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Hungry Girl Today: 3.11.08
CHEW THE RIGHT THING
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
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)
POINTS® value 4*
Average Taco Salad w/Shell
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)
POINTS® value 23*
**Recipe nutritionals calculated using the specific products mentioned. Exact
numbers may vary with use of other brands.
CHEW ON THIS:
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
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