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03.09.07
 

 
Today is National Crabmeat Day, and HG's whipped up some crab-tastic recipes that'll have you clawin' for more! Dig in!   
Crazy-Creamy Crab-Stuffed Mushrooms

(Entire recipe: 135 calories, 3g fat, 975mg sodium, 12g carbs, 2g fiber, 4g sugars, 16g protein = PointsPlus® value 3*)

 

These make both an awesome appetizer and a hot 'n cheesy snack!

Ingredients:
12 small-to-medium-sized (1 - 2" wide) brown mushroom caps (stems removed)

2 oz. drained white crabmeat

2 tbsp. celery; minced

2 tbsp. red pepper; minced

1 wedge The Laughing Cow Light Cheese (any Light flavor)

1 tbsp. fat-free sour cream

1 tbsp. fat-free cream cheese

2 tsp. fat-free cheese flavor sprinkles (like the ones by Molly McButter)

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Wipe mushrooms clean with a damp paper towel and then dry them. Place with the rounded sides down on a baking dish sprayed lightly with nonstick spray. Combine all other ingredients and stir until well mixed. Evenly distribute crab mixture among the mushroom caps. Place in the oven for 10 - 12 minutes, until hot. Enjoy the creamy, crab-tastic goodness! Makes 12.

 

HG's Crab-ulous Smothered Burrito!

(Entire burrito: 260 calories, 4.5g fat, 1,480mg sodium, 43.5g carbs, 19.5g fiber, 3.5g sugars, 26g protein = PointsPlus® value 7*)

 

This fiber-and-protein-packed meal is a smothered seafood sensation!

 

Ingredients:

2 oz. drained white crabmeat

2 tbsp. fat-free cream cheese

2 tbsp. fat-free sour cream

1/4 tsp. lemon pepper seasoning

1/2 tsp. dried parsley

1 cup broccoli florets

1/4 cup canned black beans

1 La Tortilla Factory Low Carb Low Fat Tortilla, Large Size (or another low-calorie, high-fiber tortilla*)

1/4 cup La Victoria Green Chili Enchilada Sauce (or another green enchilada sauce*)

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place broccoli in a microwave-safe bowl with 2 tbsp. water and cover; microwave for 3 minutes. Drain any remaining water and set aside. Stir to combine crabmeat, cream cheese, sour cream, parsley and lemon pepper seasoning. Place crab mixture on one half of the tortilla and top with steamed veggies and black beans. Roll tortilla up tightly and place on a baking dish sprayed lightly with nonstick spray. Place dish in the oven and heat for 10 minutes (or until insides are thoroughly heated and tortilla is slightly toasty). Meanwhile, heat up the enchilada sauce (stovetop or in the microwave). Remove burrito and top with sauce. If desired, top with a dollop of fat-free sour cream (not included in nutritionals). Enjoy! Serves 1.

HG's Cheesy 'n Crabby Crustless Quiche

(1 slice: 150 calories, 1.5g fat, 810mg sodium, 8g carbs, 1g fiber, 4.5g sugars, 26g protein = PointsPlus® value 4*)

 

This crab concoction will impress everyone -- and it's super-simple to create!

 

Ingredients:

2 cups Egg Beaters, Original

1/2 cup skim milk

12 oz. drained lump crabmeat; chilled

3/4 cup Kraft Fat Free Shredded Cheddar Cheese (or another fat-free shredded cheddar*)

1 large tomato; chopped

1 small onion; sliced

1/2 cup sliced peppers

1 and a 1/2 cups fresh spinach

1 tbsp. reduced fat grated parmesan cheese

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 tsp. pepper

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Stir to combine all ingredients except for the grated parmesan. Pour mixture into a deep casserole dish (quiche will rise during cooking) sprayed with nonstick spray. Use a fork to ensure that all of the veggies and crab are submerged in the egg mixture. Place dish in the oven and cook for 30 minutes. Next, carefully remove the quiche from the oven and evenly distribute grated parm over the top; return to oven. Allow quiche to cook for approximately 20 minutes longer, until quiche top has puffed and is firm & golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool before cutting. Serves 5!

 

HG Alternative: Imitation crabmeat can be substituted in all of these recipes. Nutritional info will be similar, but sugars and sodium may be slightly higher.

 

*Nutritionals are calculated using the brands mentioned. Exact numbers may vary when using substitutions.

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*The PointsPlus® values for these products and/or recipes were calculated by Hungry Girl and are not an endorsement or approval of the product, recipe or its manufacturer or developer by Weight Watchers International, Inc., the owner of the PointsPlus® registered trademark.