Quick, Easy and Largely Processed
Hungry Girl relies heavily on processed ingredients such as fat-free whipped topping, fat-free sour cream, fat-free cheese, liquid egg substitute, fat-free powdered creamer, and artificial sweeteners. Whether that's good or bad depends on your point of view. These may be low calorie or low fat, but not necessarily healthful.
Yet Hungry Girl also has some more natural ingredient substitutions such as butternut squash in fries, and pumpkin in baking. Plus, Hungry Girl is big on fiber.
Hungry Girl makes no secret of some of her favorite brands of foods. House Foods' Shirataki Noodles, whose packages bear her caricature, Splenda, and Fiber One are among her favorites. This at least takes the guesswork out of what to buy.
165 Hungry Girl Real World Recipes
Feeling a chocolate urge coming on, I decided to make Hungry Girl's Dreamy Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge, which calls for only three ingredients: fudge brownie mix, canned pumpkin and a little reduced-fat peanut butter. This particular recipe had drawn some negative reviews on Amazon because of its flavor and density. Contrary to those reviews, we loved the recipe. There was no overriding pumpkin flavor that some had mentioned (be sure to use pure pumpkin rather than pumpkin pie mix), and if you confine yourself to a square or two, you shouldn't feel weighed down.
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