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Hungry Girl Today: 11.02.10


HG's Toffee Mocha Hotté

Mocha Choca-Latta Yum-Yum!

When we saw that the new limited-time-only drink at Starbucks has MOCHA goodness mixed with sweet TOFFEE flavor, we knew we had to give it a guilt-free makeover. And we're SO glad we did! Make it now, people...

One 25-calorie packet hot cocoa mix (like Swiss Miss Diet or Nestlé Fat Free)
2 tsp. instant coffee granules
1 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder, or more for optional topping
1/2 cup light vanilla soymilk, or more for optional frothed topping
1 tbsp. sugar-free calorie-free English toffee-flavored syrup (like the kind by Torani)
Optional topping: Cool Whip Free

Place cocoa mix, coffee granules, and cocoa powder in a large microwave-safe mug or glass. Add 1 cup hot water and stir to dissolve ingredients.

Add soymilk and toffee syrup. Mix well.

Microwave until hot, 30 - 45 seconds.

If you like, top with Cool Whip or frothed milk (see tip below) and a pinch of additional cocoa powder. Sip away!


Serving Size: entire recipe (about 12 oz.)
Calories: 68
Fat: 1.25g
Sodium: 202mg
Carbs: 10g
Fiber: 2g
Sugars: 5.75g
Protein: 5g

PointsPlus® value 2*

HG Tip! Got a milk frother? (This is the kind we have at the HQ.) Put soymilk in a separate microwave-safe mug and microwave until hot, about 45 seconds. Froth the hot milk and use it to top off your beverage. Ta-da!

HG Alternative! No toffee-flavored syrup on hand? (Click here for where-to-find info!) Use 1 tsp. light/fat-free caramel dip, a no-calorie sweetener packet, 1 drop almond extract, and a dash of salt instead -- your drink will then have about 90 calories and a PointsPlus® value of 2*.

Starbucks' Toffee Mocha

Too Hot to Handle...

There are many things we love about Starbucks: the Skinny drinks, the increasingly calorie-conscious snack selection, the smooth tunes cranked out over the speakers, etc. But the tempting seasonal drinks are DANGEROUS, especially the uber-indulgent ones that roll out in fall and winter. One of the latest is the Toffee Mocha. Its combo of coffee, chocolate, and salted caramel goodness is enough to make our hungry hearts melt... which is why we had to make it over! Because we're NOT going to sip a smallish cup of coffee that packs over 250 calories, and we're NOT going to last another month without tasting toffee-licious mocha stuff. So once again, we hit the kitchen and whipped up a hot cup of INSANITY with ingredients that only taste dangerously decadent. Nice try, Starbucks, but we've got this one covered.

Serving Size: 1 Tall drink made with 2% milk (12 oz.)
Calories: 270
Fat: 5g
Sodium: 200mg
Carbs: 44g
Fiber: <1g
Sugars: 41g
Protein: 13g

PointsPlus® value 7*

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Today is November 2nd, a.k.a. National Deviled Egg Day. Doesn't Deviled Egg Day seem like a holiday that should fall sometime during the summer? If you want to be true to the day, make our Devilish Egg White Salad... but we're gonna be sipping hot beverages at the HG HQ!

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