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1,000 Low-Calorie Recipes

It’s like getting 5 cookbooks in 1!

1,000 Low-Calorie Recipes by Jackie Newgent, RDN (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012) features great-tasting “real” cuisine under 500 calories. (And most recipes provide less than 300 calories a serving!) The exciting compendium can be considered a dieter’s recipe “bible.” It will support weight loss books and programs as a recipe resource. And it’s equally ideal for anyone desiring a fit lifestyle—even when weight loss is not a goal. How is this different than other low-calorie cookbooks? Deliciousness is its most important feature.

As a natural culinary nutritionist, Jackie’s philosophy is that if you prepare a nutritious recipe that’s tasteless or otherwise unsatisfying, chances are you’ll probably not make it again. She wants you to desire these recipes again and again—to best help you stay fit and manage weight in the long run, not just for the time being. She wants you to be able to serve these dishes to everyone. You can and should expect your food to be enjoyable even when—and perhaps especially when—eating healthfully.

In addition to being high-flavored, the enticing dishes within 1,000 Low-Calorie Recipes focus on filling ingredients with a contemporary edge. And they’re simple to follow. The recipes are not specifically low in fat or low in sodium … just cleverly lower in calories than you otherwise might expect. Jackie prefers to call it “calorie friendly!” The health strategy is about adding nutritional richness. This is accomplished mainly by boosting plant foods—fresh, vibrant, colorful, appealing plant foods. The result is: mouth-watering cuisine … naturally.

Whether trying to manage weight or follow a healthier lifestyle, 1,000 Low-Calorie Recipes is a must-have. What better way to stay inspired to eat well than to have a seemingly endless supply of recipes? You, your family, and your friends will savor this inviting cookbook that … at the end of the day … is essentially about simply good cooking. The dishes will have appeal to your tastebuds and waistline for years to come.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012