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I recently revisited my favorite recipe book “Hungry Girl To The Max” it is the Ultimate Guilt Free Cookbook”. What a perfect gift for someone who prefers Gluten Free foods and snacks without feeling guilty. The colorful graphics section and personal style of the author along with the collection of 650 recipes makes menu planning and cooking an enjoyable experience. To sum this book in one word simply FUN no I need two words FANTASTIC!
Recipes are for one serving which is great for someone that lives alone, but can be doubled or tripled for larger servings. Each recipe includes icons to indicate serving size, amount of preparation time, meatless dishes, and those that use five ingredients or less. Also quick prep-time recipes dinner served in 15 minutes. There is no icon for freezer-friendly dishes.
16 chapters that include Egg Mugs and Egg Bakes, Oatmeal Bowls, Parfaits, Faux-Frys: Poppers, Onion Rings, Chicken Nuggets and More; Pasta, Pizza, Mexican, Crock-Pot, Party Foods, Burgers and Fries, Sweet Stuff, and Foil Packs, and much much more.
Other recipes include Chili Cheese Egg Mug (195 calories), Cinna-Raisin Oatmeal (301 calories), Over the Rainbow Pancakes (267 calories), Garlic-Bread White Pizza (289 calories), Southwestern Meatloaf (232 calories), Cheesed-Up Taco Turkey Burgers (219 calories), Cheesy Cherry Danish (135 calories), Gooey-Good Fuji Apple Pie (159 calories), and Caramel Bread Pudding for Two (190 calories), Joe Cool Java Freeze (68 calories), and the Slamming Strawberry Daiquiri (121 calories) to name just a few from this generous collection.
My personal favorite the 14 Carat Cupcakes which I will list the recipe below for anyone interested in trying this delicious dessert without any guilt just enjoyment. Only 60 calories per cupcake. Also chapter 14 contains recipes for comfort foods such as your Mac N Cheese ummm hmm delicious.
The index page was a little weird, but otherwise no complaints.
While not included in the book itself, Weight Watchers point values for recipes can also be found on the website http://www.hungry-girl.com . The book does include nutritional values for calories, fat, carbs, sodium, fiber, and protein.
I recommend this cookbook because if it’s variety and versatility. Great gift item for any and everyone whether you can cook or not.
Fans I will do my best to obtain the Happy Hour Recipe book you requested for review or giveaway the Supermarket Survival book, Hungry Girl 1-2-3, and the Official Survivor Guide or Chew The Right Thing . This is not a guarantee, but I will do my best.
Hungry Girl 14-Carat cupcakes
1 1/2 cups shredded carrots, roughly chopped if shreds are long
1 cup (1/4th of box) Pillsbury Moist Supreme Reduced Sugar Cake Mix, Classic Yellow
3/4 cup whole-wheat flour
3/4 cup canned pure pumpkin
2/3 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute (like Egg Beaters Original)
2/3 cup canned crushed pineapple in juice (not drained)
2/3 cup Splenda No Calorie Sweetener (granulated)
1/4 cup raisins (not packed)
2 tbsp. brown sugar (not packed)
1 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. baking powder
4 oz. fat-free cream cheese, softened Fat Free
1/3 cup Fage Total 0% Greek Yogurt (or another thick, plain fat-free yogurt)
1/2 cup Splenda No Calorie Sweetener (granulated)
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine all dry cupcake ingredients except for the carrots and raisins (in other words — cake mix, flour, Splenda, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, and baking powder). Mix well and set aside. In a large bowl, mix together pumpkin, egg substitute, and 1/4 cup water until blended. Add the contents of the medium bowl to the large bowl. Using a wire whisk or fork, blend until just mixed. Then, stir in the carrots, pineapple, and raisins. Spray a 12-cup muffin pan with nonstick spray. Evenly distribute cake mixture among the cups, and place in the oven to cook for 20 – 25 minutes (until a toothpick poked into the center of one comes out clean). While the cupcakes cook, combine all the frosting ingredients in a small bowl. Using a whisk or fork, blend until smooth. Place frosting in the fridge to chill. Once cupcakes are fully cooked, remove the pan from the oven and allow to cool completely. Then plate cupcakes, and spread frosting evenly over tops. Refrigerate until frosting has set and you’re ready to serve. Enjoy!!! MAKES 12 SERVINGS
Serving Size: 1 frosted cupcake
Weight Watchers POINTS Value 2
Number of Servings: 1
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I received a copy of this book for review from the publisher but the opinion of it is my own and was not solicited, nor was a positive review required.
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