Hungry Girl Clean & Hungry OBSESSED!
This cookbook has an astonishing number of good, seemingly original recipes, claiming that all under three-hundred-seventy-five calories. Hungry Girl Clean & Hungry OBSESSED is written for dieters, specifically for young women. Lisa Lillien uses low-fat or no-fat ingredients, no-calorie sweeteners, and little or no fat in all her recipes. Each recipe has the exact calorie count and dietary information on rather small servings, and each is illustrated with a color photograph. The recipes give you the tools and equipment you need as well as prep and cooking times. Don’t let the prep time fool you: they are generally much understated since chopping, peeling, dicing, and other prep works are not included, and neither is other preparation called for elsewhere in the cookbook. In most recipes you can double, even triple prep time unless you are an excellent, well-organized cook. It is hard to choose among the recipes, but thoughtfully Lillien gives a list of recipes in five groups in front: recipes in five ingredients or less, in fifteen minutes or less, in thirty minutes or less, and vegetarian and gluten-free. The recipe layout is good as well as the instruction. Sidebars called “Chew on This” are not useful. The index is virtually useless.
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