I can never get enough of McDonalds. It’s my favourite fast food joint and I am always there whenever the opportunity comes along. Unfortunately my body can’t take the calorie consumption for the amount of times I want to eat it. So it always comes back to making my own and creating a low calorie version of my favourites.
Just wish I could crack the McDonalds sauces as I never really know where to start with them!
But as long as I can have a very tasty burger at home and then also have some amazing fries (that are also low calorie) along with a nice milkshake then I am happy.
So here goes:
My ultimate burger recipe
You can get my burger recipe by clicking here. I featured it on the blog ages ago and it is one of my most shared recipes. It also goes down very well with Dominic and our Son and often comes out when we fancy something naughty but nice!
When you look at a small cheese burger at McDonalds and think that they have more than 300 calories in them and that there is hardly anything there, then you look at making your own and think that you can have the same calories for a massive one!
My very low calorie French Fries
These are a dream and if you have your own Air Fryer you have your own diet chips for very little hassle in a few minutes. Have them thin or fat, as much salt as you get at McDonalds or however you like. The choice is yours.
From a fat point of view there are just a couple of teaspoons of olive oil (or you can use fat free spray) in each portion.
They also go well with whatever you’re eating, whether its burger and chips, pizza and chips (oh yes we will be featuring that on the next blog post) or even a big bowl of chips to have while you are feeling like a carb hit.
You can grab my chips recipe here.
I adore milkshakes.
I find it really annoying that they don’t serve milkshakes in McDonalds in Portugal. I mean there should be some kind of law against that! They say its something to do with the type of milk in Portugal. Well we are in a hot country and probably crave them more than other people in other countries.
This then results in me going into milkshake overdrive when I am back in England and heading straight to the big M.
We bought a soup machine late last year and it is one of those multi-functioning kitchen gadgets. It steams, it blends, and it makes soup and so on. Plus with a machine like this it makes an amazing milkshake or a smoothie (depending on how healthy you are feeling!)
So here goes, here is my strawberry milkshake recipe:
1Pt Skimmed Milk
1Tsp Vanilla Extract
450G Fresh Strawberries
Add the milk, honey, vanilla extract, nutmeg and fresh strawberries. Blend until smooth and pour into glasses and serve. If you prefer it thicker reduce your milk by about ¼ or use semi skimmed milk instead of skimmed.