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The New American Plate Cookbook: Recipes for a Healthy Weight and a Healthy Life
     

The New American Plate Cookbook: Recipes for a Healthy Weight and a Healthy Life

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by American Institute for Ca, Joyce Oudkerk Pool (Photographer)
 

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We all want great-tasting meals, but we also want meals that help us maintain a healthy weight and live longer, healthier lives. Marrying the art and science of food, The New American Plate Cookbook is the first cookbook designed to accomplish all three goals. A team of cooks, nutritionists, food writers, scientists, and others who are passionate about food

Overview


We all want great-tasting meals, but we also want meals that help us maintain a healthy weight and live longer, healthier lives. Marrying the art and science of food, The New American Plate Cookbook is the first cookbook designed to accomplish all three goals. A team of cooks, nutritionists, food writers, scientists, and others who are passionate about food collaborated to create 200 recipes, from appetizers to desserts, that combine sound nutrition with culinary ingenuity. From updated favorites to innovative showstoppers, The New American Plate Cookbook delights the senses—with vivid colors, tempting aromas, and luscious flavors—while helping you reduce your risk of serious health problems like cancer and heart disease. Whether you wish to achieve a healthy weight or find a lifelong approach to eating nutritious meals, The New American Plate Cookbook will satisfy your conscience while it dazzles your palate.

The New American Plate Cookbook includes:

*200 recipes, from appetizers, soups, and salads to one-pot dishes and entrées to vegetables, egg dishes, breads, pilafs, desserts, and more

*74 full-color photographs

*Tips on meal planning and complementary combinations of dishes

*Practical suggestions and a guide to ingredients and cooking techniques

*Information on the science behind the New American Plate approach

Recipes from The New American Plate Cookbook:

Bruschetta with Green Pea and Roasted Garlic Spread

Butternut Squash, Tomato and Watercress Soup

Mixed Greens with Blueberries and Feta

Sweet Potato and Pear Stir-Fry with Chicken and Chili Sauce

New American Beef Stew

Greek-Style Scallops

Chicken with Tomatoes, Honey and Cinnamon

Broccoli with Scallion Dressing and Hazelnuts

Gingered Carrots with Golden Raisins and Lemon

Heirloom Whole Wheat Bread

Whole Corn and Green Chile Muffins

Rice Pudding with Pears and Apples

Fresh Plum Tart

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Phytochemicals-bioactive plant substances considered to be beneficial for people-are the centerpiece of a diet being championed by the American Institute for Cancer Research. Its "New American Plate" is built around vegetables and whole grains, with an emphasis on brown rice, wheat pasta, and other healthful foods, rather than protein. In fact, a three-ounce portion of any protein is the recommended serving size, while most Americans have at least twice that much in one meal. Recipes are appealing and easy to make and cover every course of a meal. Well-known dishes are reworked, e.g., New England Clam Chowder, to help with the transition to healthier eating. Although the overuse of the word phytochemicals may scare some readers, this glossy, eye-catching cookbook is recommended for most cookery collections.-Deborah Shippy, Moline P.L., IL Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520242340
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
03/08/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
496,735
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.13(d)

Meet the Author


The mission of the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) is twofold. The institute educates Americans about healthy eating through food and nutrition columns in newspapers and magazines, the Recipe Corner on its popular website (www.aicr.org), brochures and other informational materials, and seminars held across the country. AICR also funds basic research on the links between diet and cancer prevention. Joyce Oudkerk Pool is an award-winning photographer specializing in food and wine photography for publishers, designers, and advertising agencies around the world.

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The New American Plate Cookbook: Recipes for a Healthy Weight and a Healthy Life 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this book while I was training for my first marathon. I wanted something that would give me great fuel but not encourage me to "diet..." afterall you get out of your body what you put in. I began reading the text as it provides great insights to what a well balanced plate should look like and how to transition to maintaining a healthy plate. I found the recipes to provide the most delicious vegetable dishes I had ever tasted. Plus I found that I could prepare the vegetables ahead, freeze them, and then make them up when I was ready! They still came out tasty and with a family that is a huge plus. The more I made the vegetable dishes the more that I noticed unhealthy food falling off of my plate naturally because everything was so good. I highly recommend making the investment in this book and the ingredients to prepare the recipes.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have had this cookbook for about 2 months and absolutely love it!! Finally I've found a cookbook that offers healthy yet delicious recipes that are easy to make. And the ingredients are easy to shop for, and are probably already in your home. Oh, and the recipes are very affordable. My husband and I have had many of the recipes in the book and all of them have been delicious. Also, I've found the portion sizes to be very generous, especially for a 'diet' book. I love the creative combination of ingredients and the dishes have a ton of flavor! I definitely recommend this book. For the first time ever, I'm excited to cook for my husband and I and no longer dread planning a meal. Grocery shopping has even become more fun because I look forward to the new creations I will be able to try once I get home.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I have only had the book for about a week and have tried 3 of the recipes-LOVED them all and am so excited to try the rest of them. This is the best investment I have made in a long time. I am an exercise specialist in a corporate fitness center and can't wait to share the recipes with my clients.