Southern Living Slim Down South Cookbook: Eating well and living healthy in the land of biscuits and bacon

Southern Living Slim Down South Cookbook: Eating well and living healthy in the land of biscuits and bacon

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by Carolyn O'Neil, Southern Living
     
 

With the combined expertise of Southern Living and author Carolyn O'Neil, The Slim Down South Cookbook offers strategies, recipes, and expert tips for enjoying great Southern food while maintaining a healthy, balanced diet-without feeling deprived! Carolyn's Slim Down South plan offers smart, simple ways to manage potential overindulgencesSee more details below

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With the combined expertise of Southern Living and author Carolyn O'Neil, The Slim Down South Cookbook offers strategies, recipes, and expert tips for enjoying great Southern food while maintaining a healthy, balanced diet-without feeling deprived! Carolyn's Slim Down South plan offers smart, simple ways to manage potential overindulgences and maintain a healthy weight-one day at a time. This book's philosophy: Having your biscuit and being fit too-it's all about balance.

Carolyn O'Neil reveals easy-to-follow secrets to staying slim in the land of bacon, butter, and biscuits. Carolyn's stratgies for success include:

  • Savor the South. Explore and embrace the variety of genuine Southern ingredients, from greens and black-eyed peas to sweet potatoes and shrimp.
  • Linger longer. The Southern lifestyle is about enjoying food and the people you share it with. Take time to appreciate each bite and the beauty around you.
  • Indulge a little. It's not all about deprivation, darlin'. Splurge a little now and then with a reasonably sized treat, whether it's Banana Pudding or a Mint Julep.
  • Make it happen. Like any good Southern magnolia, use your grit and grace to sidestep sticky situations, navigate temptation, and stick to your guns.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
12/23/2013
Registered dietician O'Neil shows us how to " well and healthy" in this acceptable if uninspired collection of healthier riffs on Southern classics. The book includes digressions on how others sidestep extra calories typically by substituting ingredients and the author has a predilection for pontification regarding southern cuisine, but ultimately the end product is a perfectly acceptable compilation of classic Southern recipes without all the calories. Cheese grits are lightened by the use of low-calorie margarine and light cream cheese, while chicken is pan-fried rather than deep-fried, as are the green tomatoes for the "Fried Green Tomato Sliders." Diners with a sweet tooth will surely appreciate the book's "Vanilla Bean Baby Pound Cakes with Whiskey Sauce." Most won't even taste the substitutions of fat-free milk, reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese and fat-free evaporated milk in the "Baked Smokin' Mac & Cheese" recipe, which includes smoked ham, smoked Gouda and a crunchy cornflake topping. The recipes include nutritional information and brands, helping devotees stay on track. Even if readers never give up on deep-fried chicken and other traditional indulgences (cheat days are encouraged), they'll likely find one or two healthier dishes to incorporate into their meal plans. (Dec.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780848742829
Publisher:
Oxmoor House
Publication date:
12/17/2013
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
377,773
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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