Lisa Lillien has become everyone's favorite "Hungry Girl," famed for coming up with her own tasty way to shed pounds without depriving herself of her favorite foods and then sharing her clever, low-calorie recipes in cookbooks such as "Hungry Girl to the Max!: The Ultimate Guilt-Free Cookbook" and "Hungry Girl 1-2-3: The Easiest, Most Delicious, Guilt-Free Recipes on the Planet." Lisa visited Anderson Cooper's talk show on Jan. 18 to teach him how to make some of her favorite treats.
Anderson has become famed as one of the pickiest eaters on the planet. Each day, he eats precisely the same food for lunch. He's horrified at the mere notion of putting honey on peanut butter and perplexed by even mildly unusual foods such as couscous. However, even Anderson found it impossible to resist Lisa's perky personality and cut-the-calories magic! Want to try one of her concoctions for yourself? Experience it at home with Lord of the Onion Rings. The entire recipe contains only 155 calories, and you get an impressive 16 grams of fiber and nine grams of protein.
- 1 large onion
- 1/2 cup Fiber One Original bran cereal
- 1/4 tsp. garlic powder, or more to taste
- 1/8 tsp. onion powder, or more to taste
- 1/8 tsp. salt, or more to taste
- Dash black pepper, or more to taste
- 1/2 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute (like Egg Beaters Original)
Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray 2 baking sheets with nonstick spray. Slice off onion's ends and remove outer layer. Cut into 1/2-inch-wide slices, and separate into rings. In a blender or food processor, grind cereal into crumbs. Transfer to a wide bowl and mix in seasonings. Place egg substitute in another wide bowl. One at a time, dunk rings in the egg substitute, shake to remove excess, and coat with crumbs. Evenly lay rings on the baking sheets. Bake for 10 minutes. Flip rings. Continue to bake until outside is crispy and inside is soft, 10 – 15 minutes. Makes one serving of 155 calories.