Dr Oz: Cheeseburger Mac Attack & Vodka Impasta Hungry Girl Recipes

By on May 9, 2012

Dr Oz: “Hungry Girl” Lisa Lillien Recipes

Looking for delicious ways to curb your carb cravings? You’re in luck. Dr Oz dedicated this entire show on the #1 food you can’t get enough of. You will learn how to make things like a Cheeseburger Mac Attack, Fully Loaded Baked Ziti, BBQ Chicken Quesadilla, a Pizza Loaded Potato and Vodka Impasta. On today’s show, Dr Oz was joined by the author of the “Hungry Girl” books, Lisa Lillien. You love your carbs, but unfortunately, they’re the biggest reason you blow your diet. With Lisa’s help, Dr Oz showed you that you can still enjoy your carbs and lose weight.

Dr Oz Carb Lovers Diet

To demonstrate why you overeat, Dr Oz had 2 tubes on his stage. One tube was filled with foods that kept you full for a long time, like chicken, veggies and beans. The second tube was filled up with refined carbs like pasta. The problem is, when you consume the refined carbs, the fullness doesn’t last. You eat the foods, get a carb high and then an hour later, you’re hungry again. This cycle continues to repeat itself until you have consumed way too many calories. Today, Dr Oz showed you how to eat your carbs and lose weight without feeling deprived.

Hungry Girl's Vodka Impasta

How To Make Hungry Girl's Vodka Impasta (as seen on the Dr Oz Show!).

Lisa “Hungry Girl” Lillien, showed you how to eat 5 delicious carb-laden dinners for 5 days and still lose weight. (Yes, you read that correctly! That’s FIVE dinners while still dropping the pounds!) Lisa says it’s all about eating the right carbs at the right time. The trick is to choose carbs that keep calories down and fiber calories up. Never eat carbs without protein and some fiber.

Hungry Girl’s Cheeseburger Mac Attack Recipe


5 oz (about 1 1/3C) uncooked( reduced-calorie, high-fiber elbow macaroni)
10 oz raw lean ground turkey
½ C onion, finely chopped
2 Tbsp ketchup
3 C frozen cauliflower florets
2 Tbsp light sour cream
2 slices American cheese (2%) Laughing Cow cheese has on 35 calories and wedge and is low in fat
5 wedges light creamy Swiss cheese
2 thinly sliced scallions
Salt (optional)
Black pepper (optional)


Cook pasta (al dente) in a large pot. (cook for half the time as indicated on the package.)
Drain well
Thoroughly mix turkey, onion, and ketchup in a bowl
Stir in cauliflower and cooked pasta
Transfer mixture to the crock pot
Cover and cook on high for about 3 hours
Reduce to low for about 7 hours (or until turkey is fully cooked)
Add remaining ingredients (break the cheese wedges and slices into pieces and stir thoroughly) Cover and cook for 15 minutes (or until cheeses have melted)
Stir thoroughly and then enjoy!

Regular mac n’ cheese with beef contains 770 calories. Lisa’s mac n’ cheese has only 300 calories.

Hungry Girl’s Vodka Impasta Recipe


4 oz (about 1 ¼ C) reduced-calorie, high-fiber penne pasta
1 C halved grape tomatoes (or quartered cherry tomatoes)
½ C onion, chopped
1 tsp garlic, chopped
1/8 tsp salt (to taste)
1/8 tsp black pepper (to taste)
3 C chopped spinach leaves
2/3 C marinara sauce (low-fat)
2 Tbsp fresh basil, chopped
2 Tbsp reduced-fat Parmesan-style grated topping
2 wedges light creamy Swiss cheese (Use Laughing Cow for a healthy, delicious taste)


Cook pasta per instructions (about 6-10 minutes)
Drain and cover
Spray skillet with non-stick spray and bring to medium heat
Add tomatoes, onion and garlic
Add salt and pepper (to taste)
Cook and stir until onion is soft (5 minutes)
Add spinach and stir in until wilted
Add all other ingredients (except cooked pasta) breaking the cheese wedges into pieces
Cook and stir until cheese has completely melted (2 minutes)
Add pasta and cook and stir until hot

Traditional Penne dish contains 640 calories. Lisa’s contains only 282 calories and has 22 g of fiber.

Dr Oz: Hungry Girl’s Pizza Loaded Potato Recipe


1 medium-sized potato (about 12 oz)
1 stick light string cheese
¼ C chopped bell pepper
¼ C chopped onion
¼ C chopped mushrooms
¼ C pizza sauce
½ link sweet Italian chicken and turkey sausage (chop it into bite-sized pieces)


Preheat broiler
Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray
Rip string cheese into thirds and place in a blender (a food processor works too)
Blend at high speed until shredded
Stab potato several times with a fork
Use a microwave safe dish to microwave for 5 minutes ( or until slightly softened)
Flip potato over and microwave for 5 more minutes (or until soft)
While microwaving the potato, bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat Add the pepper, onion, and mushrooms
Cook and stir (until mostly softened and browned. This should be about 4 minutes)
Add sausage and cook (about 2 minuts)
Transfer veggie-sausage mixture to a medium microwave-safe bowl. Cover to keep warm
When cool, slice off a 2-inch-wide strip of the potato skin (lengthwise, from top of the potato) Scoop out the insides and transfer them to a medium bowl
Break them up with a fork
Set potato “shell” aside on the baking sheet
Add half of the potato pulp to the veggie-sausage mixture
Discard the other half
Add 3 Tbsp sauce and half of the shredded cheese to the mixture and combine well
Microwave mixture for 1 minute
Scoop mixture into the potato shell
Top off with remaining 1 Tbsp pizza sauce
Sprinkle with remaining cheese
Broil until potato is hot and cheese has melted (4 minutes)

Traditional pizza loaded baked potato is 620 calories. Lisa’s is 350 calories.

Dr Oz: Hungry Girl’s Fully Loaded Baked Ziti Recipe


5 oz (about 1 ½ C) uncooked reduced-calorie, high-fiber penne pasta
1 C chopped onion
1 ½ C ground-beef-style soy crumbles
1 Tbsp chopped garlic
4 C spinach leaves
3/4 C light or low-fat ricotta cheese
2 tTsp chopped fresh basil
1 ½ C canned crushed tomatoes
½ C (plus 2 Tbsp shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese)
2 Tbsp reduced-fat Parmesan-style grated topping


Preheat oven to 375°F
Spray an 8-in by 8-in baking pan with nonstick spray
Cook pasta( al dente) according to package directions
Drain and transfer to a large bowl
Bring an extra-large skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat
Cook and stir onion until slightly softened (3 minutes)
Add soy crumbles and garlic, and raise temperature to medium high
Cook and stir until soy crumbles have thawed (3 more minutes)
Add spinach and cook
Stir until it has wilted and excess moisture has evaporated (about 3 minutes)
Remove from heat, pat dry, and stir in the ricotta cheese and basil
Transfer contents of the skillet to the bowl of cooked pasta
Add tomatoes and ½ C mozzarella cheese, and toss to mix
Evenly place pasta mixture in the baking pan
Sprinkle with Parm-style topping and remaining 2 tbsp. mozzarella cheese
Bake until entire dish is hot and cheese on top has melted (about 15 minutes)

This recipe has only 294 calories and 8 g of fat.

Dr Oz: Hungry Girl’s BBQ Chicken Quesadilla Recipe


1 Tbsp of low calorie BBQ sauce (with 45 calories or less per 2-tbsp serving)
1 wedge light creamy Swiss cheese
1 low-carb, high-fiber large tortilla
2 oz cooked and shredded (or finely chopped) skinless chicken breast
1 Tbsp canned black beans, drained and rinsed
1 Tbsp frozen corn kernels, thawed
2 Tbsp shredded reduced-fat Mexican-blend cheese
1 Tbsp chopped scallions
Optional dips: salsa, fat-free ranch dressing, additional BBQ sauce


Mix BBQ sauce with cheese wedge until blended
Lay tortilla flat and spread BBQ-cheese mixture on one half
Top mixture with remaining ingredients
Spray a grill or grill pan with nonstick spray and bring to medium-high heat
Lay the half-loaded tortilla on the grill/grill pan, and cook for 2 minutes
Use a spatula to fold the bare half of the tortilla over the filling and press lightly to seal
Carefully flip and cook until crispy(3 minutes)
Slice into wedges

For a full, delicious meal, pair with a salad.

Traditional BBQ Quesadilla contains 600 calories. Lisa’s has only 273 calories.

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