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Who has time to cook a big, elaborate meal in the middle of the week? NO ONE! Check out our new super-easy foil-pack recipes. Just wrap, bake, and chew... 
So-Fancy Fish Pack

PER SERVING (entire recipe): 205 calories, 4g fat, 412mg sodium, 6g carbs, 2.75g fiber, 3g sugars, 35g protein -- PointsPlus® value 5*

This tastes like a fancy-schmancy restaurant meal, but it's something you can whip up at home in a FLASH. Nothing fishy about that!






Ingredients:
6 oz. raw tilapia, cod, or similar type of white fish
8 thin (or 6 thick) asparagus stalks, tough ends removed
2 slices lemon
1 tsp. light whipped butter or light buttery spread (like Brummel & Brown)
1/2 tsp. chopped fresh parsley
1/2 tsp. crushed garlic
1/8 tsp. salt

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a small bowl, mix together butter, parsley, garlic, and salt to form a thick paste. Set aside.

Lay a large piece of heavy-duty foil in front of you. Line up the stalks side by side (like a raft) in the center of the foil. Lay the fish on top of the asparagus.

Spread butter mixture evenly over the fish, and top with lemon slices. Fold and seal the top and bottom edges of the foil, and then the side edges, to create a well-sealed packet.

Place packet on a baking sheet, and cook in the oven for about 15 minutes, until asparagus is tender and fish is cooked through.

Allow packet to cool for a few minutes, and then cut to release steam before opening it entirely. (Careful -- steam will be hot.) Arrange fish and asparagus on a plate (use the lemon slices as a pretty garnish), admire, and eat!

MAKES 1 SERVING 
Chicken-with-a-Kick Pack

PER SERVING (entire recipe): 245 calories, 2g fat, 923mg sodium, 24.5g carbs, 5g fiber, 4.5g sugars, 31.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 6*

We're not sure what this is. A stew? A saucy taco filling? An entree? Whatever you call it, it's DELICIOUS!!!!

Ingredients:
4 oz. raw skinless boneless lean chicken breast, cut into pieces
1/3 cup canned tomato sauce
1/4 cup canned seasoned black beans, lightly drained
1/4 cup canned sweet corn, drained
1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 tsp. Tabasco Chipotle Pepper Sauce
salt, to taste

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well. Set aside.

Lay a large piece of heavy-duty foil in front of you. Scoop chicken mixture into the center of the foil. Fold and seal the top and bottom edges of the foil, and then the side edges, to create a well-sealed packet.

Place packet on a baking sheet, and cook in the oven for 15 - 17 minutes, until chicken is cooked through.

Allow packet to cool for a few minutes, and then cut to release steam before opening it entirely. (Careful -- steam will be hot.) This recipe is extra-saucy, so empty it right into a bowl. Dig in!

MAKES 1 SERVING

HG Tip! Sodium-counters can shave about 480mg sodium off this recipe by using no-salt-added tomato sauce and fresh or frozen corn. 
The Rat(atouille) Pack

PER SERVING (entire recipe): 168 calories, 0.5g fat, 682mg sodium, 37.5g carbs, 10.5g fiber, 20g sugars, 7g protein -- PointsPlus® value 4*

We're just sad that Frank, Dean, and Sammy never had the chance to try it...






Ingredients:
1 cup cubed eggplant
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/2 cup sliced and halved zucchini
1/2 cup canned fire-roasted diced tomatoes, drained
1/2 cup coarsely chopped onion
1/4 cup canned tomato paste
2 tbsp. finely chopped fresh basil
1/2 tsp. minced garlic
1/8 tsp. salt, or more to taste
dash red pepper flakes, or more to taste
dash black pepper, or more to taste

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients, and stir until veggies are evenly coated in tomato paste. Set aside.

Lay a large piece of heavy-duty foil in front of you. Scoop veggie mixture into the center of the foil. Fold and seal the top and bottom edges of the foil, and then the side edges, to create a well-sealed packet.

Place packet on a baking sheet, and cook in the oven for 30 minutes.

Allow packet to cool for a few minutes, and then cut to release steam before opening it entirely. (Careful -- steam will be hot.) If you like, season to taste with additional salt, red pepper flakes, and black pepper. Eat up!

MAKES 1 SERVING

  HG Heads Up: Click HERE for tips on wrapping up your foil packets perfectly! (But stick with our cooking times and use one packet, not four!)
CHEW ON THIS:
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