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The instant New York Times and USA Today bestseller

Hungry Girl Clean & Hungry: Healthy Recipes for Clean Eating in the Real World

Complete with full-color photos of EVERY recipe, Hungry Girl Clean & Hungry combines the best of Hungry Girl with the best of clean eating. The food is still guilt-free, and the portions are

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The instant New York Times and USA Today bestseller

Hungry Girl Clean & Hungry: Healthy Recipes for Clean Eating in the Real World

Complete with full-color photos of EVERY recipe, Hungry Girl Clean & Hungry combines the best of Hungry Girl with the best of clean eating. The food is still guilt-free, and the portions are still huge...but now Lisa Lillien is highlighting CLEAN ingredients and doing away with artificial and processed foods. This book gives mainstream America delicious, satisfying, and clean recipes, using healthy ingredients found in supermarkets everywhere. The best part? The recipes are so easy, anyone can make 'em!

Featuring...
90 vegetarian recipes
108 gluten-free recipes
56 recipes in 30 minutes or less
43 recipes with 5 ingredients or less

Recipes like...
PB&J Waffles (203 calories)
BBQ Meatloaf (196 calories)
Hawaiian Shrimp Fried Rice with Pineapple (229 calories)
Fudgy Flourless Chocolate Cake (100 calories)

Finally... a real-world (and DELICIOUS) approach to clean eating!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
04/04/2016
Lillien’s high-energy, accessible 13th Hungry Girl cookbook focuses on making her crowd-pleasing low-calorie, big-yield dishes with natural ingredients. As ever, the foods are designed for quick assembly and maximum convenience, exemplified by the make-ahead oatmeal bakes in many flavors and the slow-cooker chicken fajitas. Veg-centric food blog trends are in full effect here, including cauliflower in all its forms (pizza, rice, hash browns), spiralized zucchini noodles, and black bean brownies. Some readers might bristle at the reliance on protein powder and Truvia in a “clean” cookbook, but for the most part Lillien has eschewed processed and premade for fresh and uncomplicated. Most readers will simply rejoice at the fact that pumpkin spice waffles, barbecue meatloaf , and fudgy flourless chocolate cake are now legit diet foods. Agent: Neeti Madan, Sterling Lord Literistic. (May)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312676773
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
04/05/2016
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
781
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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Hungry Girl Clean & Hungry

Easy All-Natural Recipes for Healthy Eating in the Real World


By Lisa Lillien, Jack Pullan

St. Martin's Press

Copyright © 2016 Hungry Girl, Inc.
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-250-09194-9



CHAPTER 1

Growing Oatmeal, Overnight Oats, Yogurt Bowls & More


From big portions of hot oatmeal to refreshing fruit and yogurt bowls, this chapter has breakfast lovers covered. Whatever you do, don't bypass the oatmeal bakes — they're AMAZING.


All About Growing Oatmeal

If you're new to the world of Hungry Girl growing oatmeal, prepare to be wowed ...

Growing oatmeal recipes call for twice the amount of liquid and twice the cook time of ordinary old-fashioned oatmeal. The result? An enormous portion with the same number of calories as traditional oatmeal. So satisfying!

FYI: Old-fashioned oats are a must. Steel-cut oats and instant oats won't easily soak up all the extra liquid or take on an ideal texture, so they're not recommended for these recipes.

Don't be alarmed by the amount of liquid. That's what gives growing oatmeal its super-sizing capability. Although it looks like a lot and hasn't been completely absorbed when the oatmeal's done cooking, your oatmeal will thicken once you've transferred it to a bowl and let it cool for 5 to 10 minutes.

Here's a hot Hungry Girl tip ... Some natural no-calorie sweeteners can clump when added to hot liquid. To prevent this from happening, sprinkle them in (as opposed to emptying the packets all at once), quickly stirring as you add them.

Hope you're hungry ... You'll likely never go back to ordinary hot oatmeal!


Carrot Cake Growing Oatmeal

Entire recipe: 303 calories, 10.5g total fat (1g sat fat), 373mg sodium, 46g carbs, 8.5g fiber, 11.5g sugars, 8g protein


You'll Need: nonstick pot, medium bowl

Prep: 5 minutes

Cook: 20 minutes

Cool: 10 minutes


½ cup old-fashioned oats
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
Dash salt
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
½ cup shredded carrots, finely chopped
2 packets natural no-calorie sweetener
¼ ounce (about 1 tablespoon) chopped walnuts
1 tablespoon raisins, chopped


1. In a nonstick pot, combine oats, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.

2. Add almond milk and 1 cup water. Bring to a boil, and then reduce to a simmer.

3. Stir in carrots. Cook and stir until oats are thick and creamy, 12 to 15 minutes.

4. Transfer to a medium bowl, and stir in sweetener. Let cool until thickened, 5 to 10 minutes.

5. Top with walnuts and chopped raisins.


MAKES 1 SERVING


Peanut Butter Crunch Growing Oatmeal


Entire recipe: 309 calories, 12g total fat (1g sat fat), 385mg sodium, 37g carbs, 8.5g fiber, 3g sugars, 17g protein


You'll Need: nonstick pot, medium bowl

Prep: 5 minutes

Cook: 20 minutes

Cool: 10 minutes


½ cup old-fashioned oats
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
Dash salt
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
3 tablespoons powdered peanut butter or defatted peanut flour
1 packet natural no-calorie sweetener
¼ ounce (about 1 tablespoon) chopped peanuts


In a nonstick pot, combine oats, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and salt.

Add almond milk and 1¼ cups water. Bring to a boil, and then reduce to a simmer.

Cook and stir until thick and creamy, 12 to 15 minutes.

Transfer to a medium bowl, and stir in powdered peanut butter/peanut flour and sweetener. Let cool until thickened, 5 to 10 minutes.

Top with peanuts.


MAKES 1 SERVING


Ingredient FYI

Powdered peanut butter and defatted peanut flour are miracle workers in the kitchen — delicious ones! See here for more info on these ingredients ...


Banana Bread Growing Oatmeal

Entire recipe: 318 calories, 10.5g total fat (1g sat fat), 351mg sodium, 46.5g carbs, 8g fiber, 10g sugars, 12g protein


You'll Need: nonstick pot, medium bowl, small bowl

Prep: 5 minutes

Cook: 20 minutes

Cool: 10 minutes


½ cup old-fashioned oats
Dash salt
½ teaspoon plus 1 dash cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon plus 1 drop vanilla extract
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
¼ cup mashed banana
2 packets natural no-calorie sweetener
3 tablespoons fat-free plain Greek yogurt
¼ ounce (about 1 tablespoon) chopped pecans


1. In a nonstick pot, combine oats, salt, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, and 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract.

2. Add almond milk and 1 cup water. Bring to a boil, and then reduce to a simmer.

3. Stir in banana. Cook and stir until thick and creamy, 12 to 15 minutes.

4. Transfer to a medium bowl, and stir in 1½ sweetener packets. Let cool until thickened, 5 to 10 minutes.

5. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine Greek yogurt with remaining dash of cinnamon, drop of vanilla extract, and half of sweetener packet. Mix well.

6. Top oatmeal with yogurt mixture and pecans.


MAKES 1 SERVING


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Fruity Coconut Growing Oatmeal

Entire recipe: 271 calories, 8.5g total fat (3g sat fat), 335mg sodium, 44g carbs, 6.5g fiber, 11.5g sugars, 7g protein


You'll Need: nonstick pot, medium bowl

Prep: 5 minutes

Cook: 20 minutes

Cool: 10 minutes


½ cup old-fashioned oats
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon coconut extract
Dash salt
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 packet natural no-calorie sweetener
¼ cup chopped pineapple
¼ cup halved grapes
1 tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut


1. In a nonstick pot, combine oats, cinnamon, vanilla extract, coconut extract, and salt.

2. Add almond milk and 1 cup water. Bring to a boil, and then reduce to a simmer.

3. Cook and stir until thick and creamy, 12 to 15 minutes.

4. Transfer to a medium bowl, and stir in sweetener. Let cool until thickened, 5 to 10 minutes.

5. Top with fruit and coconut.


MAKES 1 SERVING


Lemon Blueberry Growing Oatmeal

Entire recipe: 238 calories, 7g total fat (2g sat fat), 469mg sodium, 38.5g carbs, 7g fiber, 6.5g sugars, 7g protein


You'll Need: nonstick pot, medium bowl

Prep: 10 minutes

Cook: 20 minutes

Cool: 10 minutes


½ cup old-fashioned oats
1½ teaspoons lemon juice
½ teaspoon lemon zest
1¼ teaspoon coconut extract
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 packet natural no-calorie sweetener
1/3 cup blueberries (fresh or thawed from frozen and drained)
1½ teaspoons unsweetened shredded coconut


1. In a nonstick pot, combine oats, lemon juice, lemon zest, coconut extract, cinnamon, and salt.

2. Add almond milk and 1 cup water. Bring to a boil, and then reduce to a simmer.

3. Cook and stir until thick and creamy, 12 to 15 minutes.

4. Transfer to a medium bowl, and stir in sweetener. Let cool until thickened, 5 to 10 minutes.

5. Top with blueberries and shredded coconut.


MAKES 1 SERVING


Ingredient FYI

If using frozen blueberries rather than fresh, check the ingredient list to make sure no sugar has been added; the only ingredient should be the fruit itself.


Overnight Oats: No Cooking Required

Prefer not to cook in the morning? These recipes will be your new BFFs. As the name implies, time does all the work for you. Just combine a few ingredients in the evening, and refrigerate overnight. In the a.m., a delicious breakfast will be waiting.

Skeptical about chilled oatmeal? Don't knock it 'til you've tried it ... Overnight oats are creamy, sweet, and delicious! But if you discover you'd rather enjoy them heated, you can always pop 'em in the microwave the next morning. Just prepare your recipe in a microwave-safe bowl the night before.

Want to take it to go? Prepare it in a jar with a lid. So convenient!

Have a few extra minutes to spare? Whip up one of the overnight oatmeal parfaits. Those are layered with fruit and yogurt, and they're fantastic.


PB&J Overnight Oats

Entire recipe: 293 calories, 10.5g total fat (1g sat fat), 291mg sodium, 38.5g carbs, 8.5g fiber, 5g sugars, 14g protein

You'll Need: medium bowl or jar

Prep: 5 minutes

Chill: 6 hours


2 tablespoons powdered peanut butter or defatted peanut flour
½ tablespoon creamy peanut butter (no sugar added)
½ cup old-fashioned oats
½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/3 cup sliced strawberries
1 packet natural no-calorie sweetener
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
Dash salt


1. In a medium bowl or jar, combine powdered peanut butter/peanut flour, creamy peanut butter, and 2 tablespoons warm water. Mix until smooth and uniform.

2. Add all remaining ingredients. Mix well.

3. Cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours, until oats are soft and have absorbed most of the liquid.


MAKES 1 SERVING


Ingredient FYI

Combining powdered peanut butter (or defatted peanut flour) with just a small amount of regular peanut butter in this recipe saves a lot of fat and calories. See here for more info ...


Apple Chia Overnight Oats

Entire recipe: 248 calories, 5.5g total fat (0.5g sat fat), 247mg sodium, 35.5g carbs, 9.5g fiber, 15g sugars, 17g protein


You'll Need: medium bowl or jar

Prep: 5 minutes

Chill: 6 hours


½ cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt
¼ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
2 packets natural no-calorie sweetener
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
Dash salt
¾ cup chopped Fuji or Gala apple
3 tablespoons old-fashioned oats
1 tablespoon chia seeds


1. In a medium bowl or jar, combine yogurt, almond milk, sweetener, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and salt. Mix until smooth and uniform.

2. Stir in apple, oats, and chia seeds.

3. Cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours, until oats are soft and have absorbed most of the liquid.


MAKES 1 SERVING


Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats

Entire recipe: 237 calories, 8.5g total fat (0.5g sat fat), 71mg sodium, 24.5g carbs, 9.5g fiber, 7g sugars, 18g protein


You'll Need: medium bowl or jar

Prep: 5 minutes

Chill: 6 hours


½ cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt
¼ cup canned pure pumpkin
2 tablespoons unsweetened vanilla almond milk
2 tablespoons old-fashioned oats
1 tablespoon chia seeds
2 packets natural no-calorie sweetener
¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ ounce (about 1 tablespoon) sliced almonds


1. In a medium bowl or jar, combine all ingredients except almonds. Mix thoroughly.

2. Cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours, until oats are soft and have absorbed most of the liquid.

3. Top with almonds.


MAKES 1 SERVING


Vanilla Overnight Oats with Raspberries

Entire recipe: 308 calories, 9.5g total fat (1g sat fat), 305mg sodium, 42g carbs, 13.5g fiber, 4.5g sugars, 16g protein


You'll Need: medium bowl or jar

Prep: 5 minutes

Chill: 6 hours


¾ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
½ cup old-fashioned oats
2 tablespoons plain protein powder with about 100 calories per serving
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 packet natural no-calorie sweetener
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
Dash salt
½ cup raspberries


1. In a medium bowl or jar, combine all ingredients exceptraspberries. Mix thoroughly.

2. Cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours, until oats are soft and have absorbed most of the liquid.

3. Top with raspberries.


MAKES 1 SERVING


Peach Cobbler Overnight Oatmeal Parfait

Entire recipe: 284 calories, 4.5g total fat (0.5g sat fat), 290mg sodium, 45g carbs, 7g fiber, 14.5g sugars, 18.5g protein


You'll Need: 2 medium bowls, small bowl, tall glass or medium jar

Prep: 5 minutes

Chill: 6 hours


½ cup old-fashioned oats
½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
Dash salt
2 packets natural no-calorie sweetener
¼ teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt
2/3 cup chopped peaches (fresh or thawed from frozen)


1. In a medium bowl, combine oats, almond milk, and salt. Add 1 sweetener packet, ¼ teaspoon cinnamon, and 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract. Mix well.

2. Cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours, until oats are soft and have absorbed most of the liquid.

3. In a small bowl, mix yogurt with remaining sweetener packet and 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract.

4. In another medium bowl, sprinkle peaches with remaining 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon. Stir to coat.

5. Stir oatmeal. In a tall glass or medium jar, layer half of the oatmeal, half of the yogurt, and half of the peaches. Repeat layering with remaining oatmeal, yogurt, and peaches.


MAKES 1 SERVING


Ingredient FYI

If using frozen peaches rather than fresh, check the ingredient list to make sure no sugar has been added.


Dreamsicle Overnight Oatmeal Parfait

Entire recipe: 306 calories, 4g total fat (0.5g sat fat), 301mg sodium, 51.5g carbs, 6g fiber, 20.5g sugars, 18.5g protein


You'll Need: medium bowl, small bowl, tall glass or medium jar

Prep: 5 minutes

Chill: 6 hours


½ cup old-fashioned oats
½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
Dash salt
2 packets natural no-calorie sweetener
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt
2/3 cup mandarin orange segments packed in juice, drained


1. In a medium bowl, combine oats, almond milk, and salt. Add 1 sweetener packet and ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract. Mix well.

2. Cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours, until oats are soft and have absorbed most of the liquid.

3. In a small bowl, mix yogurt with remaining sweetener packet and ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract.

4. Stir oatmeal. In a tall glass or medium jar, layer half of the oatmeal, half of the yogurt, and half of the orange segments. Repeat layering with remaining oatmeal, yogurt, and orange segments.


MAKES 1 SERVING


Introducing ... Hungry Girl Oatmeal Bakes

I have become completely obsessed with these new Hungry Girl creations. They're satisfying, comforting, and perfect when you want to feed the family or whip up a few days' worth of breakfast at once. Here's some more info about them ...

These bakes taste great hot, warm, or chilled. It's totally your call!

For best results, store leftovers in the fridge. Let them cool completely, and then cover or wrap to keep fresh.

Wanna freeze your oatmeal bake? It's a smart way to always have healthy breakfasts on hand! Here's how to do it ... Once cool, tightly wrap each serving in plastic wrap. Put individually wrapped pieces in a sealable container or bag, seal, and place in the freezer. To thaw, unwrap one piece, and place on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave for 1½ minutes, or until it reaches your desired temperature.


Blueberry Strawberry Oatmeal Bake


1/6th of recipe (about 4 inches by 2½ inches with about ¼ cup topping): 248 calories, 4.5g total fat (0.5g sat fat), 352mg sodium, 39.5g carbs, 7g fiber, 8.5g sugars, 13g protein


You'll Need: 8-inch by 8-inch baking pan, nonstick spray, large bowl, medium-large bowl, medium bowl

Prep: 15 minutes

Cook: 35 minutes


3 cups old-fashioned oats
1½ tablespoons chia seeds
2 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
5 packets natural no-calorie sweetener
1½ teaspoons cinnamon
1½ cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
½ cup unsweetened applesauce
½ cup (about 4 large) egg whites
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup blueberries
1 cup sliced strawberries
1 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8-inch by 8-inch baking pan with nonstick spray.

2. In a large bowl, combine oats, chia seeds, baking powder, salt, 4 sweetener packets, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Mix well.

3. In a medium-large bowl, combine almond milk, applesauce, egg whites, and 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract. Mix until uniform.

4. Add mixture in the medium-large bowl to the large bowl. Stir until uniform.


(Continues...)

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Meet the Author


LISA LILLIEN is a New York Times bestselling author and the creator of the Hungry Girl brand. The founder of a 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. Lillien is also the star of Hungry Girl, the top-rated cooking show airing on Food Network and Cooking Channel. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This cookbook is amazing! I have been trying out the recipes and even my non dieting husband likes them . My favorites are the growing oatmeal and the super yogurts. I love how easy it is as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I finally got my book today! You should know that while I literally never write reviews anymore, I felt the need to write one today after being a fan for years of Lisa. My faith in her books is the only reason why I won't give this book a lower rating. That's because although the recipes look great, I bought this book so I can make the recipes for my entire family like I did with many of her other books. You should know that my growing family includes a picky seven year old, a four year old and a teething toddler. With the title being "clean and hungry," I was expecting healthy clean recipes. Literally half of the recipes call for packets of processed sweeteners, I would never feed my children or husband that. In what world is packets of sweeteners "clean eating?" You should also know that I have already lost 9 pounds recently using another similarly entitled book called The Hungry Chick Dieting Solution" from Chef Jai Scovers, which is helping me focus on portion control, exercise and increasing my water intake and still was able to feed my entire family with what I learned. It taught me how to work smarter not harder when it comes to losing weight and keeping it off, especially when processed food seems so convenient. Maybe that's why I feel those little packets of processed sweetners are such a step backwards, if not the wrong direction all together. But who am I to judge? My recommendation, buy, or even borrow from your local library Chef Jai Scovers' cookbook reference guide called "Conquer Your Kitchen" and her cookbook "Simple, Healthy and Delicious." From the Pound Cake French Toast to the Roast Chicken and the Forbidden Black Rice, you will find hearty and delicious meals that your entire family can finally enjoy without all the guilt of processed foods, calories or additives. I hope that helps.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wish I never brought this book. It is a rehash of her last couple of books while trying to jump on the bandwagon of clean eating. Oh well, it will make a good coaster on my coffee table.
GAnewatthis53 12 months ago
I have always been happy with HG recipes. Great ideas with cooking and it certainly will help you to reach your goals. and its all healthy. I bought this book and hadn't downloaded it yet, but I got other books of hers. and she is a brilliant I say nutrionist sorry spelling. I love the growing oatmeal , I have it at night. and the super yogurts. its summer here now, and I do love watermelon and canalops at evening times. well follow it and you will be able to lose at least 20 lbs or so, that happened to me. at 125 and age 57 not bad. its also a good way to watch cholesterol and sugar. thanks for listening.