These Diet-Friendly Burger Bites Are Genius!
If you’re on a diet, the idea of “burger bites” is probably infuriating for you. Just the sound of the food sends off warning signals in your head that are screaming YOU CAN’T EAT THAT. Well, if you’re a dieting burger lover, turn those sirens off. These burger bites are 100% diet-friendly. Don’t believe us? We don’t blame you…it sounds too good to be true. Watch the video below to see how you can indulge in the burger flavor you love with a healthy twist.
Are you wondering frantically how these burger bites are packed with flavor yet just a fraction of the calories you’d get from your traditional sliders? The secret is in the wonton wrapper – a low-carb, low-calorie substitute that’s fun to eat and not bad for you!
This recipes yields about 30 bites at only 39 calories, 5 grams of carbs, 1 gram of fat, and 3 grams of protein. Wow. And as an added bonus, this Mind Over Munch video shows you some fun exercise variations while your wonton bites cook up! Doesn’t get much healthier than that.
What do you think of these burger bites? Do you satisfy your burger cravings in a healthy way? Share your ideas in the comments section below.
WONTON BURGER BITES
• Wonton wrappers (you can find these in your local grocery store in the refrigerated section, usually near the tofu!)
• 1/2 tsp oil
• 1 tsp garlic
• 3/4 cup onion
• 1/2 lb extra lean ground turkey breast
• 1 cup spinach
• 1/2 cup tomato
• 2 Tbsp pickles or relish
• 1/4 tsp garlic powder
• 1/4 tsp onion powder
• 1/2 tsp paprika
• 1/2 tsp salt and pepper
• 1 egg white
• Low fat cheddar cheese
• 1/2 cup greek yogurt
• 2 Tbsp ketchup (feel free to use low sugar or sodium!)
• 1 tsp worcestershire
• 1 Tbsp sweet relish
• 1 Tbsp finely diced onion
• 2 Tbsp finely diced red bell pepper
• Dash of salt
2. Add ground turkey, breaking up the meat as it browns.
3. Add spinach, tomatoes, pickles, garlic/onion powder, paprika and salt and pepper.
4. Cook 6-10 minutes, until meat is cooked and spinach is wilted.
5. Preheat oven to 400 F.
6. Assemble bites, filling each wonton with 1 tsp of meat mixture and 1/2 tsp low fat cheddar. Using your finger, brush water along the sides of the wonton wrapper to help seal as you press ends together. Use a fork to crimp along the edges. Store assembled wontons under plastic wrap until all are completed to prevent drying. Yields ABOUT 30 assembled wontons.
7. Brush egg white on wontons and place on baking sheet lined with foil and sprayed.
8. Spray with cooking spray and bake for 8-12 minutes, until browned and crisp!