Post # 1
My mom bought me a copy of the Hungry Girl cookbook for Christmas (http://www.hungry-girl.com), and this week, I have begun making recipes from there – for breakfast, lunch & dinner – and I LOVE it. It’s $12 on Amazon, and well worth it in my opinion – basically, it’s all healthy versions of stuff you love – tuna melts, pizza, breakfast burritos, loaded baked potatoes, etc. – all of it is easy to make (not a lot of ingredients and prep time, which has been my problem with weight watchers recipes).
It’s only been a couple days, but so far, it’s been the perfect diet for me – I make a HG recipe for breakfast, lunch & dinner, and all together, they usually total only about 14 Weight Watchers points, so I have points left over for snacks too! For some HG recipes I have done so far, check out my blog- http://www.becomingafitbride.blogspot.com
Post # 3
I’ll have to check them out. Thanks for the suggestions!
Post # 4
i used to get her free email blasts, and she always had some inventive takes on dishes and treats- definitely worth signing up for if anyone is looking for lo-cal recipes.
Post # 5
Yeah, even if you don’t make a lot of food, she has a lot of helpful tips/articles in addition to the book. For example, here’s an article of some delicious & nutritious things to pick up at the supermarket:
She also has a feature called "Girl’s Bite Out" which is tips for surviving a weekend of eating out/going out – http://www.hungry-girl.com/girls/index.php
Post # 6
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I wasn’t much of a fan of the recipes I have made from her website. It’s just too much processed food, and the recipes never taste quite right! That’s just my opinion though…
Post # 7
I looooove Hungry Girl! I have made a ton of recipies and have found them to be delicious and filling. Miss BF, you might like the Dan Good Chili and Chicken tortilla soup – I have made both numerous times and even the husband goes back for seconds! I also now "bread" my chicken with crushed Fiber One cereal (for the fiber) and make hot chocolate every night ("diet" Swiss Miss cocoa with a little sugar-free Tacori hazelnut syrup) while watching tv.
I really recommend the book!
Post # 8
I try to stay away from the processed foods and the artificial sweeteners. She seems to use a lot of them. If you don’t mind them, the recipes are pretty good.
Post # 9
I haven’t used any artificial sweetener for anything, and have made most of the recipes from fresh vegetables, cheese, eggs, etc. as opposed to anything processed, but it probably just depends on the recipe – cuz I don’t like to eat a ton of processed food, though some of it is unavoidable for me, since I don’t eat meat or fish, and veggie meat products are obviously processed food. I’d definitely recommend HG for vegetarians!
Post # 10
I know that processed foods are bad for you, but I still LOVE Hungry Girl. I am not a good chef by any means and would much prefer to eat out for every single meal. But, the problem is I can’t afford it and I don’t make good choices when I eat out. I love that she gives you a way to make stuff that you like to eat but make it healthier. And maybe the cheese is processed but the crunchy coating on my chicken sandwich is filled with fiber, so I think that has to count for something.
Post # 11
I haven’t had too much luck with hungry girl. I find the recipes that they give you at weightwatchers.com to be much more fulfilling. All you have to do is goole <recipe name> weight watchers and you will most likely find the recipe.
At any rate you have to use what is best for you and what keeps you motivated and hungry girl does work for a lot of people!