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With American cuisine being a strong contender for my all time favourite food, burgers and fries are without a doubt my go to cheat meal. Because of the insane amount of calories, sugar and god only knows what other ingredients your typical burger and fries meal contains, it’s fair to say it’s not something I eat regularly. Instead, I’ve come up with a healthier alternative to kick those cravings.

 Ingredients for 1 person

1 whole meal roll

40g light halloumi cheese

Large handful of lettuce

100g extra lean mince

185g sweet potato

30g salsa

1 tbsp guacamole

1/2 tsp ground coriander

1 tsp mixed herbs

1 tsp coconut oil

Frylight (or a similar alternative)

1/2 tsp paprika

Jalapenos (as many as your taste buds can handle!)


1. Wash and peel the sweet potato, then slice it into long and thin ‘chip like’ shapes. Spray with Frylight, dust with paprika and bake for 30-40 minutes at 200’C.

2. Whilst they’re baking, mix the coriander and mixed herbs in with the mince in a large bowl, then mould the mixture into either two small, or one large burger.

3. Fry the burger(s) in the coconut oil until cooked through, meanwhile, grill the halloumi cheese until hot.

4. Once the fries and burgers have cooked, place the burgers onto the sliced bun and top with the halloumi, guacamole, salsa and lettuce. Serve with the sweet potato fries.

Let me know if you have a go at this delicious low fat, 600 calorie meal. It’s a perfect recipe for a warm summer’s evening, and with the clocks changing in a couple of weeks there’s no time like the present to give this meal a whirl in the kitchen.


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