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From Barnes & NobleLet'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.