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Hungry Girl Today: 02.10.09



HG's Faux-Fried & Fabulous Calamari

Calamari Me!

Think it's IMPOSSIBLE to enjoy guilt-free "fried" calamari? It's NOT!


4 oz. raw calamari rings (not breaded)

1/4 cup Fiber One Original bran cereal

3 tbsp. panko bread crumbs (like the kind by Progresso)

2 tbsp. fat-free liquid egg substitute (like Egg Beaters Original)

1/4 tsp. garlic powder

1/4 tsp. onion powder

1/4 tsp. Italian seasoning

1/4 tsp. salt

black pepper, to taste

Optional: reduced-fat Parmesan-style grated topping, lemon wedges, low-fat

marinara sauce


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Using a blender or food processor, grind Fiber One cereal to a breadcrumb-

like consistency. Pour crumbs into a plastic container that has an airtight lid

(or into a sealable plastic bag). Add panko, garlic powder, onion powder,

Italian seasoning, and salt. Add as much pepper as you like. Seal and shake

to mix thoroughly.

Make sure calamari rings are as dry as possible. (Use a paper towel to soak

up moisture.) Place them in a dish, and pour egg substitute over them. Toss

to coat evenly.

Transfer rings to the crumb mixture, and secure lid or seal bag. Shake until

rings are thoroughly coated, and then place rings on a baking sheet sprayed

with nonstick spray. Open any rings that are sticking to themselves.

Bake calamari in the oven for 15 minutes, flipping them about halfway

through, until firm and fully cooked. If you like, sprinkle with Parm-style

topping and serve with lemon wedges and/or marinara sauce. YUM!


Serving Size: 1 heaping cup

Calories: 236

Fat: 4g

Sodium: 779mg

Carbs: 31.5g

Fiber: 7g

Sugars: 1g

Protein: 23g

PointsPlus® value 6*


Romano's Macaroni Grill Calamari Fritti

Squid Forbid

We've all been there before. You're out with friends and SOMEONE decides to

order the fried calamari. The plate shows up and although you try to resist,

you grab one little ring. Then another. And another. So how bad are those

oily little pieces of breaded, deep-fried squid? Um, pretty BAD. The Calamari

Fritti (don't let the dainty Italian name fool you) appetizer at Macaroni Grill

has over 1,100 calories and more than 80g fat! (Granted it's meant for

sharing, but the stats are still insane no matter how many squid lovers you

cram into your booth.) Those crazy numbers aren't unlike most other similar-

sized appetizers of this stuff. But don't fret, calamari-cravers. Our swap is

unbelievably delicious and contains a tiny fraction of the calories and fat.

Here's looking at you, squid!

Serving Size: 1 order

Calories: 1,180

Fat: 81g

Sodium: 1,260mg

Carbs: 65g

Fiber: 3g

Sugars: n.a.

Protein: 43g

PointsPlus® value 32*

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Today, February 10th, is National Cream Cheese Brownie Day. What better

way to celebrate than with a batch of our Swirls Gone Wild Cheesecake


Is your BFF a sucker for seafood? Click "send to a friend" and share the

calamari love!


*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.



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