Have you ever heard of Hungry Girl? If you haven’t, we’re going to tell you all about her. Hungry Girl is actually a person named Lisa Lillien who is a New York Times best selling author and the creator of the Hungry Girl brand. Her website describes Lillien this way, “Lisa is a typical woman battling the same food issues most females struggle with every day. She considers herself a ‘foodologist’, not because she has some kind of fancy degree, but because she is obsessed with food –– how wonderful it is, and how much of it she can eat and still fit into her pants.” She is so popular that 1.2 million people subscribe to her daily emails about food, recipes, and her tips and tricks.
In an unprecedented relationship, the United States Potato Board has agreed to partner with the Hungry Girl to further promote healthy eating and sing the praises of the almighty potato. Here’s what the Hungry Girl says about potatoes, “How can you not love potatoes? Potassium, vitamin C, fiber, and just 110 calories in a 5.3-oz. skin-on spud. With many unique colorful types to choose from and so many ways to prepare them, potatoes ROCK!”
First things first, if you’d like to hear more, and read more, sign-up for the Hungry Girl’s daily email here: http://www.hungry-girl.com/subscribe?s=header. And if you’d like to find out more about the United States Potato Board’s partnership with the Hungry Girl, you can read more about it here: http://www.potatogoodness.com/meet-hungry-girl.
Now, in an edited form, here are Hungry Girl’s “Top Ate” reasons to love potatoes:
- In a study of nearly 40 common foods, potatoes were found to deliver the most satisfaction
- A potato the size of a computer mouse delivers 45% of the daily value of vitamin C
- If you’re dining out, top a tuber with the fixings from a salad bar
- Potatoes have more potassium than bananas
- So many varieties
- Hungry Girl’s favorite way to eat a potato? Twice-baked and stuffed with light cheeses and vegetables
- Potatoes are always in season
So, we encourage you to start taking a look at Hungry Girl and follow the Hungry Girl movement. In fact, you can start by checking out this wonderful recipe for Tater Taquitos from Lisa Lillien: http://www.potatogoodness.com/recipes/tater-taquitos/.