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Hungry Girl Today: 2.11.14

CHEW THE RIGHT THING


Bite it!
HG's Mega Chicken & Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

Lettuce In!
How California Pizza Kitchen managed to turn lettuce wraps filled with lean protein into a nutritional nightmare is almost more than we can fathom. Good thing we've made 'em over... DIG IN!

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes

Ingredients:
1 tbsp. reduced-sodium/lite soy sauce
1 tsp. granulated sugar
1 tsp. chopped garlic
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1 cup chopped shiitake mushrooms
3 oz. cooked and chopped skinless chicken breast
3 oz. chopped ready-to-eat shrimp
1/2 cup canned sliced water chestnuts, drained and chopped
1/2 tsp. sesame oil
1/4 cup chopped scallions
5 medium iceberg lettuce leaves

Directions:
In a medium bowl, thoroughly mix soy sauce, sugar, garlic, and ginger.

Bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Cook and stir mushrooms until softened, about 4 minutes.

Add chicken, shrimp, water chestnuts, and sauce mixture. Cook and stir until mixture is hot, about 2 minutes.

Remove from heat, and stir in sesame oil and scallions.

Let cool slightly, and then distribute among lettuce leaves!

MAKES 1 SERVING

Serving Size: entire recipe
Calories: 316
Fat: 5g
Sodium: 925mg
Carbs: 21.5g
Fiber: 3.5g
Sugars: 8g
Protein: 46g

PointsPlus® value 8*



Fight it!
California Pizza Kitchen's
Lettuce Wraps with Chicken & Shrimp

A Wrap in the Face…
Time out, CPK. You're not playing fair. We're going about our lives, trying to make smart food choices, and just when we think we've found something promising, you hit us with a big ol' FOOD FAKER. Lettuce wraps filled with chicken and shrimp? Surely a light option -- why not order the appetizer platter for yourself as an entrée, right? WRONG. We hate to be a buzzkill, but this app plate has more calories than CPK's Belgian Chocolate Soufflé Cake and nearly three dozen fat grams. It's not the worst thing on the menu, but it's still way heavier than it should be. How does something like this happen? One word: OIL. The filling for these wraps is incredibly oily. There's also a sauce on the side, which seems rather unnecessary, since said sauce tastes much like the marinade already used in the filling. No amount of lettuce can save this dish, so we made it over. Ditch the excess oil, skip the silly sauce... just use our recipe. We know how to play the game!

Serving Size: 1 order
Calories: 700
Fat: 35g
Sodium: 1,590mg
Carbs: 40g
Fiber: 3g
Sugars: 16g
Protein: 52g

PointsPlus® value 18*

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