Hungry Girl Recipes


by Lisa Lillien, Hungry Girl

Posted on November 1, 2012 at 8:28 AM

Classic Cinnalicious French Toast Nuggets

Entire recipe (8 nuggets): 147 calories, 4.5g fat, 360mg sodium, 19.5g carbs, 5g fiber, 3g sugars, 10g protein


12 teaspoon sugar-free French vanilla powdered creamer

14 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute

1 dash cinnamon

1 light hot dog bun

2 teaspoons light whipped butter or light buttery spread

Optional topping: sugar-free pancake syrup


In a wide bowl, mix powdered creamer with 12 tablespoon hot water and stir to dissolve.

Add egg substitute and cinnamon. Stir well.

Split bun in half. Cut each half widthwise into 4 pieces, leaving you with 8 “nuggets.”

Bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Add butter and let it coat the bottom. Meanwhile, coat nuggets on all sides with egg mixture.

Cook nuggets, flipping occasionally, until golden brown on all sides, 3 to 4 minutes. Enjoy!



Hungry Cowgirl Onion Rings

1⁄2 of recipe (about 15 rings): 148 calories, 3g fat, 441mg sodium, 34g carbs, 8.5g fiber, 6.5g sugars, 5g protein


1 large onion

1⁄2 cup Fiber One Original bran cereal

1 ounce (about 15) reduced-fat BBQ-flavored potato chips

1 teaspoon dried minced onion

1 teaspoon ranch dressing/dip seasoning mix

1⁄2 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute

1 tablespoon BBQ sauce with 45 calories or less per 2-tablespoon serving


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray 2 baking sheets with nonstick spray.
  • Slice off onion’s ends and remove outer layer. Cut into 1⁄2-inch-wide slices, and separate into rings.
  • In a blender or food processor, grind cereal and chips into crumbs. Transfer to a wide bowl and mix in minced onion and ranch mix.
  • In another wide bowl, whisk egg substitute with BBQ sauce. One at a time, dunk rings in the egg mixture, shake to remove excess, and coat with crumbs. Evenly lay rings on the baking sheets.
  • Bake for 10 minutes. Flip rings. Continue to bake until outside is crispy and inside is soft, 10 to 15 minutes. Chew, you!



Diet Soda Cake

1⁄12th of cake: 171 calories, 3.5g fat, 301mg sodium, 34g carbs, <0.5g fiber, 19g sugars, 1.5g protein


1 box moist-style cake mix (15.25 to 18.25 ounces)

One 12-ounce can diet soda


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9-inch by 13-inch baking pan with nonstick spray.
  • In a large bowl, whisk cake mix with soda until smooth. Pour into the baking pan.
  • Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes.
  • Slice and enjoy!



Red Hot Apple Pie in a Cup

Entire recipe: 140 calories, 0.5g fat, 44mg sodium, 47g carbs, 3.5g fiber, 24.5g sugars, 0.5g protein


1 medium Fuji apple, cored and cut into 1⁄2-inch cubes

12 to 15 pieces Red Hots Cinnamon Flavored Candy

2 low-fat cinnamon graham crackers (1⁄2 sheet), crushed

2 tablespoons Fat Free Reddi-wip

Dash cinnamon


  • Place apple cubes in a microwave-safe cup or mug. Top with Red Hots—the more you use, the hotter the results! Cover and microwave for 2 minutes.
  • Stir well. Re-cover and microwave for 1 to 2 minutes, until apple cubes are soft.
  • Mix well. Let cool.
  • Top with crushed graham crackers, Reddi-wip, and cinnamon. Voila!