Calories: 1266 kcal (or 826kcal)
Macros: 77g Protein, 62g Carb & 78g Fat
If you’re trying to swerve the bread but love tasty burgers, then all hope is not lost. Personally, I find buns a tasteless waste of calories. Ditch the cheap buns and use those calories for tastier things – such as a sweat treat after dinner. 😉 The burgers here are immense and taste mediterranean-healthy without the bread weighing them down. Home-made Beef patties with melted Mozzarella, Onions, two beefy Flat Mushrooms and the fresh crunch of Gem Lettuce. But that’s just the start – the Sauerkraut-Beetroot Coleslaw is sharp, smoky and crunchy, making for a perfect partnership. Of course, some fries are needed to complete the plate, and Sweet Potato fries lift burger and chips to a new level of yumminess. 😋
For a smaller lower calorie option, just half the burger and coleslaw ingredients and drop the Sweet Potato Fries to 150g. This will save you 440 calories.
- Lean Beef Mince – 250g
- Diced Onions – 2x tablespoon
- Crushed Garlic (lazy) – 1x teaspoons
- Mozzarella – 93g
- Gem Lettuce – 20g
- Large Flat Mushrooms – 2x
- Rice Bran Oil – 1x teaspoon
- Sweet Potato Fries – 220g
- Sauerkraut – 3x tablespoons
- Shredded Beetroot – 30g
- Carrots – 1x small
- Light Mayonnaise – 2x tablespoons
- Seasoning/flavours – Coriander, Sea Salt, Black Pepper, Dried Basil
- Grass-fed Beef is one of the most nutritious foods you can eat, and is a great source of protein, Creatine and Carnosine, both very supportive to having developing and maintaining a lean physique and brain function. It is loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and various other nutrients that can have profound effects on health, such as Niacin, B12, B6, Iron, Zinc and Selenium. Grass-fed beef is even more nutritious than grain-fed, containing plenty of heart healthy Omega-3s, the fatty acid CLA, along with more Vitamins A and E.
- Sweet Potato offers a nice hit of vitamin A, C, Copper, K & B6, plus has a lower blood sugar response than white potato due to it’s high fibre content that slows the absorption of the carbs.
- Mushrooms, Garlic, Onions and Sauerkraut are great sources of indigestible fibre and have prebiotic benefits for your guts microbiome.
- White Mushrooms are being touted as nature’s nutritional supplement as they are loaded with the nutrients our bodies need to generate energy and repair cells — including digestive enzymes, a spectrum of B vitamins, protein, and vitamin D2.
- Sauerkraut is one of the best prebiotics combined with being probiotic due to the fermentation process. Next to no calories, but so incredibly good for promoting good gut health and a happy microbiome.
- Beetroot is a good source of iron, nitrates, betaine, magnesium and other antioxidants, in addition to helping lower blood pressure and boost exercise performance.
- Garlic being consumed on a daily basis (in food or raw) helps to lower cholesterol levels because of the anti-oxidant properties of Allicin. It is also immensely beneficial to regulate blood pressure and blood sugar levels.
- Carrots are a rich source of Beta carotene – a powerful antioxidant that can also be converted into vitamin A in the body to help maintain healthy skin.
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