20 Recipes with Big Portions & Small Calorie Counts

Aug 26 2020
Question@2x Hi Hungry Girl,

I'm having trouble losing weight because I always overdo it with my portions. I'm just not satisfied by ordinary serving sizes. Can you recommend recipes with really large portions (but without really large calorie counts)?

Hannah's Hungry
Answer@2x Hi Hannah,

I know exactly how you feel -- I love food, and I wanna eat a lot of it! In fact, it's one of the reasons I developed the Hungry Girl Diet... Most people aren't satisfied by traditional portions, so the HG Diet is all about ginormous servings of healthy food! Here are some of the BIGGEST recipes to come out of the Hungryland kitchen...

Growing Oatmeal

The name says it all! HG growing oatmeal is made with twice as much liquid and cooked for twice as long as conventional oatmeal, yielding a tremendous serving of delicious oats. It's also amazing when chilled and layered in large parfaits.

Oversized Omelettes & Egg Bakes

I love a good egg mug, but sometimes you need to break out the big tools for a giant omelette or egg bake. The key is to use egg whites or fat-free liquid egg substitute, light cheese, and lots of veggies...

Spaghetti Squash Dishes

I'm obsessed with spaghetti squash. Each cup (cooked) has only around 40 calories, and it's an amazing pasta swap. Intimidated by the yellow gourd? Here are three easy ways to cook it up.

Super-Sized Salads

When you start with a bowl of chopped fresh veggies, it's easy to build a smart meal with a large serving size. Stick with lean protein (I love pouched tuna and chopped chicken breast), low-cal toppers (click for tons of ideas), and light dressing (salsa makes a fantastic swap).

Mega Stir-Frys

What could be easier than a one-pan meal? Grab your veggies of choice (a frozen mix is a great time-saver), some lean protein, and your favorite low-cal marinade or sauce.

There you have it! I dare you to not be satisfied with these portions...

Hungry Girl Fan Finds Take the Spotlight!

On this week’s episode of Hungry Girl: Chew the Right Thing!, we’re taste-testing over half a dozen foods recommended by Hungry Girl fans! Foods like…

⭑ powdered peanut butter that tastes like cookie dough
⭑ a better-for-you Funyuns swap
⭑ a 0-calorie alternative to powdered sugar
… and so much more!

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