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Hungry for HungryGirl!

Posted Aug 14 2009 4:48pm

A couple of years ago my friend introduced me to HungryGirl, Lisa Lillien.She is not a nutritionist, but she comes up with great amazing healthy food swaps for fatty foods. She just came out with her second cookbook, 200 recipes under 200 calories (which I need to get ASAP).Basically she makes recipes like fried chicken or Chinese lo mein using friendly ingredients, like fiber one original cereal.(It sounds really weird, but don’t knock it ‘till you try it!)

I really enjoyed watching her on the View, because everyone is skeptical until they try it (especially the cinnamon bun). One of my favorite recipes from the first Hungrygirl cookbook is Pad Thai. Sometimes I swap out my own things because she will use a meat-alternative and I don’t really like those.But it’s easy enough if she calls for soy meat crumbles to just use chicken or turkey meat.

Last summer I had a bridesmaid luncheon and we made all things Hungrygirl.We made Onion Rings (with a Fiber One coating), Pigs in a Blanket (uses reduced fat crescent rolls and reduced fat hot dogs), egg rolls (baked), and an eggplant dip.It does take a little bit of time, but it’s definitely worth it.Check out the article from "The View."

If you are hungry and you are looking for an alternative to foods like barbecue chicken, French fries, fried anything, look her up!

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