Hungry Girl 200 Under 200 Just Desserts: 200 Recipes Under 200 Calories
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Hungry Girl 200 Under 200 Just Desserts: 200 Recipes Under 200 Calories

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by Lisa Lillien
     
 

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CALLING ALL DESSERT FANATICS: Get ready for an entire cookbook of decadent treats with under 200 calories each! Now, you can indulge and satisfy your sweet tooth with NONE of the guilt! Only Hungry Girl could create delicious guilt-free recipes like...

Gooey German Chocolate Cake Mug (194 calories!)

PB Cheesecake Chocolate Cupcakes (154

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Overview

CALLING ALL DESSERT FANATICS: Get ready for an entire cookbook of decadent treats with under 200 calories each! Now, you can indulge and satisfy your sweet tooth with NONE of the guilt! Only Hungry Girl could create delicious guilt-free recipes like...

Gooey German Chocolate Cake Mug (194 calories!)

PB Cheesecake Chocolate Cupcakes (154 calories!)

Strawberry Snowball Cupcakes (135 calories!)

Roarin' Red Velvet Cake Pops (93 calories!)

Black Forest Brownies (141 calories!)

Banana Cream Cutie Pies (108 calories!)
Freezy Cookies ‘n Cream Whoopie Pie (164 calories!)
Cuckoo for Cannoli Crunchers (108 calories!)
Strawberry Shortcake Cream Fluff Cups (95 calories!)
Berry-Good Tropical Trifle (188 calories!)
Baked Caramel ‘n Coconut Apples (140 calories!) This is the first-ever ALL-DESSERT cookbook from Hungry Girl, and it's sure to please sweets-obsessed Hungry Girl fans everywhere!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
A case study in "just because you can doesn't mean you should," "Hungry Girl" Lillien continues her assault on common kitchen decency in this compilation of 200 desserts under 200 calories per serving. Favoring convenience over common sense, Lillien's unabashed endorsement of processed foods, boxed mixes, and bizarre combinations may well deliver on their promise, but at what cost? ("Candy Cane Brownies" for example, call for chocolate frosting, sugar-free pudding, devil's food cake mix, canned pumpkin, and candy canes also peppermint extract; "Fruity Caramel Crunchcakes" contain strawberries, strawberry preserves, rice cakes, caramel dip, chocolate chips, and Cool Whip.) As in her previous works, Lillien achieves low calorie counts by relying on fat-free and low-calorie ingredients (often pre-made), making her recipes more of an assembly operation than one that involves baking or other culinary skills. For those new to the kitchen, in a hurry, or simply interested in putting forth as little effort as possible, her Pineapple Bliss cake (literally yellow cake mix and canned pineapple ) or "S'mores Crunchettes"—baked fillo shells with various fillings—could be just the thing for a last-minute get-together. Those who can tell the difference between whipped cream and Cool Whip, however, will want to leave this one alone. (May)
Library Journal
Lillien's Hungry Girl brand (hungry-girl.com) encompasses a daily email service with more than a million subscribers, several best-selling cookbooks, and an eponymous television show airing on the Food Network and the Cooking Channel. In her newest collection of "guilt-free" recipes, she transforms supermarket staples like sugar-free pudding snacks and fat-free cream cheese into exotic-sounding creations like Tropical Dreamboat Parfaits and Coconut Cream Crunchettes. These easy desserts are low in fat and calories but not necessarily "healthy," as they're mostly made of processed ingredients. Additional recipe photos and Weight Watchers "PointsPlus" values are available on Lillien's website. VERDICT These recipes can help readers quickly satisfy cravings without subverting weight-loss goals. Expect demand.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312676742
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
05/07/2013
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
160,774
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author


LISA LILLIEN is a New York Times bestselling author and the creator of the Hungry Girl brand. The founder of hungry-girl.com, the free daily email service, she is obsessed with food--how wonderful it is, and how much of it she can eat and still fit into her pants. More than 1 million fans eagerly wait for Hungry Girl's recipes and tips & tricks each weekday.

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