Hungry Girl Book Guide: Cookbooks, Diet Book & More

Dec 16 2015
Question@2x Hi Hungry Girl,

I want to buy a few of your books to give as holiday gifts... okay, and one for myself too! Can you tell me a little bit about each one to help me choose? Thanks!

Book Me
Answer@2x Hi Book Me,

How fun! I love all the Hungry Girl books like they're my children, and they've each got something special going on. Here's some more info to help you decide! Click on the book names to see chapter rundowns, recipe photos, and a slew of online ordering options. (Great deals there!) You can also find HG books wherever books are sold...

Hungry Girl: Recipes and Survival Strategies for Guilt-Free Eating in the Real World
My very first book! Full of classics, it really sums up the Hungry Girl philosophy: You can eat your favorite foods (pizza, French fries... brownies) and still fit into your favorite pants. This book is crammed with crave-worthy, low-calorie recipes as well as survival strategies to get you through any eating situation.

Hungry Girl 200 Under 200: 200 Recipes Under 200 Calories
I love eating several snacks and mini meals throughout the day instead of three big meals, and this book is packed with delicious ones under 200 calories. It also has fun appetizers, tasty shakes, and an entire chapter of cupcakes!

Hungry Girl 1-2-3: The Easiest, Most Delicious, Guilt-Free Recipes on the Planet
While all HG recipes are pretty uncomplicated, the recipes in this book are extra easy. The ingredient lists are short and feature lots of lean protein and fresh produce. Plus... Over 60 two-ingredient creations!

Hungry Girl Happy Hour: 75 Recipes for Amazingly Fantastic Guilt-Free Cocktails & Party Foods
This little book is fantastic for anyone who likes a good party! It has 50 recipes for low-calorie cocktails and 25 recipes for lightened-up finger foods.

Hungry Girl 300 Under 300: 300 Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Dishes Under 300 Calories
More calorie-slashed recipes! What sets 300 Under 300 apart from 200 Under 200 (aside from the obvious) is the emphasis on entrées... Perfect if you're cooking for yourself or your whole family.

Hungry Girl Supermarket Survival: Aisle by Aisle, HG-Style!
I LOVE this little book. It tackles every section of the grocery store, with both general tips and product picks. It's a must for anyone who needs help navigating the junk-food-packed supermarket shelves! (Added bonus: It'll fit in your purse!)

HUNGRY GIRL TO THE MAX! The Ultimate Guilt-Free Cookbook
This one's been called the Hungry Girl Bible. With 650 recipes, it's a one-stop shop for our most popular creations: growing oatmeal bowls, egg mugs, slow-cooker meals, foil packs, and more! If you buy only ONE HG cookbook, make it this one!

Hungry Girl 200 Under 200 Just Desserts: 200 Recipes Under 200 Calories
If you’re going to eat sweet treats, why not make better-for-you versions for under 200 calories? This book has recipes for brownies, cheesecake, ice cream sandwiches... pretty much any dessert you could possibly crave!

The Hungry Girl Diet
If you're looking for a foolproof guide to weight loss that won't leave you hungry, this is the book for you. The diet is based on the HG philosophy of eating large portions of satisfying foods... No deprivation! Complete with a four-week plan that you can repeat as often as you like, plus a massive section on life after the plan, this book is a life changer. Get more info on it here!

The Hungry Girl Diet Cookbook: Healthy Recipes for Mix-n-Match Meals & Snacks
The companion book to The Hungry Girl Diet, this book is focused on creating a complete day’s worth of satisfying eats! Pick one breakfast, one lunch, one dinner, and three snacks -- the combo is guaranteed to clock in around 1,300 calories. Bonus: Nearly all of these recipes are completely natural.

P.S. If you're looking for stocking stuffers, the HG recipe cards are a slam dunk. And if you want a sneak peak at the cover of my next cookbook (out on April 5th!), click here.

HG Correction: Yesterday's daily email stated that the recipe has a SmartPoints® value of 6*. It actually has a SmartPoints® value of 4*. Our apologies for the error.

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Today, December 16th, is National Chocolate Covered Anything Day. Don’t just go eating anything covered in the stuff. Check out the fruit dippers by Dole!

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SmartPoints® value* not what you expected? We follow the same method as Weight Watchers when calculating the SmartPoints® value* for a recipe: We add up the SmartPoints® values* of the individual ingredients. (Many foods have a value of zero and remain zero in recipes.)

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