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Brisbane Woman Shows How To Make McDonald’s Big Mac Using Ingredients From Aldi

Brisbane Woman Shows How To Make McDonald’s Big Mac Using Ingredients From Aldi


A Brisbane woman wants people to know you can still ‘have your cake and eat it too’ while trying to lose weight. Bec Hardgrave has become an instant hit on TikTok after sharing her low-calorie recipes from supermarket giants such as Aldi.

Bec has been following the Equalution nutritional program, based on flexible eating, since 2019 and says she now knows which foods to eat in order to consume the least amount of calories while not missing out on the taste. 

“I also learned about the science-based method of tracking macronutrients,” Bec told

“This discovery made me want to research and learn more and more about nutrition.”

Thanks to her research the health fanatic has discovered an array of healthy food options from Aussie supermarkets that most people may not be aware of. Her most recent is creating a healthier Big Mac alternative using items from Aldi that she says tastes “just like” the McDonald’s version.


@bechardgraveBig Mac … Aldi Edition ? ##aldihack ##mcdonalds ##maccas ##aussiethings ##briochebuns ##fyp ##burger ##hacks♬ Shivers – Ed Sheeran

In the video Bec shows viewers how to recreate the iconic Big Mac burger using ingredients from Aldi for only 420 calories while getting over 30 grams of protein.

“I found these Aldi brioche buns at and they taste literally just like Macca’s,” she explains in the video.

“Get 100 grams of lean beef, press it down with a plate to make it flat, add your smoked cheese.”

She then says to add burger sauce, raw onion, lettuce and pickles.

“This is 420 calories and over 30 grams of protein and I’m loving it.”

Bec says she love showing people that they don’t have to deny themselves any food while trying to eat healthy. It’s all about making smart choices.

“I think it’s ridiculous that people think they can’t have a slice of birthday cake because they’re on a restrictive diet. You should be able to enjoy your life and still have goals,” Bec said to

“I find there is a lot of misinformation in the fitness and health industry and it is very over complicated. I want to show people that they don’t have to eat super bland and boring food to lose weight. I also really enjoy helping people and if they are able to get a little closer to their weight loss goals by choosing yummy snacks that I discover, I think that is really cool.”


Images: TikTok & Pixabay

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Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal is a writer and blogger who loves nothing more than watching back to back episodes of crime shows. Should she ever find herself needing to cover up a crime, she'll know exactly what to do! Her dream is to one day live in Palm Springs where she can do her writing poolside while drinking endless gin and tonics. Mum to the cutest twin boys in the world, she loves nothing more than the sound of their laughter (usually heard when they're conspiring against her). Entertainment writer and pop culture junkie, she will be bringing you all the celebrity gossip and news that your brain can handle. You can follow her blog at and on Instagram at Chrystalovevintage

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