Friday Foodspiration: Healthy Burger Helper


In college I was “the cook” in the house. . . my specialty hamburger helper. Yes, at this point browning beef and add a spice pack and noodles made me the chef.

Luckily, my kitchen skills have improved since then and my idea of a well balanced nutritious meal has changed tremendously. It still sounds like an awesome comfort food though.

So, when I found macaroni shaped miracle noodles at Thrive Market** I knew what I had to do. Healthify one of the least healthy meals being had in America. Hope your family enjoys it as much as my family did (luckily my kids have never had the name brand Hamburger Helper so they didn’t have that to compare it to).

Gluten Free. Grain Free. Soy Free. Preservative Free. Artificial Color and Flavor Free. Sugar Free. Low Carb.


  • 1 lb Lean Ground Beef

  • 2 cups Spinach, chopped

  • 2 tsp Arrowroot Powder

  • 1 tsp Onion Powder

  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder

  • 2 tsp Paprika

  • 1 tsp Sea Salt

  • 1 cup Beef Bone Broth

  • 1 can Diced Tomatoes, non salt added

  • 1 pkg Wonder Noodle Macaroni Shaped (Thrive Market brand of Miracle Noodles, much less $$)**

  • 1/4 cup Nutritional Yeast


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and cook beef until browned, drain extra fat, then add spinach until wilted.

  2. Sprinkle with arrowroot powder and spices, stir to combine.

  3. Add the bone broth, and diced tomatoes and stir until well combined. Bring to a boil.

  4. Stir in miracle noodle “pasta” and simmer for 10 minutes over medium-low heat.

  5. Stir in nutritional yeast and continue to cook over low heat until sauce thickens.

** If you’ve never tried Thrive Market, this is where I find my favorite things to meet my gluten and dairy free needs. It’s like Costco meets the health food store with 25-50% off retail prices. Plus, when you spend a certain amount (usually $49) you get an absolutely free product with your order.

Even better, you can search for foods based on dietary preferences, values, or food allergies. For example, you can search all Whole 30 Approved foods or Low FODMAP Friendly or Non GMO organic. Follow this link -> Thrive Market and you can try it for free with a 25% off coupon.