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Lean & Green Bacon Cheeseburger Bites

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  • 1 LEAN 
  • 1 GREEN 

Are you a fan of burgers, but want to enjoy them without the guilt of consuming excess calories and unhealthy ingredients? Look no further than these Lean & Green Bacon Cheeseburger Bites! Packed with lean ground beef, crisp veggies, and flavorful spices, these mini burgers are both delicious and nutritious. Plus, they’re topped with crispy bacon and melted cheese for a mouth-watering finish. Whether you’re looking for a healthier twist on a classic burger or just want a tasty snack to share with friends and family, this recipe is sure to hit the spot. So fire up the grill and get ready to enjoy a guilt-free burger experience like never before!

Lean & Green Bacon Cheeseburger Bites


  • 1 lb. lean ground beef (93% fat-free)
  • ¼ cup finely chopped yellow onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp yellow mustard 
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1⁄2 tsp salt 
  • Cooking spray 4 ultra-thin slices of cheddar cheese, each cut into 6 evenly-sized rectangular pieces 
  • 3 pieces of turkey bacon. cooked according to package directions. each cut into 8 evenly-sized rectangular pieces 
  • 24 dill pickle chips 
  • 4-6 large green leaf lettuce leaves, torn into 24 (total) small square-shaped pieces 
  • 12 cherry tomatoes sliced in half

Lean & Green Bacon Cheeseburger Bites


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Combine the beef, onion, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, and salt in a medium-sized bowl, and mix well. Form mixture into 24 small meatballs (about one tablespoon mixture per). Place meatballs onto a foil-lined baking sheet, and bake until cooked through about 15 minutes. Leave oven on.
  3. Top each meatball with a piece of cheese, then return to the oven until the cheese melts, for about 2 to 3 minutes. Let the meatballs cool.
  4. To assemble bites: on a toothpick layer, a cheese-covered meatball, a piece of bacon, and a pickle chip. piece of lettuce, and tomato half, in that order.


Optavia Lean and Green Recipes

Hi, we have found that almost the 3rd person facing the problem of being overweight. In our team and research, we have some fellows who have been facing this for years. So at the beginning of 2021, we began to take the weight loss efforts seriously and have lost 60 lbs so far on the OPTAVIA 5&1 Plan! It's been amazing, and while our journey isn't over, we are well on our way! When we started our team and fellows had a hard time finding the top OPTAVIA 5&1 recipes, so we were so inspired to build this website to help compile some of what I felt are the best OPTAVIA recipes around. We are very happy to share it with you as well! For those not familiar, OPTAVIA is not some fad diet but instead is a program designed to help those who are looking to lose weight make better choices with their health and wellness via better habits. We've worked hard to make sure that all OPTAVIA 5 and 1 recipes listed are approved for the OPTAVIA 5&1 plan.

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