Hungry Girl: Amazing Food and Diet Gadgets

11/24/2014 at 09:30 AM ET

Kitchen Gadgets
from right: courtesy amazon, courtesy uncommon goods; inset: courtesy hungry girl

Lisa Lillien is the author of the popular Hungry Girl website and email newsletter, featuring smart, funny advice on guilt-free eating. She is also the author of nine books, six of which debuted at number one on the New York Times Best Sellers list. Read her PEOPLE.com blog every Monday for slimmed-down celebrity recipes and more.

I’m not only a food fanatic, I’m also a bit of a gadget fiend. When a new kitchen thingamabob hits the market, I’ve gotta try it! Here are a few items I’ve tried and loved, and others that have piqued my interest…

Veggetti
Courtesy Amazon.com

The Veggies-to-Pasta Transformer

I’ve tried this As-Seen-On-TV item, and I promise you, the Veggetti really works! Twist a veggie (like zucchini) into the bladed section, as if you were sharpening a giant pencil. Noodle-like strands will emerge, and you’ll be on the road to a lightened-up pasta dish! Either toss with some real whole-wheat pasta, or just top it with your favorite sauce.

Dessert Bulle
Courtesy Dessert Bullet

The Frozen-Dessert Maker

From the makers of the Magic Bullet (which I am in love with!) comes the Dessert Bullet (which I also adore). We tested this out at the HG HQ — a.k.a. Hungryland — and it works beautifully, taking frozen foods and turning them into soft-serve-like treats. Frozen fruit is ideal for this, but you can even freeze up some regular Greek yogurt and put it through for DIY fro-yo.

Aroma Fork
Courtesy Uncommon Goods

The Nose-Tingling Cutlery

You know those times when you know you should eat your broccoli, but would rather chow down on brownies? The AromaFork can help you trick yourself into thinking you’re getting that decadent food. Flavor your foods without actually adding anything to what you’re eating — crazy! (Not so sure I actually wanna try this one, people!)

Calorie Counting Plate
Courtesy GE

The Calorie-Counting Plate

This thing is still in the prototype phase, but it basically sounds like my Holy Grail. It’s a covered plate device in development at GE that can actually assess and tally the calories contained in the food it senses. This is some serious science-time business! P.S. The scientist who developed it got the idea from his wife, who really wanted something to automatically track her calories rather than a conventional activity monitor — I can totally relate!

‘Til next time… Chew the right thing!

Want more stories like this?

Sign up for our newsletter and other special offers:

sign me up

Thank you for signing up!

Share this story:

Your reaction:

Add A Comment

PEOPLE.com reserves the right to remove comments at their discretion.

Showing 3 comments

Learn Additional on

bowling green iphone 5s cases swamp dog hall of fame bound sepNow we gotta get a win next week. We’re on our way.”“Opportunity. The Roughriders gave me an opportunity. The Longueuil, Quebec native has played the last two seasons with Illinois State after spending two seasons with Miami. In 2007,nhl dallas stars iphone 4 cases the goalie of the immediatefuture for the flames is reto berra, St. Pierre was instrumental in the Redbird running game, which amassed 2,194 rushing yards

Billy Enright on

amigurumi on

Amigurumi veya örgü oyuncak tekniği ülkemizde uzun süredir biliniyorfakat insanların günlük ihtiyaçlarını karşılayan tığ işleri gibi yaygın olmadığı
için pek geliştiği söylenemez.Sizler için web sitemizde amigurumi yapımı ve diğer el işi örgüler ile ilgili paylaşımlarda bulunuyoruz.
Sizler de el işine meraklıysanız sitemizi ziyaret
etmenizi öneriyoruz. https://futamon-go.tumblr.com/

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters