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Hungry Girl Today: 01.06.11
WEEKLY WEIGH-IN
We've got a bunch of BRAND-NEW pizza-esque recipes. Chow down...




The HG Special Pizza
Entire recipe: 285 calories, 8.5g fat, 930mg sodium, 37.5g carbs, 8.5g fiber, 7g sugars, 20.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 7*

Three kinds of cheese... a "secret" sauce... assorted yum-ilicious toppings. You will be dreaming about this veg-tastic pizza until the end of time!

Ingredients:
1 medium-large high-fiber flour tortilla with 110 calories or less (like the kinds by La Tortilla Factory)
1 wedge The Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss cheese
1/4 cup reduced-sodium creamy tomato soup with 4g fat or less per serving (like Amy's Organic Chunky Tomato Bisque)
1/4 cup frozen ground-beef-style soy crumbles (like the kind by Boca or MorningStar Farms), thawed
3 tbsp. chopped red onion
1/2 tbsp. reduced-fat Parmesan-style grated topping
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1 piece Mini Babybel Light cheese, chopped

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.

Lay tortilla on the sheet and bake until slightly crispy, about 5 minutes.

Flip tortilla and spread with cheese wedge, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Cover cheese with soup, soy crumbles, and onion. Sprinkle with Parm-style topping and garlic powder, and top with chopped cheese.

Bake until chopped cheese has melted and tortilla is crispy, about 5 minutes. Slice and eat!

MAKES 1 SERVING





Pizza-Pied Nachos
1/4th of recipe (9 loaded chips): 213 calories, 5.5g fat, 744mg sodium, 28.5g carbs, 3.5g fiber, 4.5g sugars, 10.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 5*

The first time we made these crazy-amazing pizza-ed up snacks, we could NOT stop smiling. (Which is unfortunate, because you lose a lot of chew time that way.) Try this recipe immediately!

Ingredients:
3 sticks light string cheese
Six 6-inch corn tortillas
2 dashes salt
1/2 cup chopped mushrooms
1/2 cup diced bell pepper
1/2 cup diced onion
1 cup jarred pizza sauce
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
2 tbsp. reduced-fat Parmesan-style grated topping
17 slices turkey pepperoni (like the kind by Hormel), chopped

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a large baking sheet or ovenproof platter with nonstick spray and set aside.

Break each string cheese stick into thirds and place in a blender or food processor -- blend at high speed until shredded/grated. (Or tear into pieces and roughly chop.) Set aside.

To make the chips, stack tortillas and cut in half. Cut each stack of halves into 3 triangles, for a total of 36 pieces.

Evenly lay tortilla triangles flat on the sheet or platter, and cover with a generous mist of nonstick spray. Sprinkle with a dash of salt. Flip triangles and sprinkle with another dash of salt.

Bake in the oven for 5 minutes. Carefully flip triangles and bake until crispy, about 5 minutes longer. (Leave oven on.)

Meanwhile, bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat on the stove. Add veggies and, stirring occasionally, cook until slightly softened, about 5 minutes.

Reduce heat to low. Add pizza sauce and garlic powder. Mix well and continue to cook until hot.

Evenly top chips with sauce. Sprinkle with Parm-style topping and shredded/grated cheese. Top with turkey pepperoni.

Return to the oven until cheese has melted, about 5 minutes. Enjoy!

MAKES 4 SERVINGS

HG Alternative! For a meat-free option, feel free to swap the turkey pepperoni for some sliced black olives.





American Buffalo Chicken Pizza
Entire recipe: 245 calories, 4g fat, 864mg sodium, 31g carbs, 6g fiber, 2g sugars, 24g protein -- PointsPlus® value 6*

What's more American than pizza that tastes like hot wings? (Other than an apple pie in the shape of an eagle waving the US flag.) Not much.

Ingredients:
2 oz. cooked and chopped skinless chicken breast
1 tsp. Frank’s RedHot Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce, or more to taste
1 high-fiber pita
1 wedge The Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss cheese
1 tsp. reduced-fat Parmesan-style grated topping
1 tbsp. chopped scallions

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.

In a small bowl, toss chicken with hot sauce.

Lay pita on the baking sheet. Spread with cheese, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Top with saucy chicken and sprinkle with Parm-style topping.

Bake until hot and lightly browned, 10 - 12 minutes.

Sprinkle with scallions. Yum time!

MAKES 1 SERVING

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