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HG Diet Recipes: Chicken with Mashed Potatoes, Taco Soup

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The meals below are not only ginormous and delicious, but they also fit perfectly into the weight-loss plan laid out in The Hungry Girl Diet (on shelves everywhere and available online!). Check 'em out, and get your hands on a copy of the book STAT...


Hungry Girl's Classic Chicken 'n Mashies Chicken 'n Cheesy Mashies
Entire recipe: 330 calories, 6.5g fat, 665mg sodium, 29g carbs, 11.5g fiber, 14g sugars, 40g protein -- PointsPlus® value 8*

A hearty, decadent, yummy-licious meal just for you... whether you're following the HG Diet or not!

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes

Ingredients:
2 cups cauliflower florets
1 wedge The Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss cheese
1 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
Dash each salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder
One 4 oz. raw boneless skinless chicken breast cutlet, pounded to 1/2-inch thickness
2 cups chopped red bell pepper, quartered Brussels sprouts, baby carrots and/or other high-fiber veggies (See HG FYI)
1 tsp. salt-free seasoning (like Mrs. Dash Original)

Directions:
Place cauliflower in a large microwave-safe bowl. Add 2 tbsp. water, cover, and microwave for 3 minutes.

Uncover and stir. Re-cover and microwave for 2 minutes, or until soft.

Drain excess liquid. Add cheese wedge, breaking into pieces, and Parmesan cheese. Add salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Thoroughly mash and mix. Cover to keep warm.

Bring skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat. Cook chicken for 5 minutes.

Flip chicken, and add veggies to the skillet. Stirring veggies occasionally, cook until veggies have mostly softened and chicken is cooked through, about 6 minutes.

Sprinkle chicken and veggies with salt-free seasoning. If needed, reheat mashies. Enjoy!

MAKES 1 SERVING

HG Alternative: Instead of cooking veggies in a skillet, place them in a microwave-safe bowl with 2 tbsp. water. Cover and microwave for 3 minutes, or until softened. Repeat as needed. Drain or blot dry.

HG FYI: Other high-fiber veggies include onions, green beans, sugar snap peas, snow peas, bean sprouts, and broccoli.

 
 
 
Hungry Girl's Mexican Taco Soup
Mexican Taco Soup

Entire recipe (about 2 2/3 cups): 351 calories, 11.5g fat, 669mg sodium, 29g carbs, 4g fiber, 7g sugars, 33.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 9*

Grab a spoon! This tremendous bowl of goodness is totally filling and a great way to satisfy Mexican-food cravings...


Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes

Ingredients:
2 tbsp. chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
4 oz. raw extra-lean ground beef (4% fat or less)
1 tsp. chopped garlic
1 tsp. taco seasoning mix
2 cups low-sodium beef, chicken, or vegetable broth
1/2 cup chopped tomato
1/4 cup frozen sweet corn kernels
1 tsp. salt-free seasoning (like Mrs. Dash Original)
1 corn taco shell
2 tbsp. shredded reduced-fat Mexican-blend cheese
Optional seasoning: cayenne pepper
Optional topping: chopped cilantro

Directions:
Bring a medium pot sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat. Cook and stir onion and celery until browned, about 3 minutes. Add beef, garlic, and 1/2 tsp. taco seasoning, and cook and crumble until beef is fully cooked and veggies have softened, about 3 minutes.

Carefully add broth, tomato, corn, salt-free seasoning, and remaining 1/2 tsp. taco seasoning. Bring to a boil, and then reduce to a simmer.

Cover and cook for 10 minutes, or until veggies are soft. Transfer to a large bowl.

Lightly crush taco shell, and distribute over the soup. Sprinkle with cheese, and enjoy!

MAKES 1 SERVING

 
 

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