In celebration of our #1 New York Times Best Seller Hungry Girl 200 Under 200, here are a few guilt-free duos with under 200 calories each!
Lean Chicken Breast + The Laughing Cow Light Original Swiss Cheese = Cheesy Chicken Rollup
PER SERVING (5 oz. chicken** + 1 wedge cheese): 191 calories, 3.75g fat, 352mg sodium, 1g carbs, 0g fiber, 1g sugars, 35g protein -- PointsPlus® value 4*
Alright, before you get all "this sounds like HG's Stuffed Chick Cordon Bleu recipe" on us, let us explain. That Cordon Bleu recipe is sooo popular, easy and delicious, we think ham-avoiders might be feeling a little left out. And after trying the recipe without ham, we discovered that it tastes just as good! Simply follow the directions for our Stuffed Chick Cordon Bleu, but leave out the ham. SO, SO GOOD.
**Amount before cooking
Trop50 Orange Juice Beverage + Champagne = HG's Mmmm! Mimosa
PER SERVING (1/3 cup juice + 1/2 cup champagne): 93 calories, 0g fat, 5mg sodium, 5.5g carbs, 0g fiber, 3g sugars, <1g protein -- PointsPlus® value 3*
Get fancy, people, and brunch it up! If you're 21+, this one's for you. Trop50 has 50% less sugar and calories than regular OJ, is naturally sweetened, and tastes great. The juice drink cuts mimosa calories down BIGTIME. Simply mix up 1/3 cup Trop50 with 1/2 cup icy-cold champagne. Cheers!
Pillsbury Refrigerated Classic Pizza Crust Dough + Fat-Free or Low-Fat Marinara Sauce = Big Twisty Breadstick Dippers
PER SERVING (1 long breadstick + 1/4 cup sauce): 110 calories, 2g fat, 439mg sodium, 20.5g carbs, 1g fiber, 5g sugars, 3g protein -- PointsPlus® value 3*
Prepackaged pizza dough is quickly becoming our new BFF. Roll out a can and cut the dough into 12 long strips. Fold each strip of dough in half, end to end. Stretch and twist each strip, and lay it gently on a baking sheet sprayed with nonstick spray. (Feel free to cheat the whole 2-ingredient system here by sprinkling on some Italian seasonings!) Bake at 375 degrees for about 12 minutes, until golden brown and crispy, and serve with warm marinara sauce for dunking. FYI, we're currently in love with Dei Fratelli Homestyle Pasta Sauce, but Classico Tomato & Basil is a GREAT easy-to-find option.
PER SERVING (half of entire batch; about 3/4 cup): 100 calories, 2.5g fat, 295mg sodium, 19g carbs, 6.5g fiber, 7g sugars, 5.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 3*
Broccoli slaw can do no wrong in our book, so we're always trying to find new, fun ways to dress it up. And when a bag of that slaw is mixed with some Thai peanut dressing, good things happen. Pierce a 12-oz. bag of broccoli slaw to vent (if it isn't Mann's, MAKE SURE the bag's microwave-safe, or transfer the veggies to a microwave steamer), toss it in the microwave, and cook for 3 - 4 minutes. Let chill completely. Then add 3 tbsp. sauce and enjoy a delicious little snack. (It kinda kicks a craving for cold sesame noodles!) Feel free to have the entire batch as a super-filling 200-calorie snack or mini meal. BTW, Litehouse makes a great Thai dressing, but keep your eyes peeled for any peanut sauce or dressing that's low in fat with about 30 calories per tbsp.
Hebrew National 97% Fat Free Beef Frank + Bush's Original Baked Beans = Franks & Beans a la HG
PER SERVING (1 frank + 1/2 cup beans): 185 calories, 2.5g fat, 950mg sodium, 32g carbs, 5g fiber, 12g sugars, 12g protein -- PointsPlus® value 5*
Easy food is a beautiful thing. Food that's also delicious, under 200 calories, and PACKED with protein & fiber rocks our faces off. Bush's Original Baked Beans are, hands down, the best baked beans around (the Onion and the Barbeque ones are great, too!). And why not add a hot dog to the party? Whip this one up by bringing a pot or pan sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat on the stove. Chop your frank into bite-sized pieces and cook for 1 - 2 minutes, until the outsides are slightly crispy. Reduce heat to low, add beans, stir and cook just until beans are hot. Hooray for serious comfort food that's seriously fast!
Sunkist Light Blackberry Blueberry Smoothie + Yoplait Light Very Vanilla Yogurt = On the Moo-ve Smoothie
PER SERVING (3/4 cup smoothie + one 6-oz. container yogurt): 170 calories, 0g fat, 101mg sodium, 34g carbs, 1.5g fiber, 27.5g sugars, 6.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 4*
Not too long ago, we mentioned Sunkist's new Light Smoothies. We like 'em. They're fruity and delicious. But we've found a way to make 'em creamier and even more "smoothie-ish." Blend up about a third of the bottle with a container of fat-free yogurt and a cup of crushed ice (or 5 - 7 ice cubes). Then pour and enjoy! The yogurt adds a nice boost of protein and calcium, so this duo makes a great mid-afternoon pick-me-up. P.S. These are the flavors WE used, but you can mix 'n match whichever flavors you like!
CHEW ON THIS: Today, May 14th, is National Buttermilk Biscuit Day. Sure, buttermilk and biscuits go well together, but we're celebrating a few other tasty combos today instead...
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