Dr Oz: Lisa Lillien’s Hungry Girl Recipes
Carbs are one of our favorite foods, but they’re also one of the biggest reasons we cheat or fail at our diets. That’s one of the realities that inspired Lisa Lillien, better known as Hungry Girl, to take a fresh approach to some of our favorite indulgences and find ways to tweak them so they’re not as destructive to our diets or nutritional goals. She came up with recipes like Cheeseburger Mac Attack, Fully Loaded Baked Ziti, Hungry Girl’s BBQ Chicken Quesadilla, a Pizza Loaded Potato and Hungry Girl’s Vodka Impasta.
She visited Dr Oz, armed with a variety of diet friendly carb recipes you can try at home. Plus, they talked about her favorite Carb Swap Snacks. Later, Food Network personalities shared a Chili Recipe & Fish Tacos. Plus, get reviews of As Seen On TV Products.
Dr Oz: Carb Lovers Diet
Most of us probably don’t mean to overeat. But it can be all too easy to do. Dr Oz demonstrated how it happens, using two tubes. One contained foods that keep us full and satisfied, such as beans, vegetables, and chicken.
The second tube had foods like pasta, which contain refined carbohydrates that don’t keep us full for very long. An hour after eating, you might feel hungry again, and it becomes a vicious cycle. But there is a way to you can get your carbs and still feel full.
Dr Oz and Hungry Girl teamed up to share five meals, a week’s worth of dinners featuring favorite carbs that can still help us lose weight. Lisa Lillien told everyone that the trick is picking the right carbs, which are low in calories but high in fiber. It’s always important to get some protein and fiber along with your favorite carbohydrates.
Dr Oz: Cheeseburger Mac Attack Recipe
While your average macaroni & cheese dinner can come in at around 770 calories, Cheeseburger Mac Attack is less than half, at just 300 calories.
- 1 ⅓ cups low calorie, high fiber Elbow Macaroni
- 10 ounces lean Ground Turkey
- ½ cup Onion, chopped
- 2 tablespoons Ketchup
- 3 cups Cauliflower, frozen
- 2 tablespoons Light Sour Cream
- 2 slices 2% American Cheese
- 5 wedges light Swiss Cheese
- 2 Scallions, sliced
- Salt & Pepper
- Cook pasta until al dente (try cooking for half the time on the package instructions). Drain after cooking.
- Combine Turkey, Ketchup and Onion. Then add Cauliflower and Pasta. Pour into a crock pot.
- Cover and cook on high for three hours or low for seven hours; turkey should be completely cooked before serving.
- Add final ingredients and stir. Cook for 15 more minutes, or until cheese melts.
- Stir again before serving.
Dr Oz: Hungry Girl Vodka Impasta Recipe
Talk about high fiber! Vodka Impasta has 22 grams of fiber, but only 282 calories, compared with 640 calories in a classic Penne pasta recipe.
- 1 ¼ cups low calorie, high fiber Penne Pasta
- 1 cup Grape or Cherry Tomatoes, sliced
- ½ cup Onion, chopped
- 1 teaspoon Garlic, chopped
- 3 cups Spinach Leaves, chopped
- ⅔ cup low fat Marinara Sauce
- 2 wedges light Swiss Cheese
- 3 tablespoons Basil, chopped
- 3 tablespoons low fat Parmesan substitute
- Salt & Pepper
- Cook pasta according to directions on box. Drain, but keep warm.
- In a skillet, over medium heat, combine Onion, Tomato, Garlic, and Salt & Pepper. Cook for five minutes; Onion should be soft.
- Add Spinach, stirring until the leaves wilt.
- Add remaining ingredients (except pasta), combining until cheese melts.
- Finally, add pasta and stir until all ingredients are mixed and heated through.
Dr Oz: Hungry Girl Pizza Loaded Baked Potato Recipe
Looking for that satisfying baked potato flavor without the calories? Check out this 350 calorie Pizza Loaded Baked Potato from Hungry Girl Lisa Lillien.
- 1 medium Potato
- 1 stick light String Cheese
- ⅓ cup Bell Pepper, chopped
- ⅓ cup Onion, chopped
- ⅓ cup Mushrooms, chooped
- ¼ cup Pizza Sauce
- ½ Italian Chicken & Turkey Sausage Link, chopped
- Heat broiler & prepare a baking sheet.
- Break string cheese and shred in a food processor, or shred and chop with a knife.
- Stab potato using a fork to create venting holes. Microwave about five minutes, until soft.
- Flip and return potato to microwave for an additional five minutes.
- Heat a prepared skillet to medium high. Add veggies, cooking for a few minutes until softened. Add sausage to pan and cook around two minutes.
- Remove pan from heat and place contents in a bowl.
- Once potato has cooled, slice a 2” strip from the top of the potato.
- Use a spoon to scoop out the potato filling, adding half of it to the veggie mixture and combining. Discard the remaining potato filling.
- Add a few tablespoons of sauce and half your cheese to the mix. Microwave veggie mix for about a minute.
- Place potato shell on baking sheet. Scoop veggie mix back into potato, topping with remaining sauce and cheese.
- Broil for about four minutes, until cheese melts and potato is hot.
Dr Oz: Hungry Girl Fully Loaded Baked Ziti Recipe
Want the Ziti pasta experience without the calories? Hungry Girl’s Fully Loaded Baked Ziti only has 294 calories and just 8 grams of fat.
- 1 ½ cups low calorie, high fiber Penne Pasta
- 1 cup Onion, chopped
- 1 ½ cups Beef Flavored Soy Crumbles
- 1 tablespoon Garlic, chopped
- 4 cups Spinach Leaves
- ¾ cup Low Fat Ricotta Cheese
- 2 tablespoons Basil, chopped
- 1 ½ cups Canned Tomatoes, crushed
- ½ cup & 2 tablespoons Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
- 2 tablespoons low fat Parmesan substitute
- Preheat oven to 375. Spray an 8×8 pan.
- Cook pasta in a pot according to package, until al dente. Drain and place in a bowl.
- Heat skillet to medium. Cook onion, stirring, until it begins to soften.
- Add Soy and Garlic, increasing heat to medium high. Cook a few more minutes, until Soy thaws.
- Add Spinach, cooking until leaves wilt & moisture evaporates.
- Remove from heat, dry, and add Basil & Ricotta Cheese.
- Mix skillet ingredients with cooked pasta. Add tomatoes and ½ cup Mozzarella, and toss to combine.
- Spread mix into baking pan. Top with Parmesan and remaining Mozzarella.
- Bake about 15 minutes, until cheese melts.
Dr Oz: Hungry Girl BBQ Chicken Quesadilla Recipe
This BBQ Chicken Quesadilla recipe has just 273 calories, compared to the classic version, which has about 600.
- 1 tablespoon low calorie BBQ sauce
- 1 wedge light Swiss Cheese
- 1 high fiber Tortilla
- 2 ounces cooked Chicken Breast, chopped or shredded
- 1 tablespoon Black Beans, rinsed & drained
- 1 tablespoon Frozen Corn, thawed
- 2 tablespoons low fat Mexican Blend Cheese
- 1 tablespoon Scallions, chopped
- Salsa, Fat Free Ranch, or BBQ Sauce (optional, for dipping)
- Mix BBQ sauce and Swiss Cheese until combined. Spread mix on one half of tortilla.
- Add remaining ingredients on half the tortilla.
- Prepare a grill or griddle with spray, and heat to medium high.
- Cook tortilla on heated grill for two minutes.
- Flip tortilla, using a spatula to fold the empty half over and seal the contents. Cook an additional three minutes.
- Slice and serve.