Hamburger Salad with No Carb Buns

Hamburger Salad is a new take on classic meal

Hamburger Salad is one of those meals that without the bread has no carbs, but the bun is the second best part of the burger, am I right? Why have no carbs and your buns too? Week 2, of Carb Cycling and I have to say it is not going as bad as I had envisioned it before trying out this new way of eating.  It still requires the same amount of planning and prepping as my typical meal plan did. I am still eating lots of yummy food taking in 2300 calories of protein and produce.

Carb Cycling

I have just rearranged my meals to be lower in carbs or no carbs on certain days.  There is only one difference my high carb day is kind of like a “cheat day,” and I don’t believe in cheat days or partake in them. I think in the 80/20 rule and lots of grace. 80% of the time I eat proper portions and types of food and 20% of the time I indulge in a birthday cake, pizza, or a sweet treat that I want.

It’s all about balance when making a lifestyle changing, and when I hear diet, my rebellious nature starts making plans on how to avoid it.  When meal planning this week I thought what can I feed my family and not have to make a huge difference in what I am eating. Also, there has been a horrible lie spread around that healthy food has to be nasty. I am making it a point to prove that appalling myth false.

hamburger salad

Eating Healthy on a Budget HACK

Hamburger salad is a monthly staple and really yummy. It’s on our 30 day favorite meals list which allows my family to basically eat 30 different meals a month. I have managed to make a list of about 30 (actually 43 meals) that my family loves and only one person may complain if I set it on the table. I use this when planning out my meals week-to-week.  I have been meal planning for years because it keeps me sane, I don’t have to worry about what I am making for dinner which is half the battle.

Saves on groceries

It keeps my grocery bill low and on budget by planning out my meals I can utilize what I already have and just get what I need. I am on a mission when I hit the grocery store because it is one of my least favorite chores to do is grocery shop. I like to get in and get done.  It also keeps everyone on one page. I am not the best meal “prep-per” its something that I am working on.

Easy to make

Hamburger Salad is super easy like all my meals. The thing that gives it pizzazz is the super easy sauce. It taste like a classic burger on a bed of lettuce and its a fun healthy way to eat a classic.  I replaced your classic hamburger bun with a Cloud Bread Bun which has less than 1g of carbs making this an excellent meal for a Carb Cycle No Carb day and very filling.  What’s a classic meal with a twist that your family loves?

Hamburger Salad (or Cheeseburger)

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Hamburger Salad (or Cheeseburger)


  • 1 lb. ground chicken
  • 1/2 cup onions
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 plum tomato diced (1 sliced)
  • 1/4 cup of scallions sliced
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut or Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup of True Made Food Ketchup
  • 3 Tbsp of Mustard
  • 2 Tbsp or pickles diced
  • Salt and pepper to tast
  • Avocado, sliced (optional)


  1. Saute onion and garlic in Coconut or Olive Oil for 2-3 minutes
  2. Brown Ground turkey in Onion garlic
  3. Mix Ketchup, mustard, salt and pepper in small bowl
  4. Add Ketchup mix to browned turkey
  5. Add pickles and tomatoes let simmer 5-7 minutes
  6. Serve on a salad mix with toasted buns or Cloud bread


For Cheeseburger Salad just add shredded cheese

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