Lisa’s Favorite Healthy Recipes: Burger Bowl, Egg Mugs & More (2024)


Lisa’s Favorite Healthy Recipes: Burger Bowl, Egg Mugs & More (1)Hi Lisa,

Longtime HG fan here! I have to know, what are YOUR personal favorite Hungry Girl recipes? (My favorite is the Yum Yum Brownie Muffins!)

Fan-Girl Fran

Lisa’s Favorite Healthy Recipes: Burger Bowl, Egg Mugs & More (2)Hi Fran,

With 15 years of Hungry Girl recipes, it’s hard to choose! But there are a few that really stand out… ones I make ALL the time. So without any further ado, here are five of my favorites!

The Egg Mug Classic

Entire recipe: 125 calories, 1.5g total fat (1g sat. fat), 547mg sodium, 3.5g carbs, 0g fiber, 2.5g sugars, 20g protein

FreestyleSmartPoints® value 1*

I’ll never forget the first time I realized I could make an egg scramble in the microwave -- life-changing! Just grab some egg whites or egg substitute, a wedge of Laughing Cow (or light cream cheese), and a LARGE microwaveable mug. Mix it, microwave it, and you’ve got breakfast in 5 minutes or less! Check out all these variations too

Sloppy Jane Stir-Fry

Entire recipe: 339 calories, 6g total fat (2.5g sat. fat), 700mg sodium, 31.5g carbs, 11g fiber, 16g sugars, 38.5g protein

FreestyleSmartPoints® value 5*

This mealis a staple on the Hungry Girl Diet, and with good reason... You get a HUGE and satisfying serving for less than 350 calories! It’s super easy to make and tastes just like the iconic sandwich. If I don’t have all the ingredients on hand, I’ll make a simplified version with broccoli cole slaw, tomato sauce, extra-lean ground beef, and seasonings. Mmmmm!

Mac Attack Burger Bowl

Entire recipe: 316 calories, 12.5g total fat (4.5g sat. fat), 833mg sodium, 19g carbs, 4.5g fiber, 11.5g sugars, 30.5g protein

FreestyleSmartPoints® value 7*

I love a good fast-food fix, and this supersized bowl is the definition of a better-for-you burger swap. I whipped up my version of McDonald’s special sauce, and replaced the carby bun with shredded lettuce. It’s everything I love about a burger with less than half the fat & carbs of a Big Mac. Ditch the drive thru, and dig in!

Pizza-fied Chicken

Entire recipe: 272 calories, 8.5g total fat (3.5g sat. fat), 633mg sodium, 6g carbs, 1g fiber, 2.5g sugars, 40.5g protein

FreestyleSmartPoints® value 2*

One of my cooking philosophies: You can make ANYTHING taste like pizza if you top it with tomato sauce, mozzarella, and pepperoni! Here chicken breast acts as the pizza crust. This is basically the low-carb, high-protein pizza of my dreams. Speaking of low-carb recipes inspired by pizza, these Pizza-bellas made with portabella mushrooms also rank highly on my list!

Naked Chicken & Eggplant Parm

1/4th of pan (4" X 4"): 350 calories, 12g total fat (5.5g sat. fat), 814mg sodium, 14.5g carbs, 6g fiber, 7.5g sugars, 45.5g protein

FreestyleSmartPoints® value 4*

Perfectly cooked eggplant paired with flavorful tomato sauce is one of my all-time favorite combinations, and this 5-ingredient casserole is a ridiculously delicious way to enjoy it. Also awesome: my Veggie-rific Noodle-Free Lasagna and Saucy Eggplant Patty Tower. Hearty comfort food with a healthy spin!

Bonus: My Favorite Simply 6 Recipes!

My latest cookbook, Hungry Girl Simply 6, was released last month, and it’s easily my favorite HG cookbook yet! (But of course, I say that about all my books.) I just love that everything can be made with 6 ingredients or less. Here are some of my top picks…

⭑ Broc ‘n Cheddar Crustless Quiche (I made this on The Dr. Oz Show!)
⭑ Instant-Pot Honey BBQ Meatballs (I could eat these every day)
⭑ Greek Z’paghetti (ready in 15 minutes!)
⭑ Chocolate Chip Cookies (47 calories!)

Check it out, and let me know which are YOUR favorites on Facebook!

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Happy National Pigs in a Blanket Day (April 24th)! Celebrate with an HG classic… De-Pudged Pigs in a Blanket.

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