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Hungry Girl Today: 7.10.09

By now, you've probably heard all about how healthy salmon is. But don't be

duped into ordering some crazy-high-calorie fish dish! Check out our

shockers, swaps, and a recipe that is too good to be believed (you'll just

have to make it and see). Dig in!

BITE IT! Chili's Guiltless Honey-Mustard Glazed Salmon

PER SERVING (1 serving): 420 calories, 20g fat, 610mg sodium, 13g carbs,

2g fiber, sugars n.a., 50g protein -- POINTS® value 10*

This entree proves that salmon doesn't have to be served bone-dry and by

itself to qualify as a guilt-free option. It's got a sweet, fat-free honey-

mustard glaze, and it's served with steamed veggies sprinkled with

Parmesan cheese. Well played, Chili's.

FIGHT IT! Romano's Macaroni Grill Grilled Salmon

PER SERVING (1 serving): 1,090 calories, 53g fat, 2,520mg sodium, 87g

carbs, 4g fiber, sugars n.a., 56g protein -- POINTS® value 25*

Over a thousand calories for grilled salmon??!! What gives? This here fillet

features a "savory honey glaze." Um, what did they do to get the calories so

high, shellac it in that sugary glaze? The pile of spinach orzo pasta on the

plate doesn't exactly help. After all, spinach-speckled noodles do not count

as a vegetable.

CHEW IT! SeaPak Salmon Burger

PER SERVING (1 burger): 110 calories, 3g fat, 380mg sodium, 1g carbs, 0g

fiber, 0g sugars, 18g protein -- POINTS® value 2*

We were mourning the loss of Omega Foods Wild Salmon Burgers when we

stumbled on this fish burger. If you want to enjoy a salmon burger Red-

Robin-style (like the next offender on our list), but without the insane amount

of calories and the absurd fat count, here's what to do. Grab a small high-

fiber bun and load it up with lettuce, tomato, and onion. Grill up your salmon

patty and slather it in Dijonnaise. You'll have a FANTASTIC swap with only

about 260 calories and a POINTS® value of 5*. Woohoo!

BOO IT! Red Robin Grilled Salmon Burger

PER SERVING (1 burger): 856 calories, 50g fat, 1,244mg sodium, 53g carbs,

4g fiber, sugars n.a., 47g protein -- POINTS® value 20*

This one certainly sounds like a smart choice at the self-

proclaimed "gourmet" burger joint. After all, it isn't even a ground burger

where mysterious ingredients often hide. It's just grilled salmon on a bun

with some veggies and Dijon sauce. Yet it has more fat and calories than the

Crispy Fish Burger! Eeeks!

EAT IT! Hungry Girl's Slammin' Smoked Salmon 'n Bacon B-Fast Sandwich

PER SERVING (entire sandwich): 194 calories, 3g fat, 936mg sodium, 25g

carbs, 6g fiber, 2g sugars, 19.5g protein -- POINTS® value 3*

This low-fat breakfast-on-the-go is decadent, delicious, and SO easy to

make. You will L.O.V.E. it! (Trust us, we know things.)

BEAT IT! Dunkin' Donuts Plain Bagel with Reduced Fat Smoked Salmon

Cream Cheese

PER SERVING (1 bagel and 1 unit/50g cream cheese): 470 calories, 14g fat,

1,040mg sodium, 77g carbs, 3g fiber, 3g sugars, 18g protein -- POINTS®

value 10*

You might think that bypassing the donuts and ordering a bagel topped with

reduced-fat cream cheese chock-full of heart-healthy salmon is a brilliant

choice. It isn't. These stats aren't awful -- just awfully disappointing. There

are 11g fat in that salmon spread alone. Thanks, but no thanks, Double D.

Salmon Spread the Love

PER SERVING (1/6th of recipe, about 1/4 cup): 78 calories, 1.75g fat, 464mg

sodium, 3g carbs, 0g fiber, 1.5g sugars, 11.5g protein -- POINTS® value 2*

This recipe is truly incredible and not overly "fishy" at all. Enjoy its creamy

deliciousness on English muffins, tortillas, crunchy veggies and SO much



One 8-oz. tub fat-free cream cheese, room temperature

One 5-oz. can skinless boneless pink salmon in water, drained and finely


2 wedges The Laughing Cow Light Original Swiss cheese

1 1/2 tbsp. Dijonnaise

1 tbsp. minced onion

1/2 tsp. lemon juice


In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, cheese wedges, Dijonnaise, and

lemon juice. Mix thoroughly, until ingredients are completely integrated.

Add salmon and onion and stir thoroughly, until a very smooth consistency is

reached. Refrigerate until ready to serve. (It tastes sooo good the next day!)


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Girl (a.k.a. Lisa) and have your book signed in Cherry Hill, NJ, next Tuesday

(7/14) or in Norwalk, CT, next Thursday (7/16). Click here for all the details!

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This month (known as July in most circles) is California Salmon Month.

Humans coast to coast can enjoy our deliciously creamy Salmon Spread the

Love. Yay!

Send to a Friend: Got any salmon? Go fish! Share these very useful shockers

and swaps with all your pals. Click "send to a friend" NOW!


*The Points® 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 Points® registered trademark.




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