high protein recipes for weight loss cheeseburger bites

Cheeseburgers are one of those foods we find ourselves craving all the time. Unfortunately, when you’re looking for high protein recipes for weight loss, cheeseburgers are not usually at the top of the list. They’re typically high in fat and the bun adds quite a bit of carbs. Luckily, these macro-friendly cheeseburger bites give you all the flavor of your favorite fast food in a way that fits your high protein diet

high protein meals for weight loss cheeseburger bites

It’s important to note that if you want to keep this a high protein, low fat recipe, you’re going to need to make sure you use low fat cheese and low fat cream cheese. Luckily, both of these are very easy to find in a regular grocery store.

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Cheeseburger Bites Recipe Tips:

+  To make a more traditional cheeseburger bite, substitute chopped pickles for the jalapeños, and serve with ketchup or mustard!

+ If you want to make these lower in carbs or keto-friendly, substitute crushed pork rinds for the bread crumbs.

+ Use a spray oil, like avocado oil, to prepare your muffin tin so you don’t add a lot of extra calories from the oil. A silicone tray also helps you use less oil to prevent sticking.

high protein recipes for weight loss cheeseburger bites

High Protein Jalapeño Popper Cheeseburger Bites

These macro-friendly cheeseburger bites give you all the flavor of your favorite fast food in a way that fits your high protein diet.

Ingredients
 

Yield: 12 Bites
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  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup low fat cheddar
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 4 jalapeños, seeded and diced
  • 4 egg whites
  • 6 tbsp fat free cream cheese
  • pinch of salt and pepper

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and oil a muffin tin.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients except the cream cheese. Mix until completely combined.
  • Fill each muffin tin half way, then top with ½ tbsp of fat free cream cheese, then top with more mixture. The mixture should fill 12 muffin tins.
  • Place into the oven and bake for about 20-25 minutes. Let cool 5-10 minutes before removing from the tin.
Serving: 1bite, Calories: 94kcal, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 12g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 26mg, Sodium: 167mg, Potassium: 196mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 65IU, Vitamin C: 6mg, Calcium: 64mg, Iron: 1mg
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