The Healthy College Cookbook

The Healthy College Cookbook

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by Alexandra Nimetz, Jason Stanley, Emeline Starr, Rachel Holcomb
     
 

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If the pizza-delivery guy is in your apartment more often than your roommate, The Healthy College Cookbook is exactly what you need. With more than 300 recipes created by college students to show novice cooks how to make delicious, nutritious meals that are inexpensive and easy, there’s no excuse not to cook for yourself. Whether you’re a meat

Overview

If the pizza-delivery guy is in your apartment more often than your roommate, The Healthy College Cookbook is exactly what you need. With more than 300 recipes created by college students to show novice cooks how to make delicious, nutritious meals that are inexpensive and easy, there’s no excuse not to cook for yourself. Whether you’re a meat lover, vegetarian, or vegan, you’ll find simple and adaptable recipes for quick breakfasts, portable snacks, fresh lunches, and satisfying dinners. Fuel your studies with some home cooking. 

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Leigh Geiger
This was written by college students for college students with an emphasis on simple, but creative and inexpensive cooking. This is an excellent first cookbook which assumes the reader has almost no cooking experience. It begins with a discussion of cookware and cupboard essentials as well as basic cooking terms from "bake" through "zest." A fairly thorough section describes the taste and uses of the most commonly used herbs and spices. Helpful hints on shopping, preparing, and storing foods are also included. The recipes rarely require more than six to eight ingredients, including salt and pepper. Symbols denote "super quick" and "dorm room favorites." Entries vary from the very basic English muffin pizza to the more creative roasted red pepper and feta salad and "steak a l'orange." All types of courses including breakfasts, appetizers, soups, entrees, side dishes, breads, and desserts are included. There is an emphasis on nutrition, although many of the recipes have high fat content and the nutritional information provided with each recipe does not separate out the saturated fat. However, low fat, low calorie, low cholesterol, and low sodium recipes are highlighted. There is also a separate section on vegetarian meals, as well as symbols for each recipe to indicate those that are vegetarian or vegan. Overall, this is a thorough introductory cookbook. The only major flaw is that it lacks pictures. Some photos of the finished product would be particularly useful for first-time cooks. Reviewer: Leigh Geiger, Ph.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781603420303
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
01/07/2009
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
293
Sales rank:
146,940
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

All Williams College students in Williamstown, Massachusetts, during the production of the first edition, Alexandra Nimetz, Jason Stanley, and Emeline Starr are self-taught cooks who enjoy cooking and eating healthfully. They researched the numerous recipes passed on to them by family and friends, taste-tested each dish, and judged them all according to preparation time, effort, taste, and expense.

All Williams College students in Williamstown, Massachusetts, during the production of the first edition, Alexandra Nimetz, Jason Stanley, and Emeline Starr are self-taught cooks who enjoy cooking and eating healthfully. They researched the numerous recipes passed on to them by family and friends, taste-tested each dish, and judged them all according to preparation time, effort, taste, and expense.

All Williams College students in Williamstown, Massachusetts, during the production of the first edition, Alexandra Nimetz, Jason Stanley, and Emeline Starr are self-taught cooks who enjoy cooking and eating healthfully. They researched the numerous recipes passed on to them by family and friends, taste-tested each dish, and judged them all according to preparation time, effort, taste, and expense.

While a student at the University of Massachusetts, Rachel Holcomb updated The Healthy College Cookbook with new recipes for today’s college students seeking out healthier meal options.

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Healthy College Cookbook 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
While I didn't use this book ALL the time, I found it very helpful for cooking in my first apartment. The Into and Mom's Tips are really great. The only thing lacking is that many of the recipes are meant for four servings. This was a problem since I never cooked for more than one person. Otherwise, this book was a lifesaver!!
jc8382 More than 1 year ago
I gifted this book to a set of twins (I gave them each one book) leaving for two different colleges in two different states. This book is PERFECT for college students and first time cooks because at the beginning of the book there is a list of what someone would need in the kitchen to start cooking! and then, there's a perfect listing of recipes that I wish I had in college- I could have saved a lot of money (and calories) by using this cookbook instead of going to the dining hall or cafeteria!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have the first edition of this cookbook in paperback and I love it so much that when I saw this one on sale, I had to buy it too! I haven't looked through it all yet, but I did notice that part of what I like about the paperback, the "Mom Says" and "Kitchen Quick Tip" sections, just don't show up in this Nook book version, even though those titles are there inside the boxes the rest of the text is supposed to be in. Hopefully that can be corrected at some point, but regardless, it's a great cookbook for anyone who wants to eat healthy (and tasty!) on a budget.
missfoodx More than 1 year ago
Love this cookbook! Started using when I was an undergrad 3 years ago and still use it---for myself, for dishes to take to parties, and even for work (I'm a registered dietitian). I have modified a few recipes to make them slightly healthier, but overall I love the simplicity of it and the nutrition facts for each recipes.
CDSherwood81 More than 1 year ago
I am a mom of two,work outside the home full time, and have been married a while. I still get good use out of this book. I didn't need the how to cooking tips at the beginning, but I was looking to break out of the "pasta AND" rut. While I love trying new recipes, they can be daunting after I get home from work, help with homework, run to activities, etc. These are all good recipes made with simple ingredients that are easily found at any regular grocery store. In fact, I already had a lot of the ingredients on hand. I have to double the recipes for the two serving ones, but with such a short ingredient list it's easy. This is definitely worth the ten bucks.
Melsy4473 More than 1 year ago
this book is really great for new cooks like college age or in my case living in my first place without my parents. The recipies are simple and still very tasty but to top it off very healthy and even have the nutrtion facts at the bottom of every recipe. to top it off the food is cheap and made for 4 people so I normaly feed myself my boyfriend and leave the rest for lunch tomarrow at work. If you have very few cooking skills I segest this highly.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a college student, there are so many times you find yourself thinking 'not the dining hall again!' This book is the perfect way to introduce the college student to other options that dont come in the frozen section. A great gift for any college student!
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5ft2 More than 1 year ago
So, I bought this book a few days ago and have tried three recipes so far. The first was a total flop. There must be an error, but be forewarned, do NOT make the Blueberry Coffee Cake as it comes out as inedible mush--WAY too much water. The other two recipes (mac and cheese and grilled cheese with tomato) were decent for quick lunches or dinners. They were average in taste, but considering the short amount of time it took to make them, I'm okay with that. All in all, it's a nice idea book to get creative with everyday ingredients, but with errors and only average taste, I give it three stars.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book and I loved it. I potatoe gets mad and leaves broccoli to live happily ever after with the pepper, and I hate to ruin the ending but... they boil the lobster. Yep, its a tear jerker.