You wouldn't think you'd need a survival strategy for ordering a SALAD. But if you want to avoid downing a thousand calories alongside your lettuce (sadly, NOT an exaggeration), check out Hungry Girl's tips for keeping your restaurant salad guilt-free...
Do your homework. Before heading out to eat, do your research. Many restaurants post nutritional stats for the items on their menus -- so there's really no excuse to be in the dark on whether your salad has 300 calories or 1,300. Say you're going to Applebee's. The Oriental Chicken Salad and the Asian Crunch Salad sound pretty comparable, right? Wrong! The former packs in over 1,300 calories and 93 grams of fat, while the latter has under 500 calories and only 9 grams of fat! Knowledge is power, people!
All salad components are NOT created equal. Just because your entrée is categorized as a salad doesn't mean it's made up of the fresh veggies and good ingredients that keep salads low-cal and guilt-free. Try to pick salads that are
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You wouldn't think you'd need a survival strategy for ordering a SALAD. But if you want to avoid downing a thousand calories alongside your lettuce (sadly, NOT an exaggeration), check out Hungry Girl's tips for keeping your restaurant salad guilt-free...Read More »from Salad Survival Guide: Read Before You Order!
Manic Mondays are a thing of the '80s, people. Today, it's all about MEATLESS Mondays. Don't get us wrong: We love meat and don't plan on giving it up any time soon. But did you know that going meatless -- even just one day a week -- can benefit both your wallet and your waistline? Here are Hungry Girl's favorite guilt-free meatless meals!Read More »from Budget-Friendly Food Trend: Meatless Monday
Comfort Food… Healthified AND Veggified!
Too-EZ Mac 'n Cheese - Sure, that tempting blue box might seem like the easiest dinner option on a manic meatless Monday. But, TRUST US, our version has the simplicity and deliciousness WITHOUT the powdery, orange-hued, fat-filled guilt!
Veggie-rific Fried Rice - An oil-free, veggie-packed bowl of an infamous diet DON'T? Don't mind if we DO!
EZ Cheesy Lasagna for Two - Perfectly portioned, AMAZING guilt-free lasagna that even packs a veggie punch?! Eat up!
Supremely Stuffed Pizza-fied Eggplant - A giant, DELICIOUS, good-for-you meaty pizza... that doesn't have any meat and isn't actually a pizza!? Don't ask
Sweets are great any time of the year, but some things are DEFINITELY more desirable in the summer. Ice cream? Check. Popsicles? Check. Anything cold? CHECK! Here's a list of some Hungry Girl favorites that are easy on the calories...Read More »from Guilt-Free Finds for Summer: Sweets!
The Skinny Cow Low Fat Ice Cream Cups
PER SERVING (1 container): 150 - 170 calories, 1 - 3g fat, 65 - 90mg sodium, 29 - 33g carbs, 4g fiber, 17 - 24g sugars, 4 - 5g protein
One of the best new light ice creams on the market. Individually portioned, super creamy, and the flavors are AMAZING. Do you want some Dulce de Leche ice cream? Yeah... thought so.
Breyers Smooth & Dreamy Ice Cream Bars & Sandwiches
PER SERVING (1 bar or sandwich): 110 - 160 calories, 4 - 6g fat, 40 - 150mg sodium, 17 - 31g carbs, 0 - 3g fiber, 13 - 16g sugars, 2 - 3g protein
Like to hold your ice cream between cookies or on a stick? The great thing about these new treats from Breyers -- other than the low calories and fat -- is the crazy flavor lineup. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
The wrong sauces and spreads can get you in TROUBLE, people! Check out these tasty guilt-free toppers, courtesy of Hungry Girl...Read More »from Must-Have Summer Condiments!
Hellmann's/Best Foods Dijionnaise
PER SERVING (1 tsp.): 5 calories, 0g fat, 70mg sodium,
This is a longtime HG BFF -- all-purpose, mild, and creamy. This stuff is a fat-free combo of mustard and mayo, and it's great for sandwiches, burgers, wraps, chicken, and MORE. Mix it into low-fat tuna salads! Dunk fresh veggies into it. The possibilities are endless... WE LOVE DIJONNAISE!!!
French's Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce
PER SERVING (2 tbsp.): 60 calories, 0.5g fat, 250mg sodium, 12g carbs,
This is a new product from French's, and we HEART it in a big way. Sweet 'n spicy, it's the perfect sidekick for grilled chicken. As a marinade or a dipping sauce, we'll be pairing 'em up all season. Our advice? Since a small amount goes a very long way, stick with a teaspoon or two. That's all you really need...
PER SERVING (1 tsp.): 0 calories, 0g fat,
Running low on staples? Before you head to the store and stock up, check out a few Hungry Girl alternatives you might wanna grab instead.Read More »from What's In YOUR Fridge That's Ready for Replacing?
Replace that Tub of Regular Cream Cheese with...
The Laughing Cow Light Original Swiss Cheese Wedges
PER SERVING (1 wedge): 35 calories, 1.5g fat, 210mg sodium, 1g carbs, 0g fiber, 1g sugars, 2g protein
If you're a big fan of spreadable cheese but have a tendency to over-serve yourself (WAY too easy to do), you should check out this stuff. It tastes amazing -- way better than fat-free cream cheese. Plus, the pre-portioned wedges keep you from scooping out a double or triple serving.
Save 65 calories and 8.5g fat per serving!
Replace that Carton of 2% Milk with...
Blue Diamond Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze
PER SERVING (8 fl. oz.): 40 calories, 3g fat, 180mg sodium, 2g carbs, 1g fiber, 0g sugars, 1g protein
Yeah, 2% milk is lower in fat than whole milk... but it's also pretty low in flavor. When it comes to milk options, we LOVE this
Cookout season is upon us. Here are a few of Hungry Girl's must-haves when it comes to cooking lean meats, veggies... ANYTHING on the grill!Read More »from Dressed to Grill! Guilt-Free BBQ Essentials
No doubt about it...
Nonstick spray - Instead of rubbing down your grillables with loads of oil to make them stick-resistant, spray the grate of your grill with nonstick spray (BEFORE you light the grill/away from any open flame; very important). This way, your food won't stick to the grill or be loaded with extra fatty calories!
Aluminum foil - Got small bits of food to grill that might fall between the metal grates? Fold them up in some foil lightly misted with that nonstick spray, and cook 'em with ease! It makes cleanup a breeze, too...
Low-calorie sauces - Identify a few condiments you love that don't have lots of calories per serving. For example, a BBQ sauce with under 45 calories per 2-tbsp. serving (we love Chris' & Pitt's!) and a teriyaki sauce with 20 - 25 calories per tablespoon (like the kind by Lawry's!). Then use
On the go and looking for quick food that WON'T send you into calorie overload? Check out some of Hungry Girl's latest favorites...Read More »from HG's NEW Guilt-Free Fast-Food Finds!
Subway Egg White Muffin Melts
PER SERVING (1 sandwich): 140 - 190 calories, 3.5 - 7g fat, 490 - 680mg sodium, 18 - 19g carbs, 5g fiber, 0 - 1g sugars, 12 - 16g protein
We couldn't be happier about these new breakfast sandwiches. They are low in carbs, contain lean protein, and have just enough cheese to make 'em taste amazing -- plus veggies (you choose!). Pick your meat (Black Forest ham, double bacon, or steak) and have it stacked with egg whites and other goodies on a light wheat English muffin. Then CHEW!
Carl's Jr. Cranberry, Apple, Walnut Grilled Chicken Salad
PER SERVING (1 salad without dressing): 300 calories, 11g fat, 840mg sodium, 25g carbs, 4g fiber, 15g sugars, 26g protein
We're going to pretend the racy commercials for this salad never happened (like all of the chain's unappealing ads) and just focus on the fact that this salad is really
- Hungry-Girl | Shine Food – Mon, May 10, 2010 11:42 PM EDT
In a land of front-desk candy bowls and catered lunches, weight gain can seem inevitable at the office. But there's one foolproof tactic for resisting the allure of vending machines and co-worker birthday cakes: Build the perfect snack drawer. Check out Hungry Girl's snack drawer survival strategy -- equipped to combat every "diet DON'T" the office throws your way.Read More »from Avoiding the Office 15: HG's Snack Drawer Survival Strategy
Office Pitfall #1: Pastries in the kitchen. Muffins, donuts, and Danishes, oh my! Every office has its pastry stash -- so make sure you can reach into your snack drawer for a healthy substitute when you catch the aroma of fresh baked goods!
Snack Drawer Saves the Day! Stock up on Vitalicious VitaTops. (OK, so you may want to keep this solution in the freezer instead of your actual snack drawer.) These 100-calorie muffin tops are DELICIOUS, guilt-free, and packed with vitamins and fiber. There's no better way to get your morning muffin fix!
Office Pitfall #2: Co-worker birthday cake. Ever feel like there's a birthday in the
- Hungry-Girl | Bikini – Tue, May 4, 2010 1:55 AM EDT
Just because you're dining solo doesn't mean you don't deserve dessert. Here are a few fun suggestions from Hungry Girl that you can whip up without the fear of consuming three servings at once!Read More »from Single-Serve Satisfaction: Guilt-Free Desserts for One!
We love these quickie two-ingredient recipes because, frankly, they don't feel like recipes. Match a couple of items, and your treat seems twice as indulgent. Try and see!
That's right -- a super-fast personal-sized cake, just for you. Let's face it; cake tastes great warm, but you always have to WAIT until it cools to cut into it, otherwise the slices look all jagged and messed up. (We have lots of experience with that.) Be selfish. Make this mug of cake, and dig in as soon as it's ready.
Upside-Down Personal Pies
More treats that are pretty simple. The basis of any "upside-down pie" is goopy filling on the bottom and crumbly stuff on top. Try out this banana cream pie-inspired dessert, and soon you'll be whipping up your own concoctions!
Measure out some
Why subject yourself to frozen chicken nuggets and neon-orange macaroni? Hungry Girl's pulled together a few recipes that are calorie-happy for you AND pleasing to the miniature humans in your household!Read More »from Kid-Friendly Recipes the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Wondering HOW to get vegetables into your kids? Here are a few veggie-packed recipes that the kiddos will love...
Veggie Supreme Pizza on a Stick - Everything's more fun when "pizza" and "on a stick" are in the description!
Too-EZ Mac 'n Cheese - Blue box? Who needs it!? This ooey-gooey dish has whole-wheat pasta and undercover cauliflower.
Turkey & Veggie Meatloaf Minis - Each "mini" looks like a cupcake and is so cute 'n delicious, the kids would never guess there's broccoli inside!
What child DOESN'T like finger foods? We've got a feeling most kids will happily grab these items...
Cheesy Dog Tortilla Roll-Ups - This is classic kid food. You'll earn some kid-cred if you're seen munching on one of these roll-ups!
Exploding Chicken Taquitos - We get a child-like sense of