More Healthy Homestyle Cooking: Family Favorites You'll Make Again and Again


200 all-new recipe makeovers.

The Queen of easy home cooking serves up more than 200 outrageously good recipes. And they're good for you!

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200 all-new recipe makeovers.

The Queen of easy home cooking serves up more than 200 outrageously good recipes. And they're good for you!

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Let's face it. If we had our druthers, we'd all like to eat more healthful foods and live healthier lifestyles. We'd like to meet the daily requirements of 3-5 servings of vegetables, 2-4 servings of fruits, and 2-3 servings of dairy and calcium-rich foods. And we certainly all wish we had more time in our frantic lives to spend with our families to enjoy freshly prepared wholesome foods at dinner time.

Unfortunately, real life doesn't always make room (or time) for proper nutrition. But, thankfully for us, Evelyn Tribole, author of the bestselling Healthy Homestyle Cooking, has come to the rescue —again. Taking her mantra of "taste, taste, taste" and recipe makeovers to another level, More Healthy Homestyle Cooking: Family Favorites You'll Make Again and Again is a mouth- watering collection of 200 delicious recipes for appetizers, main courses, side dishes, desserts and slow- cooker favorites that take flavor to new heights while still maintaining strong nutritional principles.

Tribole, a nutritionist with a consulting practice in Southern California, unabashedly admits that she loves food. While realizing the importance of nutrition, she also knows that nothing is as crucial as good taste. "Who cares how good a meal is nutritionally," she says, "if it doesn't taste good?" To that end, she takes dishes normally higher in fat and does a "makeover" for each recipe, all without sacrificing taste. For example, Thai-Style Pizza uses less peanut butter in the sauce along with reduced fat mozzarella, while Asian Super Slaw uses replaces vegetable oil with pineapple juice and sesame oil.

And if incredible taste isn't appealing enough, Tribole offers a score of wonderful dishes that can be prepared in 15 minutes or less. Spicy Garlic Shrimp and Shortcut Cheddar Soup are both delicious timesavers that are guaranteed to give home cooks more time with the family. Even recipes that require a bit more time are simple, straightforward and reassuringly uncomplicated. And, of course, Tribole, long famous for her desserts, indulges our sweet tooths with tempting treats such as Strawberry Cheesecake and a decadent Sacher Torte.

A nutrition scorecard gives before-and-after information on calories and fat content, and each recipe contains cholesterol, sodium and fiber information. Helpful tips abound, from a guide to making over any recipe and advice on substitutions and reduced-fat foods to information on the latest nutritional data along with ways to increase nutritional content in your favorite foods. Vivid full-color photographs round out a volume that is sure to be a useful addition to kitchens everywhere.

The author of Eating on the Run, Intuitive Eating, Stealth Health, and Healthy Homestyle Desserts, Evelyn Tribole, M.S., R.D. is also well-known to many as the former nutritional expert on Good Morning America, and her "Recipe Makeover" column has appeared in Shape magazine for more than ten years.

From the Publisher
"Tribole has done it again! Now there is no excuse not to eat healthy. Whether you're time-challenged, cooking phobic, health-conscious, or just ready for a change of taste, this book is for you. Even my kids loved the recipes!"—Elizabeth Somer, R.D., author of Food & Mood

"Evelyn is innovative, creative, and crystal clear in everything she does. She doesn't follow trends; she sets them!"—Graham Kerr, author and international culinary consultant

"You may never have to open another cookbook again! More Healthy Homestyle Cooking combines flavor, health, and convenience. Plus, it's filled with usable, down-to-earth tips."—Debra Waterhouse, R.D., author of Outsmarting the Midlife Fat Cell

"Once again, Evelyn has created quick, great-tasting, healthy food that the whole family will enjoy. Plus, she reveals her secrets in every recipe!"—Mindy Hermann, R.D., children's nutrition columnist and coauthor of The American Medical Association Family Health Cookbook

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In this follow-up to her 1994 bestseller Healthy Homestyle Cooking, Tribole continues to teach readers how to lighten up a varied assortment of family-pleasing dishes by using a smart collection of replacement ingredients and a refreshing dash of common sense. Don't cut out the mascarpone and cocoa so essential for tiramisu, she urges; pair them with fat-free cream cheese and sponge cake, swirled with frozen light whipped topping. Appetizers, entr es, "fixings," desserts and baked goods have all been revamped the Tribole way, and she tells exactly how she did it in two information-packed introductory chapters (one featuring helpful "conversion" charts--change coconut flakes to coconut extract and save 337 calories!). Each recipe has a "nutritional scorecard" totaling fat and calories before and after; tricks for making changes (such as using fruit puree for shortening in cakes); and a complete nutritional analysis. Some selections are naturally light and easy--Broiled Sole with Olive Topping or Portobello Pizzas (the caps serve as "crusts"). Others, like Chicken Kiev, demand more tinkering. If the goal is to have your Cheesy Green Enchiladas and eat them, too, then Tribole's methods will be great weapons in the battle against the bulge. (Oct.) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
Library Journal
Tribole is the author of Shape magazine's "Recipe Makeovers" column (but only one of these recipes appeared there), and her first Healthy Homestyle Cooking title has sold more than a million copies. For each recipe, she gives a "Nutrition Scorecard" listing calories and fat before and after her low-fat, low-calorie, low-cholesterol, high-fiber makeover. Many of the recipes are somewhat old-fashioned--Orange-Pineapple Fluff Gelatin, Chicken Kiev (though now stuffed with light Muenster cheese instead of herbed butter), Creamed Tuna on Toast--and the low-fat/no-fat substitutions make others seem like a shadow of their former selves. Obviously, however, there will be a good deal of demand. Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781579546632
  • Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/23/2002
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 796,171
  • Product dimensions: 7.28 (w) x 8.72 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author

Evelyn Tribole, M.S., R.D., is the author of six books on cooking and health, including Intuitive Eating and Healthy Homestyle Cooking, which sold over one million copies. Her popular "Recipe Makeover" column has appeared in Shape magazine for more than a decade, and she was the 1994-95 nutrition expert on Good Morning America. In 1995, she received the American Dietetic Association's national award for excellence in private practice and consultation. She lives in Irvine, California, with her husband and two children.

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Table of Contents

Nutrition Update
Recipe Makeover Secrets: New and Tried-and-True
Homestyle Bakery
Brunch Specials
Nibbles for One or a Crowd
15-Minute Meals
Relax while It Cooks
Homestyle Beef and Pork
Finger-Lickin' Chicken and Turkey
Family-Pleasing Meatless Meals
Salads Big and Small
Fixings and Trimmings
Best-Loved Desserts
Conversion Chart
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Linguine with Peppers and Sausage

Made with red, green, and yellow bell peppers, this colorful dish is a staple in our house, especially on busy nights. The turkey sausage gives it robust flavor. Calories, fat, and cholesterol were reduced by:
  • Using turkey sausage, and less of it
  • Eliminating the wine
  • Slightly reducing the amount of Parmesan cheese
  • Increasing the amount of peppers to make up for less sausage

12 ounces dried linguine
1/2 pound hot or sweet lean Italian turkey sausage, casings removed
1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, chopped ½ teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/3 A cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Cook the linguine according to the package directions. Drain.

Meanwhile, lightly coat a large nonstick skillet with nonstick spray and warm over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and cook, breaking up the meat and stirring, for 5 minutes, or until no longer pink.

Add the bell peppers, onion, garlic, salt, and black pepper. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes, or until tender.

Add the linguine to the skillet and toss to mix. Stir in the cheese and serve immediately.

Makes 4 servings

Per serving: 476 calories, 23 g protein, 73 g carbohydrates, 10 g fat, 3 g saturated fat, 73 mg cholesterol, 789 mg sodium, 2 g fiber

Thai-Style Chicken Pizza

These individual pizzas are a hit. I prefer using leftover chicken, but canned chicken works surprisingly well, thanks to the bold flavor of the peanut sauce. Ready-to-go shredded carrots are easy to find in the produce section of the grocery store. Calories, fat, cholesterol, and sodium were reduced and fiber was boosted by:
  • Using less peanut butter
  • Using reduced-fat mozzarella cheese
  • Using reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • Using whole wheat tortillas

4 whole wheat flour tortillas (10" diameter)
1/2 cup smooth natural-style peanut butter
3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon seasoned rice vinegar
1 1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast or 1 can white chicken meat (10 ounces)
1 cup bean sprouts, rinsed
1 small carrot, shredded, or ½ cup packaged shredded carrots
1 1/2 cups shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese (6 ounces)

Preheat the oven to 400 F. Arrange the tortillas on a baking sheet.

In a medium bowl, mix together the peanut butter, soy sauce, honey, and vinegar until smooth. Spread half of the mixture on the tortillas.

Add the chicken to the remaining peanut butter mixture and toss to coat. Spoon the chicken over the tortillas and top with layers of sprouts, carrots, and cheese.

Bake for 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted. Remove from the oven and cut each pizza into quarters.

Makes 4 pizzas

Per pizza: 409 calories, 35 g protein, 40 g carbohydrates, 15 g fat, 35 g saturated fat, 55 mg cholesterol, 921 mg sodium, 4 g fiber

Whipped Candied Brandied Yams

The combination of orange juice, brandy, and pecans makes this dish irresistible. It s perfect for holidays, but try it anytime. Calories, fat, and cholesterol were reduced by:
  • Reducing the amount of brown sugar and brandy
  • Using egg whites in place of whole eggs
  • Eliminating the butter in the yam mixture


1 can yams (40 ounces), drained
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
2 tablespoons brandy or 1 teaspoon rum extract
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 egg whites

1/3 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons light butter
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup chopped pecans

TO MAKE THE YAMS: Preheat the oven to 350 F In a large bowl, using an electric mixer set on medium speed, beat the yams for 2 minutes, or until well-mashed. Beat in the brown sugar, orange juice concentrate, brandy or rum extract, cornstarch, vanilla extract, and salt. Add the egg whites and beat until smooth. Transfer to a shallow 2-quart baking dish and smooth the surface.

TO MAKE THE TOPPING: In a microwaveable bowl, combine the brown sugar, butter, and cinnamon. Microwave on high power for 30 seconds, or until melted. Stir until blended.

Scatter the pecans over the yams and drizzle with the topping. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the topping is golden and bubbly.

Makes 8 servings

Per serving: 256 calories, 4 g protein, 50 g carbohydrates, 4 g fat, 0.5 g saturated fat, 4 mg cholesterol, 129 mg sodium, 4 g fiber

Recipe(s) from More Healthy Homestyle Cooking by Evelyn Tribole (Rodale Press; October 2000; $29.95/hardcover)
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2010

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    Picked this book up off the showcase table one day. Looked it over with a cup of Starbucks coffee in the cafe. It didn't take long to know I couldn't walk out of the store without buying it. Once I got it home, I had more than one recipe that compelled me to begin working out of it. Once my family and I tasted 2 recipes . . . I knew I'd be making more! I've already bought this book for a friend and have not only made several recipes, but now have pages with any cook's familiar stamp of approval on it's pages . . . finger smudges from a fun time in the kitchen! The recipes are all foods you can not only enjoy as a family, but very proudly serve to friends. Recipes like Chicken Manicoti, Orange Beef Stir-Fry, Chicken-Tortilla Soup, and Quick Praline Rolls - - - all fantastic and healthy, too!

    Evelyn Tribole knows what she's doing. She's done all the work of pairing these great family recipes down in fat, calories, and cholesterol. She generously gives you the BEFORE and AFTER totals of calories and fat, as well provides the nutritional facts that healthy-conscious eaters usually look for in protein, fiber, sodium, carbohydrates, saturated fat, and cholesterol for each recipe.

    If you're looking to serve family meals that are easy to prepare, enjoyable to eat, and nutritional too - don't hesitate to buy this cookbook. It's quickly becoming my favorite one in my crowded bookcase!

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