Hungry Girl: Recipes and Survival Strategies for Guilt-Free Eating in the Real World
Do you want to eat burgers, chocolate cake, frozen margaritas, fudge, and French fries—and still fit into your pants? Is life not worth living without brownies and onion rings? Do you want a surefire way to tame your cravings? From breakfast ideas and chopped salads to guilt-free junk food and cocktails, Hungry Girl recipes taste great but are low in fat and calories. Check it out!
Reviews of: Hungry Girl: Recipes and Survival Strategies for Guilt-Free...
This is a funny book with some really great recipes that came out a lot better than i expected. this book has some great low calorie versions of your favorite food and is a refreshing cook book that is funny to read.
This was a good book because it made what has always seemed hard to me seem easy. For instance, counting calories. I really like this type of diet because I am not having to deprive myself of certain foods...I just have to look ahead and plan for when I want to eat more calorie-laden foods and try to go a little lower on calories leading up to that time. The recipes are good, not exactly the healthiest they could probably be, but good--they include a lot of processed foods to try to help make more creative meals that keep the calorie count low. It's really an uplifting book that encourages you to do your best. It's important to know that this author is not a dietician (and she reminds you of that throughout the book), but she does give great low-fat / low-cal versions of some great food.
I liked this book because it made watching calories easy. It doesn't give the healthiest of recipes, and it uses a lot of processed foods to create imaginitive meals, but it does keep the calorie count low, while imitating some of the higher fat version of some foods. It is a refreshing, easy book to follow, with some decent recipes inside. There is also a website where you can read some recipes and give them a try before purchasing the book. The author is not a dietician, and reminds us constantly throughout the book, but she gives low-fat versions of some good food.
I had been a long time reader of the Hungry Girl website (www.hungrygirl.com), so I was excited when I heard the news that she was coming out with a recipe book. Hungry Girl uses ingredients that you can find in any grocery store to create low-calorie and low-fat versions of all of your favorite websites. My favorite is the fettucine alfredo which uses Shiritaki noodles and Laughing Cow cheese. It's less than 100 calories a serving! She also has a great alternative to fried foods which features crushed cereal flakes. The writing style is very upbeat and easy to read. While this book is targeted towards females, I think it's appropriate for anyone who is looking to lose weight. The recipes are fairly easy, a lot of times the microwave is used, so you certainly don't have to be a gourmet chef. She uses a lot of specific brands so at times it can seem like you're reading an advertisement, but I'm sure these can be substituted for your favorites. I would definitely recommend this cook book to any dieter who would still like to indulge in delicious foods.
I first heard about "Hungry Girl" through various weight loss blogs...and one day I stumbled on her website and devoured (haha) everything there. Hungry Girl is, essentially, a how-to guide for making weight-loss-friendly recipes and healthy food swaps. So when she released a cookbook, I was more than thrilled to buy it.
This cookbook is full of tasty recipes, especially if you're a "junk food junkie" like me. A lot of the recipes are modifications of fast food type items like chicken fingers (made with FiberOne! and I swear they're amazing) and burgers. I've tried a lot of the recipes in this book, and really I have not tried one yet that I didn't like.
I really like this cookbook because it focuses on sugar free/fat free swaps and uses common name-brand items that I already have in my kitchen. The recipes are simple and easy to follow. Plus, I enjoy the humor and general quirkiness of the book overall. It's definitely a cookbook I'm glad to have in my collection.I recommend it to all college kids on a diet! Or just people that want to tweak their favorite junk foods into healthy alternatives.