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Hungry Girl Today: 2.14.14


We rounded up the very best slow-cooker recipes in the HG arsenal. These slow-cooked dishes are LOVED here at Hungryland, and we've got a feeling you'll flip over them too. Happy Valentine's Day!

Hungry Girl's Hungry Chick Chunky Soup

Hungry Chick Chunky Soup
1/10th of recipe (about 1 cup): 150 calories, 1g fat, 570mg sodium, 15g carbs, 4.25g fiber, 5g sugars, 20.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 3*

Is there a more essential recipe than chicken soup? This is one you'll go back to time and time again. It's loaded with veggies and hearty chicken pieces. Plus, there are no noodles or rice to add starchy calories... which means room for more veggies and chicken!

Cheeseburger Mac Attack
1/8th of recipe (about 1 cup): 179 calories, 5.75g fat, 512mg sodium, 19g carbs, 2g fiber, 3.5g sugars, 12.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 5*

If a bowl of mac 'n cheese fell in love with a cheeseburger, this delicious dish would be their offspring! Another absolute must-make dish. It's cheesy, it's full of veggies and lean protein, and (hello!) it tastes like cheeseburgers. Perfection the whole family will love.

Hungry Girl's Cheeseburger Mac Attack

Hungry Girl's 'Cue the Pulled Pork

'Cue the Pulled Pork
1/6th of recipe (2/3 cup): 220 calories, 6g fat, 637mg sodium, 16g carbs, 1g fiber, 12g sugars, 24g protein -- PointsPlus® value 5*

Pulled pork is a BBQ classic, but most versions are made of fatty meat and too-sugary sauce. Not this one! By using half pork shoulder (super yummy) and half pork tenderloin (super lean), we found the perfect balance. Hooray! (Click here if you prefer chicken.)

Buffalo Chicken Chili
1/10th of recipe (1 heaping cup): 207 calories, 3.5g fat, 772mg sodium, 20g carbs, 6g fiber, 4g sugars, 23g protein -- PointsPlus® value 5*

When it comes to food that tastes like a party but eats like a meal, this chili is at the top of our list. The blue cheese crumbles make it over-the-top delicious. You have to make this to fully appreciate its goodness... sorry, that's the way it is!

Hungry Girl's Buffalo Chicken Chili

Hungry Girl's Slow-Cooker Roast

Slow-Cooker Roast
1/12th of recipe (about 2 1/2 oz. cooked meat with 2/3 cup broth and veggies): 206 calories, 7g fat, 447mg sodium, 11g carbs, 2g fiber, 4.5g sugars, 25.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 5*

How good is this pot roast? Sunday-dinner good. Company good. Holiday-meal good. Luckily, it takes a minimum amount of effort to execute, which means it's also any-old-day easy to make. (Warning: The smell of this dish cooking might drive you insane with food lust.)

Turkey-rific Taco Bean Dip
1/12th of recipe (about 1/2 cup): 131 calories, 2.5g fat, 453mg sodium, 16g carbs, 4g fiber, 2.5g sugars, 11g protein -- PointsPlus® value 3*

Another recipe that screams PARTY! (Figuratively. If it literally screamed, we probably wouldn't eat it.) Fat-free refried beans are totally tasty, and even better when they get cooked up with taco-seasoned turkey, veggies, chiles, and cheese. Who's ready to dip?

Hungry Girl's Turkey-rific Taco Bean Dip

Hungry Girl's Fruity & Tangy Cocktail Meatballs

Fruity & Tangy Cocktail Meatballs
1/8th of recipe (3 meatballs with about 2 tbsp. sauce): 135 calories, 2.5g fat, 191mg sodium, 15g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 14g sugars, 12g protein -- PointsPlus® value 3*

Okay, the meatballs DO need to bake in the oven before they simmer up in the sauce. But if you can handle that, you'll be rewarded with intensely flavorful bites that'll be the life of any party. Mango + beef = AWESOME!

Tex-Mex Chicken Stew
1/8th of recipe (about 1 1/4 cups): 234 calories, 4g fat, 713mg sodium, 21g carbs, 4.5g fiber, 6g sugars, 27.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 5*

Yes, this stew is one of our newer recipes, and YES, it's already one of our favorites. It's amazing topped off with the cheese, sour cream, and cilantro. But if you want to skip the extras and save some calories, guess what: STILL GOOD. One big bowl of flavor, coming up!

Hungry Girl's Tex-Mex Chicken Stew

Hungry Girl's Cornbread-Topped Dan-Good Chili

Cornbread-Topped Dan-Good Chili
1/8th of recipe (about 3/4 cup chili and 1 piece cornbread): 198 calories, 1.5g fat, 963mg sodium, 41g carbs, 5.5g fiber, 13.5g sugars, 6.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 5*

This recipe is named after Mr. HG, since he came up with a great stovetop version of the vegetarian chili. That stuff rules so much we decided to try it in the slow cooker... and top it with cornbread. Hungry Girl tested, Hungry Boy approved!

Bacon Apple Chicken Stew
1/6th of recipe (about 1 1/3 cups): 230 calories, 4g fat, 570mg sodium, 17.5g carbs, 3g fiber, 10g sugars, 31g protein -- PointsPlus® value 6*

Haven't you heard that taking risks can pay off? Put apples in your chicken stew! It isn't even really a risk, because we've already tried it and are telling you for a fact that it's fantastically delicious. And the bacon really pulls all the flavors together nicely. TRUST US.

Hungry Girl's Bacon Apple Chicken Stew

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