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HG's Sassy Saucy Ribwich
HG's Sassy Saucy Ribwich

Not-So-Porky Pig
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. And while we LOVE the taste of the original, Mickey D's McRib has too many calories and fat grams for its (and our!) own good. Here's the (vegetarian-friendly) answer...

1 frozen MorningStar Farms Hickory BBQ Riblet (or alternative below!)
1 Arnold/Brownberry/Oroweat Sandwich Thins roll or Pepperidge Farm Deli Flats roll
3 hamburger dill pickle chips
3 thin slices onion

Prepare Riblet according to package directions. Meanwhile, split roll in half and lightly toast.

Stack Riblet, pickles, and onion on the bottom half of the roll. Finish it off with the top half. Now chew!


Serving Size: 1 sandwich
Calories: 335
Fat: 4.5g
Sodium: 1,299mg
Carbs: 60.5g
Fiber: 10.5g
Sugars: 28g
Protein: 22g

PointsPlus® value 9*

HG Alternative! For a lower-carb swap with less sodium, enjoy this with crispy lettuce leaves in place of a roll, and nix the pickles -- that version has 240 calories, 3.5g fat, 815mg sodium, 39.5g carbs, 6.5g fiber, 25.5g sugars, and 19g protein (PointsPlus® value 6*). Hooray!

Another HG Alternative! For a swap with less sodium, use a refrigerated Gardein Slow Cooked Barbecue Riblet. That'll save you 310mg sodium!

McDonald's McRib
McDonald's McRib

This Little Piggy...
Humans are obsessed with the McRib sandwich. People dream about it, The Simpsons spoofed it, and there are numerous Facebook fan pages devoted to the pork-packed McTreat. When one measly sandwich has over 25 grams of fat, though, we have a hard time getting all excited over it. But one fact remains: The combination of BBQ sauce, pickles, onions, and rib meat is delicious. (DUH.) So we turned to the alterna-rib from MorningStar Farms, a.k.a. the Riblet. The first time we tasted that thing, we nearly fell out of our chairs -- so this HG swap practically made itself. Just grab a package of those meatless wonders from the freezer section, slice up an onion, and load up a flat roll with pickles and ribby goodness!

Serving Size: 1 sandwich
Calories: 500
Fat: 26g
Sodium: 980mg
Carbs: 44g
Fiber: 3g
Sugars: 11g
Protein: 22g

PointsPlus® value 13*

HG Heads Up: Yup, our version is higher in sodium and carbs -- but it does save you more than TWENTY grams of fat. For a lower-carb swap with less sodium, see the recipe alternative.

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