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Hungry Girl Fall 2020

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Hungry Girl magazine is back with your ultimate resource for a healthy & delicious 2020! This high-quality keepsake issue contains over 70 recipes for easy breakfasts, lunches, dinners & more. PLUS, plant-based meals, simple desserts, weight loss strategies that WORK & so much more.

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Meredith Corporation

in this issue

2 min.
hi there!

It’s me again, Lisa! I’m so glad to be back with another issue of Hungry Girl magazine. So much has happened since the last one… Our lives have certainly changed a lot, but throughout it all, one thing has remained constant: We can always use new & delicious ways to enjoy food that’s good for us. And I have to say, this issue is JAM-PACKED with exactly that! Like many of you, I’ve spent a lot more time at home this year. And while I truly missed being at Hungryland (the Hungry Girl headquarters) with my team, it was also nice to experiment with recipe ideas in my own kitchen using whatever ingredients I had on hand! It really took me back and made me reflect on why I started Hungry…

1 min.
bitty bites!

COOK SMARTER! p. 30 In a 2019 US survey, 37% of people reported that they cook between three and five times per week, and 33% cook even more often! We’re helping to make things as simple as possible with our “World’s Easiest Weeknight Dinners!” (Check out the time-saving finds on page 14 while you’re at it!) p. 10 TRICK OR TREAT According to the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health, the average Halloween candy haul contains between 3,500 and 7,000 calories. Refer to our Ultimate Halloween Candy Guide before you dig in! p. 50 THE ’ROLE OF A LIFETIME One of the most famous casseroles —the green bean casserole—was created in the Campbell’s test kitchen in 1955. It had only six ingredients… just like the batch of six-ingredient casseroles we cooked up!…

1 min.
the ultimate halloween candy guide

FUN SIZE CONFECTIONS 50–100 Calories 2 INCHES (actual size) Fun size, aka snack size, refers to bars that are about 2 inches long. Most of these have 50–100 calories each. MAKE MINE MINI 25–50 Calories 1 INCH (actual size) Minis are the small square candies, about 1 inch by 1 inch. The average mini has just 25–50 calories. CHEWY TREATS & SUCKERS 75 Calories or Less These vary in size and calorie counts, but they’ll typically run you 75 calories or less. Hungry Girl favorite: 20-calorie Dum Dums! TIPS & TRICKS TO AVOID OVERDOING IT 1 BUY YOUR LEAST FAVORITE CANDY TO GIVE TO TRICK-ORTREATERS. This one is a no-brainer. Temptation averted. 2 KEEP THOSE WRAPPERS IN SIGHT. If you find yourself noshing throughout the night, don’t toss the empty candy wrappers. Have a designated pile so you don’t lose track of how much you’re…

3 min.
why go flexitarian

FLEXITARIAN 101 Let’s start with a little education. A flexitarian diet is mostly plant-based with occasional consumption of animal products. Think of it as making vegan-friendly food the star of your diet with meat and dairy popping up for special guest appearances. The flexitarian method limits processed ingredients, but those foods aren’t banned completely. It’s all about veggies first, and everything else in moderation. THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS There’s no question that a vegetarian diet offers many benefits. Increased veggie consumption has been linked to reduced risks of type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease. It can even improve metabolic health, which includes cholesterol, blood sugar, and blood pressure. Plus, vegetables are packed with fiber, vitamins, and minerals. But it can be challenging to get enough protein and tempting to fill up…

2 min.
meal - prep champions

gadgets & accessories 1. BEST DOES-IT-ALL GADGET: Instant Pot The Instant Pot replaces up to 10 appliances: It can slow cook, pressure cook, sauté, and more. The pressure-cooking function is our favorite. Get fully cooked dishes with slow-simmered flavor in record time. Talk about a multitasker! 2. NO-MORE-SOGGY-SALADS AWARD: Quart-Size Mason Jars The genius here is in the approach. Build a salad with the dressing on the bottom and the other ingredients on top. When you’re ready to eat, give the jar a shake or empty the contents into a bowl. Mason jars are also excellent for storing precut veggies with an airtight seal. 3. MOST-FORGOTTEN ESSENTIAL: Meal Calendar/Food Planner Your weekdays are about to get a whole lot easier… Think of this as a reverse food journal! Plan out your meals for the week; then…

2 min.
speedy proteins

1. BEST READY-TO-GO PROTEIN: Tru Grill 100% All Natural Diced Original Grilled Chicken Breasts One 3-oz. bag: 110 calories, 2.5g total fat Is this the perfect no-prep protein? Maybe so! The fresh-tasting grilled chicken is perfectly seasoned and individually portioned. Add a pouch to salads, wraps, stews… anywhere you’d use chicken that you cooked yourself. There are even flavored varieties like Chili Lime. 2. MEATLESS SUPERSTAR: Frozen Meatless Crumbles 1 cup: 125 calories, 2.5g total fat Say hello to one of the easiest meat swaps out there. This freezer-aisle find typically comes precooked and seasoned. A quick spin in the microwave or toss in a skillet is all it takes. Meatless crumbles are perfect anytime you want ground-beef flavor and texture without having to cook up an entire pound. Plus, they’ll last a long time…