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Hungry Girl says...,
This review is from: Hungry Girl 300 Under 300: 300 Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Dishes Under 300 Calories (Paperback)
If I had a nickel for every time that phrase came out of my mouth, I'd be a wealthy woman! I really, really like this book!
I made my first recipe today for breakfast, the Bean 'N Cheesy Soft Taco in an Egg Mug. I usually have Egg Beaters every morning for breakfast, so it wasn't a big departure for me. I definitely liked the Mexican flavor as a wake-me-up, and, with under 200 calories, it was a protein-packed, low-cal way to start the day. I can't wait to try out the Ten-Alarm Southwestern Corn Chowder, Crock-Pot Cinna-Apples 'N Oats, Crock-Pot Fake-Baked Beans, and Crock-Pot Coq Au Vin, too!
I lost 35 pounds last year, and Hungry Girl recipes and food recommendations were a big part of that. Some reviewers have knocked Lisa's practice of name brand name dropping. I actually really appreciate it, because then I know what product she used to get her calorie totals and therefore, what to search for at the grocery store. She admits up front she is not a nutritionist (she doesn't call herself Healthy Girl!), so the people who knock her for her "unnatural" ingredients need to get over it -- her books are about low calories. No one is going to be healthy eating too many calories! And although I don't care for some of her ingredient choices (the tofu shirataki noodles and Cool Whip come to mind), I either modify the recipes to meet my tastes, or I select another from her myriad of choices!
Keep it up, Hungry Girl!!
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Initial post: Feb 10, 2012 6:33:10 AM PST
Well said!!! I like your review...and i just ordered this book, i have her other ones so im looking forward to this one. Most of us can't afford to eat everything organic and natural or have the time to worry about every single thing we put in our mouth, being from dubuque iowa also, we both know we are limited to our options anyway. Eating that way is unrealistic for way to many of us and hungry girl makes it fun and easy...she is very creative.
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