During the week, I decided to try out some of the Hungry Girl Recipes on my own. Since I was determined to perfect the Butternut Squash fries, I bought another Butternut Squash. I made the fries in my toaster oven this time, broiling them for 20 minutes. They were perfect. But since I am one person, I didn’t make the entire recipe. I cut up the entire Butternut Squash and searched the original Hungry Girl book for more Butternut Squash recipes.
Maplelicious Butternut Squash Mash: (Hungry Girl, Pg. 277) This is a way of making something similar to sweet potatoes for 109 calories. I also tried the recipe without the maple syrup and it tasted like regular mashed potatoes–one of my comfort foods. It was so simple since I already had the squash cut up. You just microwave it for 6 minutes then mash–amazing!!
HG’s Famous Bowl: (Hungry Girl, Pg. 98) If any of you love KFC’s Mashed Potato bowl like I do, this is a must make. You make the Butternut Squash Mashed Potatoes, Shake and Bake style chicken with the FiberOne Cereal (Italian seasoning to flavor), Green Giant Steamed corn and Fat Free Chicken Gravy. The Chicken takes the longest time to prepare but I made 2 Chicken Breasts so I could cut up some of the Chicken and eat the rest the following day. For 288 calories, this is a very filling meal. I love it, all my comfort foods combined in a bowl without all of the calories. (The world’s best PMS food, in my humble opinion).
Rockin’ Tuna Melt: (Hungry Girl, Pg. 68) I made this to go with my Butternut Squash Fries. This is a 212 calorie treat. Of course you have to like Tuna to enjoy it. And if you have a cat like I do, they will stay by your side while you prepare and eat your meal. I left out the tomatoes and carrots when I made this and substituted them with chopped celery.
I would highly recommend all of these recipes.