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Healthy Foil-Pack Recipes: Spicy BBQ Salmon, Lemony Chicken

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Happy first day of spring, a.k.a. the spring equinox! Let's celebrate the incoming season with easy and incredible new recipes! Foil packs of yummy protein and saucy veggies are just what you need...

 
 
Hungry Girl's Spicy BBQ Salmon & Veggies
Spicy BBQ Salmon & Veggies

Entire recipe: 303 calories, 12g fat, 616mg sodium, 22.5g carbs, 4g fiber, 13g sugars, 26.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 8*

BBQ chicken is classic, but sweet 'n savory BBQ sauce is also wildly delicious on salmon. This fish-with-a-kick-pack will blow your mind...

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes

Ingredients:
2 tbsp. BBQ sauce with 45 calories or less per 2-tbsp. serving
1 tsp. Sriracha sauce
1 cup broccoli florets
1/2 cup chopped yellow squash
1/2 cup chopped zucchini
One 4-oz. raw skinless salmon fillet

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lay a large piece of heavy-duty foil on a baking sheet and spray with nonstick spray.

In a small bowl, mix BBQ sauce with Sriracha sauce until uniform.

Lay veggies on the center of the foil. Top with salmon and drizzle with sauce mixture. Cover with another large piece of foil.

Fold together and seal all four edges of the foil pieces, forming a well-sealed packet. Bake for 20 minutes, or until veggies are tender and fish is cooked through.

Allow packet to cool for a few minutes, and then cut to release steam before opening it entirely. (Careful -- steam will be hot.) Eat up!

MAKES 1 SERVING

 
 
 
Hungry Girl's Lemony Spring Chicken Pack
Lemony Spring Chicken Pack

Entire recipe: 308 calories, 5.5g fat, 509mg sodium, 27.5g carbs, 6g fiber, 5.5g sugars, 40.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 8*

Chow down on juicy chicken and spring veggies in a delightful lemony garlic-butter sauce. This is how we do it, people!

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes

Ingredients:
2 cups chopped kale leaves
1 cup chopped asparagus
1/2 cup sliced sweet onion
2 dashes each salt and black pepper
One 5-oz. raw boneless skinless chicken breast cutlet, pounded to 1/2-inch thickness
1/2 tbsp. light whipped butter or light buttery spread (like Brummel & Brown)
1 tsp. chopped garlic
1/2 lemon, cut into 3 wedges

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lay a large piece of heavy-duty foil on a baking sheet and spray with nonstick spray.

Lay veggies on the center of the foil. Sprinkle with a dash each of salt and pepper.

Season chicken with remaining dash each of salt and pepper, and place over the veggies. Dollop with butter and sprinkle with garlic.

Place one lemon wedge at the right edge of the veggies and another at the left edge, so that cut sides of each wedge are laying flat against the foil. Squeeze remaining lemon wedge over the chicken. Cover with another large piece of foil.

Fold together and seal all four edges of the foil pieces, forming a well-sealed packet. Bake for 25 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and veggies are tender.

Allow packet to cool for a few minutes, and then cut packet to release steam before opening entirely. (Careful -- steam will be hot.) Serve with cooked lemon wedges for extra squeezing!

MAKES 1 SERVING

 
 
 
Hungry Girl's Chicken Sausage 'n Squash Foil Pack
Hungry for More?


Still craving seasonally appropriate foil packs? Here are two more: the Herbed-Up Spring Chicken Packet and Super-Special Chicken Sausage 'n Squash Pack!

"More, more, Hungry Girl!" You asked for it -- here are our recipes for the Jump for Choy! Fish Pack, Mega-mazing Veggie Pack, and Cha-Cha-Cherry BBQ Chicken Pack.

Finally, a classic all-time favorite -- the Stuffed 'n Squashed Mushroom Foil Pack. Great as a side dish or a satisfying snack!

 
 

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In addition to being the first day of spring, today (March 20th) is also National Ravioli Day. Try Kashi's Three Cheese Ravioli Steam Meal, with only 310 calories and 10g fat per serving. Just like today's foil packs, it steams up right in its package!

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*The PointsPlus® 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 owner of the PointsPlus® registered trademark.

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