I Love Hungry Girl!

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This is a very late night post as I look at my clock at it is one in the morning..Anyway, my Mom and I are obsessed with Hungry Girl. If you are not aware of who Hungry Girl is you are missing out. Lisa Lillien is the creator of Hungry Girl and she comes up with awesome recipes that are a healthier option. If you find her recipes you will notice that the recipes online cater to Weight Watcher points. It will tell you the points. If you buy her books they will not tell you the point value but it is very easy to figure this out. My Mom makes a lot of recipes by her and we only had one bad meal. We tried to make waffle tacos and it did not work out.

I am always looking at recipes. I make a lot of her breakfast food. I made Smore’s oatmeal and an omelet in a cup. I am trying to learn how to cook more meals on my own but since my Mom cooks a lot I am lazy..I will not lie to you all. I am trying though! Hungry Girl makes the recipes very easy to understand and seems like it is not a lot of work.

Now I am researching her website because Brian’s Mom gave me an eggplant from her garden and I am trying to figure out something to do with it.  I found this recipe for a Eggplant-Bottomed Pizza and it looks yummy.

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It is only only 3 weight watcher points but it only makes two. The eggplant is a good size but it is not that big. I do like the idea of this recipe though. I also found a Eggplant Stir-Fry but that only serves one person. I like this recipe because if you are in the mood for Chinese this is a healthy choice rather then order high fattening Chinese take out.

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My family may have to suck it up and let me have the eggplant all to myself.

I was also looking at alcoholic beverages because on Sept 1st my family is having a BBQ. I was thinking of making a awesome drink but have it at low points as well. I found this Pineapple-tini that looks good. Love pineapples and this sounds like an awesome tropical end of summer drink for me.

 

Pineapple-tiniEntire recipe: 147 calories, 0g fat, 16mg sodium, 16g carbs, 0g fiber, 15g sugars, 0g protein — PointsPlus® value 5*

This adults-only drink is sunshine in a glass! And apparently, sunshine tastes delicious…

Ingredients:
3 oz. pineapple juice
1 1/2 oz. pineapple rum
1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
2 oz. club soda
Optional garnish: pineapple wedge

Directions:
Pour pineapple juice, rum, and lemon juice into a shaker filled with ice. Shake well.

Add soda to the shaker and stir (don’t shake!). Strain into a large martini glass, and enjoy!

MAKES 1 SERVING

I also found a Fruitylicious Margarita and this sounds good because I love Margarita’s. If anyone knows me a margarita is my drink of choice because I love tequila. So when I found this drink recipe I got a little excited.

 

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HG’s Fruitylicious Margarita
(Entire recipe: 105 calories, 0g fat, 15mg sodium, 3g carbs, 0g fiber, 0.5g sugars, 0g protein — PointsPlus®value 4*)

 This one’s crazy delicious, customizable and guilt-free to boot!

Ingredients:

*1.5 oz. tequila

5 oz. SoBe LEAN; Diet Mango Melon, Energy Diet Citrus, or Diet Cranberry Grapefruit

1 oz. lime juice

Optional: lime slice for garnish and salt or no-calorie sweetener for rim of glass

Directions:

If you like, wet the glass rim with juice from a lime and dunk it into a dish of salt or sweetener.  For frozen sips, combine all ingredients in a blender with 1 cup crushed ice, and blend on high until well mixed.  Or, mix ingredients well and serve over ice.  If desired, garnish with a lime wedge.  Serves 1!

Anyway, enough of me cluttering up the blog with recipes but I felt I should have shared a few. Hungry Girl  is awesome and you should check her out. She has books and a TV show on The Food Network. I am not sure if she has any new episodes but I know the reruns do show sometimes. Also, her husband is Dan Schneider and he created shows like All That, Kenan and Kel, The Amanda Show, Drake & Josh, Icarly, Victorious, and Sam & Cat. How awesome is that? Check her out and enjoy her recipes. I love healthy cooking. It makes counting Weight Watcher points so much easier!

-Jackie

 

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