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Hungry Girl Today: 4.11.13
WEEKLY WEIGH-IN



To say that we at HG are pro-protein would be an understatement. We LOVE protein for its hunger-busting ways. We also adore hot couples, a.k.a. super-easy recipes with only two ingredients. And since we're guessing you share our sentiments, we present to you... Hot Couples: Protein Edition!




Ground Beef + Taco Seasoning = Taco Meatballs!
1/4th of recipe (4 meatballs): 158 calories, 5g fat, 356mg sodium, 2.5g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g sugars, 23.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 4*

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray. In a large bowl, thoroughly mix 1 lb. raw extra-lean ground beef with 2 tbsp. taco seasoning mix. Firmly and evenly form into 16 meatballs, and place on a baking sheet, evenly spaced. Bake for 10 minutes. Flip meatballs, and bake until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Chomp away!





Turkey Slices + Light String Cheese = Deli-licious Wrap!
Entire recipe: 84 calories, 3g fat, 470mg sodium, 1.5g carbs, 0g fiber, 0.5g sugars, 12g protein -- PointsPlus® value 2*

Simply wrap an ounce of sliced 97 - 98% fat-free turkey breast (2 - 4 slices) around a stick of light string cheese. Then bite right in! If you want to add a third ingredient, dip it in some Hellmann's/Best Foods Dijonnaise or your mustard of choice. Mmmm...





Pouched Tuna Salad + Black Bean & Corn Salsa = Southwest Tuna Salad!
Entire recipe: 108 calories, 3.5g fat, 470mg sodium, 8.5g carbs, 1.5g fiber, 1.5g sugars, 10.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 3*

In a medium bowl, mix a 3-oz. pouch of StarKist Albacore Sandwich-Ready Tuna Salad with 2 tbsp. black bean & corn salsa (sometimes labeled southwestern salsa). It's as easy as that! Enjoy it on light bread, a 100-calorie sandwich bun, over lettuce... or just straight from the bowl!





Bacon + Hot Dog = Bacon Dog on a Stick!
Entire recipe: 75 calories, 3.5g fat, 575mg sodium, 4g carbs, 0g fiber, 0.5g sugars, 7.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 2*

Start with a hot dog that has about 40 calories and 1g fat or less, like the kind by Hebrew National. Place it on a skewer lengthwise. (If using a wooden skewer, presoak it in water for 30 minutes to prevent burning.) Spirally wrap a slice of center-cut bacon or turkey bacon around the hot dog and secure with half a toothpick at each end. Bring a large skillet or grill pan to medium heat. Cook until bacon is crisp and fully cooked and hot dog is heated through, 6 - 8 minutes, rotating to evenly cook. Enjoy!





Portabella Mushroom Caps + Chili = Chili-Stuffed Mushrooms!
1/2 of recipe (1 stuffed mushroom): 140 calories, 2g fat, 470mg sodium, 21g carbs, 5.5g fiber, 5.5g sugars, 11.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 3*

Preheat oven to 400 degrees, and spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray. Place two mushroom caps (stems removed) on the sheet, rounded sides down, and bake until tender, about 15 minutes. Blot away excess moisture. In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave 1 cup low-fat veggie or turkey chili for 1 minute, or until hot. Divide chili between the mushroom caps, and enjoy!





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