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Hungry Girl Today: 04.05.07

WEEKLY WEIGH-IN

Ready for a little manly meal action from HG?!

There are some days when a silly little salad or steamed chicken & veggie
dish isn't gonna be enough to satisfy you. That's why we've whipped up some
Hungry Girl MANLY MEALS! Get ready for some guilt-free stuff that'll have
your boyfriends, brothers, husbands and handymen knockin' down your
kitchen door...


HG's Burger on the Double!
(Entire recipe: 330 calories, 3g fat, 1,920mg sodium, 45g carbs, 14g fiber, 9g
sugars, 41g protein = 6 Points)

Our take on the classic celeb favorite, the world-famous In-N-Out Double-
Double Burger.

Ingredients:
2 Boca Meatless Burgers, Original (or other meat-like veggie patties*)
2 slices fat-free American cheese
1 Wonder Light Bun (or another light bun*)
1 large leaf romaine lettuce; split in half or shredded
1 slice onion
2 slices tomato
1 small dill pickle
2 tsp. ketchup
1 tbsp. fat-free mayonnaise

Directions:
Heat burger patties according to directions on the box (either in the
microwave or stovetop with nonstick spray). Split bun in half. Combine
ketchup and mayo into one sauce. Cut pickle into coin-shaped slices. Begin
with the bottom half of the bun and layer ingredients like this: 1 patty; 1 slice
cheese; sauce; second patty; second slice cheese; lettuce; tomato; onion;
pickles. Finish off sandwich with the top of the bun. Now open wide; this one's
a mouthful!



HG's Turkey Reuben Sandwich
(Entire recipe: 250 calories, 6g fat, 1,455mg sodium, 32.5g carbs, 5g fiber,
5.5g sugars, 18g protein = 5 Points)

Who needs corned beef anyway?!

Ingredients:
2 slices light (reduced calorie) rye bread (like the ones by Beefsteak and
Oroweat)
4 slices thinly sliced lean deli turkey (such as the ones by Healthy Choice,
Oscar Mayer and Butterball)
4 tbsp. well-drained sauerkraut
1 slice Galaxy Foods Veggie Slices, Swiss Flavor (or another low-cal, low-fat
Swiss cheese product*)
4 tsp. fat-free Thousand Island dressing
20 sprays I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Spray

Directions:
Evenly spritz butter spray on 1 side of each slice of bread, using 10 sprays
per slice. Spread non-buttered sides evenly with the dressing. Place one
slice, buttered side down, in a small cold skillet sprayed with nonstick spray.
On top of that slice place sauerkraut, cheese slice, turkey and finally the
remaining slice of bread (buttered side facing up). Cook in skillet over
medium-low heat and grill the sandwich slowly, pressing down on it a couple
times with a spatula. Grill until the bread is browned and crisp; then flip the
sandwich over. Grill other side until golden brown. Serve immediately.



Saucy Meatball Stuffed Pita
(Entire recipe: 230 calories, 1g fat, 1,530mg sodium, 43g carbs, 12g fiber, 8g
sugars, 24.5g protein = 4 Points)

These meatless meatballs are so good (and so guilt-free), you may swear off
the real ones for good!

Ingredients:
1/2 pouch Boca Meatless Ground Burger (or 2 oz. of another cooked ground
beef substitute*)
2 tbsp. Egg Beaters, Original
2 tbsp. minced onion
1/8 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1 tbsp. ketchup
1 Western Bagel Alternative Pita (or another low-calorie pita*)
1/4 cup canned fat-free tomato sauce
Optional: pepper, additional salt and garlic powder

Directions:
Begin by preheating oven to 400 degrees. Slice the pita across 2 inches from
the top to create a pocket. Take this extra piece of pita, open it up, and cut
into very tiny pieces. Place pita crumbs in a dish and cover with Egg Beaters;
allow crumbs to soak up liquid for a few minutes. Defrost Boca crumbles
(about 30 seconds in the microwave should do it; you don't want to heat
them) and blot away any excess moisture with a paper towel. Next add
onion, salt, garlic, ketchup and Boca crumbles to the egg/pita-crumb
mixture. Thoroughly mix the ingredients. Set out a small baking pan lined
with wax paper and/or sprayed generously with nonstick spray. Using your
hands, form "meat" mixture tightly into 3 balls (it's okay if they appear liquid-
y; they will solidify upon cooking). Place balls on the baking dish and cook in
the oven for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, heat tomato sauce and (if desired)
season to taste with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Gently open pita pocket
and toast to your preference (toasting it at least slightly will help keep it from
getting soggy from all that hot sauciness!). When meatballs are ready,
remove from oven and carefully coat them in the tomato sauce. Gently fill
pita pocket with meatballs and sauce. Dig in!!

HG Alternative! Trouble tracking down ground beef substitute? Defrost a
Boca Original Meatless Burger and chop it up, instead! Just add 10 calories,
10mg sodium, and a gram of fiber to the final stats (Points value stays the
same).



HG Tip!
Sodium counters can cut the sodium in the burger by omitting the pickle
(save about 400mg). Cut the salt in the meatball pita by around 600mg by
using no-salt-added tomato sauce and omitting the 1/8 tsp. of salt from the
recipe.
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*Recipes calculated using brand names specified. Exact numbers may vary if
substitutions are made.

Chew on This:
Tomorrow, April 6th, is National Caramel Popcorn Day. We'll be celebrating
with Quaker Quakes Rice Snacks in Caramel Corn (try 'em in our awesome
parfait recipe!). Yee-haaa!
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