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

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

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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

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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 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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Editorial Reviews

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:
9780451236524
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/01/2012
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
908,237
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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