Extra Lean Family: Get Lean and Achieve Your Family's Best Health Ever [NOOK Book]

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 Facing the reality that a third of the nation’s children are overweight, Mario Lopez developed a plan with one simple understanding: what you eat affects those closest to you. As a proud new father, Mario is committed to helping his family start on the right foot when it comes to what they eat by applying the principles of Extra Lean to the household. 

In Extra Lean Family, Mario shows you how to use rules from his New York Times bestseller Extra Lean to broaden the ...

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Extra Lean Family: Get Lean and Achieve Your Family's Best Health Ever

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Overview

 Facing the reality that a third of the nation’s children are overweight, Mario Lopez developed a plan with one simple understanding: what you eat affects those closest to you. As a proud new father, Mario is committed to helping his family start on the right foot when it comes to what they eat by applying the principles of Extra Lean to the household. 

In Extra Lean Family, Mario shows you how to use rules from his New York Times bestseller Extra Lean to broaden the spectrum of foods your family eats and maintain your best health by cooking nourishing, quick, and delicious meals. Take charge of your food, control the quality and preparation of your meals, and consistently achieve lean results with:

Simple, delicious recipes that can be prepared in 20 minutes or less
Double-duty options, offering two quick meal variations with the same ingredients 
Metabolism boosting and nutritious snacks to combat hunger between meals 
Weekly grocery lists and easy tips for efficient meal preparation 
Practical steps to control your metabolism and maintain target weight

Extra Lean Family
is full of delectable, healthy recipes that can be served for quick meals the entire household will love.



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He's the host of TV's Extra and MTV's America's Best Dance Crew; he's been a film star and the runner-up on Dancing with The Stars; but Mario Lopez is also a busy father with a stress-inducing schedule. The urgency of eating right and staying trim inspired him to write his bestselling Extra Lean. In this new abundant resource, he applies his Extra Lean philosophy to family eating. Extra Lean Family contains essential info to convert your household fast food fanatics into a trim and healthy team. This 300+-page book contains grocery lists; food prep ideas; dozens of recipes that can be prepared in 20 minutes or less; snack ideas; a food journal; nutritional guidelines; and more. A one-stop kitchen tutorial for caring moms and dads.

Publishers Weekly
Lopez is back with over 50 simple snacks, meals, and desserts to expand repertoires and shrink waistbands. Even non-followers of the author's Extra Lean program will add new lower-calorie meals to their recipe box. And followers will appreciate basic cooking instructions for each dish and charts breaking down carbs, protein, and fat. As for the dishes, once dieters have embraced apples, peanut butter, hummus, and carrots-snacks they'll eat regularly-Lopez offers variety with dishes like Ginger Garlic Shrimp, Veggie Quesadillas, and Orange-Glazed Salmon with Brown Rice and Roasted Broccoli. Readers hoping for speed will find it, but many recipes, such as Pancakes with Strawberry Sauce and Banana-Coconut Muffins, require extra prep time. A father himself, Lopez does an admirable job of including kid-friendly recipes and suggestions for dealing with picky eaters. Busy families will appreciate his once-a-week shopping lists and tips for leftovers, ensuring no ingredient goes to waste. Though he occasionally attacks portions in order to fit his "low-cal" tag-one lunch is just a PB&J and a glass of skim milk-harried cooks who want to keep it healthy could do a lot worse.
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Kirkus Reviews

Actor Lopez expands his cookbook series to encompass families.

A new father, the author shares sage advice for parents about the importance of diet and nutritional awareness for their children. While his first book,Extra Lean, focused on balancing carbohydrates, fats, proteins and portion size, here Lopez introduces more mindful food choices via a three-part regimen of understanding, preparing and applying his lean-family principles to everyday life.Other sections describe how food influences metabolism and why carbohydrates are so addictive, and the author stresses the importance of Omega acids, fiber, water intake and keeping a food journal. Lopez's comprehensive five-week meal plan includes a grocery list, time-saving tips and food suggestions heavy on fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Big-dish dinners include Spicy Turkey Chili, "Paella-Style" Chicken and Rice and Bacon and Cheddar Macaroni Casserole—all healthfully reinvented. Curry-Roasted Shrimp with Cashew Couscous, Ginger-Garlic Shrimp and Chili-Rubbed Pork Chops tempt with the robust flavors of cumin, curry and lime juice. For the blander palate, recipes for Homemade Fish Sticks made with cod and cornflakes, omelets and turkey meatloaf are offered alongside several realistic dessert recipes—e.g., premium ice cream is encouraged for sundaes, just limit the portion size. Outside of graphs and nutrient charts, the visuals are not the book's strong point. Mundane photos of baby carrots, eggs and sliced bread hardly complement Lopez's stock, stiffly posed photographs. However, the author effectively demonstrates how parents can effectively coach their children about healthy snacks, vitamins and how to "dejunk" life.

A must-have for Lopez fans, but this one's written for families who want better control over the dining-room table.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101537114
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 5/3/2011
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 892,487
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Mario Lopez
Mario Lopez is currently the host of the long-running entertainment program Extra, and Randy Jackson Presents America’s Best Dance Crew. In 2008, People named him “Sexiest Bachelor,” and he competed as one of America’s favorite contestants in Dancing with the Stars and debuted on Broadway in A Chorus Line.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Understand Extra Lean Family 9

Chapter 2 Prepare for Extra Lean Family 33

Chapter 3 Maintain Extra Lean Family 51

Chapter 4 The Five-Week Meal Plan 63

Chapter 5 Extra Lean Family Nutrition for Happy and Healthy Kids 209

Chapter 6 Other Helpful Tips 231

Conclusion 247

Index 253

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2014

    READ THIS

    He is in saved by the bell

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2012

    Easy to follow

    This is a great book for anyone who is looking to cut calories and don't know where or how to begin.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2012

    Highly recommend

    The book is awesome! The recipes are easy o follow and delicious.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2011

    Sounds good!

    I just finished reading this entire book....recipes and all. This book contained all information that i already knew. Just the basics of eating healthy. Portion control, healthier carb choices, eating a variety of different foods in small meals throughout the day. I havent started following the plan yet, but i intend to. What i really like about it is the week by week grocery lists and meal plans. I hate making a menu and shipping list so this could help alot. I also like thatvall the meals and snacks are designed for a family of four. I think this a a great addition to your healthy eating/lifestyle bookshelf.

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    Posted June 25, 2011

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