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Hungry Girl Today: 4.14.10
ASK HUNGRY GIRL
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your new book, HG 1-2-3! Where can I find the Weight
Watchers POINTS® values for the recipes? And do you have a favorite
recipe in the book?
Thank you! I'm so glad you LOVE Hungry Girl 1-2-3: The Easiest, Most
Delicious, Guilt-Free Recipes on the Planet. It really is a GREAT book... and
I'm not just saying that! The POINTS® values* for ALL the recipes in the
book (as well as those in the other books) can be found at hungry-
girl.com/book. There you'll find a mini site for each book featuring the
POINTS® value* and a photo of every single recipe! Here's a direct link to
the HG 1-2-3 mini site. As for my favorite recipe? That's hard. I love SO
many! Here are just a few of my faves...
Backyard BBQ Beef Cups - The first time we made these, I almost passed
out when I tasted them (in a good way)! They'll WOW everyone, yet you only
need four ingredients to make them. They're also great when made with lean
ground turkey or soy crumbles in place of the beef.
Cinnamon French Toast Bowl-a-rama - Okay, if you love HG "egg mug"
recipes, you'll FREAK when you try French toast in a mug! Easy and
Honey Mustard Pretzel-Coated Chicken Fingers - The name pretty much says
it all! This dish is sweet 'n satisfying. Kids LOVE it, too. In fact, I can't think of
anyone who wouldn't love this (except maybe vegetarians)!
I once heard you say that you had high cholesterol. I was shocked but then
found out I have it, too. I am not overweight, and I exercise and eat lots of
healthy foods with fiber. Any tips for me?
OK, while this isn't my area of expertise, I HAVE to share a recent
experience of mine. (Sorry to get all serious on you!) Like you, I'm at a
healthy weight and exercise regularly (4 - 6 times a week for 40 - 60
minutes at a time). I also eat lots of good-for-you, high-fiber foods and do
ALL the standard things that experts recommend to lower cholesterol. But
until recently, my numbers were still elevated. Well, a few months ago,
someone told me I should try taking Benecol Smart Chews. These little
caramel-flavored things (20 calories each) taste like candy and contain an
ingredient called "plant stanol esters," which is said to lower cholesterol.
Without making ANY other changes, I started taking them twice a day
(they're delicious, BTW), and my total cholesterol dropped by 35 points to a
normal level. And my "bad" cholesterol dropped 40 points! Again, adding
these chews to my diet is the ONLY change I made. I'm NOT a doctor, a
dietitian, or a nutritionist; I'm just a normal human who's had a very positive
experience with this one product. And I am THRILLED to share this info, in
case there are others out there like me who haven't had success with other
methods of lowering cholesterol. This is not an area I typically touch on, and
this is IN NO WAY an advertisement for Benecol. But when I saw your
question, I really wanted to tell you (and the rest of the world!) about what
happened with me... I am SOOO psyched about it. If anyone out there tries
it, please let me know how it works out!!!
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HG Hits Phoenix THIS Friday (4/16)! Do NOT miss this week's super-fun book-
signing event for Hungry Girl 1-2-3! Lisa will be answering all your Qs and
signing all your books. Plus, there'll be FREE snacks and HUGE prizes! Click
for details, Arizona HGers!
CHEW ON THIS:
Today, April 14th, is World Grits Day. Celebrate with this adorably named
and delicious-tasting recipe: Shrimp & Grits... for Hungry Chicks!
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