Hungry Girl Whips Up Three Healthy Recipes Using A Secret Ingredient!

Hungry Girl, Lisa Lillien

Feb. 5 2014, Published 5:44 p.m. ET

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Here's a mind-blowing fact: just because it tastes good, doesn't always mean it's bad for you. It's true! We caught up with Lisa Lillien, a.k.a. Hungry Girl who shared some of her favorite recipes with us that are both delicious and low in calories. See the video above for proof this is not all a dream.

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She points out that your daily coffee could be costing you not only a bunch of dollars but also a ton of unwanted fat grams and calories! So cut out that morning coffee run and instead whip up this up at home instead. Lisa prefers instant coffee with one of over 25 flavors of Coffee-mate and a sugar-free syrup. This way you still get the sweetness and flavor but without all those silly calories.

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And don't put that Coffee-mate back in the refrigerator so quickly. It has many, many more uses. Lisa uses it to create a delicious Blendy Vanilla Bliss smoothie that packs only 135 calories! She also drizzles it on french toast for a fun morning snack and apples and greek yogurt when it's time for a sensible dessert. Plus, leave it to Hungry Girl to spruce up that boring old oatmeal with some Dark Chocolate Fudge Coffee-mate. Are you drooling already? Scroll down for all the recipes for these tasty treats and get ready to look red-carpet ready in no time!

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For more tips and tricks, check out Hungry Girl's website.

Hungry Girl’s Nice 'n Spiced French Toast

250 calories, 7.5g fat, 425mg sodium, 32g carbs, 5g fiber, 15g sugars, 14g protein


·         1/3 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute

·         1/8 tsp. vanilla extract

·         1/8 tsp. plus 2 dashes cinnamon

·         2 tsp. light whipped butter or light buttery spread

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·         2 slices light bread

·         2 tbsp. Cinnamon Cream Flavor NESTLÉ COFFEE-MATE NATURAL BLISS All-Natural Coffee Creamer

·         1 tsp. powdered sugar


1.       In a wide bowl, mix egg substitute, vanilla extract, and 1/8 tsp. cinnamon.

2.       Bring a large skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat. Add butter and let it coat the bottom. Meanwhile, coat bread on all sides with egg mixture.

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3.       Lay bread slices in the skillet, and carefully drizzle with Coffee-mate. Cook until golden brown, 1 - 2 minutes per side.

4.       Serve sprinkled with powdered sugar and remaining 2 dashes of cinnamon!


·      Hungry Girl’s Choco-Berry Oatmeal

305 calories, 9g fat, 255mg sodium, 50g carbs, 6g fiber, 19g sugars, 6.5g protein


·         1/2 cup old-fashioned oats

·         1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

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·         2 tbsp. Dark Chocolate Fudge Flavor NESTLÉ COFFEE-MATE Liquid Coffee Creamer

·         1 no-calorie sweetener packet

·         Dash salt

·         1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract

·         1 1/2 tsp. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

·         1/2 cup sliced strawberries


1.       Combine all ingredients except chocolate chips and strawberries in a nonstick pot. Mix in 1 cup water.

2.       Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Cook and stir until thick and creamy, 10 - 12 minutes.

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3.       Transfer to a medium bowl and let slightly cool and thicken.

4.       Stir in chocolate chips, and top with strawberries. Mmmmm!


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·      Hungry Girl’s Spiced Apple Salad

150 calories, 3g fat, 22mg sodium, 28.5g carbs, 3g fiber, 24g sugars, 3g protein


·         2 tbsp. Spiced Latte Flavor NESTLÉ COFFEE-MATE Liquid Coffee Creamer

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·         2 tbsp. fat-free plain Greek yogurt

·         Dash cinnamon

·         1 cup chopped Fuji apple


1.       In a medium bowl, thoroughly mix Coffee-mate, yogurt, and cinnamon.

2.       Add apple, and stir to coat. Enjoy!


·      Hungry Girl’s Blendy Vanilla Bilss

135 calories, 6.5g fat, 150mg sodium, 18g carbs, 1g fiber, 15g sugars, 0.5g protein


·         3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

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·         3 tbsp. Vanilla Flavor NESTLÉ COFFEE-MATE NATURAL BLISS All-Natural Coffee Creamer

·         1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

·         1 no-calorie sweetener packet

·         1 drop vanilla extract

·         1 1/2 cups crushed ice or 8 to 12 ice cubes


1.       Add all ingredients to a blender, and blend at high speed until smooth.

2.       Pour and enjoy!


Which of these recipes are you going to try first? Tell us in the comments below or on Twitter @OKMagazine


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