Working in a restaurant is SO hard when trying to eat clean. Being surrounded by customers gorging on burgers and garlic bread is just temptation central. I’ve even developed a new love for French’s yellow mustard.
So, I took it upon myself to create a burger which was low calorie, low in fat and high in DELICIOUSNESS. This particular recipe equates to about 250 calories so no need to feel guilty after you inhale this bad-boy.
I would just like to say turkey burgers are literally SO much better for you then beef. They are around 150 calories and contain about 4 grams less fat than a beef burger. And in my opinion they are even tastier!
First things first, set your grill onto a medium heat. Grease a baking tray (I use coconut oil) and place the peeled mushrooms and the turkey burger underneath it. Leave it to cook for 12 minutes.
Whilst your are waiting for your burger and ‘bread’ (mushrooms..!) to cook, you can prepare your toppings. Choose a large tomato with a wide circumference and cut one slice from the middle. Then pick of a couple of leafs off your lettuce and about three rings of a slice of onion.
Once your mushrooms and burger are cooked, you can now assemble it! For extra stability, cut out the core of the mushroom and place your burger on top of it. Then you can add your choice of sauce (mine would of course be yellow mustard) and salad. Place your second mushroom on top and poke a cocktail stick down the center of it to hold its shape.
In true American diner style, add a gherkin on the end of your cocktail stick as a cute finishing touch. And there you have it; your skinny girl burger.
I think it may just be every girls dream to eat a tub of ice cream without getting fat. I can make your dreams come true!
A few months ago I tried out Blogilates’ (the fitness guru!) fake banana ice cream which literally consisted of mashing up a banana and freezing it. It was so convincing and tasty, I decided to make up my own variation.
All you need: 2 Bananas (178 cal) 2 Tbsp Desiccated Coconut (98 cal) 1 Tbsp Sesame Seeds (52 cal) 3 Tbsp Raisins (99 cal) 1/4 Tsp Pink Natural Food Colouring A Splash of Water + Freezer-friendly Tub + Mint = 427 for just one tub of fake ice cream which serves FIVE 85 calorie portions. Yes, it is true.
First things first, break up your two bananas and pop them in a blender till smooth. You may need to add a splash of water to help with the blending. Once its smooth, put it in a mixing bowl.
Now you can add your extras! Mix in your coconut and sesame seeds into the mixed banana. Make sure you do it thoroughly so that it is all spread evenly through-out!
I happen to have a weakness for strawberry ice cream, especially with chocolate chips on top… so lets make believe! Simply add your raisins as your ‘choco-chips’ and 1/4 of a teaspoon of pink food colouring as your ‘strawberry’ flavour. It looks pretty and the texture of the chewy frozen raisins is so yummy.
Now you are ready to pop it in the freezer! Simply pour it into a freezable tub and leave it there over night (8 hours +).
When serving, add a couple of leaves of mint for decoration to look extra cute; no-one will ever know your ‘super indulgent ice cream’ is a fake!