You are here

10 Healthy Recipes from Hungry Girl Lisa Lillien

The Egg Mug Classic

1 of 10

All photos

It's important to eat breakfast in the morning, but we know you're busy. So, Food Network star and Hungry Girl Lisa Lillien came up with a way to eat eggs in a mug. It's nutritious, delicious, and takes less than 10 minutes to prepare!

Nutritional information: 95 calories, 2g fat, 490mg sodium, 3g carbs, 0g fiber, 2g sugars, 14.5g protein


1/2 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute (like Egg Beaters Original)

One wedge The Laughing Cow Light Original Swiss cheese, cut into pieces

Directions: Spray a large microwave-safe mug lightly with nonstick spray. Add egg substitute and cheese and stir. Microwave for about a minute. Stir gently, and then microwave for another 30 - 45 seconds, until scramble is just set. Stir and enjoy!


Egg McMuggin

2 of 10

All photos

This is another dish that you can eat on the go. Plus, it packs a protein punch, which will keep you full and satisfied until lunchtime.

Nutritional Information:174 calories, 3.25g fat, 1,081mg sodium, 9g carbs, 1g fiber, 2.5g sugars, 25g protein


1/2 slice light bread

1/2 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute

1 1/2 oz. (about 3 slices) 97 to 98% fat-free ham, chopped

1 wedge The Laughing Cow Light Original Swiss cheese

1 tbsp. shredded fat-free cheddar cheese

Toast bread, and then cut into cubes. Spray a large microwave-safe mug lightly with nonstick spray. Add bread cubes, egg substitute, ham, and cheese wedge, breaking cheese into pieces as you add it. Mix gently. Microwave for 1 minute. Lightly stir, and then top with shredded cheese. Microwave for another 45 to 60 seconds, until scramble is just set. Stir and enjoy!


Denver Omelette In A Mug

3 of 10

All photos

This is a fun twist on the traditional Denver Omelette. Best of all, you can eat it from a mug, which makes it easy to take it to go in the morning!

Nutritional information:122 calories, 0.75g fat, 702mg sodium, 6g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 2.5g sugars, 21.5g protein

1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper

2 tbsp. chopped onion

1/2 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute (like Egg Beaters Original)

1 oz. (about 2 slices) 97 to 98% fat-free ham, chopped

2 tbsp. shredded fat-free cheddar cheese

Directions: Spray a large microwave-safe mug with nonstick spray. Add veggies and microwave until softened, 1 - 2 minutes. Blot any excess liquid from veggies. Add egg substitute and microwave for 1 minute. Add ham and cheese and lightly stir. Microwave until scramble is just set, an additional 45 - 60 seconds. Let cool slightly.


Scoopable Chinese Chicken Salad

4 of 10

All photos

This dish combines fruits, vegetables and protein all together. If you need something fast and easy for dinner, try this chicken salad.

Nutritional information:195 calories, 2.75g fat, 595mg sodium, 21g carbs, 4.5g fiber, 12.5g sugars, 22.5g protein


One 16-oz. package dry broccoli slaw mix

12 oz. cooked skinless lean chicken breast, chopped

1 cup canned water chestnuts, drained and sliced into thin strips

1 cup canned mandarin orange segments packed in water or juice, drained and chopped (and rinsed, if packed in juice)

1 cup chopped scallions

3/4 cup Newman’s Own Lighten Up! Low Fat Sesame Ginger Dressing

Directions: In a large bowl, toss all ingredients together until mixed well. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Stir well before serving. Enjoy!


Slaw And Order

5 of 10

All photos

Coleslaw is the quintessential summer side dish, but traditional versions tend to be loaded down with mayonnaise, which can add calories, fat and other artificial ingredients, such as hydrogenated oil. Luckily, the Hungry Girl's "slaw and order" is heavy on the flavor and light on the calories and fat. Try it today!

Nutritional information: (1/2 of recipe, 1 heaping cup): 148 calories, 3g fat, 610mg sodium, 24.5g carbs, 6g fiber, 10g sugars, 8g protein


One 12-oz. bag (4 cups) dry broccoli cole slaw

1 cup low-fat creamy tomato soup (like Amy's Chunky Tomato Bisque) or canned crushed tomatoes

1 tsp. chopped garlic, or more to taste

Dash onion powder, or more to taste

Dash each salt and black pepper, or more to taste

Dash crushed red pepper, or more to taste

3 tbsp. reduced-fat Parmesan-style grated topping, divided

Directions: Bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat on the stove. Add slaw and 1/4 cup water. Stirring occasionally, cook until water has evaporated and slaw has softened slightly, about 5 - 8 minutes. Add soup/tomatoes, garlic, spices, and 2 tbsp. grated topping. Stir and continue to cook until hot, about 3 - 4 minutes. Season to taste with additional spices, if you like. Top with remaining 1 tbsp. grated topping. Enjoy!


Feta Stuffed Strawberries

6 of 10

All photos

We love feta cheese and we love strawberries, but we'd never thought of putting them together! Luckily, they're a perfect combination of sweet and salty. This works as both a healthy afternoon snack and dessert. It's a win-win situation!

Nutritional information: (10 large strawberries + 1/4 cup feta cheese): 123 calories, 4.5g fat, 431mg sodium, 14.5g carbs, 3.5g fiber, 8.5g sugars, 7.5g protein

Directions: Start by slicing the stem ends off of your berries. Cut off about 1/3rd of an inch so there's a small opening in each berry. If needed, use a narrow spoon handle to make the opening larger. Then stuff the feta cheese crumbles in! Fill the openings with the cheese, breaking the crumbles into smaller pieces if needed.


Crystal Light Sugar-Free Drink Mix+ Greek Yogurt

7 of 10

All photos

This recipe will satisfy any sweet craving you have, and it's easy to make! All you need is some Greek yogurt and an On-the-go packet of Crystal Light Sugar-Free Mix.

Nutritional Information:: 105 calories, 0g fat, 80mg sodium, 7g carbs, 0g fiber, 6g sugars, 18g protein

Directions: Mix half of the packet of Crystal Light Sugar-Free Mix with 6 oz of yogurt, and voila! You have a healthy, tasty, cool treat at your fingertips! Don't forget to experiment with all the different flavors!


Broccoli Coleslaw+Pico De Gallo

8 of 10

All photos

This one is an easy variation of the Hungry Girl's "slaw and order!" If you're craving coleslaw as a side to that perfect summer dish, try this one instead. It's fast, tasty, and healthy!

Nutritional information: 55 calories, 0g fat, 315mg sodium, 12g carbs, 3g fiber, 6g sugars, 2g protein

Directions: Just empty a 12-oz. bag of broccoli cole slaw mix (about 4 cups) into a large bowl. Add 1 1/2 cups fresh pico de gallo (or chunky salsa) and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour. Then drain excess liquid or serve with a slotted spoon.


Cheesy Corn On The Cob

9 of 10

All photos

This is one of the Hungry Girl's favorites! Plus, she says this one is "absurdly delicious with the Blue Cheese flavor. Ab-surd-ly delicious!" That's a direct quote—so there's no excuse not to try it!

Nutritional information: (1 large ear of corn + 1 cheese wedge): 158 calories, 3g fat, 250mg sodium, 29g carbs, 4g fiber, 5.5g sugars, 6.5g protein

Directions: Start by preheating your grill to medium-high heat. Spray a large piece of heavy-duty foil with nonstick spray. Grab a wedge of your favorite Laughing Cow Light flavor, and slather it all over a corn cob. Place the corn on the foil, and tightly wrap it up. Grill for about 15 minutes, covered, turning occasionally with tongs. Let cool, unwrap, and chow down!


Pizzafied Chicken

10 of 10

All photos

Two favorites combine in this recipe to form a protein-rich, low-carb dinner that comes together in a flash.

Serves: 1


1 (5-ounce) raw boneless, skinless lean chicken breast cutlet (try Tyson's Grilled & Ready chicken breasts), pounded to 1/2-inch thickness

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, plus more for seasoning tomatoes

1/4 teaspoon onion powder, plus more for seasoning tomatoes

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1/4 cup diced green bell pepper

1/4 cup sliced mushrooms

2 tablespoons diced onion

1 stick light string cheese

1/4 cup canned crushed tomatoes

4 slices turkey pepperoni, chopped

1 teaspoon reduced-fat Parmesan-style grated topping

Crushed red pepper, for serving, optional

Fresh oregano leaves, for serving, optional


1. Season chicken with garlic powder, onion powder, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and black pepper. Set aside.

2. Bring 2 skillets sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat on the stove. In one skillet, cook bell pepper, mushrooms, and onion until softened, 4 to 6 minutes.

3. In the other skillet, cook chicken until cooked through, about 3 minutes per side.

4. Place crushed tomatoes in a small bowl and season to taste with garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Evenly spoon seasoned tomatoes onto chicken in skillet. Tear string cheese into pieces and place over the tomatoes.

5. Top chicken with vegetables and turkey pepperoni. Cover with a lid and continue to cook until the cheese softens, 1 to 2 minutes.

6. Plate your pizza-fied chicken and sprinkle with grated topping. Garnish with crushed red pepper and oregano, if using. Enjoy!

Nutrition facts:

282 calories, 5.75g fat, 868mg sodium, 10g carbs, 2g fiber, 4.5g sugars, 44g protein