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HG's Sassy Wonton Tacos
HG's Sassy Wonton Tacos

'Tons of Yum!
This new starter is totally cute, amazingly delicious, and a calorie bargain, considering it has a fraction of the cals found in the original. HG's Sassy Wonton Tacos: Make 'em, crunch 'em, love 'em...

Ingredients:
8 small square wonton wrappers (often stocked near the tofu in the fridge section of the market)
4 oz. cooked skinless lean chicken breast, shredded
2 tbsp. BBQ sauce with about 45 calories per 2-tbsp. serving
3/4 cup dry coleslaw mix
2 tbsp. Newman's Own Lite Low Fat Sesame Ginger dressing (or another sesame ginger dressing with about 35 calories per 2-tbsp. serving)
2 tbsp. chopped cilantro 

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

To make the wonton shells, spray the inside and outside walls of a deep square or rectangular baking pan with nonstick spray. Evenly drape wonton wrappers over the pan's walls on a diagonal, making triangle-shaped "shells." (Use two pans, if needed, to keep wontons from overlapping.) Bake for 3 - 4 minutes, until just crispy enough to hold their shape. Remove pan from the oven and set aside to cool.

Combine chicken with BBQ sauce in a bowl and mix well. Set aside.

In a microwave-safe bowl, combine coleslaw mix, dressing, and cilantro. Mix well. Microwave for 45 seconds, until slightly softened. Set aside. 

Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray. One at a time, carefully remove wonton shells from the pan and fill each with a heaping tablespoon of BBQ chicken and a heaping teaspoon of cilantro slaw. Lay filled wontons gently on their sides on the baking sheet.

Spray the upward-facing sides of the wonton shells lightly with nonstick spray (for added crispiness) and bake for about 5 minutes, until warm and crunchy. Let cool slightly and serve!

MAKES 2 SERVINGS

Serving Size: 4 wonton tacos
Calories: 191
Fat: 2g
Sodium: 605mg
Carbs: 25g
Fiber: 1g
Sugars: 7.5g
Protein: 17g

PointsPlus® value 5*

Applebee's Chicken Wonton Tacos
Applebee's Chicken Wonton Tacos

Putting the TON in Wonton...
Appetizer menus are slightly evil. Not only do they target you at your hungriest, but also they're often packed with nothing but super-fattening options. (Whoever decided it's a good idea to start dinner with a bowl of greasy chips or mini cheeseburgers needs a good talkin' to!) The newest borderline-irresistible offering from Applebee's is this platter of savory Wonton Tacos. We expected the pork version to be a porker (and it is, with 940 cals and 47g fat), but even an order of the chicken treats has a calorie count that rivals the chain's 12-oz. Ribeye steak! Would you start a meal off with a STEAK? Probably not. And while it's true appetizers are meant for sharing, this particular starter seems pretty meager in size. But if the thought of adorable Asian-inspired tacos is too much for your food-loving brain to ignore (trust us; we get it), make our version. And when you're at The 'Bee's, skip the apps altogether and stick with the entrées on the Under 550 Calories menu. (Seriously, those meals are good!)

Serving Size: 1 order (about 4 wonton tacos)
Calories: 610
Fat: 24g
Sodium: 2,200mg
Carbs: 58g
Fiber: 4g
Sugars: n.a.
Protein: 40g

PointsPlus® value 16*

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