Crunchy Beef Tacos from The Hungry Girl Diet

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Bite it! Hungry Girl's Crunchy Beef Tacos with Side Salad
HG's Crunchy Beef Tacos with Side Salad

Talkin' Tacos!

THE DAY IS HERE!!! The Hungry Girl Diet, our brand-spanking-new book featuring a fast and effective weight-loss plan, is finally on shelves everywhere! We're sharing an incredible, EXCLUSIVE recipe from the book right now, to give you an idea of the kind of satisfying meals featured in The Hungry Girl Diet. Get excited...

4 oz. raw extra-lean ground beef (4% fat or less)
1/2 cup finely chopped brown mushrooms

2 tbsp. chopped onion

1 tsp. taco seasoning mix
2 corn taco shells (flat bottomed, if available)
1/4 cup shredded lettuce

2 tbsp. pico de gallo (or fresh salsa)

1 cup lettuce

1 cup cucumber, mushrooms, or other high-volume veggies (see HG FYI)
2 tbsp. pico de gallo (or fresh salsa)
2 tsp. vinegar (balsamic, red wine, white wine, rice, or cider)

Bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Add beef, mushrooms, and onion. Cook, stir, and crumble until beef is fully cooked and veggies have softened, about 5 minutes.

Sprinkle with taco seasoning, and continue to cook until any excess liquid has evaporated.

Evenly divide mixture between taco shells, and top with lettuce and pico de gallo.

Toss salad ingredients in a medium bowl, and serve with tacos!


Serving Size: entire recipe (2 tacos with side salad)
Calories: 346
Fat: 10.5g
Sat Fat: 4g
Sodium: 600mg
Carbs: 34.5g
Fiber: 5g
Sugars: 8g
Protein: 29g

Freestyle SmartPoints® value 7*

HG FYI: Other high-volume veggies include cabbage, celery, zucchini, eggplant, yellow squash, asparagus, cauliflower, kale, and spinach.

Fight it! Crunchy Beef Tacos, Average
Crunchy Beef Tacos, Average

What's Your Beef?

So here's the deal. The world is full of delicious foods that no one wants to live without... like tacos. And since tacos are relatively small (and un-smothered with melted cheese) compared with their cousins -- chimichangas, burritos, and enchiladas -- you might assume eating a couple of beef tacos would be a safe bet. Wrong-O, wishful thinker! Fatty meat plus frequently fried shells equals cuckoo nutritionals! Does this mean you're destined to a life without crunchy tacos crammed with juicy beef? NOPE! That's not how we roll, and you know it. Our recipe -- as featured in the just-printed pages of The Hungry Girl Diet -- is much lighter than traditional tacos, and it includes a bonus side salad for a mega-satisfying meal. So if you're interested in losing weight while eating the foods you love (LIKE TACOS!), grab your copy of The Hungry Girl Diet today.

Serving Size: 2 tacos
Calories: 450
Fat: 28g
Sodium: 843mg
Carbs: 26.5g
Fiber: 4g
Sugars: 2g
Protein: 25g

PointsPlus® value 12*

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Wanna hear about something other than The Hungry Girl Diet? Fine. Today, March 25th, is also International Waffle Day. So make yourself this yummy egg-topped waffle breakfast... before you head to the bookstore to pick up your copy of The Hungry Girl Diet! (Sorry.)

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