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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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!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312556174
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 04/14/2009
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 596,661
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Lisa Lillien is not a nutritionist, she's just hungry. She's the founder of, 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 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.

Read an Excerpt

Hot Chick’n Salad

This scoopable chicken salad was inspired by classic Buffalo wings. Its got the heat, the ranch, and even the celery and carrots. What it doesn’t have is all the fat and calories. Yay!

PER SERVING (half of recipe, 3/4 cup):

142 calories, 2.25g fat, 600mg sodium,

6g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 2g sugars, 25g protein


-6 ounces cooked lean skinless boneless chicken breast, cubed

-3 tablespoons fat-fee mayonnaise

-3 tablespoons chopped celery

-3 tablespoons chopped carrots

-2 teaspoons reduced-fat parmesan-style grated topping

-11/2 teaspoons Frank’s RedHot Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce

-1/2 teaspoon dry ranch dip/dressing seasoning mix


-In a small bowl, combine the mayo, Frank’s, and ranch mix. Stir well, and set aside.

-In a medium bowl, mix chicken, celery, and carrots. Add the saucy mayo, and stir. Sprinkle with parm topping, and stir again.


Table of Contents


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!,

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Hungry Girl 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 211 reviews.
MimiMF More than 1 year ago
I've been a loyal follower of the Hungry Girl daily e-mails for quite some time. I've used Lisa's first cookbook faithfully this past year as I've been on Weight Watchers. This new cookbook will be a welcome addition to my cookbook library. The recipes are easy, align readily with WW and are delicious. Not only are the recipes great, but the quirky humor brings a smile to my face and helps make the weight loss journey that much more fun!
NE_Grandma More than 1 year ago
I bought this as a gift for my daughter. She liked the idea but it called for too many "specialty" items. You could always substitute but then it is no longer under 200 calories recipe.
CrowQueen More than 1 year ago
My brother suggested I check out the Hungry Girl website because he had been using the daily recipes, himself. I purchased the first book right away (recommended below), and got the 200 book as soon as it came out. Hungry Girl 200 under 200 is an in-hand version of the daily newsletter (not necessarily a replica, mind you, but I don't have to print out nearly as much as I had been...OK, I'm older, and I like to hold things in my hands). The recipes are easy to follow, and they taste good...very good. My husband enjoys them, too, and I am learning to adapt my other personal file recipes. A straight forward format and consistent layout make for easy use without getting lost, and all meal categories are covered. Some of the ingredients are not to my liking (a recommended noodle, for chewing rubber no matter what you do with them...except for deep-frying, which rather defeats the purpose of the book, I think.) Substitution is easy, so there is no problem. This is a no-pretense presentation by an author who is easy to like, full of suggestions, and showing evidence of a healthy sense of humor. College kids and singles would like this cookbook...most recipes are for one serving (easy to double for partners), and they are not measley, stingy servings, either. 200 under 200 is the type of eating plan book that makes a good gift for anyone who cares recriminations, and lots of sodium, carbs, fiber, protein, etc. info to boot.
JoyinHim More than 1 year ago
If you are looking for a breakfast, lunch, dinner cookbook,this is NOT the one for you. But if like many busy, on the go people in today's world you are looking for a grab and run meal several times a day this is the book you've been waiting for! I like little meals that I can eat on the fly and this book is full of them. There are 14 chapter in this book ranging from morning meals to CUPCAKES! Hungry Girl includes smoothies and dips, meal starters and deli style salads. Her emphasis is on low-fat, low-calorie, high fiber meals. All the nutritional information is given at he beginning of each recipe: calories, fat, sodium, carbs, fiber, sugars and protein. With that information you are able to make wise choices for yourself. I have 2 favorite recipes from the ones I have tried: Crazy Calypso Salad, includes spinach, shrimp, mango and avocado in a dressing of seasoned rice vinegar, lime juice, sweetener (I use real sugar) and cayenne pepper. All of those produce items are available now, and this salad is terrific. 14-Carat Cupcakes: these are a carrot cake style of cupcake, with a frosting made from fat-free cream cheese, Greek style yogurt, sweetener or sugar and vanilla. Delicious. If you're a grazer, or if you know someone who is; OR if you are watching your weight and want to switch from a 3 meal a day schedule to a schedule of several small meals this is a great book to have in your repertoire.
TheBestFitnessTrainer More than 1 year ago
First, let me say as a personal trainer, I tend to read as many fitness or diet books as possible. I also include dieting cookbooks as well. If I can find good recipes that give my clients healthy options, then better for them, and better for my business. Lisa Lillien and "Hungry Girl 200 under 200" DOES give the reader options. Is every recipe a great one? I don't know, my wife and I haven't gotten through them all. We have however, found quite a few that we have used in our home, and recommended to our personal training clients. I have purchased the book, with 1 copy staying in our kitchen library, and the other staying in our personal training studio, for clients to utilize...and they do! So, if you want a practical resource to help you make the choices that are good for you, then pick this up. Also, remember---it is your choice. NO book will make you eat less or trim down. A great book to empower and motivate you that I give to each and every new client I have is: BUILD YOUR MIND, YOUR BODY WILL FOLLOW. A great addition to your permanent library!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Finally, recipes that are truly guilt free! Recipes that are delicious enough that my husband will eat them and many fit easily into my grocery budget. My favorite chapter is the cupcake chapter-guilt free cupcakes!! Its nice to have food to share with my friends, who are also watching their figures. Most recipes are quick to make as well. I don't have room for extra calories in my diet or extra time to prepare things that are complicated. These are recipes for real women in the real world.
Sarah_Elizabeth More than 1 year ago
After reading through every page of this book, I have to say I am thoroughly disappointed. I think it's great that there are so many recipes that are low in calories, but it seems like it doesn't focus on being HEALTHY - the majority of the ingredients are processed foods/products, like the no-calorie sweeteners are used alot, and the low/no fat cool whip is also used quite a bit. Anybody that has done a little research knows that focusing on low-fat and low-calorie processed products is not the healthier way to go. We should be focusing more on the UNprocessed foods in order to really work on a healthier way of life.
Chiwowie More than 1 year ago
Quick and easy to prepare foods that really are guilt free. I bought the cookbook two weeks ago and use it for lunch, dinner and snack recipes. I've lost 10 pounds. I am going to buy all the other cookbooks too.
Razzmatazz81 More than 1 year ago
I bought this book because I had already purchased Hungry Girl 1-2-3. This one is nice because it does have more fun snack items in it. I love the chocolate cupcakes and even served them to kids who really approved of them. I also like that there are weight watcher points with things. Before when I did weight watchers I had a hard time this book and her other books have made that so much easier this time around. I have actually lost 10 lbs. eating these recipes and my boyfriend has lost 20 lbs. I would highly recommend this book to anyone. In fact I tell all my friends about them.
Healthy-Girl More than 1 year ago
Being on Weight Watchers I'm always looking for recipes low in calories, low in fat, high in fiber but with healthy choices. This book is good if you are willing to change up some of the ingredients. I don't use Cool Whip not even the Fat Free one because of the hydrogenated oils the manufacturer uses. Fat Free Cool Whip is used in numerous recipes in this book and I substituted low-fat whipped cream for the FF Cool Whip. Did you ever try to melt Cool Whip? I ran hot water over it and it doesn't melt! This author also uses Splenda in all recipes as a calorie free sugar substitute but it doesn't work for me. When I was a regular user of Splenda it caused major problems for me with stomach gas, when I stopped using it so stopped the gas. Other healthier choices are Stevia (0 calories), Sun Crystals (4 calories per packet) or whatever works for you. It was a little disappointing that the author used so many artificial products in her recipes to achieve the "under 200 calorie" status. I did like the choices for low fat substitutions and baking versus frying, yes...I found this to be a good feature. So if you don't mind doing a little research on your own and reworking some of the recipes to suit your healthy choices as I did, the book might be helpful to you. Am I sorry I bought it. No. Would I buy it again? No. Go to the library first and check out it for yourself. If it works for you, buy it. If not, there are plenty of books with healthier choices for low calorie cooking...
VickiesTime More than 1 year ago
A good friend of mine bought me this book...and I love it!! its easy to follow recipes are yummy; and has helped me curve my sweet tooth without losing my fight with trying to live and eat healthier, One of my fav's is the I can't beleive its not potato salad, its a little tart but gooood. I've only had the book for one week and already made over 7 different things and have not been disappointed with any of them.
TexasBaker More than 1 year ago
Hungry Girl Lisa Lillien did it again with this collection of low calorie, low-fat recipes. Her recipes use the most unusual ingredients and always come out tasting great. The "natural food" purists will probably not like this one because Hungry Girl does use artificial sweeteners and other substitutes for high calorie ingredients; but when you look at the recipes overall, they are healthy with lots of fiber, fruit, vegetables, and lean proteins. The amazing thing is how good they taste. The recipes are in general for one serving, making it easy if you are the only person in the house interested in "eating light".
Surf723 More than 1 year ago
Loved the book because most of the recipes are in single servings and simple to make...who needs lots of work when you are trying to lose weight.
JoyJE More than 1 year ago
I gave this to my daughter and she liked it. I thought the book has some good ideas
Jen_in_SD More than 1 year ago
I love this book! The recipe's aren't hard to make at all and the food comes out delicious! The products are listed by brand name so it's easy to shop for when you're out buying stuff to make a recipe. It sometimes even gives you an alternative just in case your store doesn't carry that particular brand.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have made a few of the recipes in the book so far and I really enjoy them. I'm a bit of a picky eater so I sometimes substitute the ingredients, but it's a good basis to start with. Definitely a good book for those looking for healthier alternatives.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a lo cal cookbook, but it is also filled with delicious recipes. Each of them seems to be delicious and easy to make, which means you don't have to go to the store and find a zillion ingredients. Overall, if you are looking to stay out of the restaurants and eat at home more, but still lose some weight, this one is a good bet.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lots of good recipes, but for things I wouldn't normally make or keep in the house (i.e., cupcakes). If you're a junk food junkie, then lots of healthier versions.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easy to use. Great book!
LouieTheCat More than 1 year ago
I saw the author on a TV show and her ideas were innovative, so I ordered the book. Some of the recipes for entrees are great. Don't care for the desserts made with pumpkin as a fat substitute. I tried to substitute a lesser amount of unsweetend applesauce for the pumpkin in the fudge recipe. It tasted much better. I wish she would give instructions how to make a low cal, low fat cake. She has lots of cupcake recipes which only call for 1/2 box of cake mix. I'd rather make a whole cake when I'm having guests, but am not sure how to adjust the baking times for a large pan, and also whether the results would be satisfactory.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book because it was recommended to me by a friend. We are both members of Weight Watchers. This book is great for finding things to fix and it even gives a website where Weight Watcher points can be obtained for every recipe! This book is a must for anyone who is just starting out on a weight loss program!
Pittsburgh-girl More than 1 year ago
I am a fan of Hungry Girl, so this book is excellent from the get go. I wish the Weight Watcher points were listed and am disappointed that I have to go online to find them. Maybe there is a good reason, but it is not explained in the book. The recipes are excellent except for the awful noodles she uses and the special ingredients needed like vita muffins. I love the book overall. I love most of the recipes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like this cookbook and got some good ideas from it and some nice receipes. The only thing that might be difficult for some is many of the receipes have specialty ingredients that you only need a little of and might not use again and that can be expensive.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Some of the recipes are ponderous - a lot of work for a little reward.
anne1968 More than 1 year ago
Great every day recipies with ingredients that are not out of the ordinary. Simple to read, simple to follow, simple to use. I'm currently on a weight loss program and the numbers provided with the recipies make it very quick and easy for me to calculate what I need.