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100-Calorie Snacks: Chinese Chicken Lettuce Cups, BBQ Zucchini Skins

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Snack time! We're going a step beyond a bag of chips or some baby carrots (no disparagement intended). These li'l recipes make great quick 'n easy snacks or meal starters, and each one has less than 100 calories!

 
 
Hungry Girl's Chinese Chicken Lettuce Cups
Chinese Chicken Lettuce Cups

Entire recipe: 95 calories, 1.5g fat, 249mg sodium, 8.5g carbs, 1g fiber, 5.5g sugars, 11.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 2*

These are almost too easy to make and so delicious! Plus, everyone LOVES finger food...

Prep: 5 minutes

Ingredients:
1 1/2 oz. cooked and chopped skinless chicken breast
2 tbsp. mandarin orange segments packed in juice, drained
2 tbsp. canned sliced water chestnuts, roughly chopped
1 tbsp. low-fat sesame ginger dressing (like Newman's Own Lite Low Fat Sesame Ginger Dressing)
2 medium butter lettuce leaves (or other round lettuce leaves)

Directions:
In a small bowl, combine all ingredients except dressing and lettuce leaves.

Add dressing and toss. Divide mixture between lettuce leaves. Enjoy!

MAKES 1 SERVING

 
 
 
Hungry Girl's BBQ Zucchini Skins
BBQ Zucchini Skins

Entire recipe: 87 calories, 3g fat, 282mg sodium, 11g carbs, 2g fiber, 6g sugars, 4.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 2*

Like potato skins, but less carby and with a BBQ flavor boost! That's a serious win…

Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Cool: 5 minutes

Ingredients:
1 medium zucchini, stem ends removed
1 tbsp. BBQ sauce with 45 calories or less per 2-tbsp. serving
2 tbsp. shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
1 tsp. chopped scallions
1 tsp. finely chopped cilantro

Directions:
Pierce zucchini several times with a fork. Place on a microwave-safe plate, and microwave for 2 minutes.

Flip zucchini and microwave for 2 more minutes, or until softened.

Let cool, about 5 minutes. Cut zucchini in half lengthwise. Gently scoop out and discard the inside flesh, leaving about 1/4 inch inside the skin. Thoroughly pat dry.

Evenly top hollowed-out zucchini halves with sauce, and sprinkle with cheese. Microwave for 30 seconds, or until cheese has melted.

Cut each piece in half widthwise, and sprinkle with scallions and cilantro!

MAKES 1 SERVING

 
 

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