10.22.2009

Hungry Girl is SMART!

I hadn't heard of The Hungry Girl until today. She was on Racheal Ray. Basically, her name is Lisa Lillien and she learned how to manage her weight by creating yummy foods with the RIGHT ingredients. She figured out what can be substituted but still taste just as good.

On Racheal Ray today, The Hungry Girl did a supermarket ambush. She found people who had high fat and high calorie foods and told them better alternatives. I thought it was pretty interesting. I'm pretty good and checking my labels although I like to find out about alternatives that still taste good or the same.

Here is a link to a video clip when she was on Racheal Ray though it is not the episode from today. The HG has a new book out called "Hungry Girl 200 Recipes Under 200 Calories".... Brilliant! Racheal went over some recipes with her and they all looked and sounded yummy! I think I will be buying the book!


This was her first book....


Here is the Hungry-Girl's website. It is pretty cute!

A good example that she gave today was on butter. She said the best butter substitute was Brummel & Brown. She said it has half the fat and what not as butter but still the great flavor. It's butter blended with yogurt. It has no cholesterol.


I have Brummel & Brown before. They have delicious strawberry spread. I LOVE it!



I like finding new cookbooks and recipes!

xoxo ~ Megan

29 comments :

  1. That sounds so interesting! I have been needing something like this to help with better choices when it comes to food! Hope your having a great day! = )

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  2. I am definitely going to check this out - I have been looking for good substitutes and alternatives lately.

    Thanks for the recommendation!

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  3. I got her cookbook a couple months ago and I LOVE it! In fact, I just made her red velvet cupcakes last weekend and blogged about it the other day. Her book is pretty cheap on Amazon, or you can sign up for her emails too - she sends out a lot of good recipes in those.

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  4. I love that Brummel spread. The yogurt really gives good flavor!

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  5. We cook out of those cook books 90% of the time and even Hubz likes the food.

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  6. Thanks for this post..I will have to check out her book. I constantly struggle with finding a better alternative then what I have chosen.

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  7. Oh my gosh, I watched this today, and I am going to have to go buy her book tomorrow!

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  8. She is great! I get the Hungry Girl daily emails and they have wonderful tips and recipes. I wish I had known about the Rachel Ray segment - sounds neat!

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  9. I have 200 under 200, but haven't made anything from it yet. I'll have to dig it out soon!

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  10. Lisa is soo cool and her recipes rock!

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  11. I love hungry girl! On her website you can actually sign up for daily emails and she tells you about new foods etc. Each day is different. I've been getting the emails for a couple of years now and I love them!

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  12. A girl I work with has this cook book and I have looked through it before, there were some great recipes inside!

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  13. Thanks Megan!! :)

    The books look great... I think I see a purchase in my future!! Very interesting and good for the WHOLE family...kids included!

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  14. Thanks SO much for sharing this! I am totally buying this book!

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  15. Very interesting. I'd like to check this out!

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  16. I think I need to buy these books! Let me know what you think of them if you buy one!=)

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  17. I have both Hungry Girl cookbooks. They're great!

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  18. I love the hungry girl series... been cooking out of her books forever! :) glad your in the loop!

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  19. i have a hungry girl cookbook! love it!

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  20. Hmmm...where have I been? I've never heard of this or her. I'll have to check out her book now.

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  21. I love Hungry Girl. Get her daily e-mail everyday, but have yet to make one of her recipes :)

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  22. thanks for sharing hun!!
    i am for sure going to be checking out her books! i need to eat much better than i do.

    have a great weekend lovely!!!

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  23. i loove hg!!! and love new recipes and cookbooks too!!

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  24. I'm SO getting her books...thanks for telling us about her! Yay!

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  25. You will have to share any good recipes that you find.
    My SIL gave me this one from the 200 under 200 book:
    http://www.sweetsimplicityblog.com/2009/05/perfect-summer-recipes.html

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  26. Oh yeah, I have been a fan of Hungry Girl for YEARS! That woman knows her stuff. I have her first cookbook, need to get the second!

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  27. I just bought one of the hungry girl books - thanks for the recommendation!

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