You want to eat healthy, but you don’t want to have to dip into savings to fill your belly with good food. There is a better option, and shopping smart is easy once you know how. Lisa Lillien, author of the new book The Hungry Girl Diet and founder of Hungry-Girl.com, spills her top tips for saving money while scoring healthy groceries:
Bring a list! Stay on task and avoid those impulse buys for the sake of your wallet AND your healthy-eating habits. (Here’s HG’s most updated supermarket list, if you need some inspiration!)
Two words: Virtual couponing. Sure, you can clip from the circulars, but you can also surf the Internet for online coupons—they’re everywhere and they could save you lots of cash! Also, ALWAYS apply for those supermarket discount cards. (more…)
Hungry Girl Lisa Lillien joins Dr. Oz on his November 14 show as they discuss her methods for eating well and staying satisfied while sticking to a healthy diet.
Lillien is not a nutritionist, dietitian, or doctor, but her Hungry Girl franchise has attracted millions of followers as she sheds light on how to sate your appetite the wholesome way. She started off with a free daily email of food tips and tricks, but that grew into seven best-selling books, a television show that airs on the Food Network and Cooking Channel, a weekly column on WeightWatchers.com, and regular contributions to other national media.
This time around on Dr. Oz, Lillien has a plan for women to eat twice as much this month and still lose five pounds. She brings four secret ingredients with her that will help bulk up your meals and in the meantime save you calories. She promises that these fixes are quick, easy, and delicious.
Dr. Oz, looking somewhat incredulous, asks Lillien, “You can eat all that stuff and still lose five pounds this month?”, to which she replies, “Ya! It works!” (more…)
If you’ve ever wondered where the popular brand Hungry Girl came from, we’ve got the scoop. Lisa Lillien created and founded the company starting with the website, HungryGirl.com, in 2004. The site has a free daily email service that provides information for “hungry people everywhere.”
To start the website, Lisa took a risk and gave up her savings of $10,000. She started with only 200 followers (mostly friends and family), but is now carrying an impressive 1,000,000+ subscribers. Lisa will openly admit her obsession with food ,which is why she loves spreading the word of important eating tips that still allow you to enjoy food without being on a fad diet.
Lisa’s inspiration comes from her past weight struggles. She was finally able to shed a good 30 pounds after deciding to give up junk food and starchy foods like pasta. Once she was able to get her weigh under control, Lisa was 39 and ready to incorporate some of her old favorites back into her diet… but in a cautious manner. (more…)
Tune in to Rachael Ray this Tuesday, April 5 for delicious recipes that are less than 300 calories from Hungry Girl Lisa Lillien. Lillien will show how to make vegged-out potato salad, grilled fuji apple and chicken sandwiches, fruit skewer dogs and a raw apple roll-up. Plus, there will be a chance for viewers to win her newest cookbook.
Lisa Lillien is the author of the Hungry Girl book series, which show you how to feel full and satisfied while still cutting down on calories. Her books include Hungry Girl Happy Hour and Hungry Girl 200 Under 200.
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…)
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…)
Tune in to The View on Tuesday, July 13 when Hungry Girl, Lisa Lillien stops by to whip some of her newest and healthiest dishes.
The Hungry Girl just released Hungry Girl 1-2-3 and Hungry Girl Happy Hour, both of which feature new meals, snacks, desserts and of course cocktails, courtesy of the imaginative and calorie-conscious, Lisa Lillien.
Image via: HungryGirl.com
Just hot off the health news press, Lisa Lillien, aka The Hungry Girl, will have her own television show on the newly launched Cooking Channel, which just premiered over the Memorial Day weekend, and was created by the makers of the Food Network.
Here’s a description of the new show from the Hungry Girl’s website:
“You’ll be getting 13 half-hour episodes of guilt-free fun and general HG madness! Not only will Lisa be whipping up recipes and sharing tips ‘n tricks in the kitchen, but she’ll also be out and about helping humans navigate the supermarket aisles, testing foods at the lab, and showing up in unexpected places to help solve the world’s fatty-food dilemmas.”
At DietsInReview.com, we love the Hungry Girl! We had a chance to interview Lisa Lillien, aka, the Hungry Girl about her new book, Hungry Girl 1-2-3. Here’s what she had to say about her latest creation.
1.) How is Hungry Girl 1-2-3 different from your two other cookbooks (Hungry Girl and Hungry Girl 200 Under 200)?
The recipes in this book are even easier. And there’s more info – like prep time, cook time, etc. Also – while many recipes have less than 200 calories, a lot have more like 300 or more calories so there are more substantial recipes and meals in the book.
2.) Your creativity in pairing certain favorite foods really shines through in this cookbook. Can you highlight a few of your favorite “couples” and why they are so good and so good for you?
Hmmm… some of my favorite couples are Laughing Cow Light cheese wedges and Egg Beaters. Pretty much what I eat for breakfast every single day. Yum! Next, broccoli coleslaw and tomato soup (Amy’s Chunky Tomato Bisque). I stir-fry those together and it’s incredible. Tastes like pasta and sauce to me! Another great one is Vitalicious Triple Chocolate Chunk VitaTop and a tablespoon of peanut butter. Crazy-delicious and satisfying for around 200 calories.
Tune in this Tuesday, March 30 to the Joy Behar Show when Valerie Bertinelli is the guest host and Lisa Lillien stops by to discuss her new book, Hungry Girl 1-2-3.
Lisa Lillien, aka The Hungry Girl, is known for her creative and low-calorie takes on indulgent and decadent foods. Her latest book features a host of new recipes that are specifically designed for the healthy eater who loves to eat yummy food, but has little time to prepare it.