Lean & Green Healthy Mini (Big) Mac Salad

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Feb 19, 2021 | Jump to Instructions

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Mini (Big) Mac Salad
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You know you've hit a major milestone in your healthy eating lifestyle when you can make a healthier version of foods that are typically deemed unhealthy. I know when I started following the 5+1 plan, that's exactly what happened to me. Yes I was eating tons of salads, but they were just not as good as this recipe! No bland dressings or more greens than I really wanted.

When I first began eating this recipe, I would take it to work and my coworkers would ask if it was a Big Mac… Which led to the name "lean and green Big Mac salad".

Do you love to dine on healthy
food every day? Make this healthy lean and green
Mini (Big) Mac Salad
recipe and you'll be creating a
entree that is absolutely amazing, keeps you on any healthy meal plan and satisfies your cravings!




Cooking Time
10 minutes
Prep Time
5 minutes

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Lean & Green Mini (Big) Mac Salad Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp White Onions Diced
  • 5 oz Lean Ground Beef
  • 2 tbsp Wish-Bone Light Thousand Island Dressing
  • ⅛ tsp White Vinegar
  • ⅛ tsp Onion Powder
  • 3 cup Romaine Lettuce Shredded
  • 2 tbsp Reduced-Fat Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 oz Dill Pickle Sliced
  • 1 tsp Sesame Seeds

Lean & Green Mini (Big) Mac Salad Instructions

  1. Heat a small, lightly greased skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion & cook until fragrant, about 2-3 minutes. Add the beef and cook until fully browned
  2. Mix together the dressing, vinegar and onion powder.
  3. To assemble: Top lettuce with the ground beef and sprinkle with cheese. Top with pickle slices. Drizzle with sauce, and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

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Cooking Time
10 minutes
Prep Time
5 minutes

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