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Doughnuts and Bagels! What Miss USA Deshauna Barber Eats in a Day

Originally posted 06/16/2016 10:19AM

Miss USA 2016 Deshauna Barber doesn’t shy away from carbs!
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Hungry Girl: Try These Healthy Snacks Inspired by the New Summer Blockbusters

Originally posted 06/13/2016 04:16PM

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 eleven 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.
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Hungry Girl: Dads Will Love My Bacon Cheeseburger Chili for Father’s Day

Originally posted 06/06/2016 02:43PM

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 eleven 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.

When Father’s Day rolls around celebrate with something fun, hearty, and a little decadent. The part you can keep secret from dad? This burger-inspired chili is actually pretty healthy.

RELATED: Hungry Girl: My 150-Calorie Cocktails Are the Perfect Summer Sippers

Instead of putting chili on a bacon cheeseburger, I put the bacon cheeseburger flavor right into the chili! And since it’s a slow-cooker recipe, it leaves you with plenty of pre-dinner hangout time with your father. (And that’s what he really wants anyway, right?)

‘Til next time… Chew the right thing!

RELATED: Hungry Girl: 4 Easy Food Hacks to Save Your Summer BBQ

Bacon Cheeseburger Chili
Makes 7 servings

1 cup canned crushed tomatoes
½ cup ketchup
2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp. yellow mustard
1 15-oz. can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 14.5-oz. can diced tomatoes (not drained)
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped bell pepper
1 lb. raw extra-lean ground beef (4% fat or less)
2 tsp. chopped garlic
2 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. ground cumin
4 slices center-cut bacon or turkey bacon
7 tbsp. shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
Optional topping: chopped pickles

1. Spray a slow cooker with nonstick spray. In a large bowl, combine crushed tomatoes, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and mustard. Mix until uniform. Add beans, diced tomatoes, onion, and pepper. Stir to coat.

2. Place raw beef in a slow cooker. Sprinkle with garlic, chili powder, and cumin; mix well. Top with saucy veggie mixture, and thoroughly stir, breaking up the meat as much as possible.

3. Cover and cook on high for 3 – 4 hours or on low for 7 – 8 hours, until beef is fully cooked and veggies have softened. Stir well.

4. Cook bacon until crispy, either in a skillet over medium heat or on a microwave-safe plate in the microwave. (See package for cook time.)

5. Top each serving with 1 tbsp. cheese. Chop or crumble bacon, and sprinkle over each serving (about 1 tbsp. each).

1/7th of recipe (about 1 cup): 237 calories, 6g total fat (2.5g sat fat), 677mg sodium, 24g carbs, 5.5g fiber, 10.5g sugars, 22g protein

Active time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 3 – 4 hours or 7 – 8 hours, plus 5 minutes

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Hungry Girl: My 150-Calorie Cocktails Are the Perfect Summer Sippers

Originally posted 05/31/2016 01:11PM

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 eleven 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.

Summer is the time to cut loose and have a great time. Nobody wants to stress about their diet at the bar, but you also don’t want to slurp down hundreds of sugary calories with your good-time drinks. Not to worry, I’ve got a few easy cocktail orders most places can put together without any eye-rolling from the bartender. The best part? Each one has less than 150 calories!

RELATED: Hungry Girl: The New, Diet-Friendly Fast Food Items You Need To Know About

*Heads up: Whatever you do, don’t mistake club soda for tonic water; club soda is calorie-free, but tonic water has around 90 calories per cup.

Blueberry Vodka + Club Soda + Orange Wedge
If the idea of a plain vodka-soda bums you out, explore the selection of fruit-flavored vodkas. They’ve got that extra yumminess without the extra calories. I love blueberry vodka, but try whatever sounds good to you. And a hearty squeeze of citrus will make it even more refreshing. Only around 110 calories in this one.


Coconut Rum + Club Soda + Splash of Pineapple Juice
The too-sugary tropical cocktails on the menu often contain hundreds and hundreds of calories. I know, it’s summer and you want a beachy drink and you can totally have one! This combo is sweet and delicious, but keeps the calorie total under control (about 120 a pop).

RELATED: Hungry Girl: Cook Once and Eat for the Whole Week with This Spaghetti Squash Casserole

Tequila + Club Soda + Cherries + Splash of Orange Juice
Think of it as a tequila sunrise’s fizzy sister. A standard tequila sunrise contains grenadine, which is loaded with sugar. A couple of cherries are a much smarter way to go. And a simple splash of that OJ is all you need. This one’s a steal for around 140 calories. Cheers!

‘Til next time… Chew (and sip!) the right thing!

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson Says It’s ‘Very Intimidating’ to Cook with Pal Padma Lakshmi

Originally posted 05/24/2016 11:28AM

When Jesse Tyler Ferguson isn’t busy starring in his one-man hit Broadway show or making snarky, hilarious comments as Mitchell Pritchett on ABC’s Modern Family, the laid-back actor finds himself experimenting with new recipes in his Manhattan kitchen with friends like Padma Lakshmi.
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Hungry Girl: Grill Up My Healthy Hot Wings For Memorial Day

Originally posted 05/23/2016 03:11PM

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 eleven 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.

Thinking of ordering hot wings for your Memorial Day party? You can do so much better. I’m talking insanely delicious restaurant-style wings that require no deep-frying (or high calorie and fat counts). Fire up the grill, because that’s all you’ll need to cook these – and everything tastes better grilled!

RELATED: Hungry Girl: 4 Easy Food Hacks to Save Your Summer BBQ

Marinating the wings in yogurt makes the meat tender and flavorful, and the combination of BBQ sauce and Frank’s RedHot creates the perfect finger-licking sauce. The only downside? Your pals are gonna gobble these up fast. Better set some aside for yourself before you serve ’em up!

‘Til next time… Chew the right thing!

RELATED: Hungry Girl: The New, Diet-Friendly Fast Food Items You Need To Know About

Hungry Girl’s BBQ Buffalo Wings
Serves: 6

¼ cup fat-free plain yogurt
3 tbsp. Frank’s RedHot Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce
9 chicken wings, tips removed, drumettes and flats separated (see HG tips below)
¼ cup BBQ sauce (with 45 calories or less per 2-tbsp. serving)
1 tsp. crushed garlic

1. In a large sealable container or bag, thoroughly mix yogurt with 1 tbsp. Frank’s RedHot. Add chicken wings, and stir to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.

2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine BBQ sauce with remaining 2 tbsp. Frank’s RedHot. Add garlic, and mix well. Transfer half of the sauce to a large bowl, and reserve for tossing the cooked wings.

3. Bring a grill sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat. Grill wings for 5 minutes with the grill cover down.

4. Brush the tops of the wings with half of the sauce in the small bowl. Flip wings, and brush the other sides with remaining sauce from that bowl. With the grill cover down, cook 5 – 7 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and slightly blackened.

5. Place wings in the large bowl with the remaining sauce, and toss to coat.

HG Tips: To remove the tips, pull them apart from the flats, making a “V” shape; then cut directly into the center of the “V.” To separate the wings, pull them apart so the tendon separates, and cut parallel to the drumette right at the tendon. When in doubt, ask the butcher to separate them for you!

Active time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes

Nutritional Information: ⅙ th of recipe (3 pieces): 214 calories, 13g total fat (3.5g sat fat), 493mg sodium, 4g carbs, 0g fiber, 3g sugars, 18.5g protein

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Alex Guarnaschelli Blogs: The Best Method for Cleaning Your Cast Iron Skillet

Originally posted 05/17/2016 12:42PM

Alex Guarnaschelli is an Iron Chef, Food Network celebrity chef, author of Old-School Comfort Food and the executive chef at New York City’s Butter restaurants. Read her PEOPLE.com blog every Tuesday to get her professional cooking tips, family-favorite recipes and personal stories of working in front of the camera and behind the kitchen doors. Follow her on Twitter at @guarnaschelli.
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Hungry Girl: 4 Easy Food Hacks to Save Your Summer BBQ

Originally posted 05/16/2016 02:24PM

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 eleven 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.

Those summer cookouts don’t have to be calorie disasters! I’ve got a few key BBQ tips for you…

Spiralized veggies are perfect for side dishes.
One great thing about spiral-cut veggies is that they don’t even need to be cooked. This makes them a fantastic ingredient swap for chilled noodle dishes! Make a few batches of this cold sesame noodle recipe, or give this 5-ingredient zucchini noodle salad a spin.

RELATED: Hungry Girl: Cook Once and Eat for the Whole Week with This Spaghetti Squash Casserole

Diet-friendly food that doesn’t taste or look like diet food? KEBABS.
Just choose your favorite lean meat and marinate it — the number of bottled marinades with low calorie counts out there is staggering. You can also DIY, like with these asian steak and buffalo chicken recipes. Hot tip: chicken sausage and butternut squash is one of the best kebab combos ever.

Slow cookers aren’t just for winter.
Don’t even think about storing your slow cooker in the closet ’til October. It’s essential for making BBQ-style pulled meats. I’ve got recipes for pulled pork and pulled chicken that you’ll flip over.

RELATED: Hungry Girl: The New, Diet-Friendly Fast Food Items You Need To Know About

Fruit skewers = the perfect summer dessert.
A fruit platter might seem a little boring, but fruit on a stick is fun! Skewer up some strawberries, pineapple chunks, banana coins, apple chunks… even cubed watermelon! It’s refreshing and healthy: Double win.

‘Til next time… Chew the right thing!

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This Man’s Coleslaw Review Facebook Page Is Blowing Up the Internet

Originally posted 05/03/2016 12:35PM

The Internet is, above all else, a place where people can find their niche.
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