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Hungry Girl Today: 1.23.14

WEEKLY WEIGH-IN


January is National Fiber Focus Month, so the focus of today's email is (as you might have guessed by now) FIBER! But not just any fiber -- naturally occurring fiber in naturally delicious recipes! Dig in...



Hungry Girl's Pom Nom Nom Kale Salad
1/4th of recipe (about 1 1/2 heaping cups): 131 calories, 5g fat, 117mg sodium, 18.5g carbs, 3.5g fiber, 6g sugars, 4g protein -- PointsPlus® value 3*

Sweet-tart apple bits, crunchy pistachios, juicy pomegranate arils... This incredible kale salad has it all!

Prep: 10 minutes
Chill: 1 hour

Ingredients:
Salad
6 cups chopped kale leaves
1 cup chopped green apple
1/4 cup pomegranate arils
1/2 oz. (about 24) pistachios, chopped

Dressing
2 tbsp. pomegranate juice
1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil or grapeseed oil
1 tsp. cider vinegar
1/4 tsp. minced garlic
1/8 tsp. salt
Dash black pepper

Directions:
Combine all salad ingredients in a large bowl.

In a medium bowl, whisk dressing ingredients.

Add dressing to salad, and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour, and enjoy!

MAKES 4 SERVINGS

HG Tip! To get the pomegranate juice for the dressing from additional pomegranate arils, just place about 1/2 cup of the arils in a food processor, and pulse until juicy. Strain to remove seeds, and measure out 2 tbsp. juice. Easy!






Hungry Girl's Quinoa 'n Veggie Stuffed Acorn Squash
1/2 of recipe: 214 calories, 2g fat, 234mg sodium, 45.5g carbs, 9.5g fiber, 2.5g sugars, 6.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 5*

Winter won't last forever (thank goodness), but when it ends, acorn squash season ends too. Enjoy this massively delicious recipe while you still can!

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes

Ingredients:
One 20-oz. acorn squash, halved and seeds removed
1/4 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed thoroughly
1/2 cup low-sodium vegetable broth
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped brown mushrooms
1 cup roughly chopped spinach leaves
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
1/8 tsp. salt
Dash black pepper
2 tsp. reduced-fat Parmesan-style grated topping

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.

Place squash cut-side down on the baking sheet. Bake until squash is soft, 25 - 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a small pot, combine quinoa with vegetable broth. Bring to a boil, and then reduce heat to low. Cover and let simmer for 15 minutes, or until broth has been absorbed and quinoa is fully cooked. Transfer to a medium-large bowl, and cover to keep warm.

Bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Cook and stir onion and mushrooms until softened, about 4 minutes. Add spinach, and cook and stir until wilted, about 1 minute.

Transfer cooked veggies to the bowl of quinoa. Add garlic powder, salt, and black pepper, and mix well. Evenly divide between the squash halves. Sprinkle with Parm-style topping, serve, and enjoy!

MAKES 2 SERVINGS




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