Saturday, November 15, 2014

THE SKINNYTASTE COOKBOOK by Gina Homolka with Heather K. Jones R.D.

“Once I was in my twenties, those days of eating whatever I wanted without worrying about weight gain soon came to an end, as pregnancy, children, a slower metabolism, and a love for eating out led to weight gain.”

Gina Homolka says “I uncovered the secret formula to kitchen and waistline success” in the introduction of her cookbook filled with recipes that “you skinny-fy on dishes you already love.” She has teamed with Heather K. Jones, Registered Dietician for a collection of 150 fantastic ‘skinny-fied’ dishes sure to please any palate.

There are good tips included in each recipe for freezer friendly storage, if feasible and recipe key symbol denoting vegetarian, gluten-free, slow cooker, or quick cooking (30 minutes or less). In addition, a nutritional value key guide is listed for those counting calories, watching cholesterol levels, sugar intake and sodium consumption. The many familiar recipe instructions are easy to follow and prepare with adjustments to ‘skinny-fy’ for a healthy version of your favorites.

Some of my favorites I will prepare are:

Sunny Mornings: Make-Ahead Western Omelet “Muffins”
Skinny-licious Soups & Chilis: Slow-Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup
Sandwiches on the Lighter Side: Greek Salad Pita Pizza
Skinny-Bites: Loaded Nacho Potato Skins

There are numerous recipes I will try from this great cookbook but are too many to list here.

The Skinnytaste Cookbook is full of great recipes and according to the ingredients is flavorful, easy in preparation, and recommended for everyone who want or need everyday healthy recipe suggestions without sacrificing taste or time in the kitchen. The Skinnytaste Cookbook is worth every penny of purchase price and receives a 5-star rating in my cooking kitchen!

I received this book free from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest opinion in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission Guidelines.

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