All the flavors of a loaded burger, in a lower carb package!

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healthy burger bowls

A fully loaded burger is one of life‘s greatest pleasures. If you invite me to your cookout, I’m the one piling my burger high with all of the toppings that I can get my hands on. If you’re like me and love a burger with all the fixins but want a lower carb option, then these Healthy Burger Bowls are for you! 

These burgers skip the bun, but they don’t skip on the flavor. All of your favorite toppings plus a delicious healthier burger sauce tie it all together for a meal that’s filling and delicious. They’re awesome to make for meal prep too, so you can enjoy them for lunches or dinners throughout the week. Hope you enjoy them as much as we did! 

healthy burger bowls

Making healthy burger bowls 

I love these because they’re super customizable. I wrote the recipe based on the toppings I would normally put on my burger, but you can totally add or subtract ingredients depending on what you like. While I make this recipe with ground beef, you can substitute turkey, chicken, tofu, etc. to make it fit your diet! To make these, I used:

For the burger meat:

  • Lean ground beef 
  • Worcestershire sauce 
  • Salt, pepper, garlic powder
  • Grated onion (grating it is key!)

Just grate the onion into the meat and season. Spray a skillet over medium high heat with cooking spray and cook until meat is done (7-8 min, no pink remaining). Set aside. 


  • Chopped romaine lettuce (which is really your base)
  • Tomato 
  • Avocado 
  • Fat free cheddar cheese 
  • Pickles
  • Other great toppings would be: chopped red onion, caramelized onions, pickled jalapeños, micro greens, etc! 

Clean and chop your veggies. Create a base of romaine and top with ground beef mixture and all of your toppings. 

healthy burger bowls

Burger sauce: 

  • Light mayo
  • Ketchup 
  • Dijon mustard 
  • Dill pickle relish
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Dash of hot sauce  
  • Salt and pepper to taste 

Combine all the burger sauce ingredients together and mix until fully combined. Taste and adjust seasonings as desired. Add a dollop to your burger bowls and enjoy!

healthy burger bowls

Healthy Burger Bowls

Jacklin Altman
These bowls are a lower carb version of a juicy, loaded burger. Add all of your favorite toppings and enjoy!
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 bowls
Calories 400 kcal


  • Mixing Bowls
  • Skillet


  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tsp salt
  • 1/2 Tsp pepper
  • 1/2 small onion grated
  • 1/4 cup light mayo
  • 1 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 Tsp Dijon mustard
  • Dash hot sauce
  • 1 tbsp dill relish
  • 1/4 Tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 cups romaine lettuce chopped
  • 2 cups tomato chopped
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 1/2 cup pickles chopped
  • 1 cup shredded fat free cheddar cheese


  • In a medium mixing bowl combine ground beef with seasonings and then great small onion directly into meat. Mix together to fully incorporate the onion. Heat a skillet over medium high heat, spray well with cooking spray, and cooked beef until completely cooked through and no pink remains (7-10 min). Set aside.
  • Create a base of romaine lettuce, top with ground beef mixture, as well as each of your toppings as desired.
  • Combine all burger sauce ingredients in a small mixing bowl and mix together to fully incorporate. Taste and adjust seasonings as desired. Add a dollop to your burger bowls and enjoy!


Calories: 400kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 40gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 79mgSodium: 1981mgPotassium: 1208mgFiber: 6gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 5730IUVitamin C: 19mgCalcium: 469mgIron: 4mg
Keyword weight watchers, WW, dinner, entree, salad, burger, keto
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