Frugal Hungry Girl Meals

Thursday, October 28, 2010

I've been home sick all week. I've never missed this much work before, and I'm starting to go a bit stir crazy. One thing keeping me sane is making meals from my new Hungry Girl cookbooks. Here's what I've had so far today:


Eggs Bene-Chick


  • 1/2 light English muffin
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 slice extra-lean ham
  • 1 tablespoon fat-free mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Hellmann's/Best Foods Dijonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon light whipped butter or light buttery spread, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon lemon yogurt (or plain yogurt with a squirt of lemon juice)
  • Cooking Directions

    To make sauce, combine mayo, Dijonnaise, butter, and yogurt. Set aside.

    Crack egg gently into a small dish and set aside.

    Fill a medium pot with 2 inches of water and bring to a boil. Once boiling, lower temperature until a steady (but very low) boil is reached.

    Gently pour egg into the pot and allow to cook for 3 to 5 minutes (3 for a runnier egg, 5 for a very firm one), or until egg white is mostly opaque. Carefully remove and plate egg with a spatula. Use a paper towel to soak up any excess water.

    Heat ham and muffin (toast muffin, if desired). Microwave sauce for about 20 seconds and stir (add more water for thinner sauce).

    Top muffin with ham and egg.

    Cover with sauce and enjoy!

    Eggs Bene-chick

    183 calories and 8g fat

    Eggs Benedict, Average

    Calories: 892 | Total Fat: 71.9g (HOLY CRAP!)

    Okay, I just had to look into this further. Here's some more nutritional info for the tradional eggs benedict recipe on the link above:

    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 892
    Calories from Fat 647

    % Daily Value *
    Total Fat 71.9g 111 %
    Saturated Fat 38.3g 192 %
    Cholesterol 805mg 268 %
    AGGGG Factor A Jillion%

    And for Lunch:

    Big Bad Burger Wrap

    1 large La Tortilla Factory Smart & Delicious Low Carb/High Fiber tortilla (I used a Flat-Out Multi-Grain wrap - still has 100 calories as the tortilla does but more fiber & nutrients)
    1 Boca Original Meatless Burger (I used Morningstar Farms brand)
    1 wedge The Laughing Cow Light Original Swiss cheese
    1 pickle spear, chopped
    1 tsp mustard
    1 tsp ketchup
    2 dashes Franks Red Hot original cayenne pepper sauce

    Prepare Boca patty according to box directions. Chop patty into bite sized pieces. Set aside.

    To make sauce, combine mustard, ketchup and hot sauce in small dish; stir well and set aside.

    Warm tortilla in microwave for 10 seconds. Lay tortilla flat and spread cheese wedge on top.

    Place chopped burger and pickle in the center of tortilla. Top with sauce. Fold the sides of the tortilla in, and then then roll it up from the bottom.

    makes 1 serving.

    This recipe is from the Hungry Girl 200 Under 200 Cookbook.
    I made a few changes when I made mine; didn't use the pickle or hot sauce, and instead of mustard and ketchup I used a squirt of Dijionnasse (just 5 calories per serving!), and left out the pepper sauce. This was very good! Definitely one that I'll make again.

    I served this with a simple greek salad- lettuce, a couple of tablespoons of reduced-fat feta, and cherry tomates splashed with some red wine vinegar- yum!

    199 calories, 5.5g fat, 27.5g carbs, 16.5g fiber, 23,5g protein

    McDonalds Mac Snack Wrap- 330 Calories, 19 g Fat, 26g Carbs, 1g Fiber, 15g Protein

    (Keep in mind that the nutritional info is for the original recipe, not for my version of it. )

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