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Hungry Girl's Veggie’n Bean Bowl with Side of Greek Yogurt

Lighten Up

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Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

Just because you’re on a diet doesn’t mean you can’t eat large portions of your favorite foods. Hungry Girl’s new book “The Hungry Girl Diet” has recipes that let you keep eating your favorites like the Veggie’n Bean Bowl with Side of Greek Yogurt below.


  • 1 1/2 cups mushrooms, zucchini, and/or cauliflower
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1/2 cup canned black beans, garbanzo beans/chickpeas, or kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar (balsamic, red wine, white wine, rice, or cider)
  • 1/4 cup crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese
  • Side: 6 ounces (about 2/3 cup) fat-free Greek yogurt with 1 optional no-calorie sweetener packet
  • Cooking Directions

    Place veggies in a microwave-safe bowl with 2 tablespoons water. Cover and microwave for 3 minutes, or until softened. Drain and blot dry. Alternatively, in a skillet sprayed with nonstick

    spray, cook and stir over medium-high heat until softened, about 5 minutes.

    In a bowl, layer lettuce, beans, and veggies. Drizzle with vinegar, and sprinkle with cheese. Serve yogurt on the side (add sweetener, if you like).

    HG FYI: This meal is also great chilled!

    333 calories, 6.5g fat, 683mg sodium, 38g carbs, 9.5g fiber, 13.5g sugars, 33g protein

    From THE HUNGRY GIRL DIET. Copyright © 2014 by Lisa Lillien, reprinted by permission of St. Martin’s Press, LLC.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: mushrooms, zucchini, cauliflower, lettuce, beans, vinegar, feta cheese, greek yogurt

    Course: Salad

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