Nice buns! That's what you'll be telling your plate when you whip up these SUPER SIMPLE almond meal burger buns... these bad (good) boys are my new obsession! (seriously, I just had them for lunch for the 3rd time this week).
I love CARBS just as much as the next person, particularly lately with the cooler weather setting in, bread is looking and tasting yummo. If you follow my DLOG you know I have a very balanced approach to the term 'healthy' with nutrition and exercise. I certainly don't believe in restricting, deprevation and cutting out entire food groups, and that also means carbohydrates!
Balance is just that, balancing your intake; if you had a heap of bread/carbs at lunch pull back at dinner, if your breakfast plate was the size of your head your lunch and snacks will look a little different, if you have a sugary afternoon treat pull back on your sugar consumption every other meal/snack. Simple. No 'treat' days or waiting until the weekend to have chocolate and treats, if you balance each and every day life is a whole lot sweeter (pardon the pun) and you won't have the urge to go all out binge-fest on the weekend.
This is why I turn to these almond meal low carb buns on the occasion. On the weekend for example I indulged in ice cream and chocolate in the afternoon and had bread with my lunch so I was due for a lighter dinner. I still craved a burger but also had some serious bloat issues from the treats and knew if I ate a big arse burger bun that would not sit well in my tummy (its all about the 'feeling' for me!). So I got the experience of the burger (veggie burger) and the bun (almond meal low carb) while keeping the calories low.
Almond meal is low in carbs, contains good fats and is gluten free! You can just buy almond meal in the health food section of your supermarket. I love using almond meal as its a great little replacement for flour and binds together well, it doesn't go all crumbly and fragile like most gluten-free options.
Keep this 4-ingredient recipe in the cook book at home for a super simple go-to burger experience if you feel like you need to tighten things up on the calorie front. Alter the quantities to make a bigger batch for the family/friends or future bun use.
4-ingredient burger bun
serves 1 (1 top and 1 bottom bun)
1/3 cup almond meal
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
salt, mixed herbs
Heat a non-stick frying pan with a small scrape of coconut or olive oil.
Mix all ingredients in a small bowl. Sit (the mixture, not you!) for 1-2 minutes to thicken a little.
Spoon mixture into pan in two small round bun size portions. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
Transfer to a plate and top with your favourite burger ingredients!
Hayley @ fitbitch
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