Hungry Girl 300 Under 300: 300 Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Dishes Under 300 Calories

Hungry Girl 300 Under 300: 300 Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Dishes Under 300 Calories

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by Lisa Lillien
     
 

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It's MEAL-MANIA, HG STYLE! This book features THREE HUNDRED satisfying and delicious recipes for full-on meals. Breakfast, lunch & dinner dishes, plus snazzy starters and sides, that contain less than 300 calories each! In addition to CROCK-POT recipes, FOIL PACKS, and other HG favorites, this book serves up more than SEVENTY-FIVE soon-to-be-famous HG TRIOS:

Overview

It's MEAL-MANIA, HG STYLE! This book features THREE HUNDRED satisfying and delicious recipes for full-on meals. Breakfast, lunch & dinner dishes, plus snazzy starters and sides, that contain less than 300 calories each! In addition to CROCK-POT recipes, FOIL PACKS, and other HG favorites, this book serves up more than SEVENTY-FIVE soon-to-be-famous HG TRIOS: three-ingredient combos that take easy to a whole new level! Included are . . .

Bean 'n Cheesy Soft Taco in an Egg Mug

PB&J Oatmeal Heaven

Creamy Crab Cakes Benedict

Classic Cheesesteak Salad

Dreamy Butternut Chicken Foil Pack

Burger-ific Mushroom Melt

Buffalo Chicken Wing Macaroni & Cheese

BLT Pizza

Big Apple Butternut Squash Soup

Loaded Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dogs

. . . And more!

Editorial Reviews

Buffalo Chicken Wing Macaroni & Cheese....BLT Pizza....Classic Cheesesteak Salad....Loaded Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dog....Creamy Crab Cakes Benedict.... It's hard to believe that all the tasty starters, snacks, and sides in Lisa Lillen's new Hungry Girl recipe book have less than 300 calories each! This appetite-quenching cookbook helps explain why over half a million fans are signed up for Lillen's daily Hungry Girl emails.

Publishers Weekly
The architect of the Hungry Girl franchise returns with nearly a year's worth of recipes that all clock in at under 300 calories per serving. By now her approach is familiar: employ pre-made, low-cal and/or low-fat substitutes for higher calorie items in order to Chili Mac, breakfast sandwiches, and other favorites. Not afraid to name names (she happily recommends brands, in some cases practically screaming "endorsement deal"), Lillien offers low-cal dishes for all times of day, beginning with her Egg Mugs—15 variations of eggs and other ingredients microwaved in a coffee mug—through lunch (So-Good Grilled Veggie Panini, etc.) and dinner (Balsamic BBQ Chick Skillet; Chicken Chili Surprise). Virtually every dish is well within the abilities of even novice cooks, and "Trios"—dishes with just three ingredients—are so simple that even a child could make them. Whether dishes like Easy BBQ Chicken Nachos (pre-cooked chicken warmed with barbecue sauce and poured over tortilla chips) and Crunchy Turkey Tacos (ground turkey, taco seasoning, taco shells) really needed to be put to paper is debatable. Though a few options (Red Velvet Pancakes) seem strange, the majority are healthier takes on the familiar and will give time-starved cooks a litany of choices. (Mar.)
From the Publisher

“Healthier takes on the familiar … will give time-starved cooks a litany of choices.” —Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312676810
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
03/29/2011
Pages:
560
Sales rank:
190,156
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.30(d)

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Hungry Girl 300 Under 300

BREAKFAST

Bored chewin' the same old, same old in the AM? This section will perk you right up ...

CHAPTER 1:

EGG MUGS

Egg Mugs are now famous ... and with good reason. You get a protein-packed, low-calorie HOT breakfast—and you don't even need to mess up the kitchen or clean any pots or pans. SCORE!

PIZZA! PIZZA! EGG MUG

Now, thanks to this recipe, you can embrace those crazy morning pizza cravings ...

YOU'LL NEED:

small bowl, large microwave-safe mug, nonstick spray

 

PREP:

5 minutes

 

COOK:

5 minutes

PER SERVING (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

teaspoon Italian seasoning

½ cup fat-free liquid egg substitute

1 wedge The Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss cheese

6 slices turkey pepperoni, chopped

½ teaspoon reduced-fat Parmesan-style grated topping

Directions

In a small bowl, combine crushed tomatoes with Italian seasoning. Mix well and set aside.

 

Spray a large microwave-safe mug with nonstick spray. Add egg substitute and cheese wedge, breaking the cheese wedge into pieces as you add it. Microwave for 1 minute.

 

Gently stir. Microwave for another 30 seconds.

 

Add seasoned tomatoes and pepperoni to the mug. Mix well. Microwave for 30 seconds, or until scramble is just set.

 

Lightly stir. Sprinkle with grated topping. Allow to cool slightly, and then ENJOY!

 

MAKES 1 SERVING

BTA (BACON, TOMATO, AVOCADO) EGG MUG

This protein-packed mug o' hot breakfastness is AMAZING!

YOU'LL NEED:

large microwave-safe mug, nonstick spray

 

PREP:

5 minutes

 

COOK:

5 minutes

PER SERVING (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

2 tablespoons precooked real crumbled bacon

cup chopped tomatoes, patted to remove excess moisture

1 ounce diced avocado (about ¼ of an avocado)

2 tablespoons salsa

Optional: salt and black pepper

Directions

Spray a large microwave-safe mug with nonstick spray. Add egg substitute and microwave for 1 minute.

 

Gently stir. Add bacon and tomatoes. Microwave for 1 minute, or until scramble is just set.

 

If you like, season to taste with salt and pepper. Top with avocado and salsa. Now dig in!

 

MAKES 1 SERVING

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BUFFALO CHICKEN EGG MUG

If you love chicken wings, you'll FREAK over this creative bar-food-inspired breakfast.

YOU'LL NEED:

large microwave-safe mug, nonstick spray

 

PREP:

5 minutes

 

COOK:

5 minutes

PER SERVING (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

1 teaspoon dried minced onion

2 ounces cooked and chopped skinless lean chicken breast

½ tablespoon Frank's RedHot Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce

1 teaspoon light blue cheese dressing

½ teaspoon reduced-fat Parmesan-style grated topping

Directions

Spray a large microwave-safe mug with nonstick spray. Add egg substitute and onion and microwave for 1½ minutes.

 

Gently stir in chicken. Microwave for 1 minute, or until scramble is just set.

 

Allow to cool slightly. Top with hot sauce, blue cheese dressing, and Parm-style topping. Grab a spoon and eat up!

 

MAKES 1 SERVING

HG Alternative!

Don't like blue cheese dressing? Swap it out for light ranch.

CALIFORNIA LOVE MUG

This morning mug is unique and fabulous. Much like yourself ... only, um, you're not creamy and infused with avocado.

YOU'LL NEED:

large microwave-safe mug, nonstick spray

 

PREP:

5 minutes

 

COOK:

5 minutes

PER SERVING (entire recipe): 140 calories, 4.5g fat, 456mg sodium, 7g carbs, 2g fiber, 3g sugars, 16g protein

 

Ingredients

½ cup chopped spinach

½ cup sliced mushrooms

½ cup fat-free liquid egg substitute

2 tablespoons diced tomatoes

1 wedge The Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss cheese

2 tablespoons diced avocado

Directions

Spray a large microwave-safe mug with nonstick spray. Add spinach and mushrooms. Microwave for 1 to 2 minutes, until veggies have softened.

 

Blot any excess moisture from the veggies. Add egg substitute, tomatoes, and cheese wedge, breaking the cheese wedge into pieces as you add it. Mix well, and then microwave for 1 minute.

 

Gently stir, and then microwave for 1 more minute, or until scramble is just set.

 

Lightly stir and allow to cool slightly. Top with avocado and enjoy!

 

MAKES 1 SERVING

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CRUNCHY BEEFY TACO EGG MUG

Is it CRAZY to try to stuff a taco into an egg mug? Uhhh ... NO WAY. It's BRILLIANT!

YOU'LL NEED:

large microwave-safe mug, nonstick spray

 

PREP:

5 minutes

 

COOK:

5 minutes

PER SERVING (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

¼ teaspoon taco seasoning mix

¾ cup fat-free liquid egg substitute

1 tablespoon fat-free shredded cheddar cheese

4 low-fat baked tortilla chips, roughly crushed

1 tablespoon salsa

1 tablespoon fat-free sour cream

Directions

Spray a large microwave-safe mug with nonstick spray. Add frozen crumbles and microwave for 45 seconds, or until thawed.

 

Add taco seasoning and mix well. Add egg substitute, stir, and microwave for 1½ minutes.

 

Gently stir and then sprinkle with cheese. Microwave for 1 minute, or until scramble is just set. Top with tortilla chips, salsa, and sour cream!

 

MAKES 1 SERVING

IT'S ALL GREEK TO ME EGG MUG

Never been to Greece? Don't know how to pronounce spanakopita? Worry not—you'll STILL love this feta-infused egg mug!

YOU'LL NEED:

large microwave-safe mug, nonstick spray

 

PREP:

5 minutes

 

COOK:

5 minutes

PER SERVING (entire recipe): 117 calories, 2g fat, 459mg sodium, 8g carbs, 1g fiber, 3g sugars, 16g protein

 

Ingredients

½ cup chopped spinach

¼ cup chopped red onion

½ cup fat-free liquid egg substitute

2 tablespoons diced tomatoes

2 tablespoons crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese

½ tablespoon chopped fresh basil

Directions

Spray a large microwave-safe mug with nonstick spray. Add spinach and onion, and microwave for 1 to 2 minutes, until softened.

 

Blot any excess liquid from veggies. Add egg substitute and mix well. Microwave for 1 minute.

 

Stir gently. Add all other ingredients and lightly stir. Microwave for 1 minute, or until scramble is just set.

 

Gently stir, and then allow to cool slightly. Dig in!

 

MAKES 1 SERVING

CHICKEN FAJITA SCRAMBLE MUG

Peppers? CHECK! Onions? CHECK! Chicken? YUP! All your favorite fajita flavors in one li'l eggy mug.

YOU'LL NEED:

large microwave-safe mug, nonstick spray

 

PREP:

5 minutes

 

COOK:

5 minutes

PER SERVING (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

¼ cup chopped onion

1 ounce cooked and chopped skinless lean chicken breast

1 teaspoon fajita seasoning mix

½ cup fat-free liquid egg substitute

2 tablespoons shredded fat-free cheddar cheese

1 tablespoon fat-free sour cream

Directions

Spray a large microwave-safe mug with nonstick spray. Add veggies, chicken, and fajita seasoning. Stir well to distribute seasoning. Microwave for 1 to 2 minutes, until veggies have softened.

 

Add egg substitute and mix well. Microwave for 1 minute.

 

Add cheese and gently stir. Microwave for 1 minute, or until scramble is just set.

 

Allow to cool slightly. Top with sour cream and enjoy!

 

MAKES 1 SERVING

For full-color photos of all the recipes in this book, check out hungry-girl.com/books. Woohoo!

Egg Mugs 101

* Use a LARGE mug (the bigger the better)! The egg mix expands when it's nuked, so you'll need that extra room. No oversized mugs around? Just use a microwave-friendly bowl.

 

* Egg-mug recipes are super low in calories. (There's only so much you can fit in a mug!) So feel free to pair one with a piece of fruit, stuff it into a high-fiber pita or wrap it up in a fiber-packed tortilla, eat two at a time ... Whatever!

 

* Soak your mug right after you're done eating! Otherwise, it could be REALLY hard to scrub off the remaining egg bits.

DENVER OMELETTE IN A MUG

You don't need to go to a diner for this one, people. Here's a new HG classic!

YOU'LL NEED:

large microwave-safe mug, nonstick spray

 

PREP:

5 minutes

 

COOK:

5 minutes

PER SERVING (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

2 tablespoons chopped onion

½ cup fat-free liquid egg substitute

1 ounce (about 2 slices) 97% to 98% fat-free ham, chopped

2 tablespoons shredded fat-free cheddar cheese

Directions

Spray a large microwave-safe mug with nonstick spray. Add veggies and microwave for 1 to 2 minutes, until softened.

 

Blot any excess liquid from veggies. Add egg substitute, mix well, and microwave for 1 minute.

 

Add ham and cheese and lightly stir. Microwave for 1 minute, or until scramble is just set.

 

Let cool slightly, and then eat up!

 

MAKES 1 SERVING

For the Weight Watchers PointsPlusTM values of all the recipes in this book, check out hungry-girl.com/books. Yay!

VEGGIE EGGS-PLOSION MUG

So many veggies in one mug ... YAY!!!

YOU'LL NEED:

large microwave-safe mug, nonstick spray

 

PREP:

5 minutes

 

COOK:

5 minutes

PER SERVING (entire recipe): 130 calories, 1.75g fat, 445mg sodium, 10g carbs, 2g fiber, 5.5g sugars, 16.5g protein

 

Ingredients

½ cup sliced mushrooms

¼ cup thinly sliced onion

¼ cup chopped asparagus

¼ cup diced tomatoes

½ cup fat-free liquid egg substitute

1 wedge The Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss cheese

Optional: black pepper, garlic powder

Directions

Spray a large microwave-safe mug with nonstick spray. Add all veggies and microwave for 2 minutes, or until veggies have softened.

 

Thoroughly blot excess moisture from the veggies. Add egg substitute and mix well. Microwave for 1 minute.

 

Add the cheese wedge, breaking it into pieces as you add it. Gently stir, and then microwave for 1 minute, or until scramble is just set.

 

Allow to cool slightly. If you like, season to taste with black pepper and garlic powder. Enjoy!

 

MAKES 1 SERVING

ALL-AMERICAN EGG MUG

Everyone's favorite b-fast stuff, crammed into one taste-tastic morning mug!

YOU'LL NEED:

large microwave-safe mug, nonstick spray

 

PREP:

5 minutes

 

COOK:

5 minutes

PER SERVING (entire recipe): 173 calories, 4g fat, 730mg sodium, 7.5g carbs, <0.5g fiber, 2g sugars, 22g protein

 

Ingredients

1 frozen meatless or turkey sausage patty with about 80 calories

1 tablespoon sugar-free pancake syrup

½ cup fat-free liquid egg substitute

1 slice fat-free American cheese

Directions

Spray a large microwave-safe mug with nonstick spray. Add sausage patty and microwave for 45 seconds, or until warm.

 

Use a fork to crumble the patty into pieces inside the mug. Add syrup and toss to coat. Add egg substitute, mix well, and microwave for 1 minute.

 

Gently stir and microwave for 1 more minute, or until scramble is just set.

 

Tear cheese into pieces and add to the mug. Microwave for 15 seconds, or until cheese has melted.

 

Lightly stir, let cool slightly, and then eat up!

 

MAKES 1 SERVING

BEAN 'N CHEESY SOFT TACO IN AN EGG MUG

Love Mexi-licious meals? This one's a keeper!

YOU'LL NEED:

small bowl, large microwave-safe mug, nonstick spray

 

PREP:

5 minutes

 

COOK:

5 minutes

PER SERVING (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

¼ teaspoon taco seasoning mix

¾ cup fat-free liquid egg substitute

Half a 6-inch corn tortilla, torn into bite-sized pieces

1 tablespoon shredded fat-free cheddar cheese

1 tablespoon salsa

Directions

In a small bowl, mix beans with taco seasoning. Set aside.

 

Spray a large microwave-safe mug with nonstick spray. Add egg substitute and microwave for 1 minute.

 

Gently stir. Microwave for 30 seconds, or until scramble is almost set.

 

Gently stir in seasoned beans and tortilla pieces. Sprinkle with cheese. Microwave for 20 seconds, or until scramble is just set. Top with salsa and dig in!

 

MAKES 1 SERVING

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EGGS BENE-CHICK MUG

A truly decadent breakfast classic, prepared guilt-free ... and in a mug. YES!!!

YOU'LL NEED:

large microwave-safe mug, nonstick spray, small microwave-safe bowl

 

PREP:

5 minutes

 

COOK:

5 minutes

PER SERVING (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

1 ounce (about 2 slices) 97% to 98% fat-free ham,

roughly chopped

½ light English muffin, lightly toasted

2 teaspoons fat-free mayonnaise

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1 drop lemon juice

Directions

Spray a large microwave-safe mug with nonstick spray. Add egg substitute and microwave for 1 minute.

 

Gently stir and add ham. Break muffin half into bite-sized pieces and add to the mug. Gently stir. Microwave for 1 additional minute, until just set. Set aside.

 

In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine mayo, mustard, and lemon juice; mix well. Microwave until warm, about 15 seconds. Pour over your egg mug, give it a little stir, and dig in!

 

MAKES 1 SERVING

HG Sodium Tip!

Shave about 140mg of sodium off the stats by using reduced-sodium ham.

SAY CHEESE! EGG MUG

Simple. Cheesy. A-MAZING.

YOU'LL NEED:

large microwave-safe mug, nonstick spray

 

PREP:

5 minutes

 

COOK:

5 minutes

PER SERVING (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

1 teaspoon dried minced onion

Dash garlic powder, or more to taste

Dash black pepper, or more to taste

1 piece The Laughing Cow Mini Babybel Light cheese, chopped

1 tablespoon light or low-fat ricotta cheese

1 wedge The Laughing Cow Light cheese (any flavor)

½ teaspoon reduced-fat Parmesan-style grated topping

Directions

Spray a large microwave-safe mug with nonstick spray. Add egg substitute and microwave for 1 minute.

 

Add all remaining ingredients except Parm-style topping, breaking the cheese wedge into pieces as you add it. Lightly stir and microwave for 1 minute, or until scramble is just set.

 

Give it another stir and top with Parm-style topping. Dig in!

 

MAKES 1 SERVING

THE HG SPECIAL EGG MUG

Creamy cheese. Awesome onion flavor. TURKEY. Mmmmmmmmm ... If HG says it's special, you know it's worth trying!

YOU'LL NEED:

large microwave-safe mug, nonstick spray

 

PREP:

5 minutes

 

COOK:

5 minutes

PER SERVING (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

1 ounce (about 2 slices) 98% fat-free turkey breast slices,

roughly chopped

1 wedge The Laughing Cow Light French Onion cheese

Optional: dried minced onion

Directions

Spray a large microwave-safe mug with nonstick spray. Add egg substitute and microwave for 1 minute.

 

Gently stir. Add turkey and cheese, breaking the cheese wedge into pieces as you add it. Microwave for 1 minute, or until scramble is just set.

 

If you like, add a little dried minced onion. Give it a light stir, and then dig in!

 

MAKES 1 SERVING

HG Sodium Tip!

Save about 250mg of sodium by using cooked and sliced skinless lean turkey breast as opposed to packaged slices.

LASAGNA-LIKE EGG MUG

It's a little like lasagna and a LOT like a delicious breakfast. Mamma mia!

YOU'LL NEED:

blender or food processor (optional), small bowl, large microwave-safe mug, nonstick spray

 

PREP:

5 minutes

 

COOK:

5 minutes

PER SERVING (entire recipe): 187 calories, 4.5g fat, 635mg sodium, 8g carbs, 1.75g fiber, 3.5g sugars, 27g protein

 

Ingredients

1 stick light string cheese

2 tablespoons canned crushed tomatoes

teaspoon Italian seasoning

½ cup fat-free liquid egg substitute

¼ cup frozen ground-beef-style soy crumbles

2 tablespoons light or low-fat ricotta cheese

Directions

Break string cheese into thirds and place in a blender or food processor—blend at high speed until cheese takes on a shredded or grated consistency. (Or just tear string cheese into pieces and roughly chop.) Set aside.

 

In a small bowl, season crushed tomatoes with Italian seasoning. Set aside.

 

Spray a large microwave-safe mug with nonstick spray. Add egg substitute and soy crumbles and stir well. Microwave for 1 minute.

 

Gently stir and microwave for 1 minute, or until scramble is almost set.

 

Fluff with a fork and then very gently stir in ricotta cheese, shredded/grated string cheese, and seasoned tomatoes.

 

Microwave for 15 seconds, or until hot. Buon appetito!

 

MAKES 1 SERVING

Copyright © 2011 by Hungry Girl, Inc. All rights reserved. For information, address St. Martin's Press, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10010.

Meet 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.

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Hungry Girl 300 Under 300 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 144 reviews.
Ravendas More than 1 year ago
This is actually my first HG book. I'd heard alot of hype about the website/show/books, but didn't know much about them until I happened across the show one evening. I liked that the recipes she was making seemed quick and easy, but appealed to the not-so-healthy cravings we all get sometimes. I signed up for the mailing list and friended on FB...hence how I found out about the new cookbook. I preordered it the day before release and got the download early yesterday morning. Having spent a good portion of yesterday and this morning perusing the recipes, I have mixed feelings about this cookbook. While I love that they are all under 300 calories and they look like they would be tasty, alot of them don't seem all that healthy. Artificial sweeteners are used ALOT (as a caveat, she does add as a tip more than once that you can use Truvia or regular sugar instead), and while the calories are low, the sodium and carb levels on several recipes I saw were pretty dang high. Another little nit-picky thing that bugs me in cookbooks that is also in this one is brand-name dropping. There's alot of brand names used and in a good majority of the recipes (Laughing Cow, Pillsbury, Fiber One, etc). I realize that the author is probably getting kickbacks to endorse particular brands in their cookbook, but if I wanted constant advertisements for brands, I'd buy that brand's cookbook or a magazine. There is a "Recommended Products" list at the back of the book and I like that...just wish all the name-dropping could have been confined to there. On the plus side, there is good website support for the book. The ebook version doesn't include any pictures, but there are pictures of every dish on the website, along with WW point values for those using the WW system. The WW points doesn't matter to me, but any cookbook I buy absolutely has to have pictures. Not having them right there on my ereader with the recipe is kind of a bummer, but there are very few cookbooks that have pictures for every single recipe...so it comes out a win. Also the sheer volume of recipes insures that there is something here for everyone. There are also lots of good tips scattered throughout the book. Overall, I think this looks to be a pretty decent cookbook. I'll probably tweak some of the recipes to suit my own tastes/standards, but most of them look pretty tasty...and the fact that they're lo-cal is a bonus.
harleygirl33 More than 1 year ago
I have 3 Hungry Girl Books and can't say enough about all of them. You have to get 300 under 300, easy, delicious recipes. Between Weight Watchers and Hungry Girl my boyfriend and I have lost almost 50 pounds together. Hungry Girl's way of cooking really helps you lose weight and you can eat all your favorite foods, just in a more nutritious way.
hungrycanuck More than 1 year ago
OK HG, I got your book here at Chapters in Whitby ONT, Canada and it cost me an arm and a leg! Should have ordered it from B&N, but by golly girl, you are worth it!!!! I can't stop making HG foods!! So many options and things I didn't know to do with with foods!! I love it and am recommending it to all my friends. I even joined a gym today! Wish me luck!
HG-Fan More than 1 year ago
For anyone who is watching their weight, this book is awesome. It provides a HUGE amount of fantastic recipes that fill you up and taste great. And on top of that..they are easy! A plus, plus, plus in my book. How can you go wrong???!! Buy it...you wont regret it! Recipes are also husband approved! :)
InaJam More than 1 year ago
I purchased 2 of these books and gave one to a friend. I pointed hers with the new ww points as a bonus for her. Their are many great choices. Very easy to make , especially when you just can't think of what you want !!! I would suggest this to all. Great price as well !!!!I am now a Hungry Girl Too !!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have 3 HG cookbooks and am a big fan of the how. However, this Nook version as many formatting issues on the Simple Touch. Seems as if "1/3" just never wants to show up in the recipe measurements. I used a library copy of this book to demystify the errors I got on my Nook. I suggest that B & N ensure al of the Nooks can successfully and totally support books across all platforms, before publishing goes live. Despite the publishing gaffes, I loooooove these recipes. I am not a fan of artifical sweetener, nor soy crumbles. But still, I think that I could eat healthy while slightly tweaking these to my preferences.
LosingwithHGshelp More than 1 year ago
This book is great. This is my second cook book by Hungry Girl. So far, the homemade baked beans and cherry cheese danish are my two favorite recipes. My friends (women and men) love the recipes I make from either cook book. I also have her recipe cards and I use HG'S website A LOT!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really like this cookbook for the recipes and tips. It has recipes for eveyone's tastes! I do NOT recommend it for the nook though if you plan on cooking straight from your nook. The pages are hard to navigate and one recipe is on more than one page. I don' t know why I didn't just get the paper book in the first place. Dah well. Still it's a great read!
Nancy57NH More than 1 year ago
I really like this book! Lisa has some great ideas! I have all her books!
etzcandw More than 1 year ago
I have had it only 2 days. I tried to breakfast recipes and I am hooked. Love it. The family loves it. Can't wait to do dinner from it next. You guys out did yourselves. Thanks. Great. Great.
Still_Hungry More than 1 year ago
I think I have all but one of the Hungry Girl collection, but still find myself surprised that they can come up with so many pretty quick and easy recipes. While less processed food is better for you, who now-a-days is going to take the time to make whipped cream? This helps those who want tasty meals take items they more than likely already have (or next time they can pick up the lower fat/calorie versions) and make them into the proper portioned sized, lower calorie meals they should be eating. It is a fabulous place to start for someone who is trying to lose a little or manage their weight and still wants to eat the things that everyone else is eating. Thanks Lisa & the Hungry Girl Crew!
B_Q_1969 More than 1 year ago
I have all the Hungry Girl cookbooks and when mine was FINALLY delivered last week I couldn't wait to start cooking. I have tried 3 of the new recipes in the "300 under 300" cookbook and both my husband & I were very impressed. Not only did the dishes taste wonderful but for the most part all the ingredients were on-hand....nothing special needed to be purchased. Hungry Girl you have outdone yourself with this book! YOU ROCK!!! :)
TinamarieTD More than 1 year ago
Once again Lisa & her staff created a great cook book!! Lots of easy, fun, simple, recipes that are totally yummy and anyone can make!! Lisa ROCKS!
ReneeAa More than 1 year ago
I bought this book at B&N last week, I had to get two guys to help me find a copy b/c they were almost sold out! I just became lifetime memeber at WW and need to find healthy yummy recipes for my family. I love her show on the cooking channel, and went and bought the 1-2-3 book while I waited for this one to publish! Love Love Love her healthy spin on my favorite recipes!!!
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This book is a must have book it inspired me to eat right i love seeing alltge different varieties of foods she creates Mmmmmm yummmmm i hope all of you try this book out its life changing its definitely more than 5 stars its worth 1000 stars thats how amazing the book. I hope all of you give this book a try!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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