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Fitness guru remakes KFC Zinger burger with half the calories in foodie hack

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A fitness influencer has shared her secret cooking hack to make her "healthier version" of KFC Zinger burger – but viewers were divided about the recipe.

Bec Hardgrave, from Brisbane, east Australia, said she was inspired to find a healthier version of the burger after a visit to her local fast food outlet.

She tried the Zinger Crunch burger and wanted to replicate it with a lower calorie alternative.

The foodie decided to swap out the KFC chicken and burger buns with products from her local supermarket instead.

Posting the cooking tip online, Bec said: "I grabbed my Aldi brioche bun and hot and spicy chicken tenders.

"I used light mayonnaise and Siracha to make my 'Zinger' sauce. I toasted my buns and added crunchy slaws, the tenders, cheese.

"And finally I added some Doritos for that extra crunch.

"Altogether it was 456 calories. You guys definitely have to try this out, it's delicious!"

Taking a bit bite off the "fakeaway" burger, she gives verdict and admits that the chicken tenders aren't as delicious as the ones at the famous Colonel's.

But apparently, it's still worth a remake!

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"It’s also the perfect lower calorie alternative to the new KFC crunch range," she added.

But her viewers had doubts over the "healthy" aspect of the homemade burger.

One said: "The chicken tenders are frozen processed food, it's just as bad as KFC."

"That plastic cheese in your burger, sorry it's not healthy," a second wrote and a third added: "You bought the slaw, you didn't make anything. I would much prefer the KFC burger."

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Some said they don't mind to try making the burger and said it could be a good lunch option for their children.

"Looks better than the KFC one," a fan commented and another penned: "Well done, I've always wanted a Zinger remake!".

Yesterday, celebrity chef James Martin revealed why we shouldn't keep eggs in the fridge.

The special characteristics of the eggs could affect the flavour depending on where you keep them and it has a lot of do with the surrounding environment.

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