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Low-Calorie Slider Recipes: Turkey Club, Philly Cheesesteak

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Are you ready for the cutest li'l sandwiches around? Sit down if you need to, hold on to something, and get ready to FLIP (and chew)... Check 'em out!

 
 
Turkey Club Sliders

PER SERVING (entire recipe, 4 sliders): 255 calories, 5g fat, 1,078mg sodium, 33g carbs, 8g fiber, 5.5g sugars, 25.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 7*

These super-delicious, miniature club sandwiches make us smile -- make them soon, and you'll be grinning too!




Ingredients:
1 slice center-cut bacon or turkey bacon
3 slices light bread
2 tsp. fat-free mayonnaise, divided
2 medium iceberg lettuce leaves
3 oz. thinly sliced reduced-sodium turkey breast (about 6 slices)
2 large tomato slices

Directions:
Prepare bacon in a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray or on a microwave-safe plate in the microwave. (Refer to package instructions for exact cook time and temperature.) Once cool enough to handle, break or cut in half and set aside.

Toast bread slices. Lay one slice flat on a clean dry surface. Spread with 1 tsp. mayo. Top with 1 lettuce leaf, half of the turkey (about 3 slices), and 1 tomato slice.

Place a second slice of toasted bread on top of the tomato layer. Top with remaining lettuce leaf and turkey, followed by bacon halves and remaining tomato slice.

Spread remaining 1 tsp. mayo onto one side of the remaining bread slice, and place bread mayo-side down on top of sandwich.

Carefully slice sandwich into quarters, so you are left with 4 squares. Dig in!

MAKES 1 SERVING

HG Alternative: Bake and thinly slice your own skinless lean turkey breast; you'll save about 450mg sodium this way.

 
 
 
Philly Cheesesteak Sliders

PER SERVING (entire recipe, 3 sliders): 295 calories, 8.5g fat, 653mg sodium, 21g carbs, 3g fiber, 3.5g sugars, 33g protein -- PointsPlus® value 7*

One of the easiest ways to make three perfect slider buns? Cut up a hot dog bun! This version is beefy, cheesy, and Philly-licious!

Ingredients:
1/4 cup thinly sliced onion
1/4 cup sliced mushrooms
1/2 tsp. chopped garlic
4 oz. thinly sliced raw lean filet beefsteak (see HG Tip!)
Dash each salt and black pepper
1 light hot dog bun
1 slice fat-free American cheese

Directions:
Bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat on the stove. Add onion, mushrooms, and garlic. Stirring often, cook until slightly browned, 3 - 4 minutes. Remove from the skillet and set aside.

Remove skillet from heat, re-spray with nonstick spray, and bring to medium-high heat. Add beef and season with salt and pepper. Cook for about 1 minute per side, flipping gently, until fully cooked. Remove beef from the skillet and set aside.

Split open the hot dog bun without separating the halves. Pile veggies onto one side and top with the beef. Tear cheese into 2 strips, and evenly place over the beef. Gently close the sandwich to keep filling from escaping.

Remove skillet from heat, re-spray with nonstick spray, and return to medium-high heat. Carefully place sandwich in the skillet with one of the bun's flat sides down. Cook until cheese has melted and bun is lightly browned, about 1 minute per side, flipping carefully and pressing down with a spatula to seal.

Using a serrated knife, evenly slice into 3 pieces. Eat up!

MAKES 1 SERVING

HG Tip! Slightly freeze the beef before slicing it -- this will make thinly slicing it easier!

HG Alternative: Can't locate any 80-calorie light hot dog buns? No worries. Just get the lowest-calorie buns you can find and adjust the calorie count of this recipe accordingly!
 

 
 
 
Portabella Sliders

PER SERVING (entire recipe, 4 sliders): 179 calories, 6g fat, 616mg sodium, 30g carbs, 9g fiber, 5g sugars, 8.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 5*

Just stop for a second to appreciate how super-cute these veggie-rific things are. Go ahead -- look at the picture, take it in, and appreciate. Okay, NOW it's recipe-makin' time!!!



Ingredients:
2 slices light bread
4 sprays zero-calorie butter spray (like I Can't Believe It's Not Butter! Spray)
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
4 medium-sized baby bella mushroom caps (each about 2 inches wide)
1 slice onion, rings intact
1/8 tsp. salt
1 tsp. balsamic vinegar
1 large piece roasted red pepper (packed in water), patted dry
8 spinach leaves
1 oz. sliced avocado (about 1/4th of an avocado)

Directions:
Lightly toast bread. Immediately spray one side of each slice with 2 sprays of butter spray and sprinkle evenly with garlic powder. Set aside.

Bring a grill pan (or skillet) sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat on the stove. Add mushroom caps, rounded sides up, and onion. Cover (don't worry if the lid doesn't fit the pan perfectly!) and cook for 4 - 5 minutes.

Gently flip veggies in the pan and sprinkle with salt. Drizzle vinegar over the mushroom caps. Re-cover and cook until veggies have softened, 4 - 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

Cut each slice of bread into quarters, for a total of 8 squares. Cut red pepper into 4 similar-sized pieces and set aside.

Place 4 bread squares on a plate, buttered sides up. Top each square with 2 spinach leaves, a piece of red pepper, and a grilled mushroom cap. Evenly distribute the grilled onion among the mushroom caps, separating the rings of the onion and arranging each to fit. Evenly top with avocado slices, halving them if needed.

Finish each of the sliders off with another bread square, buttered side down. Chew, you!

MAKES 1 SERVING


HG Tip! Wondering what to do with that leftover avocado? Make Cool 'n Crabby Stuffed Tomatoes, Simply Scoopy Seafood Salad, or an A+ Avocado Burger!
 

 
 
 
EXTRA-SPECIAL PRODUCT FIND: Flatout Hungry Girl Foldit Sliders!

 
PER SERVING (1 flatbread, 3 pieces): 140 calories, 1.5g fat, 380mg sodium, 26g carbs, 4g fiber, 2g sugars, 8g protein -- PointsPlus® value 4*

Wanna whip up perfectly shaped sliders without the whole bread-slicing step? You NEED to try Flatout Hungry Girl Foldit Sliders. Each flatbread pulls apart into three perfect, foldable, slider-sized pieces! That's three flatbread-style slider buns for 140 calories... Plus, there's a bonus HG recipe on the back of the package! (Okay, click here to see it.) Find 'em in the deli/bakery section of Walmart Supercenters. Hooray!

 
 

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