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KewlBites(TM): 100 Nutritious, Delicious, and Family-Friendly Dishes

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by Reed Alexander
     
 

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As a busy teen star, Reed Alexander's life is a balancing act. Several years ago, as he juggled career commitments and school, he lost sight of how to eat right, became overweight, and as a result, was exhausted and lethargic. Too tired to keep up with his hectic schedule, he decided to reclaim his health by changing his diet. A can-do guy, his first step was to

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As a busy teen star, Reed Alexander's life is a balancing act. Several years ago, as he juggled career commitments and school, he lost sight of how to eat right, became overweight, and as a result, was exhausted and lethargic. Too tired to keep up with his hectic schedule, he decided to reclaim his health by changing his diet. A can-do guy, his first step was to learn how to cook for himself. Unable to find any recipes suited to a teenager's tastes, he rolled up his sleeves and set to work in his kitchen, developing healthy versions of the foods he loves. Along the way, he became a dedicated cook, sharing his culinary discoveries with his fans and friends on his Web site, KewlBites.com.

Since then, Alexander has gained a cultlike following of both teen cooks and their parents. Inspired by the number of lives he has touched, Alexander has created 100 slimmed down, kid-tested, mother-approved alternatives for the foods teens love. In KewlBites(TM), Reed Alexaner improves the health profile of such standard teen fare as sliders, chips, chicken fingers, tacos and fries, and he aims to expand the dinner menu to include such dishes as a Margherita Frittata, Oriental Chop Slaw, and Kewl and Breezy Shrimp Rolls. Throughout, he shares the tips, tricks, and methods he used to strip his favorite dishes of their unhealthy ingredients and replace them with flavorful, nourishing ones. He also offers up advice on how to make a shopping list, navigate the grocery store, and choose the freshest ingredients possible.

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From the Publisher

“Reed Alexander is an important partner to the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, and this new book reinforces his commitment to the health and well-being of young Americans. Full of recipes and anecdotes for a healthier lifestyle, KewlBites is more than a cookbook--it's a valuable guide for a new generation.” —President Bill Clinton

“My daughters just adore anything Reed does! A role model and inspiration to kids everywhere, Reed proves healthy eating can be delicious and easy with this creative compilation of better-for-you recipes that the whole family can enjoy.” —Melissa d'Arabian

KewlBites is not only a must-have manual for the busy parent but also a wonderful way for kids to learn how to make delicious and nutritious meals. Huge kudos to Reed Alexander for making healthy eating fun!” —Joy Bauer, NBC Nutrition Correspondent

“I am a big fan of inviting the kids into the kitchen and that is why I love Reed's KewlBites. The recipes are easy and healthy, perfect to cook as a family! But most importantly, they are 'simply delicioso.'” —Ingrid Hoffmann, Food Network/Univision Star and Author

“I've known Reed since he was 13--first as an incredible actor (and human!)--and now as a spectacular young adult and chef. He's brilliant, energetic, fun and inspirational! Reed's recipes are fresh and easy, and they're great for kids as well as the rest of the family. Go, Reed--YOU ROCK!!!!” —Hungry Girl Lisa Lillien

“[KewlBites] features tons of fun recipes.” —Seventeen.com

“Alexander is getting serious cred from his elders for being if not the voice of his peers, at least the proverbial stomach…The vibe [of KewlBites] is fun, casual…There are some fun snack treats…Most teens should be able to make Alexander's recipes with minimal adult supervision…His advice is delivered with a comforting confidence…If anyone can get today's teenager to eat better, it will likely be a fellow teen.” —Chicago Tribune

“It's not just "kiddie food" like sliders and cupcakes – although you'll find recipes for those, too--there are some quite sophisticated dishes [in KEWLBITES]” —The Examiner

“Tasty, kid-friendly food appropriate for the whole family” —Newsday

“The recipes, for every meal and every occasion, are meant to be quick and easy, healthy and tasty, with liberal helpings of natural and unsweetened fruits, vegetables and other ingredients.” —Sun-Sentinel

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609615109
Publisher:
Rodale Press, Inc.
Publication date:
09/03/2013
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
416,911
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author


REED ALEXANDER has played Nevel on the hit show iCarly since 2007. He is the creator of KewlBites.com, and is the official spokesperson for the Clinton Foundation's Alliance for a Healthier Genreation, through which his recipes have been launched in more than 30,000 schools. He regularly appears at food festivals and conferences as well as on national TV outlets including the Today show, CNN, Fox News, and Good Morning America Health to promote his healthy message. He lives in Boca Raton, FL.

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Kewl Bites: 100 Nutritious, Delicious, and Family-Friendly Dishes 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: KewiBites (TM) Author: Reed Alexander Publisher: Rodale Inc./Rodale Books Published: 9-3-2013 ISBN: 978-1-6096-1510-9 E-Book ASIN: B00AFULIOW Pages: 222 Genre: Food &amp; Wine Tags: Cookbook Reed Alexander's hope for encouraging healthier eating habits drew him to writing this cookbook of more than 100 delicious recipes to tempt you and your family to more healthier eating choices. There are recipes to cover every meal to show that with a few slight changes your favorite types of foods can be good for you without sacrificing taste and flavor. Just because you are eating healthier does not mean you need to give up your favorite &quot;junk&quot; foods such as Pizza. Desserts are not off the menu either. Reed shows you how to make Fig and Apple bars for your snack time. Which if served warm with frozen yogurt makes a great dessert course. I could personally die happy with the Carrot Cupcakes or the apple pot pies or the Blueberry Crumble. Can you tell I have a sweet tooth? Then again I loved the way my kitchen smelled while cooking the Rustic Roasted Chicken, not to mention the way the family raved about how good it tasted the night I served it at dinner well as the Grilled Summer Vegetable Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette. You need to try the Plum Chutney. Well to be honest you can be like me and try them all. Which I am doing one or two at a time. So far I have not found one that has a the same flavor and taste as anything I have made similar to the dish. Pick up a copy today and check out these great recipes on your family tonight. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have. Just remember Easting healthy does not mean eating bland and boring.