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Hungry Girl Today: 12.07.07
GIRLS BITE OUT
Whether you're the one throwing the bash or you just want to bring along
something to a pal's party, there's no reason that party food can't be
delicious AND guilt-free. Check out HG's hot new recipe, twists on traditional
party grub, and our HUGE recipe round-up. Party on, people!
Bacon-Bundled BBQ Shrimp
PER SERVING (4 pieces): 116 calories, 1.75g fat, 587mg sodium, 7g carbs,
<0.5g fiber, 6g sugars, 16g protein -- POINTS® value 2*
HG's spin on a super-decadent appetizer that everyone'll love...
16 large (not jumbo) raw shrimp; peeled, deveined, tails removed
8 slices Jennie-O Extra Lean Turkey Bacon
1/3 cup canned tomato sauce
3 tbsp. ketchup
1 tbsp. brown sugar (not packed)
1 tbsp. cider vinegar
1/2 - 1 tsp. garlic powder (depending on how garlicky you want 'em)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Cut bacon slices in half and set aside. Mix together tomato sauce, ketchup,
sugar, vinegar, and garlic powder. Lightly spray a baking pan with nonstick
Take one piece of bacon (half a slice), and coat it in the sauce. Wrap the
sauce-covered bacon around a piece of shrimp, and place it seam side down
on the baking pan. Repeat with the rest of the bacon and shrimp, and then
give them a quick mist with nonstick spray.
Place pan in the oven and cook until shrimp are cooked through and bacon is
crispy (about 10 - 15 minutes).
MAKES 4 SERVINGS
Fiesta Food Tips 'n Tricks!
Standard party staples get tricked out by HG...
Slimmed Down Chips 'n Dip - For an easy, guilt-free take on classic chips 'n
dip, grab a few bags of baked tortilla chips (in different colors and flavors!).
We like Guiltless Gourmet's Spicy Black Bean and Chipotle ones -- you can
have about 18 of those chips for just 120 calories and 3g fat (POINTS® value
2*). Then serve up a bunch of fun salsas to go with 'em (salsa is fat-free and
low in calories). We're currently obsessed with the award-winning Fruit and
Gourmet Salsas by Traverse Bay Farms (so many varieties!), but you can
also usually find a pretty good selection at most supermarkets. You could
also serve your chips with some of HG's guilt-free dips, like our Rockin'
Restaurant Spinach Dip, Amazing ATE-Layer Dip, and Creamy-Good Eggplant
Cheese 'n Crackers Gone Guilt-Free - Who doesn't love crispy crackers
slathered with soft cheese? As good as that stuff is, each tiny ounce of full-fat
cheese contains around 100 calories and 8g fat! Luckily, HG has the perfect
fix for this party food. Set out a selection of The Laughing Cow Light Cheese
Wedges (if you unwrap 'em, no one will EVER know they aren't fancy, fatty
soft cheeses!). Those creamy triangular cheeses come in Light Original
Swiss, Light French Onion, and Light Garlic & Herb, and each generous wedge
has only 35 calories and 2g of fat (POINTS® value 1*). Then serve those
suckers with skinny, seasoned rice crackers. Our faves are the ones by
Crunchmaster -- they come in a bunch of awesome flavors and have just
130 calories and 2g of fat in each enormous 16-cracker serving (POINTS®
A Pumped Up Veggie Platter - Sure celery sticks and baby carrots are good
for you, but they can also be boooring when it comes to a party platter. Jazz
up your crudité display with sliced jicama, snow peas, cherry tomatoes, and
sweet bell pepper strips in red, yellow, and orange. And who says you have
to go all raw? Steam up some asparagus stalks and sprinkle 'em with lemon
pepper seasoning, or grill some thin eggplant slices with nonstick spray and
serve them rolled up with toothpicks. Then add any of those rockin' dips or
salsas from the Chips 'n Dip section, and you're ready to go!
HG's BIG BASH RECIPE ROUND-UP!
Bite-sized snacks for your shindig...
Crazy-Creamy Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
HGs Rockin' Poppin' Shrimp
HG's De-Pudged Pigs in a Blanket!
HG's Jalapeno Swappers
Sweet treats so good, your guests'll never guess they're guilt-free!
Gooey Crunch Fruit Tartlets
Groovy Grilled Fruit Fondue
BFFs! (Black Forest Fillo-cups!)
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CHEW ON THIS:
December 7th is National Cotton Candy Day. Even though the stuff is far
from healthy, cotton candy is fat-free and typically not super-high in calories.
If you're not seriously counting sugar, celebrate with a handful of the fluffy
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*The Points® values for these products and/or recipes were calculated by
Hungry Girl and are not an endorsement or approval of the product, recipe
or its manufacturer or developer by Weight Watchers International, Inc., the
owner of the Points® registered trademark.
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