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Hungry Girl Today: 6.27.13
The dilemma: It's hot, and you're hungry. Don't reach for fatty snack foods just 'cuz they're convenient. We've got three incredible three-ingredient recipes (a.k.a. trios) for your summertime snacking pleasure!
It's a Snap! Sesame Chicken Snack
Entire recipe: 170 calories, 2.5g total fat (0.5g sat fat), 335mg sodium, 12g carbs, 3g fiber, 7.5g sugars, 25.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 4*
SmartPoints® value 3*
These three ingredients were MADE for each other! It's time for one of the best and most satisfying snacks you can whip up in a flash...
1 1/2 cups halved sugar snap peas
3 oz. cooked and chopped skinless chicken breast
1 tbsp. low-fat sesame ginger dressing (like Newman's Own Lite Low Fat Sesame Ginger Dressing)
Place all ingredients in a medium bowl, and toss to coat. Enjoy!
MAKES 1 SERVING
HG Alternative: Not a fan of raw snap peas? No problem! Just place them in a medium microwave-safe bowl with 2 tbsp. water, and microwave for 2 minutes, or until slightly softened. Drain excess liquid, and let cool, about 15 minutes. Then toss with chicken and dressing!
Trio-licious Dessert Slush
Entire recipe: 120 calories, 1g total fat (0g sat fat), 5mg sodium, 30g carbs, 7g fiber, 17g sugars, 1.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 3*
SmartPoints® value 6*
Frozen fruit can easily be converted into a spoonable dessert... Just throw it in the blender with one of our favorite juice drinks! A little extra sweetness seals the deal.
1 1/2 cups unsweetened frozen mixed berries, partially thawed
1/3 cup Trop50 orange juice beverage
1 no-calorie sweetener packet (like Splenda or Truvia)
Place all ingredients in a blender, and pulse until smooth!
MAKES 1 SERVING
Caprese-Style Grilled Tomatoes
Entire recipe: 86 calories, 3g total fat (1.5g sat fat), 195mg sodium, 7g carbs, 2g fiber, 4g sugars, 8.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 2*
SmartPoints® value 1*
Tomatoes and basil are summertime staples. And string cheese, well, we've ALWAYS got that on hand! This grilly-good creation will rock your socks off...
1 stick light string cheese
2 tbsp. chopped fresh basil
1 large tomato
Optional seasonings: salt, black pepper, garlic powder
Break string cheese into thirds and place in a blender or food processor -- blend at high speed until shredded. (Or pull into shreds and roughly chop.) Transfer to a small bowl, and mix with basil.
Cut tomato in half horizontally. Carefully scoop out and discard the inside of each tomato half, leaving a hollow shell intact.
Bring a grill pan sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat.
If you like, sprinkle tomato halves with optional seasonings. Place tomato halves on the grill pan with the cut sides down. Cook until slightly softened, about 2 minutes.
Flip tomato halves. Divide cheese-basil mixture between tomato halves. Cover (any lid will do!) and cook for 2 more minutes, or until tomato has softened and cheese is warm. Enjoy!
MAKES 1 SERVING
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