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Old 07-03-2008, 11:59 AM   #1
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http://food.yahoo.com/blog/hungrygir...ing-swaps#post .Hungry Girl is here with the 411 on some flab-inducing breakfasts, and recipe swaps that slash calories and fat FAST!

Attack of the 1,210-Calorie Veggie Omelette!



At IHOP, you might think ordering the spinach and mushroom omelette is a good idea -- but this egg disaster has a shocking 1,210 calories (eeeks!). Instead, try HG's Ginormous Oven-Baked Omelette -- you can have a giant piece of our protein-packed omelette for just 140 calories and 3g fat! An added bonus? You can make it the night before and then simply heat 'n' eat in the AM!


79-Grams-of-Fat French Toast!



Even if you're DYING for French toast, avoid Denny's Fabulous French Toast Platter at all costs. This freaky breakfast plate will cost you 1,261 calories and 79g fat! Instead of feasting on this diet dud, try HG's Cinnamonlicious French Toast. It has just 170 calories and 1g fat. And if you crave the sausage links and bacon slices this platter comes with, go for Morningstar Farms' Sausage Links (2 links = 80 calories and 3g fat) and Jennie-O's Extra Lean Turkey Bacon (2 slices = 40 calories and 1g fat). Then finish it off with sugar-free pancake syrup!


Morning Muffin Mayhem!



McDonald's regular Egg McMuffin has 300 calories and 12g fat. For a tiny little muffin? And if you slip up and order the one with sausage, you'll be gobbling up 450 calories and 27g fat. YIKES!! Try HG's Egga Muffin instead, for only 165 calories and 1.5g fat.


600-Calorie B-Fast Sandwich Alert!



Subway may be known for its low-fat sub menu, but think twice before grabbing the sandwich chain's 6-inch Chipotle Steak and Cheese Breakfast Omelet Sandwich. That meaty monstrosity has 600 calories and 32 grams of fat! If you wanna go Southwestern, you'd be way better off with HG's Bueno Breakfast Burrito, with only 170 calories and 5g fat.

Slam Don't! (Denny's 1,040-Calorie Dud!)



So you're starving ... and you order up Denny's Lumberjack Slam with hash browns. (The thing already includes pancakes, ham, bacon, sausage, AND eggs!) How can we say this politely -- BAD IDEA!!! This massive morning mistake is loaded with 1,040 calories and 53g fat! If you crave a little bit of everything, why not whip up our Super Duper Veggie Scramble (only 150 calories and 5g fat), HG's Very Blueberry Pancakes (201 calories and 2g fat), and our Butternut Hash Browns (85 calories and 1g fat)? ALL of that would cost you only 436 calories and 8g fat -- that's less than HALF the calories and EIGHTY FIVE percent less fat than Denny's Lumberjack disaster!
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Old 07-03-2008, 12:11 PM   #2
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Thanks SO MUCH for posting this info! I really like the omlette recipe and can't wait to try it! It would even be something I could enjoy for dinner.
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Old 07-03-2008, 12:35 PM   #3
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Old 07-03-2008, 12:39 PM   #4
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I went to the link you provided and read a lot of feedback about "Hungry Girl" and have to agree with a lot of what others said.

"Satisfying Swaps"? How is it a "swap" if you have to cook it yourself?

Giving recipes for lower fat and calorie "foods" to substitute for fast food isn't much help to people who *are* eating out. It would be great if she actually suggested things like egg white omelettes and Canadian bacon with fresh fruit and so on for people to substitute because some people don't think of these things, apparently.

Anyway, I know that "HG" has quite a following and I didn't mean to be sacrilicious ( ) but too many of the other poster comments from the link rang true to me.
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Old 07-03-2008, 01:13 PM   #5
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wow!! I am so going to try some of those from HG
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Old 07-03-2008, 01:28 PM   #6
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What's so bad about the egg mcmuffin? 300 cal and 12 grams of fat doesn't sound high for an english muffin with egg, ham, and cheese. I looked it up and it has a ton of protein and calcium too! Of course you can make a healthier version at home (as you can do with basically anything from a restaurant) but for eating on the go, it doesn't sound bad at all!
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My God but fast food is scary.
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What's so bad about the egg mcmuffin? 300 cal and 12 grams of fat doesn't sound high for an english muffin with egg, ham, and cheese. I looked it up and it has a ton of protein and calcium too! Of course you can make a healthier version at home (as you can do with basically anything from a restaurant) but for eating on the go, it doesn't sound bad at all!
The egg mcmuffin (hold the ham) is my go-to breakfast when I'm on the road. It's low cal enough to fit in my diet and not that different from what I'd make at home, though a little higher carb than I generally eat. Still, though, it's not a bad choice.

Some of HG's recipes are good, but I find the tone of her columns and some of her logic pretty flawed.
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I've been hearing about Hungry Girl and I definitely need to check out her stuff. Thanks for posting that info!
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smyrah,

I don't know how to do it (one of the mods should), but you need to adjust the size of the picture in your signature, it's ginormous.
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Old 07-06-2008, 08:57 AM   #13
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I don't know how to do it (one of the mods should), but you need to adjust the size of the picture in your signature, it's ginormous.
the take it out for me thanks
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