Lifestyle Food Hungry Girl: How to Make a Healthy Big Mac at Home By Lisa Lillien Published on April 17, 2017 04:30 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Lisa Lillien is the author of the popular Hungry Girl website and email newsletter, featuring smart, funny advice on guilt-free eating. She is also the author of eleven books, six of which debuted at number one on the New York Times Best Sellers list. Read her PEOPLE.com blog every Monday for slimmed-down celebrity recipes and more. There’s no denying it — the Big Mac is a classic. However, with many of us staying away from excess calories and starchy carbs these days, a burger with an extra bun half in the middle feels pretty archaic. That’s probably one of the main reasons McDonald’s released the Mac Jr. — a limited-time, downsized version of the original. Unfortunately, the smaller burger will still cost you 460 calories and 27g of fat! I knew I could make this one over and save loads of calories in the process, and that’s exactly what I did. Bonus: Mine’s vegetarian friendly! WATCH THIS: We Tried It: A Burger Cleanse Hungry Girl: How to Make a Healthy In-N-Out Burger at Home Hungry Mac ‘Bella Jr. Sauce1 tbsp. light Thousand Island dressing1 tsp. finely minced onion⅛ tsp. granulated white sugar⅛ tsp. white wine vinegar Sandwich1 portabella mushroom cap (stem removed)One 100-calorie flat sandwich bun1 slice reduced-fat cheddar cheese3 hamburger dill pickle chips1 tbsp. diced onion¼ cup shredded lettuce Hungry Girl: Roasted Veggies You’ll Want to Add to Every Meal 1. In a small bowl, thoroughly mix sauce ingredients. 2. Bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Place mushroom cap in the skillet, rounded side down. Cover and cook until soft, about 4 minutes per side. Blot away excess moisture. 3. Spread half of the sauce on the bottom bun. Top with mushroom cap, cheese, pickles, onion, and lettuce. 4. Spread remaining sauce on the top bun, and place it on the sandwich, sauce side down. Serves: 1Prep: 5 minutesCook: 10 minutes Nutritional information: 234 calories, 7g total fat (2.5g sat fat), 627mg sodium, 33g carbs, 7.5g fiber, 8.5g sugars, 14g protein ‘Til next time… Chew the right thing!