I just wasn't what I was looking for. The recipes themselves where not bad ideas - I like easy meals for one that are semi-homemade. The types where what bothered me. The author name bombed brands so much she had to add a starting disclaimed on the copyright page saying she wasn't paid to drop that many brand names. She claimed it was just because th I checked this book out from the library, and I was glad that I didn't purchase it. She claimed it was just because the recipe only worked if you used those brands - yeah Again, her ideas where just fine - as an outline to a recipe, but they didn't really rock my palette.
I mean, it was all diet recipes. I didn't think that was what I was getting into. I knew healthy was coming, and some light on the calories - but I was shocked. She used so many store bought items high in sodium and fake sugars - so yeah, you don't get calories from the fake sugar, but that isn't healthy. I felt so miss lead - it isn't guilt free is you feel upset to your tummy from too many chemicals.
The design of the book just wasn't for me either. It was mostly in purple which happens to be my favorite color but the type was so light against the white paper that I had a hard time reading it without my glasses. Sad, I shouldn't have to fight that hard when just doing the opening skim during the hard read I could understand glasses. The pictures where dull, mostly just "cartoons" that looked like clip art. I felt like the listed artist in the credits page just used free images from his own computer.
The pictures didn't line up with recipes, she had to list on pages with a picture of the item where to see the picture. The publisher really failed on hiring a designer for this book. I don't think I will read it again, and if I read another by Lisa Lillien it would be solely to update her contents, credit's page, and first sentence to shelfari. I wouldn't even read past those pages: I wouldn't suggest it to a friend either - I don't like to spread the use of fake.
Jun 30, Kelli Stephenson rated it really liked it. This was actually a great cookbook!! I loved the 4 ingredient section, the tin foil section, and the desert section the canoli's are super easy!!! I also liked that you can go to the website to see a picture of each recipe I need pictures to decide if I want to make it and get the WW points for each recipe.
In the book, they have all of the nutritional information, but I am to lazy to calculate the points on my own! Jun 18, Ky rated it liked it Shelves: More low-cal recipes if you're looking to cook for 1 or 2. I enjoy making Ms. Lillien's recipes, though sometimes it's tricky to find the substitutions she suggests, such as the egg substitute, etc. As a result, it's not something I use every day, and I won't be trying every single recipe if it seems a little TOO altered.
Nov 02, Crystal rated it really liked it. Jun 09, Lisa rated it really liked it Recommends it for: It reminded me of some things I used to cook and haven't had for awhile. This book would be a good book to have when you are wondering what to have for dinner. It would be smart to look through the book before going shopping, so you could have all the ingredients. May 30, Kristi rated it it was amazing. Another one of my favorite cookbooks.
Love how you can make great tasting low fat and low calorie recipes. As a busy mom love quick and easy like the apricot chicken and strawberry smoothies! I consider this a must have cook book for people who want to eat healthier but without a lot of preperation or time. Nov 10, Andrea rated it liked it Shelves: This was cute for a cookbook. I would have liked it better if the color photos were on the same page as the recipes. I don't think I'll be making much from this since a lot of the dishes that I lke I've already remade healthy on my own.
I do think it is great for people who are trying to eat healthy and want to get more creative. I'm a fan of hungry girl and I think she is great! I tend to be on the pickier side of life, so there wasn't many recipes in here that I was interested in. There was a nice sized section on crock-pot recipes and a couple of those piqued my interest. A lot of the recipes made servings and for this hungry-girl-mother-of-3, that just isn't enough.
Sep 22, Trish Malta rated it really liked it. I like this cookbook. For those of us who are cooking-challenged, it gives good ideas for real meals. I like the helpful cooking hints, and also the ideas for substituting fatty foods with reasonable alternatives. The shopping suggestions are also good. Oct 01, Angic rated it it was amazing. I own every single one of her books and they are worth it!!
Although on amazon I never paid full price!!! She knows how to cut calories and fat!!! Mar 13, Amber rated it really liked it. I tagged seven recipes from this book that I am intrested in. Many of the recipes are for things that need to be prepared the night you are eating them. I like to cook ahaead to save precious evening time for homework, Glee, and American Idol. I will definately be scanning these before I return this book to the library. Oct 20, Cherish rated it it was amazing.
I stumbled across this book while looking for cookbooks to help me lose weight. This book was fantastic! I love the single serving recipes and it gave me great ideas for lunches. I've already tried a few, and they were delicious!! I will definitely read more of her books for more ideas!! Jun 16, Courtney rated it it was amazing.
Easy recipes and they all have the calories and weight watchers points noted too. Its nice to have recipes that are made from ingredients we all buy instead of going to the store with a list for a new recipe looking for things we don't usually buy. Apr 25, Rachel rated it really liked it Shelves: Another great cookbook from Hungry Girl Lisa Lillien. Am definitely more impressed with the recipes in this cookbook than in her last one "Hungry Girl: Can't wait to try out some new recipes!
May 10, Amy rated it liked it Shelves: A little bit of everything for everyone. However, there are very few pictures and the pictures that are there are in a couple of very small clumps towards the end of the book. I did get a couple of neat recipes -- one for fish and another for banana boats -- both cooked in foil in the oven. Jun 20, Andrea rated it it was ok. Holy Moly Cannoli Cones These might actually be the cutest food items in the entire book.
I love so many things about Lisa Lillien's recipes. I spend the majority of my evenings alone since my fiance and I work different shifts and we don't have kids. Easy recipes and they all have the calories and weight watchers points noted too. To me the whole point of Ms. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. It's cooking, not nuclear physics.
Try serving these at parties and your events will immediately become 37 percent more enjoyable. Using a handheld electric mixer set to high speed, mix until fully combined and fluffy. Fold in half of the chocolate chips. Transfer mixture to a large plastic bag, squeezing it down toward one bottom corner of the bag.
Snip that corner off with scissors, so that you have a makeshift piping bag. Gently squeeze the ricotta mixture into the cones, evenly distributing it among them. Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips evenly on top of the filling in each cone. Martin's Griffin; 1 edition March 30, Language: Start reading Hungry Girl on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle?
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Showing of reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. I have purchased all three of Ms. The first two are great however focus mostly on sweets. I am a 52 year old woman who is deficient in the "I must have chocolate now" chromosome so most of those chapters went untried. This book provides healthy meals. The recipes are very basic; if you can read you can cook.
There has been some criticism of her use of some ingredients. This book's recipes are more "whole foods" than some of the others. If artificial sweetener, non fat cheese, egg beaters etc. To me the whole point of Ms. Lillien's approach to cooking is just that; start cooking. Don't rely on take out, fast food or sticking some cardboard box in the microwave. It's cooking, not nuclear physics. Normally the cute recipe names and preamble "Rat atouille Pack - 'too bad Frank, Dino and Sammy aren't around to try this'" would annoy me, but it is, I believe, Ms.
Keep up the good work. This old broad is a fan. I spend the majority of my evenings alone since my fiance and I work different shifts and we don't have kids. I really like that these are mostly single portion meals and they truly are quick and easy, and not too terribly expensive after you've already gotten basic ingredients. My biggest issue with this is that the sodium levels on the majority of these recipes is outrageous. Just because it's low-calorie, doesn't necessarily make it "healthy.
I really don't need to "watch" my sodium, but I like to because I don't want to have problems later on. Being a nurse, I need to stay healthy. My other issue with this book, or at least the copy I received, is that the page numbers listed in the index don't match up with the actual page numbers.
I'm not sure if this has since been corrected I purchased a used copy , but it is frustrating when you're looking for something specific and have to go through the whole book to find it. On a lighter note, the couple of recipes I have tried have been absolutely fantastic. The Holy Moly Canoli Cones were a huge hit for my brother's birthday and I will definitely be making those again on may occasions. I also really like that mostly every ingredient can be substituted or completely left out if you're a picky eater, and leaves room for more creativity if you want to add something else to the recipe.
Overall, I will give this book a 4 star review.
I don't think this is a good option for people who are already overweight or are trying to lose weight, especially if they don't have much education on proper nutrition. However, if you grab a recipe from here once in a while, not every day, I think it's great. She reduces the Weight Watchers points in her recipes by often subbing in these types of fake ingredients. I bought this as a gift for a friend.
I am not sure how much she will use it.
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I have somewhat regretted purchasing this book. I love so many things about Lisa Lillien's recipes. Her books are super helpful and the meals really do fill you up without leaving you in a food coma. On the downside, she uses a lot of processed foods, no-calorie sweeteners, and preservatives.
We use a lot of substitutions for her substitutions: Some of her recipes are hit and miss and depend on personal preference. It's a great book to help you get on the right track, but feel free to deviate from it with healthy options. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I was looking for easy, fast and recipes that don't call for weird ingredients I can't find. This fit the bill and every recipe I have tried tastes great.
I especially like the breakfast and mug recipes. I would highly recommend this to everyone who don't want to spend hours in the kitchen making a meal. I have a slew of cookbooks, yet I know I'll be turning back to this one over and over. Already I've made a few recipes - and I only just got it 3 days ago!