Big Mac In A Bowl – 2 Syns on Slimming World Extra Easy

big mac in a bowl slimming worldOne of my favourite things before I began Slimming World, I have to admit was Macdonalds until I found out a Big Mac will set you back about 25 Syns (nearly double your daily allowance) ooops not the sort of thing you want to be eating really although they taste soo good :-)

So I began looking for healthier alternatives and I came across a little recipe in a Facebook group called Big Mac in a Bowl. I was like really?? I must try this and I can tell you I was not disappointed. It really does taste and smell like the real thing minus the bread and is a must try for anyone who loves junk food. The only thing you need to Syn is the thousand island dressing which is fantastic so go on give Big Mac in a Bowl a try……

Big Mac In A Bowl - 2 Syns on Slimming World Extra Easy
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Only 2 Syns on Extra Easy Plan
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: British
Serves: 1
  • 200g of extra lean minced beef (ensure it is extra lean otherwise it isn't free)
  • Chopped onion
  • Pickled gherkin, sliced - I don't like these though so I left it out
  • Shredded iceburg lettuce
  • 4 tbsp of kraft light thousand island dressing (2 Syns)
  • Sliced tomato - I added this as I love tomatoes
  • 3 mini babybel light cheeses – sliced
  1. Add the onions and mince to a frying pan
  2. Fry with fry light until brown and cooked through
  3. Layer the bottom of a bowl with shredded lettuce & some gerkin & tomato
  4. Then add over the top half of your mince and onions
  5. Add half the slices of babybel on top
  6. Then add another layer of lettuce, gerkin & tomato
  7. Add the rest of the mince/onion on top
  8. Place other half of babybel slices on top
  9. Enjoy!


About Karen

Currently following Slimming World this blog is about my personal diet journey for long term changes and so i can look fabulous on my wedding day. You will find reviews of diet products, lots of tasty recipes and diet tips to help and inspire others on their diet journeys.

9 Responses so far.

  1. Amy says:

    The cheese on top of the pic shown looks like a cheese slices cut up, not a baby bel. Still gonna give it ago but use a chilli mix and then add a dollop of fat free ( ish ) cheese spread so it melts. I love playing with recipes!!!

  2. Jenny says:

    Looks and sounds delicious. Can I just ask though, what happens with the thousand island dressing? Do you mix into the mince or drizzle over the top?

  3. Jennifer says:

    This looks great!!! How many syns on original plan will this be?

    • Karen says:

      You would need to use the cheese as HEA and syn the dressing which would be the same syn value, everything else would be free on the red/original plan I believe but please do check in your book and SW online or in your group to ensure before eating :-)

  4. Amy says:

    Where does the thousand island dressing come into it? Its not part of the recipe!

  5. Lucy says:

    I love this recipe thank you

  6. Debbie Simpson says:

    Just had this for lunch, delicious! Couldn’t find Kraft dressing so used Morrison’s own

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