Hungry Girl 200 under 200: 200 Recipes under 200 Calories

Hungry Girl 200 under 200: 200 Recipes under 200 Calories

by Lisa Lillien

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Overview

Hungry Girl mania is sweeping the nation! The New York Times bestselling phenomenon delivers even more yum-tastic recipes!

An easy-to-use cookbook containing 200 Hungry Girl recipes all under 200 calories.

Recipes include:
* H-O-T Hot Boneless Buffalo Wings
*Sassy Southwestern Roll-Ups
*Cheesy-Good Cornbread Muffins
* Holy Moly Guacamole
* HG's So Low Mein w/Chicken
* Cheeseburger Lettuce Cups
* Chocolate Chip Cookie Crisp Puddin' Shake
* Swirls Gone Wild Cheesecake Brownies
* Personal Pretzel-Bottomed Ice Cream Pie!
And many more!

Told with Lisa's signature wit and sassy style, these recipes are as fun to read as they are to make!



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781429921763
Publisher: St. Martin's Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/14/2009
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Lisa Lillien is not a nutritionist, she's just hungry. She's the founder of www.hungry-girl.com, the daily email service providing approximately one million fans with guilt-free recipes, food and product reviews, dieting news, shockers and more. She also writes weekly columns for WeightWatchers.com and Yahoo!, and regularly contributes to Redbook magazine. She has appeared on TV shows like Rachael Ray and Extra, and now has her own show on the Cooking Channel. Her Hungry Girl cookbooks are New York Times bestsellers. She lives in Los Angeles, California.


Lisa Lillien is not a nutritionist, she’s just hungry. She’s the founder of Hungry Girl, the daily email service providing approximately one million fans with guilt-free recipes, food and product reviews, dieting news, shockers and more. She also writes weekly columns for WeightWatchers.com and Yahoo!, and regularly contributes to Redbook magazine. She has appeared on TV shows like Rachel Ray and Extra, and now has her own show on the Cooking Channel. Her Hungry Girl cookbooks are New York Times bestsellers. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

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Hungry Girl: 200 Under 200

200 Recipes Under 200 Calories


By Lisa Lillien, Jack Pullan, Chuck Nields

St. Martin's Press

Copyright © 2009 Hungry Girl, Inc.
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-4299-2176-3



CHAPTER 1

morning minis


Small A.M. Meals with Huge Appeal


Never skip breakfast. Everyone who tells you that — from your mom to your doctor — is 100 percent right. There's no reason to get all preachy and tell you WHY breakfast is so important ... it just is. But huge breakfasts can bog you down and make you feel like a lazy slug. The light recipes in this chapter are creative, easy, fun, and EXTREMELY delicious. Wake up and eat, people!


fab-five banana pancake minis

PER SERVING (5 mini pancakes): 185 calories, 1g fat, 343mg sodium, 37g carbs, 5g fiber, 7.5g sugars, 9.5g protein

Yep, there are FIVE of these banana-licious babies in this single-serving recipe. And they have just the right amount of banana flavor. These are great with sugar-free pancake syrup or just a squirt of Fat Free Reddi-wip.


Ingredients

¼ cup whole-wheat flour
¼ cup mashed ripe banana (about half a banana's worth)
3 tablespoons fat-free liquid egg substitute
1 tablespoon light vanilla soymilk
¼ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 no-calorie sweetener packet
Dash salt
Dash cinnamon


Directions

In a small bowl, combine all dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, sweetener, salt, and cinnamon) until mixed well.

In a separate bowl, combine mashed banana with all wet ingredients (egg substitute, soymilk, and vanilla extract) until mixed thoroughly.

Combine dry and wet ingredients, and stir thoroughly.

Bring a large pan sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat. Pour batter in the pan to form five mini pancakes. Once pancakes begin to look solid, after about 1 minute, gently flip.

Cook for an additional minute, or until both sides are lightly browned and insides are cooked through. Then plate 'em up and enjoy!

MAKES 1 SERVING


complete & utter oatmeal insanity

PER SERVING (entire recipe): 179 calories, 3.5g fat, 367mg sodium, 40g carbs, 11g fiber, 3g sugars, 7g protein

Yes, the idea of tossing SO many things (including whipped cream) into oatmeal may in fact be a little insane. But we wouldn't have it any other way! This is one of my very favorite decadent breakfasts.


Ingredients

1 packet plain instant oatmeal
¼ cup Fiber One bran cereal (original)
¼ cup light vanilla soymilk
2 tablespoons canned pure pumpkin
2 tablespoons Fat Free Reddi-wip
1 tablespoon sugar-free pancake syrup
¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
5 sprays I Can't Believe It's Not Butter! Spray
1 no-calorie sweetener packet
Dash salt


Directions

Place all ingredients except for Reddi-wip in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Add ¼ cup water and stir.

Microwave for 45 seconds, then mix well.

Microwave for an additional 30 to 40 seconds. Allow oatmeal to thicken before removing from the microwave.

Add Reddi-wip and stir well. Then enjoy the best bowl of oatmeal you've EVER tasted!

MAKES 1 SERVING


Chew on This

The city of Lafayette, Colorado, REALLY loves oatmeal! Each January the city hosts an oatmeal festival, featuring a bake-off, health screenings, a big hearty 'n healthy oatmeal breakfast, and (sometimes) an oatmeal mini spa!


spinach, tomato, feta 'n egg wrap attack

PER SERVING (entire wrap): 168 calories, 5.5g fat, 694mg sodium, 24g carbs, 15g fiber, 2g sugars, 20g protein

This was conjured up when the folks at Starbucks threatened to pull the plug on their version of this popular breakfast wrap. They decided not to (yay!), but that was after our version was already whipped up (double yay!).


Ingredients

1 large La Tortilla Factory Smart & Delicious Low Carb/High Fiber tortilla
½ cup chopped fresh spinach
1/3 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute
1½ tablespoons crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese with basil and tomato flavoring (plain is fine, too)
1 tablespoon canned fire-roasted diced tomatoes with garlic
2 pieces sun-dried tomato packed in oil and spices, chopped


Directions

Spray a small pan with nonstick spray and bring to medium heat. Add egg substitute and cook to form an egg patty, flipping and folding until firm, about 1 to 2 minutes on each side. Remove egg patty and set aside.

Remove pan from heat, re-spray, and then return to medium heat. Add chopped spinach and both types of tomatoes. Cook for about 1 minute, stirring occasionally, until spinach has wilted.

Add cheese to the pan and cook for an additional 30 seconds, until softened. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.

Meanwhile, heat tortilla in the microwave until slightly warm. Place veggie-cheese mixture in the center of the tortilla. Place egg patty on top and wrap the tortilla up envelope style, folding the sides in first and then rolling it up from the bottom.

Place wrap in the toaster oven, seam side down, and bake for 1 to 2 minutes, until thoroughly heated. Enjoy!

MAKES 1 SERVING


HG Fast Fact:

The original Starbucks wrap has 240 calories, 10 grams fat, and 7 grams fiber. Not bad, especially for the 'Bucks! However, as you can see, there's always room for improvement.


slammin' smoked salmon 'n bacon b-fast sandwich

PER SERVING (entire sandwich): 194 calories, 3g fat, 936mg sodium, 25g carbs, 6g fiber, 2g sugars, 19.5g protein

OMG! This little sandwich is CRAZY-decadent. The combo of smoked salmon, turkey bacon, and red onion mixed with cream cheese is so good, you may actually cry when you taste it. Not exaggerating here, people!


Ingredients

1 light English muffin
1 ounce smoked salmon, roughly chopped
1 slice extra-lean turkey bacon
2 tablespoons fat-free cream cheese
1 tablespoon chopped red onion
1 tablespoon chopped cucumber
1 slice tomato


Directions

Cook bacon slice according to package directions, either in the microwave or in a pan sprayed with nonstick spray. Once cool enough to handle, chop the bacon into small pieces.

In a small dish, combine cream cheese with smoked salmon, chopped bacon, onion, and cucumber until mixed well.

Split muffin into halves, and heat or toast halves.

Spread cream cheese mixture over half of the English muffin. Top with the tomato slice.

Finish it all off with the other muffin half, pressing down firmly. Your sandwich is now ready for consumption!

MAKES 1 SERVING


tutti frutti biscuits

PER SERVING (1 biscuit): 132 calories, 2.25g fat, 240mg sodium, 26g carbs, 2g fiber, 7.5g sugars, 3.5g protein

These biscuits are INCREDIBLE. They're not overly sweet, and they have a bit of a scone-like feel to them but with the softer texture of a biscuit.


Ingredients

2/3 cup canned bite-sized fruit cocktail packed in juice, drained well
2/3 cup regular oats (not instant)
1/3 cup Bisquick Heart Smart baking mix
¼ cup light vanilla soymilk
2 tablespoons sugar-free strawberry preserves
1 tablespoon Splenda No Calorie Sweetener (granulated)
1 tablespoon brown sugar (not packed)
2 teaspoons light whipped butter or light buttery
spread, melted and cooled
¾ teaspoon baking powder
Dash salt


Directions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

In a small bowl, mix preserves with a fork until a syrup-like consistency is reached. Pat fruit cocktail as dry as possible, eliminating as much moisture as you can. Toss fruit cocktail in the preserves until thoroughly coated. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, combine oats, baking mix, Splenda, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt. Stir in melted butter and mix well.

Add soymilk and stir until mixed thoroughly. Then fold fruit mixture into the batter.

On a baking sheet sprayed with nonstick spray, divide batter into 4 evenly spaced mounds. Bake for about 12 minutes, or until tops are firm and edges begin to brown. Let cool slightly, and then enjoy!

MAKES 4 SERVINGS


Chew on This

The lyrics to Little Richard's hit song are "Tutti Frutti, all rooty." "All rooty" was hipster slang at the time for "all right." No, the song isn't about someone named Rudy ...


creamy hot apple b-fast with brown sugar crunch

PER SERVING (entire recipe): 189 calories, 3g fat, 385mg sodium, 40g carbs, 3g fiber, 19g sugars, 2g protein

Hot breakfast in a bowl is awesome, but so many people complain that they're bored with it. Be a little kooky! This recipe calls for a granola bar, apples, and a few other key ingredients. It's PERFECT for a chilly fall or winter morning.


Ingredients

1 cup peeled apple chunks (any sweet, not tart, variety)
1 Nature Valley Maple Brown Sugar Crunchy Granola Bar (half a 2-bar package)
1½ teaspoons sugar-free fat-free vanilla instant pudding mix
2 no-calorie sweetener packets
1½ teaspoons cornstarch
½ teaspoon cinnamon
Dash salt


Directions

In a medium-large microwave-safe bowl, place pudding mix, sweetener, cornstarch, cinnamon, and salt. Add 1/3 cup cold water and stir until blended.

Add apple chunks to the bowl and toss them in the liquid mixture. Cover bowl and microwave for 2 ½ minutes. Allow mixture to thicken and cool for a few minutes before removing from the microwave.

Meanwhile, place the granola bar in a sealable plastic bag. Place on a flat surface, and use a rolling pin or a can to crush the bar through the bag until you have small crumbly pieces.

Once bowl containing apple mixture is cool enough to handle, stir in granola pieces. Devour immediately!

MAKES 1 SERVING


Chew on This

The first McIntosh apples were discovered on a mutated apple tree in Canada. Luckily, John McIntosh was an adventurous eater. Mmmmm, what delicious mutant apples you have!


choco-monkey oatmeal

PER SERVING (entire recipe): 185 calories, 2g fat, 137mg sodium, 37g carbs, 5g fiber, 11g sugars, 6.5g protein

This recipe is NOT recommended for monkeys, although they would probably love it (they're not stupid!). Chocolate-banana oatmeal is a yummy treat for all humans (kids especially love this stuff).


Ingredients

1/3 cup regular oats (not instant)
One 25-calorie packet diet hot cocoa mix
One-half medium banana, mashed
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1 no-calorie sweetener packet
Dash salt


Directions

Pour cocoa mix into a glass with cinnamon, sweetener, and salt. Add ¼ cup hot water and stir thoroughly. Once cocoa mix has dissolved, add ¼ cup cold water and stir.

In a large microwave-safe cereal bowl, combine cocoa mixture with mashed banana and oats until mixed well. Microwave for 2 minutes.

Give it a stir, and then allow oatmeal to cool and thicken. Enjoy!

MAKES 1 SERVING


Chew on This

Ever wonder if monkeys TRULY like bananas or if it's just a myth? Well, it's absolutely true. Thing is, monkeys like pretty much all fruit, and it just so happens that bananas and monkeys are native to similar regions. So be a good monkey and eat your fruit!


grab 'n go breakfast cookies

PER SERVING (1 cookie): 154 calories, 1.5g fat, 166mg sodium, 32.5g carbs, 5g fiber, 10.5g sugars, 5g protein

These breakfast cookies are such a hit, we're constantly whipping up batches to keep around the HG HQ for snacking. And if you make 'em in the P.M. you'll have super-quick b-fasts for the next few A.M.s! They're slightly addictive, though, so watch out!


Ingredients

½ cup regular oats (not instant)
6 tablespoons whole-wheat flour
¼ cup Fiber One bran cereal (original)
¼ cup Splenda No Calorie Sweetener (granulated)
1/3 cup Gerber peaches (or another brand of pureed peaches found in the baby food aisle)
¼ cup canned pure pumpkin
¼ cup fat-free liquid egg substitute
1 tablespoon golden raisins
1 tablespoon Ocean Spray Craisins (original)
2 tablespoons brown sugar (not packed)
2 teaspoons Coffee-mate Sugar Free French Vanilla powdered creamer
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt


Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Chop raisins and Craisins into small pieces. Set aside.

In a food processor or blender, grind Fiber One to a breadcrumb-like consistency.

In a large bowl, combine oats, flour, Fiber One crumbs, Splenda, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt until mixed well.


In a medium bowl, dissolve powdered creamer in 2 tablespoons hot water. Add all other wet ingredients (pureed peaches, pumpkin, and egg substitute) and stir until mixed well.

Add liquid mixture to dry ingredients and stir until completely blended. Slowly sprinkle chopped raisins and Craisins into the batter, making sure they don't all stick together.

Spray a large baking sheet with nonstick spray and spoon batter into 4 evenly spaced circles. Spread batter out a bit with the back of a spoon.

Bake in the oven for 12 to 14 minutes, until tops of treats are just slightly crispy. Allow to cool slightly on the sheet. Grab 'n go!

MAKES 4 SERVINGS


For Weight Watchers POINTS® values and photos of all the recipes in this book, check out hungry-girl.com/book.


eggless stuffed breakfast burrito

PER SERVING (entire burrito): 199 calories, 6g fat, 892mg sodium, 28g carbs, 15g fiber, 5.5g sugars, 21g protein

Who says breakfast burritos NEED some sort of egg? Is there a rule? This burrito has cheese, veggies, and bacon — and it is completely egg-free. Weeeeee!


Ingredients

1 large La Tortilla Factory Smart & Delicious Low Carb/High Fiber tortilla
1 slice extra-lean turkey bacon
2 cups fresh spinach leaves
1/3 cup diced mushrooms
¼ cup diced plum tomatoes (preferably Roma)
¼ cup diced green bell pepper
2 tablespoons diced onion
1 wedge The Laughing Cow Light Original Swiss cheese
2 tablespoons shredded fat-free cheddar cheese


Directions

Cut bacon into small, bite-sized pieces. Set aside.

Spray a small pan with nonstick spray and bring to medium-high heat. Add bacon pieces, mushrooms, pepper, and onion to the pan. Stirring occasionally, cook until bacon begins to crisp, 4 to 5 minutes.

Add spinach leaves and cook and stir until the leaves have wilted. Add shredded cheese and stir until just melted. Remove pan from heat and set aside.

Warm tortilla in the microwave for about 10 seconds. Lay tortilla flat and spread cheese wedge on top of it. Evenly layer spinach mixture over the cheese–topped tortilla. Place diced tomatoes on top of spinach mixture.

Fold in the sides of the tortilla, and then carefully roll tortilla up from the bottom to the top. Enjoy!

MAKES 1 SERVING


cinnamon-vanilla french toast nuggets

PER SERVING (8 nuggets): 151 calories, 2.25g fat, 299mg sodium, 24g carbs, 1.5g fiber, 3.5g sugars, 8.5g protein

Yes, we made French toast out of hot dog buns. Don't judge us. These are actually AWESOME and fluffy. And you get to eat EIGHT nuggets. That rocks!


Ingredients

2 hot dog buns
1/3 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute
1 teaspoon Coffee-mate Sugar Free French Vanilla powdered creamer
2 dashes cinnamon
Optional topping: sugar-free pancake syrup

Directions

Split each bun in half and cut each of those halves into 4 pieces, leaving you with 16 chunks of bread.

In a small bowl, dissolve powdered creamer in 1 tablespoon warm water. Add egg substitute and 1 dash cinnamon, stirring until mixed well.

Bring a large pan sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Dip or soak bread pieces in egg mixture, covering them completely. Place egg-dipped bread pieces in the pan and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, flipping occasionally to cook all sides.

Remove from heat and plate your nuggets. Sprinkle with another dash cinnamon. If you like, top with some sugar-free pancake syrup.

MAKES 2 SERVINGS


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Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments,
FAQs,
Hungry Girl's Recommended Products,
Hungry Girl Staples,
Chapter 1 Morning Minis,
Chapter 2 Egg-stravaganza,
Chapter 3 Scoopable Salads,
Chapter 4 Start Me Up!,
Chapter 5 Dip It Good,
Chapter 6 Mini Meal Mania,
Chapter 7 Tortilla Madness,
Chapter 8 Shivering Sips,
Chapter 9 Yo, Cupcake!,
Chapter 10 Sweet Stuff,
Chapter 11 Fun with Cool Whip Free,
Chapter 12 Fun with Fujis,
Chapter 13 Fun with Fiber One,
Chapter 14 Fun with Vitalicious,
HG's Top Secret Food Finds!,
Afterword,
Index,

Customer Reviews