a minute or two, they will hold their shape. I never have a problem 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 ready, Chloe suggests lightly toasting the brioche buns in the pan with the insides down and assemble her burger.
She adds the lettuce, cheese, patty, onion, thin burger, sauce, pickles, another patty, and more lettuce between the buns to make it look like a real Big Mac.
In total, the flavorful burger has a total of 475 calories, 39.4 grams of carbohydrates, only 20 grams of fat and 32.9 grams of protein.
Many of Chloe’s 37,100 followers were impressed by the simple, guilt-free recipe and said they’d like to try it for themselves.
‘OMG! If I can find lettuce, that’s all I’ll be eating this weekend,” one joked.
‘Gosh, I can relate to this, cooking at home every day over takeaway! Thank you so much for sharing your tips as it helps me a lot with ideas,” wrote another.
Recipe: How to fake Chloe’s high protein Big Mac
- Aldi brioche buns
- TipTop Hamburger thinner
- Coles extra lean ground beef
- Cos or iceberg lettuce
- Slices of cheese
- brown onion
- Cole’s special burger sauce
1. Make two round patties from your ground beef, just roll them into a ball and flatten them on some non-stick paper. Season both sides generously with salt and pepper.
2. Finely chop your lettuce and onion and set aside.
3. In a non-stick frying pan over medium heat, make your pan nice and hot, then add your patties, flatten them again with your spatula to keep them nice and flat. Turn them over after a minute or two, they will hold their shape.
4. You can also lightly toast your buns in the pan, this is optional.
5. Stack your burger with the sauce, lettuce, onion, pickle, cheese, patties and thin slices – make sure the thin is in the middle.