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Hungry Girl Today: 6.20.14
GIRLS BITE OUT
Everyone loves the fun cocktails that pop up during hot summer months, but the calorie counts that come with them are less than lovable. Thank goodness for guilt-free HG cocktail recipes! We've rounded up our very best to keep you smiling all summer long...
Magical Low-Calorie Margarita
Entire recipe: 115 calories, 0g fat, 55mg sodium, 2g carbs, 0g fiber, <0.5g sugars, 0g protein -- PointsPlus® value 4*
In the land of Hungry Girl cocktails, this citrus sipper is the reigning queen. There's always a pitcher of it at any party Lisa (HG herself) throws. Make one for yourself, or whip up a big batch for a crowd. More margarita recipes are right this way!
Piña Colada Freeze
Entire recipe: 156 calories, <0.5g fat, 41mg sodium, 18g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 12g sugars, 2g protein -- PointsPlus® value 6*
Conventional piña coladas are some of the most dastardly summer drinks when it comes to fat and calories. But they're soooo goood! No problem... This swap is super decadent and completely delicious.
Entire recipe: 154 calories, <0.5g fat, 3mg sodium, 15.5g carbs, 1.5g fiber, 8g sugars, 1g protein -- PointsPlus® value 6*
What's more refreshing than watermelon? It's up there with the Polar Bear Club and a Gatorade shower. And by blending it with mojito goodness, you can boost the refreshment factor even higher. Not a melon fan? Try a "frojito" with pineapple or green grapes!
Entire recipe: 147 calories, 0g fat, 16mg sodium, 16g carbs, 0g fiber, 15g sugars, 0g protein -- PointsPlus® value 5*
Who knew these four simple ingredients could taste so darn delicious together? This tropical rum-tini is sweet, refreshing, and all-around awesome. The fresh lemon juice gives it the perfect hint of tartness. Love it!
Slammin' Slimmed-Down Strawberry Daiquiri
Entire recipe: 121 calories, 0g fat, 10mg sodium, 4g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 2g sugars, 0g protein -- PointsPlus® value 4*
Another classic gets the HG treatment. This slushy-good drink will keep everyone in a party mood, and the calorie count is blissfully low. Gotta save room for summertime eats, right?
Kickin' Cranberry Cosmo
Entire recipe: 100 calories, 0g fat, 32mg sodium, 2g carbs, 0g fiber, 1g sugars, 0g protein -- PointsPlus® value 4*
There's no reason for cosmopolitans to pack as many sugary calories as they traditionally do. The low-calorie juice drink in our version is key. And this recipe is mega easy -- a bonus if you're making drinks for a crowd!
1/2 of recipe (1 drink): 177 calories, <0.5g fat, 42mg sodium, 19g carbs, 2g fiber, 10g sugars, 1.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 6*
So tasty and beauteous too... It's simply smashing! If you want to instantly transport yourself to the Hawaiian Islands, this recipe will do the trick. And it'll do it for a much smaller financial commitment than an actual vacation.
Bella Bella Bellini
1/8th of recipe (1 flute): 75 calories, 0g fat, 2mg sodium, 4.5g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 3g sugars, <0.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 3*
The Bellini is like the mimosa's fancy cousin. So when you want to bust out a round of beautiful sippers for brunch, this is a great go-to option. Only 75 calories per glass, and just three ingredients!
All-Natural Ingredient Finds!
Prefer your cocktails free of artificial ingredients? Zero problem whatsoever. When it comes to calorie-free soda, turn to Blue Sky Zero. As for sugar-free powdered drink mix, the True Citrus brand has got you covered. And in terms of no-calorie sweetener packets, look no further than stevia-based options like Truvia. Easy peasy!
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