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Hungry Girl Today: 3.13.14


Snack time! We're going a step beyond a bag of chips or some baby carrots (no disparagement intended). These li'l recipes make great quick 'n easy snacks or meal starters!

Hungry Girl's Chinese Chicken Lettuce Cups

Entire recipe: 95 calories, 1.5g total fat (<0.5g sat fat), 249mg sodium, 8.5g carbs, 1g fiber, 5.5g sugars, 11.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 2*

SmartPoints® value 2*

These are almost too easy to make and so delicious! Plus, everyone LOVES finger food...

Prep: 5 minutes

1 1/2 oz. cooked and chopped skinless chicken breast
2 tbsp. mandarin orange segments packed in juice, drained
2 tbsp. canned sliced water chestnuts, roughly chopped
1 tbsp. low-fat sesame ginger dressing (like Newman's Own Sesame Ginger Dressing)
2 medium butter lettuce leaves (or other round lettuce leaves)

In a small bowl, combine all ingredients except dressing and lettuce leaves.

Add dressing and toss. Divide mixture between lettuce leaves. Enjoy!


Hungry Girl's BBQ Zucchini Skins

Entire recipe: 87 calories, 3g total fat (2g sat fat), 282mg sodium, 11g carbs, 2g fiber, 6g sugars, 4.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 2*

SmartPoints® value 2*

Like potato skins, but less carby and with a BBQ flavor boost! That's a serious win…

Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Cool: 5 minutes

1 medium zucchini, stem ends removed
1 tbsp. BBQ sauce with 45 calories or less per 2-tbsp. serving
2 tbsp. shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
1 tsp. chopped scallions
1 tsp. finely chopped cilantro

Pierce zucchini several times with a fork. Place on a microwave-safe plate, and microwave for 2 minutes.

Flip zucchini and microwave for 2 more minutes, or until softened.

Let cool, about 5 minutes. Cut zucchini in half lengthwise. Gently scoop out and discard the inside flesh, leaving about 1/4 inch inside the skin. Thoroughly pat dry.

Evenly top hollowed-out zucchini halves with sauce, and sprinkle with cheese. Microwave for 30 seconds, or until cheese has melted.

Cut each piece in half widthwise, and sprinkle with scallions and cilantro!


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