Flat Belly Diet! Cookbook

Overview

Belly fat is not only unsightly, it's deadly; it has been linked to a long list of adverse health conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, and breast cancer. Prevention's Flat Belly Diet, a revolutionary plan that's already helped more than one million people lose weight around their middles, may help target dangerous belly fat with monounsaturated fats (better known as MUFAs)—found in delicious foods like nuts and seeds, vegetable oils, olives, avocados, and dark ...

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Overview

Belly fat is not only unsightly, it's deadly; it has been linked to a long list of adverse health conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, and breast cancer. Prevention's Flat Belly Diet, a revolutionary plan that's already helped more than one million people lose weight around their middles, may help target dangerous belly fat with monounsaturated fats (better known as MUFAs)—found in delicious foods like nuts and seeds, vegetable oils, olives, avocados, and dark chocolate.

"The food...tastes so good, and there's so much of it!"

On the Flat Belly Diet, it's important to enjoy these foods, in the right amounts, with every meal. The Flat Belly Diet! Cookbook makes that easy. All of the recipes were carefully developed to make sure every meal includes just the right amount of MUFAs and meets the plan's 400-calorie guideline, so readers can mix and match meals to suit their taste. And there's no need to count calories. All the work has already been done!

"I had to get over all those years of denying myself.... I'm so excited by this diet."

Packed with 200 dishes that feature these scrumptious fat-fighting MUFA-rich foods, as well as more than 50 lush photographs, this book gives readers plenty to whet their appetites:

-Great-to-wake-up-to dishes like Banana Pancakes with Walnut Honey and Eggs Florentine with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

-International favorites like Thai Corn and Crab Soup and Caribbean Chicken Salad

-Cozy comfort food like Spaghetti with Roasted Cauliflower and Olives and Turkey Meat Loaf with Walnuts and Sage

-Quick, satisfying snacks like Tex-Mex Snack Mix, Peanut Butter Spirals, and Nutty Chicken Nuggets

-Sweet treats like Super-Rich Chocolate Cake with Maple Frosting and Peach and Blueberry Tart with Pecan Crust

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Editorial Reviews

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Don't look now, but your belly fat is killing you. Not only is a jiggling midriff wince-inducing, it also puts you at increased risk for heart disease, diabetes, and several other potential health calamities. Prevention editor-in-chief Liz Vaccariello and nutrition director Cynthia Sass trimmed a million waists and ascended numerous bestseller lists with their Flat Belly Diet! plan. Now they're back by popular request with a cookbook perfectly shaped to tummy-flattening specifications. Its 200-plus breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert recipes can set you on the track to better looks and great longevity.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605299556
  • Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/18/2009
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 214,175
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

LIZ VACCARIELLO is the senior vice president and editor-in-chief of Prevention, the #1 healthy lifestyle brand and the ninth-largest magazine in the nation, with more than 11 million readers. She resides in New Jersey.

CYNTHIA SASS, MPH, RD, Prevention's former nutrition director, has more than 15 years of experience helping people lose weight.

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Recipe

Banana Pancakes with Walnut Honey

Who needs syrup? Honey and walnuts make the perfect sweet and crunchy topping for these sensational pancakes.

PANCAKES:
1 1/3 cups Easy Pancake Mix*
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup low-fat buttermilk
1/4 cup water
1 egg
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large banana, halved lengthwise and cut into thin slices
1/2 cup fresh raspberries

WALNUT HONEY:
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
1/3 cup honey
1 tablespoon water

1. To prepare the pancakes: Combine the pancake mix and cinnamon in a large bowl. Combine the buttermilk, water, egg, oil, and vanilla extract in a separate bowl. Whisk into the pancake mix and stir until smooth. Fold in the banana. Set aside.

2. To prepare the walnut honey: Combine the walnuts, honey, and water in a small bowl.

3. Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and set over medium heat. Add the pancake batter in scant 1/4 cupfuls and cook, in batches, for about 2 minutes or until the pancakes have puffed and the undersides are lightly browned. Turn the pancakes and cook for about 2 minutes longer or until lightly browned. Serve with the walnut honey and raspberries.

Number of Servings: 4 (3 pancakes each)

Total Time: 30

MUFA: Walnuts

Nutrition Per Serving
425 calories
10 g protein
67 g carbohydrates
15 g fat
2 g saturated fat
55 mg cholesterol
387 mg sodium
5 g fiber

MAKE IT A FLAT BELLY DIET MEAL A single serving of this recipe counts as a Flat Belly Diet meal without any add-ons!

*Easy Pancake Mix
If you like using store-bought, trans-free pancake mixes, by all means go ahead and add 2 tablespoons of nuts per serving to enjoy a Flat Belly Diet breakfast. But if you want to try something new, this handy make-ahead mix contains more fiber and can serve double duty for waffles and fruit crepes.

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
6 tablespoons yellow cornmeal
6 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Combine the all-purpose flour, pastry flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl and mix well. Store in a cool, dry place.

Number of Servings: 12
Calories: 150.5
Monosaturated Fat (g): .1 Total Sugars (g): 6.3 Calories from Fat (kcal): 4.9
Cholesterol (mg):
Sugar Alcohol (g):
Calories from Sat Fat (g): .4
Sodium (mg): 325.3
Protein (g): 3.4
Total Fat (g): .5
Potassium (mg): 28
Vitamin A: (mg) 8.5
Carbohydrates (g): 32.4
Other Carbs (g): 14.4
Calcium (g): 70.3
Dietary Fiber (g): 2.2
Iron (mg): 1
Polyunsaturated Fat (g): .1
Soluble Fiber (g): .3
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  • Posted August 20, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Good as a resource

    Hi. As a fitness professional, I have picked up ALOT of diet and exercise books over the past years. So, when I saw this one, it intrigued me. I have to say that I do like the recipes---they are fulfilling, easy to follow, and healthier than their fattier, typically made counterparts. So, I enjoyed this as a cookbook, and will recommend it as such to my clients...with a stipulation--- use it as a life-altering resource, not as a quick-fix tool. People need to look at fitness as a lifetime choice, not a "how much weight can I lose in a the shortest amount of time". THAT is how roller-coaster diet and fitness programs take shape. That is why I now give out free copies of "Build Your Mind, Your Body Will Follow" to ALL of my new clients. It is such an easy, yet powerful read that has helped my clients (and friends) stick to their healthy lifestyle choices, get leaner, stronger, and healthier---all by readjusting their mindsets.

    12 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2009

    Great Little Cookbook!

    I bought this cookbook and use it all the time. The recipes are simple and tasty. Most are easy to prepare after a day at work. This is not a gourmet cookbook by any means but a source of good, practical, quick-to-prepare everyday recipes. I don't know about the validity of the 'flat belly' claims, but this cookbook gets a lot of use in my kitchen.

    7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 26, 2009

    eh...not bad a few good recipes

    I loved the Flat Belly Diet book, but the Flat Belly Cookbook not so much. The recipes are not as user friendly as the recipes in the Diet book. I don't think this was made for anyone who has to cook for a family with children. Many of the flavor combinations just seem weird. I was looking for a cookbook that would take some of the old stand-bys and make them MUFA friendly. Most of the ingredients in this book are not something I would keep in the pantry or freezer so it seems labor intensive. The meals in this whole series also seems either extremely fast (grab and go)or they are a search for weird, expensive specialty ingredients and then starting from scratch. I was hoping for a middle ground and this is not it.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 24, 2010

    Buy the Flat belly diet today and you will get heart disease

    I got carried away during the holidays and went to buy the Flat Belly diet and the cook book. What a waste of money! The diet book is very disorganized, reads poorly, and includes fake foods. The foreword is by Oprah's magazine doctor, Dr. David Katz, who is a chairman of the nutrition department at Yale. This could give you reaasurance, but no, he is a total idiot. I got sucked into buying one of his books 3 years ago, the Flavor Point diet and he recommends margarine. Hasn't he heard about trans fats? I did, and I' m not a doctor. Anyway, back to the Flat Belly diet, they also recommend margarine, and fake foods. Their cook book, OF of course is the same, processed foods and margarine. The recipes may be yummy for many suckers here, but they are plain dangerous. Thanks, I am returning both.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Good recipes.

    I was looking for a cookbook that would allow me to eat something with some taste and I finally found it with this. The recipes are tasty and not too complicated. It's a great addition to any cookbook library, esp. if one wants to lose belly fat.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2009

    Delicious!

    My husband and children have devoured and enjoyed every recipe I've made. I've been complimented on my cooking and that always feels good. It's easy to follow, not too time consuming and overall very delicious. I can't wait for the next one!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 4, 2009

    Easy to use meal reference

    I enjoyed the first Flat Belly recipes and wanted more and this has a lot of good choices. They are not too hard to make but you do have to substitute ingredients or adjust sizes depending on the products available in your area. In substituting I try to keep in mind the ideas behind the diet explained in the first book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 28, 2009

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    Great Life style changes in this book!

    I have been on this diet for 3 weeks and it is life changing and healthy if you stick with it. The recipes are delicious and filling. Eat your MUFAS as they direct you to and all of your unhealthy snacking habits start disapearing! The Sassy water that they introduce you to is very good and we keep that in our refrigerator all the time!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 26, 2011

    It's hard to believe the recipes taste as good as they look but they do

    Added this to my Flat Belly Diet book and program guide and after losing 11 lbs & 5 in in the 32 days of the diet, I'm absolutely in love with not a diet but the healthiest and best tasting eating plan ever.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2011

    Typos with the ebook.

    The cookbook would be great if the e-version did not have ? Marks in place of quantity needed in recipes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Flat Belly Diet Cookbook

    So far so good. I have lost 7 pounds in 10 days. The food is amazing. There have only been a couple of meals that I didn't like. Not to my taste. Easy to follow recipes and photos are appealing. Using the Journal really helps you stay on track. Honey Walnut Banana Pancakes...YUM!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2010

    Great book

    I really enjoy this book. It has a lot of great recipes and so many of them are so yummy. I've made 3 recipes so far and I am very pleased. I think anyone would enjoy this book as much as me. Great information too, not just recipes, on what kind of fats are good for you and whats not. Very happy with it.

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  • Posted February 13, 2010

    The BEST

    I've given this cookbook to ALL my family members & can't wait for the 2010 cookbook to come out. It was sometimes hard to find the spices, but it's worth the search! Every recipe has been delicious--even my hard-to-please husband has liked everything I've prepared from these recipes.

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  • Posted January 4, 2010

    Flat Belly Diet

    I haven't tried it yet, but I have looked all through the book and can't wait to try it. The recipes sound yummy.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2010

    Great info

    Book gives basic information about the plan plus has some great recipies. It has been helpful on making good choices even if not using the recipies.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2009

    Average to mediocre

    Not worth the money. Very disappointing. Would not recommend. It might be good for a beginner cook.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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