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Hungry Girl Today: 3.11.08



HG's Rockin' Taco Salad


Taco salads have been around since the '60s. And they seem to be getting

greasier and more calorie-packed as the decades pass. Not to worry -- HG is

here with a version that has a mere FRACTION of the calories and fat of your

typical taco salad. Here's the scoop...


3 cups chopped romaine lettuce

1/2 package Boca Meatless Chili (or about 2/3 cup of another low-fat veggie


1/4 cup chopped tomato

1/4 cup shredded fat-free cheddar cheese

2 tbsp. fat-free sour cream

1 tbsp. chopped or sliced black olives

6 Guiltless Gourmet Tortilla Chips (any flavor -- or any other baked tortilla

chips**), crushed


Prepare chili as directed on package. Place lettuce in a big bowl. Top with

tomatoes, chili and cheese. Then add the olives and sour cream. Finish off

with the crushed tortilla chips, and enjoy! MAKES 1 SERVING

Serving Size: 1 salad (entire recipe)

Calories: 230

Fat: 3.5g

Sodium: 794mg

Carbs: 31g

Fiber: 10g

Sugars: 7g

Protein: 23g

POINTS® value 4*


Average Taco Salad w/Shell

Tortilla Terror!

OK, you don't have to be some sort of nutrition expert to know that if your

salad comes in a ginormous greasy shell, it's probably not calorie-friendly or

low in fat. And you really shouldn't need us to remind you of that. But we're

here to do it anyway. Taco salads often contain disturbing amounts of

calories and fat. Need proof? See below. The numbers here are so

staggeringly high that you may find them hard to believe (but they're true,

people!). Looks like the CRAZY grease-soaked shell, heaps of fatty beef,

handfuls of cheese, and gobs of sour cream add up after all. Bottom line:

Don't order taco salads when eating out. Instead, make 'em at home using

HG's recipe. It's DELICIOSO!

Serving Size: 1 salad (including shell)

Calories: 945

Fat: 57g

Carbs: 72g

Sodium: 1,910mg

Fiber: 12g

Sugars: 8g

Protein: 38g

POINTS® value 23*


**Recipe nutritionals calculated using the specific products mentioned. Exact

numbers may vary with use of other brands.


Hey... March is National Peanut Month. Did you know that peanuts are

packed with antioxidants? They're also loaded with protein, niacin and more

good stuff. Enjoy some in HG's WOW Kung Pao recipe!

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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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