Thursday, January 21, 2010

Hooray for Hungry Girl!

In keeping up with my resolution of not eating out, I have found a wonderful website and cookbook that has helped tremendously!! Last week I think I read about "The Hungry Girl" 4 different times, and then when I was having one of my sleepless nights and channel surfing there was The Hungry Girl in the FLESH on Headline News Network!! Shawn stopped on his way home from work one afternoon and bought me one of The Hungry Girl cookbooks, I wanted to share the two "keepers" I have found so far!!

picture from Hungry Girl site

1/3 cup low-fat turkey or veggie chili
1 La Tortilla Factory Smart & Delicious Low Carb High Fiber Large Tortilla (or alternative below)
2 tbsp. shredded fat-free cheddar cheese
1/2 package Fritos Original Corn Chips 100 Calorie Pack (or other alternative below!)
Optional: 2 tbsp. diced onion

Place chili in a microwave-safe bowl, cover, and heat for 45 - 60 seconds, until hot. Set aside.

Lay tortilla flat on a microwave-safe plate, and warm in the microwave for about 10 seconds. Spoon chili down the center of the tortilla. Cover the chili with cheese, and then top with Fritos. If you like, sprinkle with onion.

Wrap tortilla up like a burrito, folding the sides in first, and then rolling it up from the bottom. (Or serve it wrap-style, with one end left open.) Place burrito seam-side down on the plate, and microwave for 30 seconds.



Serving Size: 1 burrito (entire recipe)
Calories: 218
Fat: 6.5g
Sodium: 774mg
Carbs: 33g
Fiber: 14.5g
Sugars: 3g
Protein: 18g

POINTS® value 4*

This was WONDERFUL, quick, and healthy!!

The next one is a healthy version of one of my FAVORITE Starbucks drinks - I have had this one twice already and it is fabulous!! Addison even drank one of these tonight and LOVED it!! Many of you know that I am allergic to chocolate, but I have found that dark chocolate and the powder cocoa mix do not seem to bother me at all!!

One 25-calorie packet diet hot cocoa mix, dissolved in 4 oz. warm water
1 tbsp. sugar-free chocolate syrup
2 oz. light vanilla soymilk
3 no-calorie sweetener packets (like Splenda)
1 tbsp. semi-sweet mini chocolate chips
7 - 8 ice cubes OR 1 cup crushed ice
2 tbsp. Fat Free Reddi-wip

Place cocoa mixture, chocolate syrup, sweetener, chocolate chips, soymilk and ice in a blender. Blend on high speed for 30 - 45 seconds. Pour into an attractive cup, and top with a little Fat Free Reddi-wip. Enjoy! MAKES 1 SERVING

Serving Size: entire recipe (12 oz.) with whipped cream
Calories: 142
Fat: 4.5g
Sodium: 194mg
Carbs: 23g
Fiber: 1.5g
Sugars: 13g
Protein: 4g

POINTS® value 3*

I can tell you all that I am now a Hungry Girl fan, and I would encourage everyone to visit her website HERE. There is just tons and tons of great information that would help anyone who is trying to eat a little healthier in 2010!!

1 comment:

  1. I am obsessed with Hungry Girl. I'll have to try the Starbucks drink. I love the burrito! Yum!