JMO - I haven't tried the Hungry Girl recipes, but had visited the website a few years back. I liked her reviews and suggestions on restaurants but what she has to say about products was not keen on.
She promotes food products and companies now - her logo is on the Fiber One product line, so this means she has stepped aside from being an unbiased reviewer and become a sell out financially. This disturbs me so I no longer take her advice. That's just me though and I know Spark has promoted her on their own blogs.
RE: Tosca, the books look pretty plain jane; I prefer the recipes in Clean Eating (although of course she contributes her own recipes there) and have found that half the time they work - and half the time they are too bland. Since I cook a lot, I know what I can do to jazz them up a bit more (i.e. the Chicken Picatta needed more zing; mustard in the sauce gave it that).
When it comes to my kids, now age 16 and 12, at meal times they eat pretty clean and of course have their favorites (i.e. spaghetti); it's snack time that is way dangerous in terms of going off track. I don't restrict their snacks but I do ask that they keep them to a minimum.
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