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Dear Hungry Girl,

I LOVE crème brûlée but try not to eat it too often... Can you tell me some ways I can satisfy my craving for the stuff without taking in a ridiculous amount of calories?

Brûlée Babe
Dear Brûlée Babe,

For those of you not in the know, crème brûlée is an incredibly rich and delicious caramel custard, usually made almost entirely of egg yolks, sugar, and heavy cream. I remember one time my mother-in-law (who makes the best crème brûlée I have EVER tasted!) came to visit and made her crème brûlée... and I stood over her like a lunatic with a calculator and figured out that the entire thing had THOUSANDS of calories! I forced her to break it into 16 itty-bitty servings, and even one of THOSE had over 300 calories and dozens of fat grams. Sad times. I still ate it, of course, but I wouldn't do so on a regular basis. So, for the CB-lovers out there, here are some other options...

1. Try our amazing 104-Calorie Crème Brûlée recipe, made with help from our pal Debbie, the crème brûlée queen. It's REALLY good, so click HERE for the recipe!

2. Jell-O has a couple of creamy, caramel-y, 60-calorie treats. There are the Sugar Free Pudding Snacks in Dulce De Leche and the Mousse Temptations in Caramel Crème. AWESOME! (BTW, Jell-O does make a 70-calorie Crème Brulée Rice Pudding Snack, but we prefer the brand's rice-free pudding.)

3. Check out Quaker's new True Delights Vanilla Crème Brulee Quakes. If you're up for a double dose of CB, crush up some of these 60-calories-a-serving rice snacks, and stir 'em into one of those mousse or pudding snacks. Or just dip 'em in and chomp away -- it's like crème brûlée fondue!

WOOHOO!!! Enjoy!



Dear Hungry Girl,

I have heard SO MUCH about your famous supermarket list, but I can't seem to find it on your site. Can you send it to me?

Market Maven
Dear Market Maven,

I can do better than that... I'll link to our checklist-style PDF so you (and everyone else reading this right now) can print it and take it to the supermarket. Just click HERE to download it, or HERE to view the list on our site. The list ROCKS -- we're constantly updating and improving it. And while it doesn't include every single item on the planet that we love, it's a pretty darn comprehensive collection of AMAZINGLY AWESOME guilt-free items. So click, print, and enjoy! BTW, you may or may not already know this, but hungry-girl.com is an archive of all our daily emails. If you have some free time, go there and click around to see what you may have missed over the past six years or so. (For more on searching the HG site, click here.) Have fun!

 
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Hey! February is Canned Food Month. Know what we LOVE that comes in a can? Amy's Chunky Tomato Bisque. It may very well be the best soup ever made. No exaggeration... and we're not being paid to say this. Pinky swear!
 
 
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