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Hungry Girl Today: 1.2.14

Happy 2014! Looking for hearty snacks or mini-meals? How 'bout ones that are all-natural and have just three ingredients each? You got it! Presenting HG's all-natural trios for the New Year...

HG FYI: To ensure your recipe results are all-natural, read the ingredient labels on the specific products you get. Or just do your shopping at a natural-foods market like Whole Foods.

Avocado Tomato Crisps
Entire recipe: 254 calories, 7.5g fat, 347mg sodium, 39g carbs, 9.5g fiber, 5.5g sugars, 6g protein -- PointsPlus® value 6*

Cheese-topped crackers better watch out, because this crispy trio just might become the official snack of 2014!

Prep: 5 minutes

1.5 oz. (about 3 tbsp.) mashed avocado
2 large crispbread crackers with 80 calories or less each (like Wasa Multi Grain or Dr. Kracker 100% Whole Wheat)
2 tbsp. bagged sun-dried tomatoes (not packed in oil), chopped
Seasonings: salt, black pepper, garlic powder

In a small bowl, mix avocado with a dash of each of the seasonings.

Evenly spread mixture onto the crackers, and sprinkle with chopped tomatoes. Enjoy!


Shrimp 'n Slaw Marinara
Entire recipe: 289 calories, 3g fat, 770mg sodium, 31g carbs, 14g fiber, 15g sugars, 36.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 6*

Skip the pasta -- this saucy seafood dish will kick noodle cravings to the curb... for a fraction of the carbs and calories!

Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes

One 12-oz. bag (4 cups) broccoli cole slaw
1/2 cup low-fat marinara sauce
4 oz. ready-to-eat shrimp
Seasonings: garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes

Bring a large skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Add broccoli slaw and 1/2 cup water. Cover and cook until fully softened, about 10 minutes. Uncover and, if needed, cook and stir until water has evaporated, 2 - 3 minutes.

Add marinara sauce and shrimp. Cook and stir until hot and well mixed, about 2 minutes. Season to taste!


HG Alternative: Steam your slaw by microwaving it right in the bag, if the package says it can be done. Then transfer to a microwave-safe bowl. Stir in marinara sauce and shrimp. Microwave for 2 minutes, or until hot and well mixed. Season to taste!

Pizza-Stuffed Mushrooms
Entire recipe (6 stuffed mushrooms): 87 calories, 3g fat, 229mg sodium, 7g carbs, 1g fiber, 3.5g sugars, 9.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 2*

Pizza topped with mushrooms is great, so it only makes sense that mushrooms topped with pizza goodness are excellent as well! These guilt-free bites are almost too easy to make...

Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes

6 medium baby bella mushrooms (each about 2 inches wide), stems removed and reserved
2 tbsp. canned crushed tomatoes
1 piece Mini Babybel Light cheese, finely chopped
Seasonings: garlic powder, dried basil, onion powder

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

Place mushroom caps on the sheet, rounded sides down. Bake until tender, 8 - 10 minutes. Leave oven on.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, generously season crushed tomatoes. Finely chop half of the mushroom stems (save the rest for another use or discard), and stir into tomatoes.

Blot away excess moisture from mushroom caps. Evenly distribute sauce mixture among the mushroom caps, and sprinkle with finely chopped cheese. Bake until sauce is hot and cheese has melted, about 3 minutes. 


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