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All-Natural Protein-Packed Entrées

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Trying to pack some extra protein into your life? We've got meals that are crazy-delicious, all-natural, and crammed with protein! Try one of these new recipes tonight... Then make the other one tomorrow.

HG FYI: To ensure your recipe results are all-natural, read the ingredient labels on the specific products you buy. Or just do your shopping at a natural-foods market like Whole Foods.

 
 
Hungry Girl’s Zucchini Spaghetti with Shrimp
Zucchini Spaghetti with Shrimp

Entire recipe: 290 calories, 12.5g total fat (2.5g sat fat), 735mg sodium, 19.5g carbs, 5g fiber, 11.5g sugars, 28g protein -- PointsPlus® value 7* -- SmartPoints® value 5*

Spiralized veggie noodles are our new BFFs, and they're easier to make than you might think! This flavor-packed recipe will blow your mind...


Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
 

Ingredients: 
14 oz. (about 2 medium) zucchini 
1/3 cup thinly sliced onion 
4 oz. (about 12) raw medium shrimp, peeled, tails removed, deveined 
1/2 tsp. chopped garlic 
1/2 tsp. lemon zest 
2 tbsp. chopped basil 
1 1/2 tsp. grated Parmesan cheese 
1/8 tsp. each salt and black pepper 
2 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil or grapeseed oil 

Directions: 
Cut off stem end(s) of zucchini. Using a veggie spiralizer like the Veggetti, cut zucchini into spaghetti-like strands. (If you don't have a spiralizer, use a veggie peeler to slice zucchini into super-thin strips, rotating the zucchini as you slice it.)

Bring a large skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Cook and stir onion for 2 minutes, or until softened and lightly browned. Add shrimp and garlic. Cook and stir until onion is soft, shrimp are cooked through, and garlic is fragrant, about 2 minutes.

Add spiralized zucchini and lemon zest. Cook and stir until zucchini is hot and slightly softened, about 3 minutes.

Transfer skillet contents to a bowl. Sprinkle with basil, Parm, salt, and pepper. Drizzle with oil, and mix well.

MAKES 1 SERVING 

 
 
 
Hungry Girl’s Italian-Style Chicken Bake
Italian-Style Chicken Bake

1/4th of recipe (about 1 cup): 258 calories, 8g total fat (2.5g sat fat), 828mg sodium, 12.5g carbs, 4.5g fiber, 3g sugars, 32.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 6* -- SmartPoints® value 4*

This is one of those dishes we'd eat EVERY day if we could. We just might...

Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes

Ingredients:
1 lb. raw boneless skinless chicken breast cut into bite-sized pieces
1/2 tsp. each salt and black pepper
2 cups seeded and chopped tomatoes
One 14-oz. can artichoke hearts, drained, rinsed, chopped, patted dry
2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
2 tsp. chopped garlic
2 tsp. olive oil or grapeseed oil
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8" X 8" baking pan with nonstick spray.

In a large bowl, season chicken with salt and pepper. Add all remaining ingredients except basil and cheese. Mix thoroughly. Transfer mixture to the baking pan.

Bake until chicken is cooked through, about 30 minutes.

Sprinkle with basil and cheese. Bake until cheese has melted, about 5 minutes.

MAKES 4 SERVINGS

 
 
 
 

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May 14th, a.k.a. today, is National Dance Like a Chicken Day. Flap your wings, shake a tail feather, and make some crunchy Fiber-ific Fried Chicken Strips.

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