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Easy Two-Ingredient Summer Recipes (Hot Couples)

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07.15.11
 

With these quickie recipes at your fingertips, you can spend less time cooking and more time having fun! And who doesn't like having fun? Read on, people!

 
 
  Crystal Light Sugar-Free Drink Mix + Fat-Free Plain Greek Yogurt


PER SERVING (half an On-The-Go packet + 6 oz. yogurt): 105 calories, 0g fat, 80mg sodium, 7g carbs, 0g fiber, 6g sugars, 18g protein -- PointsPlus® value 2*


OMG. Why didn't we think of this sooner?! Just mix a serving of the powdered drink mix (about 1/2 tsp.) into a 6-oz. cup of the yogurt (Fage ROCKS!), and mix, mix, mix. (Then mix some more.) Once the color is uniform, spoon away! You get a sweet, fruity, thick yogurt treat in practically any flavor you can imagine. Fruit punch? Yup. Lemonade? Sure! Cherry pomegranate? Heck, yeah. For ten calories more, keep things naturally sweetened and go with Crystal Light Pure. You MUST try this, people!!! For the love of all that is guilt-free and delicious... 

 
  Strawberries + Crumbled Reduced-Fat Feta Cheese


PER SERVING (10 large strawberries + 1/4 cup feta cheese): 123 calories, 4.5g fat, 431mg sodium, 14.5g carbs, 3.5g fiber, 8.5g sugars, 7.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 3*


The combo of sweet fruit and salty cheese is a time-honored tradition. But we'd be willing to bet that you've never had it this way before! Start by slicing the stem ends off of your berries -- cut off about 1/3rd of an inch so there's a small opening in each berry. If needed, use a narrow spoon handle to make the opening larger... You'll be stuffing feta crumbles in there! Evenly fill the openings with the cheese, breaking the crumbles into smaller pieces if needed. Chomp, chomp! 

 
 
 
  Corn on the Cob + The Laughing Cow Light Cheese Wedge


PER SERVING (1 large ear of corn + 1 cheese wedge): 158 calories, 3g fat, 250mg sodium, 29g carbs, 4g fiber, 5.5g sugars, 6.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 4*


Another home-run couple here. Start by preheating your grill to medium-high heat. Spray a large piece of heavy-duty foil with nonstick spray. Grab a wedge of your favorite Laughing Cow Light flavor, and slather it all over a corn cob. Place the corn on the foil, and tightly wrap it up. Grill for about 15 minutes, covered, turning occasionally with tongs. Let cool, unwrap, and chow down! P.S. This is absurdly delicious with the Blue Cheese flavor. Ab. Surd. Ly. 

 
  Broccoli Cole Slaw + Pico de Gallo


PER SERVING (1/4th of recipe, about 1 cup): 55 calories, 0g fat, 315mg sodium, 12g carbs, 3g fiber, 6g sugars, 2g protein -- PointsPlus® value 1*


Here's an easy summer side dish with a kick. Just empty a 12-oz. bag of broccoli cole slaw mix (about 4 cups) into a large bowl. Add 1 1/2 cups fresh pico de gallo (or chunky salsa) and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour. Then drain excess liquid or serve with a slotted spoon. Four servings of YUM, coming up!

 
 
 
  Salmon Fillet + Taco Seasoning Mix


PER SERVING (one raw 4-oz. fillet + 1 tsp. seasoning mix): 215 calories, 12g fat, 282mg sodium, 1.5g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g sugars, 22.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 5*


If you've been wishing for a fish dish that doesn't taste... um, fishy... this one's for you. Spray a grill pan with nonstick spray, and bring it to medium-high heat on the stove. Rub half a teaspoon of the seasoning mix onto each side of a skinless fillet. Grill until flaky and cooked through, 4 - 5 minutes per side. Fiesta time! Pssst... It pairs nicely with some of that pico-ed up broccoli slaw and a cheesy corn on the cob!

 
 

HG FYI: The PointsPlus® values for the above recipes were calculated using the recipe method, which counts the carbs, protein, etc., from fruit and veggies -- even though fruit and most veggies have a value of 0. If you prefer, calculate the values for these couples by adding up the individual ingredient values!

 
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