Staff-Favorite Healthy Hungry Girl Recipes

Aug 23 2023
Hi, Lisa here! Today, we're featuring HG staffers' favorite Hungry Girl recipes of all time. Of course we all love pretty much every one of our healthy HG recipes, but when it comes to the ones we make at home on repeat, these are the staff’s top picks…

Scoopable Chinese Chicken Salad

1/5 of recipe (1 1/2 cups): 195 calories, 3g total fat (0.5g sat. fat), 595mg sodium, 21g carbs, 4.5g fiber, 12.5g sugars, 22.5g protein
WW Points® value 4*
Hungry Girl VP and podcast co-host Jamie's number one selection is this old-school hit: "So easy. So satisfying. Great for BBQs and anytime snacking!" It requires zero cooking and has only six ingredients. It makes a big enough amount that you can have leftovers, AND it tastes incredible. Literally, what is not to love? Good choice, Jamie.

Flourless Peanut Butter Brownies

1/9 of pan (1 brownie): 130 calories, 9g total fat (4g sat. fat), 207mg sodium, 17g carbs, 3g fiber, 1g sugars, 8g protein
WW Points® value 4*
Fans of the Hungry Girl podcast might have predicted this one—our resident peanut-butter fanatic and podcast producer/co-host Mikey is all about this PB-rific brownie recipe. The key ingredient here is that powdered peanut butter. Between that and the unsweetened cocoa powder, there's no need for flour. And since they're made with no-calorie sweetener, there's only 1 gram of sugar per brownie… AMAZING! (Mike's honorable-mention pick goes to the BBQ Chicken Jalapeño Poppers, since man cannot live on peanut butter alone.)

Outside-In Bacon Cheeseburgers

1/4 of recipe (1 patty): 214 calories, 10g total fat (5g sat. fat), 378mg sodium, 2g carbs, 0g fiber, 1g sugars, 27.5g protein
WW Points® value 6*
When it comes to being busy, longtime staffer (and supermom) Lynn knows what's up. So having a simple go-to burger patty recipe that's healthy, easy to make, and yummy is a must! This recipe has only four main ingredients + dry seasonings for the perfect balance of simplicity and big flavor. Other recipes high on Lynn's make-on-repeat list? Our Portabella Poached Egg, these Chicken Bruschetta Stuffed Tomatoes, and our egg mug variations.

Dill Pickle Deviled Eggs

1/6 of recipe (4 pieces): 112 calories, 6g total fat (1.5g sat. fat), 373mg sodium, 2g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 1g sugars, 11g protein
WW Points® value 1*
HG editor Hannah says, "I’m always the person who brings deviled eggs to the party, and I love dill… So naturally, I love these!" Adding nonfat Greek yogurt to the egg filling gives it a glorious tang and creamy texture, plus that's even more protein in the mix. The dill pickles paired up with fresh dill means that these stuffed eggs are… kind of a big dill! (Sorry, had to.) One more runner-up recipe: this Dreamy Creamed Spinach, one of Hannah's go-to comfort foods.

Slow-Cooker Honey Sriracha Chicken

1/5 of recipe (about 3/4 cup): 237 calories, 3g total fat (0.5g sat. fat), 650mg sodium, 25g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 21.5g sugars, 26g protein
WW Points® value 6*
When you're running the Hungry Girl test kitchen, you really appreciate the value of a hands-off recipe. So it's no surprise that this flavor-packed slow-cooker protein made it into kitchen manager Erin's top picks! Make a potful of this sweet & spicy chicken, shred it up, and it's ready to dish up however you want it: over cauliflower rice, on a bun, or just forked directly into your mouth. More top picks from Erin: Mini Lasagna Meatloaves and Cuckoo for Cauliflower Rice Stuffing.

Mac Attack Burger Bowl

Entire recipe: 316 calories, 12.5g total fat (4.5g sat. fat), 833mg sodium, 19g carbs, 4.5g fiber, 11.5g sugars, 30.5g protein
WW Points® value 7*
LISTEN. Sometimes what you need is simply a cheeseburger salad. You want junk food, but you need health food? Cheeseburger salad is here for you. Cheeseburger salad would never judge you—it knows you are trying to be healthy, but sometimes you need a nutritious meal that can trick your brain and taste buds. Cheeseburger salad is the hero we need AND the hero we deserve. We have a series of "cheeseburger salad" type recipes, but this is the OG. This selection was made by writer Dana (who is also responsible for this cheeseburger salad description). See also: Pizza-fied Chicken and Bake-tastic Butternut Squash Fries.

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Today, August 23rd, is National Sponge Cake Day. We'll skip the sponges and leave you with this incredible tropical-fruit-loaded slow-cooker cake instead…

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