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Dear HG,

I hear about spaghetti tacos all the time on iCarly, and my kids have been begging me to make them. Do you have a guilt-free recipe? I want to eat 'em too!

Tacos... Por Favor!
Dear Tacos... Por Favor!,

You're in luck! I've been thinking about making spaghetti tacos à la HG for a while now. And people in pretty much every city I visit have been asking me for a swap. So here it is:

iHungry Spaghetti Tacos
PER SERVING (1 taco): 125 calories, 3.5g fat, 341mg sodium, 14.5g carbs, 3g fiber, 2g sugars, 9g protein -- PointsPlus® value 3*



Ingredients:
1 cup ground-beef-style soy crumbles
Mexican spices or taco seasoning mix, to taste
1 package House Foods Tofu Shirataki Spaghetti Shaped Noodle Substitute
1 cup canned crushed tomatoes
6 corn taco shells (flat-bottomed ones work best!)
3/4 cup shredded fat-free cheddar cheese
1/3 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup shredded lettuce 

Directions:
Prepare the crumbles according to the package directions, and season to taste with spices or seasoning mix. Rinse and drain the noodles VERY well, pat with paper towels to remove ALL moisture, cut 'em up a bit, and place 'em in a microwave-safe bowl. Add the crushed tomatoes and seasoned crumbles, mix well, and then nuke for a minute. Give it a stir, and then evenly distribute the spaghetti mixture among the taco shells, about 1/3 cup per shell. (If you want, warm the taco shells slightly in the microwave or toaster oven before filling 'em.) Top each evenly with cheese, onion, and lettuce. Tada!

MAKES 6 SERVINGS

Psssst... If you make these with a serving of whole-wheat pasta (2 oz. uncooked; about 1 cup cooked) instead of the Tofu Shirataki, each one will have about 150 calories, 3.5g fat, and 3g fiber. Enjoy!



HG,

I'm dying to know what the new VitaTop flavor is -- the one you've been hinting at! I look forward to my morning VitaTop every day. Hope the new flavor is something breakfasty. SPILL IT... PLEASE!!!

Vita-Crazed in Hackensack
Dear Vita-Crazed,

Here's the deal. I PROMISED my friends at Vitalicious that I would NOT reveal the new flavor before they give the okay. The good news is that it'll happen at some point over the next two weeks! And we'll be running a fantastic special offer where HGers can try the new VitaTops before anyone else. Plus, I'm going to have the new Tops with me NEXT THURSDAY (6/24) at the Hungry Girl Happy Hour cocktail party on Long Island. The party will be at The Garden City Hotel at 7pm, and YOU are invited! ("YOU" refers to everyone reading this... not just Vita-Crazed in Hackensack.) That bash is being sponsored by the Vita people, so we'll have PLENTY of samples to go around -- along with cocktails and party foods from the soon-to-be-released book Hungry Girl Happy Hour: 75 Recipes for Amazingly Fantastic Guilt-Free Cocktails & Party Foods. (You can pre-order now!) Hope to see you at the party! Click for more details... and more upcoming events. And here are a couple of hints about the new flavor: It does NOT involve chocolate, and it would be GREAT for breakfast (or dessert)!

 
CHEW ON THIS:
Today, June 16th, is National Fudge Day. Time to whip up a batch of our Old Time Rocky Road Fudge... or maybe our classic Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge. Or BOTH! Mmmmmmmfudge...
 
 
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