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As Chewed on Oz, Plus Leftover Wonton Ideas!

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Hi Hungry Girl,

Brand-new fan here. I signed up for your daily emails after seeing you on The Dr. Oz Show a few weeks ago. (You were great!) Now I've gotta know, where can I find the recipes I saw on TV?

Newbie Needs Nosh

Hi Newbie,

Welcome! It's been amazing to see the tremendous response I've been getting from that episode. I had so much fun with Dr. Oz, and we covered a lot of ground in a short period of time, so you're not the only one with questions. Let's recap...

During the Pasta Expanders segment, I shared two of my favorite super-sized noodle-y recipes -- Mega Mac & Cheese and EZ Cheesy Lasagna for Two. The secret ingredients? Steamed cauliflower in the mac and layers of eggplant slices in the lasagna. Then we moved into the frozen-food aisle of the supermarket, where I gave my tip for bulking up measly frozen meals -- bags of frozen veggies! There's enough sauce in those frozen entrées to go around. And Dr. Oz took a huge bite out of my Whopper Stopper, which features a fantastic freezer-aisle find: meatless burger patties. For dessert, I shared some of my favorite guilt-free sweets and treats, like my single-serving Red Hot Apple Pie in a Mug and my two-ingredient Club Soda Chocolate Cake. Finally, in the Hungry Girl Cooking School segment, everyone made my Pan-Fried Chicken Parm.

Ready for the recipes? CLICK HERE NOW! BTW, how inspiring were those three HG fans on the show?! They lost a total of more than 300 pounds eating Hungry Girl recipes and following my tips. Incredible!

P.S. For those of you who missed it, you can watch all of the segments over on Dr. Oz's website -- click here!

Dear Hungry Girl,

What can I do with leftover wonton wrappers? They always come in a huge package, and your recipes usually call for about 12 wrappers. I don't want them to go to waste. Thanks!

Wondering 'Bout Wontons

Hi Wondering,

Worry (and waste) not! Wonton wrappers are like the chameleons of the food world -- they're perfect blank slates for just about anything. Here are some ideas...

Make little wonton cups. These crunchy shells are perfect vehicles for guilt-free foods of all kinds. Just spray a 12-cup muffin pan with nonstick spray, and press a wonton wrapper into each cup. Mist the wrappers with more spray, so they really get crunchy, and bake at 350 degrees until lightly browned, about 8 minutes. Each mini cup has about 20 calories. Make a few batches and store 'em in an airtight container. I love filling these with scoopable salads. Want a full-on recipe featuring these li'l wonton cups? Click here.

Whip up wonton strips for salad topping. It's so easy, and they're a great alternative to fried tortilla strips or crispy Asian noodles. Slice the wrappers into thin strips, and lay them flat on a baking sheet sprayed with nonstick spray. Bake at 325 degrees until crispy, about 5 minutes. Once they've cooled, store 'em in a sealable plastic bag for all your salad-topping needs.

Make MORE HG recipes! Like pot stickers? Check out the recipe for butternut-squash stickers. Want wonton soup? This recipe uses turkey in place of pork and has just 115 calories per cup! And here are THREE recipes for various finger foods featuring wonton wrappers. You can even make dessert, like these Dreamy PB Chocolate Ravioli Puffs.

BTW, word is the wrappers can be frozen, but you have to thaw them all completely to keep them from tearing when you separate 'em. You might want to try freezing them in 12-sheet stacks! Click here for loads more info on these mini miracle sheets. Happy wonton-ing!

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