Big Mac in a Bowl


In my quest to bring you the best, this week we WOW! another great recipe! Since this recipe hit the Lean and Green Recipe sites, it's blown up like wildfire.

Once again, BE CAREFUL though.  We've seen lots of versions of this Optavia Big Mac in a Bowl Low Carb Recipe, and have to tell you, the ingredients (especially the condiments) and the calorie counts are all over the place.

Please pay attention to recipes you follow and ALWAYS double check recipes and counts before making. (You NEVER have to worry about Stacey's recipes if you're on program though! We always double check for compliance with Optavia 5&1 Counts before publishing)

One thing we did notice in many of the comments on other recipes was that this one was easy and looked great, but lacked flavor.  NO MORE! Stacey's gone ahead and worked her Wow! magic on this recipe and recreated it in such a wey that it is super easy, but more importantly, takes the parameters of a low carb diet recipe (especially those of you looking for Optavia 5&1 Diet Recipes) and made sure it complies.

Ready? Here we go!  Give this one a try, WE PROMISE you won't be disappointed!

Happy Cooking-



Big Mac in a Bowl

  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time:   10 Minutes
  • Total Time: 25 Minutes

Servings: 1


  • 6 ounces 97% lean ground beef (or turkey if preferred)

  • 1 T Stacey Hawkins Garlic and Spring Onion Seasoning 

  • 2 C shredded lettuce

  • 1/4 C chopped tomatoes

  • 2 dill pickles, cut into rounds

  • 1 tablespoons chopped sweet onion

  • 2 T Light Thousand Island Dressing

  • 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar

  • 2 T reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese

  • 1/2 tsp sesame seeds


  1. Place a small frying pan over medium heat. When hot, add the ground beef and Garlic & Spring Onion Seasoning.

  2. Saute until fully cooked, about 8-10 minutes total. Remove from heat and set aside to cool slightly while making salad.

  3. Add the lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and onions to a bowl. Toss to combine.

  4. In a smaller bowl, whisk together dressing and vinegar.

  5. Top the salad with the ground beef, sprinkle with sesame seeds and cheese and drizzle with dressing.

  6. Serve immediately and enjoy!


    Serving Size is this entire dish and is 1 Leanest Lean,  2 Healthy Fats, 3 Green and 3 Condiment servings.

    In this recipe, we used a low-sodium dill pickle as the sodium content in pickles can be quite high. Choose a pickle that's right for your dietary needs.

Nutrition Facts

Optavia Counts Per Serving

0 - Lean

0 - Leaner

1 - Leanest

3 - Green

3 - Condiments

2 - Healthy Fat

Weight Watchers Points
Per Serving

NA Weight Watchers Points

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Nutritional Data Information:

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