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Hungry Girl Today: 4.7.10
ASK HUNGRY GIRL
Dear Hungry Girl,
I saw you on Food Network's The Best Thing I Ever Ate eating some crazy-
delicious-looking pulled pork pizza from a restaurant in Memphis. I LOVE that
you actually eat that pizza! Do you have a guilt-free swap for it?
Pork Pizza, Please!
Thanks! I loved being on that show. I have to admit, I felt a little weird being
on TV eating such a decadent pizza in front of the world. But as many of you
know, I live by the 80/20 rule -- so 20 percent of the time, I stray a bit from
what I should be eating. That pizza is from Pete & Sam's Restaurant in
Memphis, TN, and it's truly an obsession of mine. Luckily (and sadly!), I don't
eat it more than once every couple of years. But now that many of you have
emailed in about it, I decided to try to make a guilt-free version. Here's what
I've come up with... For the super-thin crust, use a large La Tortilla Factory
Smart & Delicious Low Carb/High Fiber Tortilla (only 80 calories, plus TONS
of fiber!). Bake the tortilla in the oven for 5 minutes or so at 350 degrees,
until it's nice and crisp (so it won't get soggy). For the pulled pork, start by
nuking one of those Morningstar Farms BBQ Riblets (they're saucy,
DELICIOUS, and meat-free!). Then shred or chop it while it's still warm, and
pile it on top of your tortilla crust. For the two types of cheese, use 2 tbsp.
fat-free shredded cheddar and a stick of light string cheese (pulled into strips
and torn into pieces). Place those over the faux-pork layer, and bake the
whole thing at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes, and then you're DONE. This
swap has only about 380 calories and 9g fat (POINTS® value 8*) as opposed
to the calorie-and-fat-packed version that Sam serves up at his restaurant.
(I still love you, Sam, and your pizza!) AMAZING. Try it!
I have been hearing a term lately that confuses me. What exactly is
GREAT question. The answer is simple. A "flexitarian" is a person who
primarily follows a vegetarian diet but occasionally eats meat. "Flexys"
typically reduce their meat intake but do NOT eliminate it altogether. There
are no hard-and-fast rules for how much meat they consume; it's just a
casual, day-by-day thing for many of them. I love this concept A LOT. It
allows you to eat mostly veggie stuff but gives you the flexibility (hence the
name!) to eat meat if you want to. Totally cool! Most of the flexitarians I
know (and I have met quite a few lately) tend to eat really healthfully and
are super happy with their decision to limit meat consumption. If you want to
learn more about this type of eating, definitely check out a book called The
Flexitarian Diet: The Mostly Vegetarian Way to Lose Weight, Be Healthier,
Prevent Disease, and Add Years to Your Life, by registered dietitian Dawn
Jackson Blatner. Dawn is really cool and smart, and she's also a pal of mine.
When we met recently on a trip to Italy, she told me all about her flexitarian
ways. I was really intrigued and, since then, have been hearing a lot about
flexitarianism. Check it out!
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CHEW ON THIS:
This week is National Bake Week... but we're feeling rebellious! So check out
the "Cook-Me-Not" chapter of our brand-new book, Hungry Girl 1-2-3: The
Easiest, Most Delicious, Guilt-Free Recipes on the Planet! Then DON'T bake
something and enjoy!
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