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IT'S ALMOST SUMMER! Sure, technically, summer doesn't start 'til June 21st. But everyone knows Memorial Day weekend kicks it off, which means... IT'S ALMOST SUMMER! So, here are some fun recipes you can make on a grill (or in a grill pan)! 
Grilled Go Fish! Soft Tacos

PER SERVING (2 tacos, 1/2 of recipe): 273 calories, 5.75g fat, 330mg sodium, 30g carbs, 5g fiber, 5g sugars, 27g protein -- PointsPlus® value 7*

We LOVE these things and DEFINITELY recommend going for the optional fruit salsa topping. Mmmmm!



Ingredients:

For Tacos
2 tbsp. lime juice 
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/8 tsp. salt
Two 4-oz. raw tilapia fillets (or other flaky white fish)
Four 6-inch corn tortillas
1 cup shredded cabbage or dry coleslaw mix
1/4 cup chopped tomato

For Avocado Cream
2 tbsp. mashed avocado
2 tbsp. fat-free sour cream
1/2 tsp. lime juice
Dash garlic powder, or more to taste
Dash chili powder, or more to taste
Dash salt, or more to taste

Optional topping: fruity salsa

Directions:
Combine lime juice and spices for the tacos in a large bowl, and mix well. Add fillets and evenly cover both sides of each with seasoned lime juice. Let marinate in the fridge for at least 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine all ingredients for avocado cream in a small bowl and mix well. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Spray a grill or grill pan with nonstick spray and bring to medium heat. Grill fish for 5 minutes, and then very carefully flip. Grill for 3 more minutes, or until cooked through. Set aside.

Heat tortillas on the grill or grill pan until warm and just slightly toasted, about 1 minute per side. Plate and spread evenly with avocado cream. Break fish into pieces and evenly divide among tortillas. Top with cabbage, tomatoes and, if you like, some fruity salsa. Fold and enjoy!

MAKES 2 SERVINGS
SW BBQ Chicken Quesadilla

PER SERVING (entire quesadilla): 273 calories, 8.75g fat, 935mg sodium, 29g carbs, 13g fiber, 6.5g sugars, 32g protein -- PointsPlus® value 7*

This sassy southwest treat is perfect for one, but it can easily be doubled... or quintupled... or octupled...

Ingredients:
1 tbsp. BBQ sauce with about 45 calories per 2-tbsp. serving
1 wedge The Laughing Cow Light Original Swiss cheese
1 La Tortilla Factory Smart & Delicious Low Carb/High Fiber Large Tortilla
2 oz. cooked skinless lean chicken breast, chopped or shredded
1 tbsp. canned black beans, rinsed and drained
1 tbsp. corn kernels, thawed from frozen
2 tbsp. shredded reduced-fat Mexican-blend cheese
1 tbsp. chopped scallions
Optional dips: salsa, fat-free ranch dressing, additional BBQ sauce

Directions:
In a small bowl, mix BBQ sauce and cheese wedge until blended. Lay tortilla flat and spread BBQ-cheese mixture on one half of the upward-facing side. Top mixture on that half with remaining ingredients and set aside.

Spray a grill or grill pan with nonstick spray and bring to medium-high heat. Place the half-loaded tortilla flat on the grill or grill pan, and cook for 2 minutes. Using a spatula, carefully fold the plain half of the tortilla over the filling and press down lightly to seal. Carefully flip and grill for 3 more minutes, or until both sides are crispy.

Once cool enough to handle, slice into wedges. If you like, dunk in salsa, ranch dressing, or additional BBQ sauce. Enjoy!

MAKES 1 SERVING
Low-Cal Cookout Recipe Roundup!

Don't wuss out and bring plastic cups or napkins -- make an HG-approved contribution to your backyard bash of choice! 

I Can't Believe It's Not Potato Salad - Our first faux-tato salad recipe, for all your potluck needs! Our new German-ish Potato-ish Salad rocks, too. Mmmmm... BACON!

Sweet Caramelized Onion Dip - C'mon, it's not a party without a delicious dip! And this is the most delicious one around.

Crunchy Sassy Chinese Slaw - Fruit + veggies + nuts + yummy dressing = the PERFECT side dish!

Chicken D'lish Kebabs, Grillin' of the Corn, and Girl on Grill Veggie Wraps - Three fun recipes you can throw together on the grill.

Slow-Cookin' Pulled Chicken, Pump-Up-the-Jam Cocktail Weenies, and Glaze of Glory Candied Carrots - Make these ahead of time, and have your slow cooker escort you to the party to keep your goodies warm 'n delicious!


CHEW ON THIS:
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