HUNGRY GIRL HAPPY HOUR: 75 Recipes for Amazingly Fantastic Guilt-Free Cocktails &
Party Foods, by Lisa Lillien. St. Martin's Griffin,
$14.99, 155 pp.
Just in time for summer, Woodmere native Lillien - whose Hungry Girl persona has spawned three bestsellers - has ideas for keeping your cocktail parties low-cal.
And Lillien - "She's not a nutritionist, she's just hungry!" touts her cover bio - is not above calling her recipes "FANTASTIC" and "AWESOME."
Despite her frequent gushing, Lillien's photo shows she's well over 21 - but she reminds us to drink responsibly and choose a designated driver.
A White Russian in a bar could be 270 calories - Hungry Girl's version is just 132.
THE BOTTOM LINE
Would you really bother making an Orange Creamsicle Martini (109 calories)? Maybe not. But you might enjoy "De-Pudged Pigs in a Blanket" (134 calories) or "Super Skinny Skins" (160). Or, you could just serve veggies with low-fat dip and wine spritzers - and call it a party.