I found a new favorite show: Hungry Girl on the cooking channel. It airs on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Basically, it is a diet cooking show. She makes amazing meals, snacks, deserts etc. all low cal and healthy. Today’s show was called “Mom’s Favorites”. She made:
- Glaze-of-Glory Candied Carrots
- Bestest Baked Apples
- Floosh's Stuffed Cabbage
- Funkadelic Chili Mac
- Squash-tastic Shepherd's Pie
- Sloppy Janes
- Bananarama Wafer Pudding
She has also written several books including 300 under 300, HG Happy Hour and HG 1-2-3. If you don’t want to purchase them they are all available at your local library. Her newest book is the “Supermarket Survival Guide.”
The following is the description of the “Supermarket Survival Guide”on the Barnes and Noble site, “Hungry Girl author and website keeper Lisa Lillien knows that all good eating habits begin in the supermarket. To prove that point, she has assembled a one-stop survival guide that takes you aisle-by-aisle through your local market, pointing out the best and worst in everything from frozen foods, ice creams, and packed snacks to veggies, fruits, and condiments. Even if you don't carry it with you on every supermarket, this guide is a memory tool that will help you eat better. (P.S. Lillien and her crew have won readers' confidence: Each day, approximately one million people receive health-minded emails from Hungry Girl.)”
There’s even a game on her site called “Wack a Snack”. In the game you're in a refrigerator and have to whack all the “bad” snacks and make sure you don’t wack the “good” snacks. The foods pop up and you use your cursor to wack them! What a way to get kids to learn about healthy foods that should be in the refrigerator and the unhealthy foods that shouldn’t be in the refrigerator!
Here’s Lisa Lillien’s bio from the Hungry Girl website:
Hungry Girl is not a nutritionist. She's just hungry.
Lisa Lillien (a.k.a. Hungry Girl) is a New York Times best-selling author and the creator of the Hungry Girl brand. She is the founder of www.hungry-girl.com, the free daily email service that entertains and informs hungry people everywhere. Lisa is a typical woman battling the same food issues most females struggle with every day. She considers herself a “foodologist,” not because she has some kind of fancy degree, but because she is obsessed with food –– how wonderful it is, and how much of it she can eat and still fit into her pants.
More than 1,000,000 fans eagerly wait for Hungry Girl’s recipes, food finds, and tips & tricks each weekday. What started as a daily email to friends and family has turned into a nationwide, multimedia phenomenon! In addition to the million-plus die-hard subscribers to her daily emails, Lisa also reaches millions more with weekly columns on WeightWatchers.com and Yahoo!, regular contributions to Redbook magazine, and recurring appearances on television shows like Rachael Ray and Extra.
Lisa is the author of five best-selling cookbooks. The first Hungry Girl book launched in April of 2008. The second book debuted in the #1 spot on the New York Times Best Sellers list and remained on the list for forty-four weeks. Her third book also debuted at #1 on the Best Sellers list and remained there for three weeks! The latest Hungry Girl book, Hungry Girl 300 Under 300: 300 Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Dishes Under 300 Calories, launched in the number-one spot and stayed on the list for more than a dozen weeks.
Lisa recently wrapped production of season 2 of the Hungry Girl television show, which airs on both Food Network and Cooking Channel. On the show, Lisa whips up recipes, shares tips & tricks in the kitchen, and is out and about helping people navigate the supermarket aisles and survive tricky eating situations.
So, check out her website at hungrygirl.com!