The Most Popular HG Recipes of 2019

Dec 13 2019
As we wind down another delicious year, we're taking a look back at the most popular recipes to come out of the Hungryland kitchen. Here are the top eight recipes that had fans clicking and chewing! Let’s count ‘em down…

#8: 3-Ingredient Dough

1/2 of recipe: 142 calories, 0.5g total fat (0g sat fat), 205mg sodium, 25g carbs, 3.5g fiber, 2.5g sugars, 10g protein

Green Plan SmartPoints® value 4*
Blue Plan (Freestyle) SmartPoints® value 3*
Purple Plan SmartPoints® value 3*

This is the year we turned the 2-ingredient dough trend on its ear with our fiber-boosted take. We traded self-rising flour for a combo of whole-wheat flour and baking powder, and the rest is history. There’s a whole chapter of recipes featuring this miracle dough in Hungry Girl Simply 6: pizza, empanadas, and more. And keep reading for the dough-icious creation that tops today’s list!

#7: Flourless Pumpkin Pancakes

Entire recipe: 169 calories, 4g total fat (0.5g sat fat), 420mg sodium, 16g carbs, 6.5g fiber, 4.5g sugars, 19.5g protein

Green Plan SmartPoints® value 2*
Blue Plan (Freestyle) SmartPoints® value 2*
Purple Plan SmartPoints® value 2*

Pumpkin has long been a buzzword in the Hungry Girl world, and these easy gluten-free flapjacks were a massive success in inboxes across the globe! Only six main ingredients, and they’re loaded with protein. The Pumpkin Spice Cake Cookies featured in the same email also ranked high this year!

#6: Greek Chicken Power Bowl

Entire recipe: 303 calories, 10.5g total fat (3.5g sat fat), 740mg sodium, 19.5g carbs, 5.5g fiber, 8g sugars, 33g protein

Green Plan SmartPoints® value 6*
Blue Plan (Freestyle) SmartPoints® value 4*
Purple Plan SmartPoints® value 4*

Bust out the cauliflower rice for this breakout recipe! It’s overflowing with fresh flavor, thanks to tasty ingredients like feta, olives, and light Italian dressing. Bonus: It’s ready in a mere 25 minutes. We predict more power bowls to come in 2020…

#5: Chicken Parm Meatloaf Minis

1/12th of recipe (1 mini meatloaf): 105 calories, 4g total fat (1.5g sat fat), 269mg sodium, 5.5g carbs, 1g fiber, 1.5g sugars, 11.5g protein

Green Plan SmartPoints® value 3*
Blue Plan (Freestyle) SmartPoints® value 3*
Purple Plan SmartPoints® value 3*

Mini meatloaves made in a muffin pan? Genius! This recipe features perfectly seasoned ground chicken topped off with marinara sauce, melty cheese, and Parmesan breadcrumbs. Massive comfort-food appeal! If you haven’t yet tried it, do so immediately… then add it to your 2020 rotation!

#4: Everything Bagel Dip

1/8th of recipe (about 2 tbsp.): 45 calories, 1.5g total fat (1g sat fat), 244mg sodium, 1.5g carbs, 0g fiber, 1.5g sugars, 3.5g protein



Green Plan SmartPoints® value 2*

Blue Plan (Freestyle) SmartPoints® value 1*

Purple Plan SmartPoints® value 1*

Here comes the first recipe celebrating this year's hot ingredient: everything bagel seasoning! We're nuts about this creamy stuff -- which made its official debut in 2018 -- and clearly you are too. It's ideal for veggie dipping, cracker spreading… even as a yummy sauce for your chicken! Everything bagel seasoning isn't going out of style any time soon.

#3: Everything Bageled Eggs

1/6th of recipe (1 bageled egg): 60 calories, 2g total fat (1g sat fat), 232mg sodium, 1.5g carbs, 0g fiber, 0.5g sugars, 7g protein



Green Plan SmartPoints® value 2*

Blue Plan (Freestyle) SmartPoints® value 1*

Purple Plan SmartPoints® value 1*

Next up, more bagel-inspired awesomeness! The chief complaint about bagels? Too many carby calories. But if you sprinkle everyone’s favorite topping over egg whites and cook them in a donut pan, you've basically got pure protein “bagels” crammed with flavor. Nothin' wrong with that!

#2: DIY Gummy Bears

1/5th of recipe (10 bears): 15 calories, 0g total fat (0g sat fat), 12mg sodium, <0.5g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g sugars, 4.5g protein

Green Plan SmartPoints® value 0*
Blue Plan (Freestyle™) SmartPoints® value 0*
Purple Plan SmartPoints® value 0*

We interrupt this Everything Bagel Fan Club meeting to shout out these amazing homemade gummy bears. They're like a cross between traditional gummy bears and itty-bitty Jell-O bites, and they’ve got NO sugar at all, hence the super-low calorie count. And it's fitting that this recipe came in at #2 for the year, because they require only 2 ingredients!

#1: Everything Bagels

1/6th of recipe (1 bagel): 155 calories, 0.5g total fat (0g sat fat), 398mg sodium, 25g carbs, 3.5g fiber, 2.5g sugars, 10g protein

Green Plan SmartPoints® value 4*
Blue Plan (Freestyle) SmartPoints® value 3*
Purple Plan SmartPoints® value 3*

It made total sense that when we teamed up the super-popular spice blend with our super-simple 3-ingredient dough base, the recipe nearly broke our corner of the internet. It’s our MOST popular recipe of the year -- easy to make and impossibly satisfying. When you need a real bagel fix, this is the way to go. Bonus: Thanks to Greek yogurt, they have major protein cred!

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It's one of our favorite food holidays (albeit a confusing one): December 13th, Ice Cream and Violins Day! Since it's also Friday the 13th, maybe a pint of Enlightened and some string concertos will bring you luck…

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