It's been about a year since I started this blog. A lot has changed for me since then, but what hasn't changed is my love for Hungry Girl recipes. While I currently have very limited time to write my blog, I am keeping it available so you can use it as a resource for Hungry Girl recipe reviews. Since most of my time goes towards my two jobs, my family, and training for a half marathon, my posting will be limited for the time being.
PER SERVING (1 cup): 3 Points+
131 calories, 1g fat, 515mg sodium, 25g carbs, 6.5g fiber, 7g sugars, 6.5g protein
The recipe: "Hungry Girl 1-2-3", pages 176 - 177
I have been pretty fortunate that out of all the many
recipes I have made for this blog, there have only been a small number that I
did not care for.This recipe is one of
them.It did not taste good at all.
While putting all of the ingredients into the crock pot, I
was already a little skeptical about how the pumpkin would taste in it.But, there have been other recipes that had
pumpkin added to it that turned out great.You actually can’t really taste the pumpkin, since it gets lost amongst
the other flavors in the chili.What you
do taste, however, is the pumpkin pie spice.That alone is what ruined this recipe for me.
The pumpkin pie spice just doesn’t work in this chili.It is a fairly spicy chili, which I am okay
with, but that heat along with the pumpkin pie spice is just too big of a
contrast.When I taste pumpkin pie
spice, I think of sweet things, such as pumpkin lattes, eggnog, and, of course,
pumpkin pie.I definitely don’t think of
a hot and spicy chili, which is why I think it was just plain gross to me.I even went back to try it again several hours
later, just to see if the flavors tasted better after having sat for a while,
but it was no better.
The most unfortunate part of this recipe, besides it being pretty
much inedible, is that there is so much of it.I now have 11 cup-size servings of something I really don’t like.I hate throwing away food, but I dislike this
so much that I may actually have to put this down the drain.I had my husband taste it just to be sure
that it wasn’t just me, and he actually spit out his one bite.
There are other Hungry Girl chili recipes that are much
better.Definitely skip this one!