Hungry Girl to the Max!: The Ultimate Guilt-Free Cookbook

Hungry Girl to the Max!: The Ultimate Guilt-Free Cookbook

by Lisa Lillien

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Overview

Go TO THE MAX with the most massive and complete Hungry Girl cookbook ever---650 recipes from the guru of guilt-free eating!

Consider this your HUNGRY GIRL BIBLE. In Hungry Girl to the Max!, Lisa Lillien has created a book that is a must-have for anyone who craves insanely delicious food without the high-calorie price tag! HG classics like large-and-in-charge egg mugs, oversized oatmeal bowls, crock-pot recipes, comfort foods, foil-pack dishes, and fast-food swaps are all here. You'll also find single-serving recipes, dishes with five ingredients or less, meatless meals, and more. Including:

*Chili Cheese Egg Mug (195 calories)

*Cinna-Raisin Oatmeal (301 calories)

*Over the Rainbow Pancakes (267 calories)

*Onion Rings Parm (176 calories)

*Garlic-Bread White Pizza (289 calories)

*Southwestern Meatloaf (232 calories)

*Cheesed-Up Taco Turkey Burgers (219 calories)

*Veggie-Loaded Cashew Chicken (318 calories)

*Gooey-Good Fuji Apple Pie (159 calories)

*Chocolate PB Pretzel Cupcakes (135 calories)

. . . and SO much more!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312676780
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 10/16/2012
Edition description: Original
Pages: 560
Sales rank: 433,122
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

She's not a nutritionist; she's just hungry!

Lisa Lillien, aka Hungry Girl, is the author of six New York Times bestselling books and the creator of the Hungry Girl brand. She is the founder of Hungry-Girl.com, the free daily email service that entertains and informs hungry people everywhere. More than 1 million fans eagerly await Hungry Girl's recipes, food finds, and tips & tricks each weekday. Her television show, Hungry Girl, airs on both Food Network and Cooking Channel.

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CHAPTER 1

EGG MUGS AND EGG BAKES

EGG MUGS
EGG BAKES
Eggs are underrated as far as we're concerned.

This section will prove this quite clearly. Enjoy ...

MUG IT UP!

* When choosing a mug, the bigger, the better. The egg mixture will puff and rise as it cooks. Your best bet is a tall, wide mug with a 16-ounce capacity. Don't own any oversized mugs? Use a microwave-safe BOWL. We won't tell ...

* Some microwaves are more powerful than others. You may need to adjust cook times for your specific appliance.

* After you're finished eating, SOAK YOUR MUG in warm, soapy water. That egg sticks! (Consider yourself warned.)

ABOUT YOUR EGG BAKE ...

* Cool it! Literally. Let your oven-baked dish cool for 5 to 10 minutes before digging in. The omelette will pull away from the edges a bit, making it easier to cut and serve.

* Your egg bake may deflate a little once it has cooled. Worry not; it'll still be huge.

* Use a big spatula to remove a serving ... It's the right utensil for the job!

A QUICK GUIDE TO SYMBOLS:

15 Minutes or Less

This symbol lets you know a recipe should take you no more than fifteen minutes from start to finish! That includes prep and cook time.

30 Minutes or Less

Just like the 15-minute version, this one points out recipes that take 30 minutes or less to whip up.

Meatless

You guessed it — no meat here! That includes beef, poultry, and fish. Some recipes give the option of a meatless ingredient. If you want your meal without meat, go with the meatless choice.

Single Serving

Pretty straightforward. These are recipes for one.

5 Ingredients or Less

Fans of HG know that we like to keep things simple. And these recipes contain just five ingredients or less!

Photos

These recipes can be seen in one of the book's photo inserts The number in the symbol tells you which insert. Find photos of all the recipes at hungry-girl.com/books!

EGG MUGS

Discovered by sheer accidental laziness, egg mugs have become a staple in the world of Hungry Girl. No pots or pans required for these piping-hot, super-simple, protein-packed breakfasts. We've got a SLEW of 'em right here and now, for your chewing pleasure ... ENJOY!!!

THE EGG MUG CLASSIC

125 calories

You'll Need: large microwave-safe mug, nonstick spray

Prep: 5 minutes

Cook: 5 minutes

Entire recipe: 125 calories, 1.5g fat, 547mg sodium, 3.5g carbs, 0g fiber, 2.5g sugars, 20g protein

INGREDIENTS

¾ cup fat-free liquid egg substitute
DIRECTIONS

In a large microwave-safe mug sprayed with nonstick spray, microwave egg substitute for 1½ minutes.

Mix in cheese wedge, breaking it into pieces. Microwave for 1 minute, or until set. Stir and enjoy!

MAKES 1 SERVING

MUG FOO YOUNG

150 calories

You'll Need: large microwave-safe mug, nonstick spray

Prep: 5 minutes

Cook: 5 minutes

Entire recipe: 150 calories, 0.5g fat, 629mg sodium, 8g carbs, 1g fiber, 3g sugars, 27g protein

INGREDIENTS

¼ cup roughly chopped bean sprouts
DIRECTIONS

In a large microwave-safe mug sprayed with nonstick spray, microwave sprouts and mushrooms for 30 seconds, or until slightly softened.

Blot away excess moisture. Add all remaining ingredients except gravy. Stir and microwave for 1½ minutes.

Stir and microwave for 1 minute, or until set.

Stir, top with gravy, and microwave for 10 seconds, or until gravy is warm. Dig in!

MAKES 1 SERVING

BEAN 'N CHEESY SOFT TACO IN AN EGG MUG

190 calories

You'll Need: small bowl, large microwave-safe mug, nonstick spray

Prep: 5 minutes

Cook: 5 minutes

Entire recipe: 190 calories, 0.25g fat, 835mg sodium, 20g carbs, 4g fiber, 2.5g sugars, 25g protein

INGREDIENTS

¼ cup fat-free refried beans
DIRECTIONS

In a small bowl, mix beans with taco seasoning.

In a large microwave-safe mug sprayed with nonstick spray, microwave egg substitute for 1½ minutes.

Tear tortilla half into bite-sized pieces and add to the mug. Stir in seasoned beans and cheese.

Microwave for 1 minute, or until set. Top with salsa and dig in!

MAKES 1 SERVING

EGGS BENE-CHICK MUG

153 calories

You'll Need: large microwave-safe mug, nonstick spray, small microwave-safe bowl

Prep: 5 minutes

Cook: 5 minutes

Entire recipe: 153 calories, 1.75g fat, 831mg sodium, 15.5g carbs, 3g fiber, 2.5g sugars, 20g protein

INGREDIENTS

½ cup fat-free liquid egg substitute
DIRECTIONS

In a large microwave-safe mug sprayed with nonstick spray, microwave egg substitute for 1 minute.

Tear muffin half into bite-sized pieces and add to the mug. Add ham and stir. Microwave for 1 minute, or until set, and stir.

In a small microwave-safe bowl, thoroughly mix mayo, mustard, and lemon juice. Microwave for 15 seconds, or until warm. Pour over your egg mug, stir, and dig in!

MAKES 1 SERVING

EGG MUG NEPTUNE

188 calories

You'll Need: small microwave-safe bowl, large microwave- safe mug, nonstick spray

Prep: 5 minutes

Cook: 5 minutes

Entire recipe: 188 calories, 2g fat, 802mg sodium, 22.5g carbs, 3g fiber, 3.5g sugars, 22g protein

INGREDIENTS

½ teaspoon light whipped butter or light buttery spread
DIRECTIONS

Microwave butter in a small microwave-safe bowl for 10 seconds, or until melted. Add mayo, Dijonnaise, and yogurt. Mix well.

In a large microwave-safe mug sprayed with nonstick spray, microwave egg substitute for 1½ minutes.

Tear muffin half into bite-sized pieces and add to the mug. Add crab and stir. Microwave for 45 to 50 seconds, until set, and stir.

If you like, microwave mayo mixture for 10 seconds, or until warm. Pour over egg mug and dig in!

MAKES 1 SERVING

CALIFORNIA LOVE MUG

140 calories

You'll Need: large microwave-safe mug, nonstick spray

Prep: 5 minutes

Cook: 5 minutes

Entire recipe: 140 calories, 4.5g fat, 456mg sodium, 7g carbs, 2g fiber, 3g sugars, 16g protein

INGREDIENTS

½ cup chopped spinach leaves
DIRECTIONS

In a large microwave-safe mug sprayed with nonstick spray, microwave spinach and mushrooms for 1½minutes, or until softened.

Blot away excess moisture. Add egg substitute, stir, and microwave for 1 minute.

Mix in tomato and cheese wedge, breaking the wedge into pieces. Microwave for 1 minute, or until set. Top with avocado and enjoy!

MAKES 1 SERVING

BTA (BACON, TOMATO, AVOCADO) EGG MUG

175 calories

You'll Need: large microwave-safe mug, nonstick spray

Prep: 5 minutes

Cook: 5 minutes

Entire recipe:

175 calories, 7.25g fat, 813mg sodium, 8.5g carbs, 3g fiber, 3.5g sugars, 19.5g protein

INGREDIENTS

½ cup fat-free liquid egg substitute
DIRECTIONS

In a large microwave-safe mug sprayed with nonstick spray, microwave egg substitute for 1 minute.

Stir in tomato and bacon. Microwave for 1 minute, or until set. Top with avocado and salsa. Eat up!

MAKES 1 SERVING

CHICKEN FAJITA SCRAMBLE MUG

163 calories

You'll Need: large microwave-safe mug, nonstick spray

Prep: 5 minutes

Cook: 5 minutes

Entire recipe:

163 calories, 0.75g fat, 583mg sodium, 12g carbs, 1.25g fiber, 5.5g sugars, 26g protein

INGREDIENTS

¼ cup chopped red bell pepper
DIRECTIONS

Spray a large microwave-safe mug with nonstick spray. Add veggies and chicken, sprinkle with fajita seasoning, and stir well. Microwave for 1½ minutes, or until veggies have softened.

Blot away excess moisture. Add egg substitute, stir, and microwave for 1 minute.

Stir in cheese. Microwave for 1 minute, or until set. Stir, top with sour cream, and enjoy!

MAKES 1 SERVING

BUFFALO CHICKEN EGG MUG

180 calories

You'll Need: large microwave-safe mug, nonstick spray

Prep: 5 minutes

Cook: 5 minutes

Entire recipe:

180 calories, 2.25g fat, 801mg sodium, 6g carbs, 0g fiber, 2g sugars, 33g protein

INGREDIENTS

¾ cup fat-free liquid egg substitute
DIRECTIONS

In a large microwave-safe mug sprayed with nonstick spray, microwave egg substitute and minced onion for 1½minutes.

Stir in chicken. Microwave for 1 minute, or until set.

Top with hot sauce, blue cheese dressing, and Parm-style topping!

MAKES 1 SERVING

CRUNCHY BEEFY TACO EGG MUG

168 calories

You'll Need: large microwave-safe mug, nonstick spray

Prep: 5 minutes

Cook: 5 minutes

Entire recipe:

168 calories, 0.75g fat, 749mg sodium, 12.5g carbs, 1.75g fiber, 3g sugars, 26.5g protein

INGREDIENTS

¼ cup frozen ground-beef-style soy crumbles
DIRECTIONS

In a large microwave-safe mug sprayed with nonstick spray, microwave soy crumbles for 45 seconds, or until thawed.

Mix in taco seasoning. Add egg substitute, stir, and microwave for 1½ minutes.

Stir in cheese. Microwave for 1 minute, or until set. Top with tortilla chips, salsa, and sour cream!

MAKES 1 SERVING

DENVER OMELETTE IN A MUG

122 calories

You'll Need: large microwave-safe mug, nonstick spray

Prep: 5 minutes

Cook: 5 minutes

Entire recipe:

122 calories, 0.75g fat, 702mg sodium, 6g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 2.5g sugars, 21.5g protein

INGREDIENTS

¼ cup chopped green bell pepper
DIRECTIONS

In a large microwave-safe mug sprayed with nonstick spray, microwave pepper and onion for 1½ minutes, or until softened.

Blot away excess moisture. Add egg substitute, stir, and microwave for 1 minute.

Stir in ham and cheese. Microwave for 1 minute, or until set. Eat up!

MAKES 1 SERVING

PIZZA! PIZZA! EGG MUG

134 calories

You'll Need: small bowl, large microwave-safe mug, nonstick spray

Prep: 5 minutes

Cook: 5 minutes

Entire recipe: 134 calories, 3.25g fat, 746mg sodium, 5g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 3g sugars, 17.5g protein

INGREDIENTS

2 tablespoons canned crushed tomatoes
DIRECTIONS

In a small bowl, mix crushed tomatoes with Italian seasoning.

In a large microwave-safe mug sprayed with nonstick spray, microwave egg substitute for 1 minute.

Stir in cheese wedge, breaking it into pieces. Microwave for 30 seconds.

Stir in seasoned tomatoes and chopped pepperoni. Microwave for 30 seconds, or until set. Sprinkle with grated topping, stir, and enjoy!

MAKES 1 SERVING

SAY CHEESE! EGG MUG

172 calories

You'll Need: large microwave-safe mug, nonstick spray

Prep: 5 minutes

Cook: 5 minutes

Entire recipe: 172 calories, 5.5g fat, 645mg sodium, 6g carbs, <0.5g fiber, 3g sugars, 22g protein

INGREDIENTS

½ cup fat-free liquid egg substitute
Optional seasonings: additional garlic powder and black pepper

DIRECTIONS

In a large microwave-safe mug sprayed with nonstick spray, microwave egg substitute for 1 minute.

Stir in all remaining ingredients except Parm-style topping, breaking the cheese wedge into pieces. Microwave for 1 minute, or until set. Top with Parm-style topping, stir, and enjoy!

MAKES 1 SERVING

MEXI-LICIOUS EGG MUG

221 calories

You'll Need: large microwave-safe mug, nonstick spray

Prep: 5 minutes

Cook: 5 minutes

Entire recipe: 221 calories, 2.25g fat, 798mg sodium, 28g carbs, 4.5g fiber, 4.5g sugars, 19g protein

INGREDIENTS

2 tablespoons chopped onion
Optional topping: fat-free sour cream

DIRECTIONS

In a large microwave-safe mug sprayed with nonstick spray, microwave onion for 1 minute, or until slightly softened.

Blot away excess moisture. Add egg substitute, stir, and microwave for 1 minute.

Stir and microwave for 30 seconds, or until mostly set.

Tear tortilla into bite-sized pieces and add to the mug. Stir in beans, chiles, and cheese wedge, breaking the wedge into pieces.

Microwave for 45 seconds, or until set. Stir and enjoy!

MAKES 1 SERVING

EGG MUG LORRAINE

128 calories

You'll Need: large microwave-safe mug, nonstick spray

Prep: 5 minutes

Cook: 5 minutes

Entire recipe: 128 calories, 3.5g fat, 680mg sodium, 3.5g carbs, 0g fiber, 2g sugars, 17g protein

INGREDIENTS

½ cup fat-free liquid egg substitute
DIRECTIONS

Spray a large microwave-safe mug with nonstick spray. Add all ingredients, breaking cheese wedge into pieces. Stir well. Microwave for 1 minute.

Stir and microwave for 1 more minute, or until set. Stir and eat!

MAKES 1 SERVING

THE HG SPECIAL EGG MUG

125 calories

You'll Need: large microwave-safe mug, nonstick spray

Prep: 5 minutes

Cook: 5 minutes

Entire recipe: 125 calories, 2.25g fat, 772mg sodium, 3.5g carbs, 0g fiber, 2g sugars, 19.5g protein

INGREDIENTS

½ cup fat-free liquid egg substitute
Optional seasoning: dried minced onion

DIRECTIONS

In a large microwave-safe mug sprayed with nonstick spray, microwave egg substitute for 1 minute.

Tear muffin half into bite-sized pieces and add to the mug. Add ham and stir. Microwave for 1 minute, or until set, and stir.

In a small microwave-safe bowl, thoroughly mix mayo, mustard, and lemon juice. Microwave for 15 seconds, or until warm. Pour over your egg mug, stir, and dig in!

MAKES 1 SERVING

(Continues…)



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Table of Contents

Title Page,
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS (thankyouthankyouthankyou!!!),
These people deserve HUGE thanks,
INTRODUCTION,
CHAPTER 1 - EGG MUGS AND EGG BAKES,
CHAPTER 2 - GROWING OATMEAL BOWLS,
CHAPTER 3 - PARFAITS,
CHAPTER 4 - PANCAKES AND FRENCH TOAST,
CHAPTER 5 - FAUX-FRYS: POPPERS, ONION RINGS, CHICKEN NUGGETS & MORE,
CHAPTER 6 - SWAPPUCCINOS & SHAKES,
CHAPTER 7 - FOIL PACKS,
CHAPTER 8 - CROCK POTS,
CHAPTER 9 - PASTA,
CHAPTER 10 - PIZZA,
CHAPTER 11 - MEXICAN,
CHAPTER 12 - BURGERS & FRIES,
CHAPTER 13 - CHINESE,
CHAPTER 14 - COMFORTABLY YUM,
CHAPTER 15 - PARTY FOODS, COCKTAILS & HOLIDAY,
CHAPTER 16 - SWEET STUFF: FROM BROWNIES & FUDGE TO KRISPYMALLOWS,
HOW TO HG-IFY YOUR KITCHEN,
RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS,
ALSO BY LISA LILLIEN,
RECIPES THAT TAKE 15 MINUTES OR LESS,
RECIPES THAT TAKE 30 MINUTES OR LESS,
MEATLESS RECIPES,
SINGLE-SERVING RECIPES,
RECIPES WITH 5 INGREDIENTS OR LESS,
RECIPES IN PHOTOS,
INDEX,
EGG MUGS AND EGG BAKES * GROWING OATMEAL BOWLS,
PARFAITS * PANCAKES AND FRENCH TOAST * FAUX-FRYS,
PARFAITS * PANCAKES AND FRENCH TOAST * FAUX-FRYS,
SWAPPUCCINOS & SHAKES,
FOIL PACKS,
CROCK POTS,
PASTA,
PIZZA,
MEXICAN,
BURGERS & FRIES,
CHINESE,
COMFORTABLY YUM,
PARTY FOODS, COCKTAILS & HOLIDAY,
SWEET STUFF: FROM BROWNIES & FUDGE TO KRISPYMALLOWS,
SWEET STUFF: FROM BROWNIES & FUDGE TO KRISPYMALLOWS,
SWEET STUFF: FROM BROWNIES & FUDGE TO KRISPYMALLOWS,
Copyright Page,

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Hungry Girl to the Max!: The Ultimate Guilt-Free Cookbook 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 56 reviews.
oxtinaxo More than 1 year ago
This would be the perfect cookbook IF you do not own any of her others. most of the recipes in the book are from the 300 under 300 book. i was not aware of that until i started reading through it. I will keep this book for the new recipes but now i wish i could return all the other books i have. alot of wasted paper space in this book because of all the repeat recipes!
Julie_B1 More than 1 year ago
I am a huge fan of Hungry Girl. I have lost 75 pounds over the past year and a half, and she deserves much credit for helping me along my journey. Her recipes taught me that I can eat many foods that I would have otherwise written off because I didn't think they could be made low calorie and still taste wonderful. I highly recommend any Hungry Girl book to anyone who is trying to watch calories and still eat very well! Thank you, Lisa Lillien!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love, love, looooove this book, as well as Lisa Lillien's other cookbooks (I am a faithful watcher of her program, to boot.). &quot;To The Max&quot; has a bazillion of her dishes, which is great to have in one place. I own three HG cookbooks, two of which are on my Nook. I'm not a fan of artifical sweeteners, which is often called for in Lisa's recipes. However, one could easily substitute regular sugar, or omit it all-together. The beauty of these recipes is, they're so healthy! :-) I need to watch my sodium intake, and tweak all recipes however I can. THANKS, Lisa and B&amp;N for having this and the other Hungry Girl books online for Nook readers.
JackMcG32 More than 1 year ago
Bought this one for myself, since I love to cook but am well aware of what my waistline ought to be. The recipes I've used to date are great. Well recommended - Love the Crock Pot (slow cooker) recipes in particular.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoy the "Hungry Girl" books and have purchased most of the series. This is a very large book with a great variety of recipes in all categories. Almost all of these recipes are very easy to prepare and each of them has an interesting combination of ingredients. Since I live alone, I appreciate the many single serving or two serving recipes. Hungry Girl uses a lot of sugar-free and fat-free products and some artificial sweeteners. I don't have a problem with that, but it is easy enough to substitute sugar or a low fat product as long as you add those extra calories to the total calories listed in the book. This is not a gourmet cookbook, but it's fun to use.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love all of the Hungry Girl books. Lisa has a great handle on creating recipes that follow Weight Watchers. What a great tool for cooking and doing it on a healthy and low in fat way. Thank you Healthy Girl.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For eaters, I want you to read this cookbook. If you are on a diet or are a health feak, they include the ingerdints and calories, sugars, and all that, so do not worry. Read this book, test the recipes, taste test them, and your taste buds will thank you!
MRF55 More than 1 year ago
Make single serve item, per each person. Easy. You will love her.
Flames More than 1 year ago
I love this book! Has ingredients that I have in the house, fills me so I am not hungry all the time, I have started to lose a few pounds already and it has only been a couple of weeks.... I am just happy I like all the suggestions she has and I will be using this cookbook for a long time..... I do recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although no one should obsess about every bite, these recipes are great options for less guilt. I like that alternatives for artificial sweeteners are given.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I ordered this book just after I started Weight Watchers. Hungry Girl offers tons of awesome ideas for people who aren't quite ready to give up sweets and cheese and creamy pasta. All of the recipes have the PointsPlus values posted online, so it makes it easy to fit into the program. She has recipes for everything from fried comfort foods to alfredos and swap outs for frappucinos. I love it!
snowmuffin More than 1 year ago
This is another great book for making better food choices in general. I find reading cookbooks some what difficult on the Nook. Even though I have two Hungry Girl books and one Indian cookbook on my Nook. Some may prefer this in book form. Still happy with my purchase though.
kha44 More than 1 year ago
Amazing cookbook! So many easy delicious recipes! So happy I own it now!
Motowmgirl More than 1 year ago
Found this to be a handy quick reference when stumped for something to make. Lots of pantry staples so putting a meal together is quick and easy.
bigeyedragdoll More than 1 year ago
I love hungry girl. The recipes are delicious. I can stay within a reasonable amount of calories add some veggies and my family will eat it. My favorite recipes so far are the white Lasagna and spicy southwest chicken chowder.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loove tjis book and it teaches me how to make delicious resipies
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why not include WW Point plus in the text. Providing it online is not convenient. Yeah I can Calc it but seeing it in print is easier to make a choice. And since I have the electronic version I can't scribble in the margins for quick reference. Help me out with this!
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