Sparking today with Hungry Girl
Friday, November 16, 2012
I started my day with Hungry Girls "Growing Oatmeal." This very filling dish consists of just 1/2 cup of oats cooked with 1 cup of almond milk and 1 cup water as well as some fruit--in my case, I added a fresh pear to mine. Also you'll need splenda, salt, cinnamon, and I added nutmeg. It makes a large serving of food that keeps you feeling full for a long time! I might make it again tomorrow! I saw that Hungry Girl was on Dr. Oz, but I couldn't watch her because my family was coming home and I needed to fix dinner. I watched her today on the computer. She was showing Dr. Oz ways to increase serving sizes with no cal/lo cal fillers. Very inspiring! I intend to make the zucchini/linguine dish later this week! I also saw her demonstrate how to make cake with a cake mix and a can of club soda--which I happened to have! So I stirred that up too. It's cooling on the stove. I really crave chocolate and sweets sometimes!
She and Dr. Oz were encouraging viewers to lose 5 pounds by following some easy strategies: Move for 15 minutes (I moved 20 today), eat your regular breakfast (the delish oatmeal), Eat one meal with HG's expanders (hmmm...), and substitute another meal with soup and HG provided some cool suggestions to make them more filling. She uses store-bought cole slaw mix in her soup or Greek yogurt in tomato soup to make it creamy. I got the plain Greek yogurt and a can of tomato soup to try it. Not sure I'll make it today though. I wish I'd remembered the slaw mix, but I DO have broccoli slaw in the fridge from my mu shu experiment!
Another way to expand your food to feel more satisfied when you eat a frozen entree is to dump the heated entree over the contents of a bag of heated mixed veggies. That way you can improve the mixed veggies with the excess sauce in the entree. It is so easy for people who cook for one!
The Hungry Girl is one of my diet gurus. I think she knows what it is to be a person with a hearty appetite but a desire to lose weight too. If you haven't subscribed to her emails or seen her programs on the Food Network or Cooking Channel, you ought to seek her out. I thought the streaming videos on DoctorOz.com were very good. I hope you will watch them too!