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Berry-nana Oatmeal & Sweet Coconut Shrimp

Here are two delicious recipes–one for breakfast, and one for a tasty lunch or dinner– from the brand new book, Hungry Girl 300 Under 300. This latest book by Lisa Lillien, star of the Hungry Girl tv show on The Cooking Channel, and creator of, is sure to be a best seller, and is likely to be a great tool to help you and your family prepare and eat smaller portions of great tasting food. Enjoy!

Super-Sized Berry-nana Oatmeal Parfait

PER SERVING (entire recipe): 285 calories, 4.5 g fat, 359 mg sodium, 54 g carbs, 6.5 g fiber, 21.5 g sugars, 9 g protein



1/3 cup old-fashioned oats

3/4 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze

1 no-calorie sweetener packet

1/8 tsp. cinnamon

1/8 tsp. vanilla extract

Dash salt


1/2 cup fat-free vanilla yogurt

1/2 cup sliced strawberries

1/2 banana, sliced


Combine all ingredients for oatmeal in a small nonstick pot on the stove. Add 3⁄4 cup water and mix well. Bring to a boil, and then reduce to a simmer. Cook for about 9 minutes, stirring often, until somewhat thick and creamy. (It will thicken more upon chilling.)

Allow to cool slightly. Transfer to a bowl, cover, and refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 1/2 hours.

Stir oatmeal thoroughly until uniform in texture. Spoon half of the oatmeal into a glass, and top with 1/4 cup yogurt, 1/4 cup sliced strawberries, and 1/4 sliced banana. Repeat with remaining oatmeal, yogurt, strawberries, and banana.

Serve and enjoy!


Sweet Coconut Crunch Shrimp

PER SERVING (1/4th of recipe, about 5 shrimp): 164 calories, 4.5 g fat, 266 mg sodium, 12 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 3.5 g sugars, 19.5 g protein


1/4 cup Fiber One Original bran cereal

1/3 cup shredded sweetened coconut

3 tbsp. panko breadcrumbs

1/4 tsp. chili powder

1/8 tsp. garlic powder

1/8 tsp. black pepper

Dash salt

12 oz. (about 20) raw large shrimp, peeled, tails removed, deveined

3 tbsp. fat-free liquid egg substitute


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Place cereal in a sealable plastic bag and, removing as much air as possible, seal. Using a meat mallet, carefully crush cereal through the bag. Add sweetened coconut, panko breadcrumbs, chili powder, garlic powder, black pepper, and salt to the bag; seal and shake to mix. Transfer mixture to a large plate and set aside.

Spray a large baking sheet with nonstick spray and set aside. Pat shrimp with paper towels to ensure they are completely dry.

Combine shrimp with egg substitute in a bowl and toss lightly to coat. One at a time, shake excess egg from shrimp and transfer to the coconut-crumb mixture, gently patting and flipping to coat. Evenly place coated shrimp on the baking sheet.

Bake in the oven until outsides are crispy and lightly browned and insides are cooked through, 10 – 12 minutes. Serve and enjoy!


Source: Reprinted with permission from Hungry Girl 300 Under 300: 300 Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Dishes Under 300 Calories.

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