Healthy 20-Minute Dinner Recipes: Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Tacos, Italian Tuna Melts

Aug 18 2016
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Hungry Girl's Healthy Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Tacos Recipe

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1/2 of recipe (2 tacos): 310 calories, 4.5g total fat (0.5g sat. fat), 641mg sodium, 37.5g carbs, 3g fiber, 14g sugars, 28g protein

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Tacos aren't just for Tuesday! Chow down on these sweet 'n savory soft tacos any night of the week.

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes


8 oz. raw boneless skinless chicken breast, pounded to 1/2-inch thickness

1/8 tsp. + 1 dash each salt and black pepper

1/4 cup pineapple tidbits packed in juice (not drained)

1/4 cup finely chopped red onion

2 tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro

1/4 cup BBQ sauce with about 45 calories per 2-tbsp. serving

Four 6-inch corn tortillas

1/2 cup shredded lettuce


Bring a grill pan (or large skillet) sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat. Season chicken with 1/8 tsp. each salt and pepper, and cook for about 4 minutes per side, until cooked through.

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine pineapple (with juice), onion, cilantro, and remaining dash each salt and pepper. Mix well.

Chop chicken, and place in another medium bowl. Add BBQ sauce, and stir to coat.

Warm tortillas in the microwave, about 15 seconds.

Evenly distribute lettuce among the centers of the tortillas. Evenly top with BBQ chicken and pineapple mixture, and fold 'em up.


Hungry Girl's Healthy Italian Tuna Melts Recipe

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1/2 of recipe (2 pieces): 309 calories, 12g total fat (4g sat. fat), 691mg sodium, 23.5g carbs, 6g fiber, 4g sugars, 30g protein

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If classic tuna melts are a bit too retro (and high in calories) for you, this recipe is a must-try. So much flavor!

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes


4 slices light wheat bread

Two 2.6-oz. pouches albacore tuna in water

2 tbsp. light mayonnaise

1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning

1/4 tsp. garlic powder

1/4 tsp. onion powder

2 tbsp. finely chopped red onion

2 tbsp. chopped fresh basil

4 large tomato slices

1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Lightly toast bread, and place on a baking sheet.

In a medium bowl, combine tuna, mayo, and seasonings. Mix well. Stir in red onion and basil.

Evenly top bread with tuna salad, tomato slices, and cheese.

Bake until tuna is hot and cheese has melted, about 5 minutes.


HG Alternative: Don't feel like turning on your oven? Microwave your melts for 1 minute, or until tuna is hot and cheese has melted. (Fair warning: They're much more delicious when baked!)

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