Book Nook: Slim down with 'Hungry Girl Happy Hour'

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REVIEW

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.

 

THE SCOOP

A White Russian in a bar could be 270 calories - Hungry Girl's version is just 132.

 

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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.

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