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Reimagined 500 Calorie Burger King Cheese Whopper Burger

Recipe 1

Lighter Cheese & Shiitake Whopper Burger

Prep 5min
Cook 15min
Total 20min


Ingredients for 2 Cheese Whopper burgers:

  • Patty
    • 12oz 96% lean ground beef
    • 1 jalapeno, seeds removed and diced
    • 1 tablespoon The Fit Cook Everyday blend(or substitute 1 teaspoon garlic powder + 1 teaspoon onion powder)
    • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
    • Generous pinch of sea salt & pepper
  • 2 slices reduced fat cheddar
  • 2 oz mini shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon Bragg Liquid Aminos (or low soidum soy sauce)
  • 2 whole grain hamburger buns (I used Dave’s Killer Bread)
  • Pickle slices (OPTIONAL)
  • 2 slices beefsteak tomato
  • 4 slices white onion
  • 4 green lettuce leaves


Step 1

In a bowl, mix together the ingredients for the patty. Divide into 2 equally sized portions. Set a skillet on medium high heat. Once hot, spray with avocado oil or olive oil, then add the patty.

Step 2

Cook for 6 – 8 minutes on each side, or until your desired readiness. For the final minute of cooking add a thin slice of reduced fat cheddar to melt on top. Remove from the skillet.

Step 3

Toss in the shiitake mushrooms and add liquid aminos and cook for about 2 – 3 minutes until the mushrooms have reduced size. Remove from the skillet.

Step 4

If desired, toast the hamburger bun, otherwise, build the burger!  Add a serving of sauce(see recipe below) to the bun, then add the patty, mushrooms, pickles, onion, tomato, lettuce.

Recipe 2

Spicy Garlic Olive Oil Mayo



Ingredients for 3 servings:

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil (or reduced fat) mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons sriracha
  • 2 garlic cloves


Step 1

Add all ingredients to a small container and mix everything together.

Recipe 3

Air-Fried Smashed Potatoes



Ingredients for 4 servings

  • 1lb creamer potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • Avocado oil or olive oil spray
  • Sea salt & pepper to taste


Step 1

Bring a pot of salted water to a boil.  Once boiling, add the potatoes and baking soda.  Boil/cook for 18 – 22 minutes, or until the potatoes have softened and can be easily pierced with a fork.  Remove the potatoes and allow them to cool enough to be handled.

Step 2

Set an air-fryer or oven to 420F/216C.

Step 3

Use the bottom of a drinking glass or skillet to gently mash each potato.  Then place the mashed potato in the air fryer basket or on a baking tray.  Generously spray with avocado oil (on both sides), then season each side with a bit of sea salt & pepper.

Step 4

Cook for roughly 15 minutes or until the edges/skin of the potatoes are brown and crispy.  Season to taste with sea salt & pepper.

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Prep 5min
Cook 15min
Total 20min
Total Calories: 620cal
Total Carbs: 56g
Total Fats: 19g
Total Protein: 47g
Total Sodium: 4230mg
Total Fiber: 8g
Total Sugar: 10g
About Kevin - author


Hey, I'm Kevin

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and maintaining an active lifestyle.

By experimenting in the kitchen and sharing my meals on Tumblr, I learned healthy eating is not boring! By making a few adjustments to my favorite foods, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my wellness goals while satisfying my desire for BANGIN food! 😅 Now I try to help people around the world realize that same level of freedom in eating regardless of budget. Welcome, let's #DemocratizeWellness together!