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HGRAY36 SparkPoints: (1,369)
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1/5/13 10:44 A

Awesome job. Hungry Girl. I to just started using Sparks and I notice that I eat lots of carbs more than I should, but if i continue to eat within the calories I'm given. And still lose weight I'll be happy. Continue your journey too.

12/20/12 9:57 A

Too many carbohydrates and processed foods. I guess if you are just cutting calories and not trying to improve the quality of what you are eating it would be fine.

DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
12/19/12 12:03 P

90% of what she uses is processed food. She may put in some fresh fruit or veggies, but everything else comes out of some kind of package.

YOJULEZ SparkPoints: (15,981)
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12/19/12 10:44 A

I'm watching the show right now since I'm home from work due to snow. So far I'm not very impressed. First she made some popcorn that was microwaved kettle corn, graham cereal, marshmallows, and tootsie rolls to make "smores popcorn", then she made slushies that was basically blending up fruit, juice, and ice in a blender. Neither of those two "recipes" involved any actual cooking. Now she's making "nachos" with hot dogs, baked tortilla chips and processed cheese slices. I guess this stuff is low cal but none of it looks all that appetizing or healthy to me.

Edited by: YOJULEZ at: 12/19/2012 (10:45)
1GROVES2 Posts: 10,391
12/7/12 2:45 P

I`ve made some of them and like them for the most part. The cake mixes with soda are very good and that was a real surprise! I have never tried the "in a mug" recipes....just leery of them I guess

COTTERR SparkPoints: (11,727)
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12/4/12 2:32 P

I'll do some of them, but like others said to many processed foods. Her whole thing is eating healthy quickly though, not wholistically or on the cheap.

I've made a version of her pretzel chocolate softies and banana bread. Both were great.
I also made a brownie cake using just the cake mix and 15oz can of pumpkin. Turned out great as well.

I attached the link with the candy cane recipe. It's the second one on the page. I'm going to try it for Christmas.

SKYE60 SparkPoints: (1,377)
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11/26/12 3:14 P

I tried one of her mug reciepes for eggs, sounded easy enough. Ok, after the eggs, chopped veggies exploded all over my mirowave, cleaning was Not fun!

ZELDA13 SparkPoints: (78,912)
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11/15/12 8:09 P

She was on Dr. Oz the other day and had some good ideas on expanding dishes using veggies. I've been doing something similar, but she gave me a lot more ideas. Using zuccini peels to add to pasta, adding veggies to the marinara sauce. My favorite was adding portabella mushrooms which I love, to expand ground beef in a meatloaf, and adding a cap to top off a black bean burger. I will try it with a turkey burger too. Not sure it was her, but another idea was adding shredded cabbage from the coleslaw mix to soups to add another layer. Can't believe I never thought to do that.

HEALTHY_42 SparkPoints: (54,987)
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11/15/12 11:47 A

I saw her recipe for cake mix and seltzer water just yesterday and was wondering if it was worth trying. I think it might be on the Thanksgiving menu this year. Thanks

PDSLIM SparkPoints: (456,786)
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11/14/12 3:00 P

I agree. Too many fake foods.

CUBKATIE Posts: 61
11/14/12 11:04 A

i like her ideas but i don't really make her recipes. like many others, i try to stay away from using so many prepared mixes and artificial ingredients so that counts out a lot of her recipes.

RIET69 SparkPoints: (47,087)
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11/5/12 2:19 P

Sorry, I meant Skinnytaste.

PDSLIM SparkPoints: (456,786)
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11/5/12 7:03 A

What Skinny Girl? Is this another email?

OICURON2 Posts: 93
11/4/12 8:08 P

Tried some - portions are good but noticed a lot of the better ones are no longer free

OAKMAGE3 SparkPoints: (20,603)
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11/3/12 8:36 A

I also tried the noodles as a substitute for "real pasta" and found them to be tasteless and basically yucky! emoticon Finally found a food I will not eat.

11/1/12 2:53 P

I like Hungry Girl recipes.

RIET69 SparkPoints: (47,087)
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11/1/12 2:49 P

I have looked at her recipes, some look interesting. I like Skinny Girl better, also,Oh She Glows.

11/1/12 7:47 A

What a great idea for breading---THANX!!

BARBWMS Posts: 1,396
10/30/12 5:37 P

I've modified some and been happy with them... but some are pretty high in sodium and processed foods. I do like the idea of using cereal ground up for breading meats to bake.. that has worked fine.

10/30/12 11:08 A

Every box cake I make, I use the 12 oz.flavored seltzer or diet soda instead of egg, oil and water. the cakes all come out DELICIOUS!!!

LAURAAT Posts: 1,506
10/30/12 8:57 A

I've tried some, but a lot of them use artificiall-y type things, so I end up skipping it, or I rework the recipe to my taste. She has some great ideas, though. I love the egg in a coffee mug idea, that's great for in a rush, or eating breakfast at work. I've tried the canned pumpkin with chocolate cake mix recipe, and didn't care for it. Hubby loved it though, and requested I make again. I think if I do, I'll try it with spice cake instead. I just didn't like the combo of pumpkin and chocolate cake, but the overall recipe was incredible and so easy!

A friend of mine has a recipe she keeps saying she will give me for HG's peppermint pie or something. It has a cookie crust, whipped cream, candy canes, and I can't remember what else. I'm excited to try that for Christmas this year, if I ever get the recipe lol.

SUNGIRL822 Posts: 1,339
10/25/12 8:13 A

I've tried those noodles. I couldn't get past the smell of them. They smelled so horrible. I even had to take my garbage bag outside to get the smell out of my house. She swears by them, but I don't know if it's worth the smell!!!

DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
10/24/12 1:30 P

I do when I can make them with real living food and not some of the processed things she uses. I don't do pudding packets since they are loaded with sugar and the sugar free ones use artificial sweetners which I won't touch. I don't touch anything soy based so her tofu noodle recipe though it looked good, I would have to change out the tofu with maybe Kelp noodles. She also uses the microwave a lot and I don't own one or use one ever.

On the good side, I do like some of her spice combinations.

SUNGIRL822 Posts: 1,339
10/24/12 12:08 P

Does anyone use any recipes from the hungry girl?? I've tried some and they're really good. But I just wanted to get anyone elses opinion.


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