It's been about a year since I started this blog. A lot has changed for me since then, but what hasn't changed is my love for Hungry Girl recipes. While I currently have very limited time to write my blog, I am keeping it available so you can use it as a resource for Hungry Girl recipe reviews. Since most of my time goes towards my two jobs, my family, and training for a half marathon, my posting will be limited for the time being.
Per Serving (¼th of recipe): 7 Points+
267 calories, 3.5g fat, 341mg sodium, 35.5g carbs, 2g fiber, 26g sugars, 24.5g protein
The recipe: "Hungry Girl 1-2-3", pages 150 - 151
Since I have enjoyed most of the Hungry Girl foil-pack recipes so far, I decided to try another one. It was again pretty easy to make. Other than chopping up the onions and bell pepper, it consisted mainly of just throwing a bunch of ingredients onto a foil sheet, sealing with another sheet of foil, and baking in the oven.
I really enjoyed this recipe. It was a good combination of sweet and spicy – the sweet was from the pineapple and the spicy was from the pepper and the seasonings. I was unable to find fresh jalapeno peppers in the grocery store, so I ended up substituting a chili pepper instead. The meal still had a good spice to it, but I imagine that if you use a jalapeno, it would be a little spicier. Although, the recipe does say to remove the seeds from the jalapeno before you add it to the ingredients.
Once cooked, the shrimp/veggie mixture was a little bit saucy, so I would suggest eating the dish over rice or pasta. I made brown rice to eat with it, since I felt it would go well over rice. I added a little bit of soy sauce to flavor the rice, which added a nice flavor to the shrimp as well. My husband, however, decided he wanted his shrimp on top of noodles. He added low-fat teriyaki sauce to his dinner, and it tasted good as well. The shrimp mixture had a teriyaki feel to it already, since the pineapple and the spiciness created that sweet and spicy flavor that teriyaki works well with. Adding a little teriyaki sauce to flavor the noodles worked perfectly with this dish. Of course, it added a point to his meal, but he said it was worth the extra flavor.
This was a good dish that I would make again. I am always looking for interesting ways to cook shrimp, and I enjoyed this recipe.