The holidays are upon us and that means needing an extra hour in every day to shop for presents, hang holiday lights and attend festive gatherings. But for Lisa Lillien, a.k.a. the Hungry Girl, she is busy preparing not just for the holidays, but also for the launch of her new television show as well.
Being the gracious gal she is, Lisa took a few minutes out of her super duper busy schedule to talk about her new show and her Hungry Girl tips for surviving New Years in a healthy and low-calorie way.
1. Tell us eager fans about your new show.
SO excited for it! It will air on Cooking Channel on Saturdays at 4pm ET/1pm PT starting January 8, 2011. It’s called Hungry Girl and I think it’s pretty much exactly what HG fans will expect: Lots of recipes, food finds, survival strategies, shockers and more! (more…)
Apples are a tried and true healthy snack. They are filling (each one contains at least 5 grams of fiber), low calorie (a medium apple contains 80 calories), are easily portable (no chopping, slicing or peeling required) and they come in innumerable varieties from Fuji to Mutsu. In fact, there are more than 7,500 different kinds of apples grown worldwide!
The Hungry Girl is known for making low calorie and low fat meals, snacks and drinks using healthy and creative ingredients. During Friday’s episode, she shares her favorite food combinations that can be made with just two ingredients. (more…)
The plant is sometimes referred to as elephant yam, even though it is an entirely different plant from the orange tuber yam that we are familiar with. Konjac is widely used in Japanese and Asian cuisines. It contains a kind of fiber called glucomannan, which has been associated with controlling blood sugar levels. The fiber is often used as a thickener in foods.
Now, a company called NoOodle has created an entire line of super low-calorie noodles and entrees. (more…)
Lisa Lillien, known on the Internet as Hungry Girl, describes herself as a “noncook” in an article in the New York Times. Nonetheless, her two most recent cookbooks, Hungry Girl 1-2-3 and Hungry Girl 200 Under 200, both hit the market at the top spot on the New York Times best-seller list for aside and how-to books. More cookbooks are on the way – St. Martin’s Press has agreed to pay an advance of more than $10 million for the next eight Hungary Girl books. Her goal is to provide women with information about how to eat the the most of the tastiest foods while consuming the fewest calories.
However, the lifestyle Hungry Girl endorses has been met with criticism. It’s heavily dependent on packaged and processed foods, which are convenient but lacking in the nutritional benefits of fresh fruits and veggies. “Hungry Girl is like the Forever 21 of food,” said Lillien. You’re getting more for your caloric buck, but you may not necessarily know where it comes from. “I live in the real world, and my people don’t need me to tell them they should be eating steamed halibut.” (more…)