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Love Sloppy Joes and Big Macs? Try Joy Bauer's healthier versions

TODAY'S Joy Bauer updates two of America's favorite foods by making low-calorie (and veggie) versions of a Big Mac and Sloppy Joes.
/ Source: TODAY

A meatless Big Mac? Sloppy Joes sans the ground beef? Oh yeah! And I’m willing to bet that even the biggest meat-lovers will enjoy sinking their teeth into the two hearty and healthy dishes below.

Skinny Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes are a favorite in my house, but the standard from-the-can version can set you back more than 600 calories. I remade the classic comfort food using lentils instead of beef and swapping the starchy roll for roasted zucchini boats. The result: A deliciously light spin (just 82 calories!) that you can most definitely go back for seconds or thirds—even fourths—of!

Joy's Low-Calorie Sloppy Joes
Joy's Low-Calorie Big-Mac
Joy Bauer's shows Kathie Lee and Hoda how to make a lightened up Big MacNathan Congleton / TODAY


Sing to the tune of the classic jingle of McDonald's Big Mac, but with a few vegetarian tweaks: “One all-plant patty, special sauce, lettuce-please, pickles, onions on a whole grain bun!” Try this vegetarian version tonight and I promise, you won’t be disappointed.

Get the recipe here!

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