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The Truly Healthy Family Cookbook: Mega-nutritious Meals that are Inspired, Delicious and Fad-free

The Truly Healthy Family Cookbook: Mega-nutritious Meals that are Inspired, Delicious and Fad-free

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by Tina Ruggiero

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When it comes to food and nutrition, it's understandable to be confused right now. What's healthier; vegan, Paleo, gluten-free or raw? Are you stumped about what to feed your family?

THE TRULY HEALTHY FAMILY COOKBOOK has the answers. It's full of delicious recipes based on modern nutrition science. It takes a flexitarian approach that includes the best


When it comes to food and nutrition, it's understandable to be confused right now. What's healthier; vegan, Paleo, gluten-free or raw? Are you stumped about what to feed your family?

THE TRULY HEALTHY FAMILY COOKBOOK has the answers. It's full of delicious recipes based on modern nutrition science. It takes a flexitarian approach that includes the best parts of the current health movements. Armed with this book, you'll have the power to take charge of your family's health with smart, balanced and varied eating.

Registered dietitian, best-selling author and nutrition expert, Tina Ruggiero offers up her best 120 mega-nutritious recipes you won't find elsewhere that focus on what works when it comes to good-for-you cuisine: tasty, fresh, real food ingredients, simple preparation and proven nutrition.

Scrumptious recipes include Homemade Date and Almond Muffins; Orange-Infused Couscous with Fresh Cherries; Curried Veggie Pancakes; Crustless Mini-Quiche with Goat Cheese and Beet Greens; Thai Salmon Sliders; Stuffed Chicken with Herbed Ricotta and Kale; Fruited Yogurt Brulee and Chocolate Chip Angel Food with Ganache.

THE TRULY HEALTHY FAMILY COOKBOOK is about real food with big benefits, and it's relevant no matter how large or small your family. This is the only cookbook you'll need!
Mom's Choice Award Gold Medal recipient.

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Publishers Weekly
In this lighthearted volume, Ruggiero (The Best Homemade Baby Food on the Planet) delivers original, flavorful recipes for family-friendly meals. And while calling them mega-nutritious would be an overstatement for the collection as a whole, each recipe does contain at least one healthy element. Make My Date Date and Almond Muffins are made with whole wheat and amaranth flours, Three Times the Charm Three-Cheese Flatbread with Pears and Maple Drizzle features hemp seeds for extra protein. Even the sugary Simply Peachy Homemade Peach Butter is punctuated with fresh thyme (a tiny bit), which the author celebrates for its “health-promoting flavanoids.” Although the recipe titles err on the cutesy side, they serve as a reminder that food can be simple and fun. And the recipes themselves are original and often adventurous: Orange You Fabulous Orange-Infused Whole Wheat Breakfast Couscous with Cherries is a change from standard cereal options; Desert Song Moroccan Chicken Tagine with Dried Fruit combines sweet, spicy, and savory. Parents looking for new ideas for family meals could find this volume to be a worthwhile resource. (Aug.)
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“Tina Ruggiero clearly understands that nutrition and great taste can happily coexist. She is the voice of reason, when it comes to modern nutrition science, and her recipes are as smart as they are delicious, creative and accessible. Tina has given us a wonderful gift with this book; it's a must-have in every kitchen!” —Josie Bissett, award-winning actress, author, model and mother of two

“In The Truly Healthy Family Cookbook, award-winning nutrition expert Tina Ruggiero delivers what we all crave: an approachable cookbook filled with inventive, playful recipes that pack a powerful nutrient punch. From her Homemade Muesli to her kale and pumpkin seed Power Pesto to simple desserts like a Fruited Yogurt Brulee, Ruggiero proves that healthful eating can be fun, decadent, and satisfying, without a huge amount of effort.” —Cheryl Sternman Rule, author of Ripe: A Fresh, Colorful Approach to Fruits and Vegetables

“Eating healthy is critical, and Tina provides us with fresh, innovative recipes, tips and techniques for wholesome cooking. Tina's simple, delicious and family-friendly meals use readily-available ingredients and empower us to make meals we can feel good about serving our loved ones. This book enriches our fast-paced, daily lives and inspires each of us to be confident when preparing super-nutritious meals, snacks and beverages.” —Qian Yuan, MD, PhD, FAAP, Harvard Medical School

“If you find yourself running short on time and only making your family quick fix meals that leave you feeling guilty, this book is for you. The recipes in The Truly Healthy Family Cookbook are a triple threat – simple, mega-nutritious and super-tasty. Make it your go-to resource, and you will never have to stress about what's for breakfast, lunch or dinner again!” —Liza Utter, Entertaining & Hosting expert, Founder, Life's a Party Inc.

“Tina is all about no-nonsense nutrition. Her recipes are superfood stars; her insight will make you smarter and healthier, and her book is motivational. You'll want to get in the kitchen, fire up your stove and make simply amazing meals for the ones you love.” —Jennifer Cohen, Best-Selling Author, Certified Personal Trainer on Shedding for the Wedding

“Tina leads the way for those seeking more nutrition and enjoyment from the foods they eat. Her new book is packed with simple yet irresistible recipes you won't find in any other family cookbook. Accurate nutrition information separates fact from fiction; beautiful photos illustrate her recipes, and Tina's cooking tips will make anyone a confident, healthy cook in no time.” —Chef Harry, The Colt Culinary Project, Author, Host of Chef Harry & Friends

“As dietitians, we're thrilled that Tina's recipes are super healthy, but as foodies we applaud the fact that they're tasty, too. Teaching families how to enjoy a wholesome and delicious diet is a top priority for us; The Truly Healthy Family Cookbook is definitely moving to the top of our recommended cookbook list.” —Janice Newell Bissex MS, RD and Liz Weiss, MS, RD, founders of MealMakeoverMoms.com, authors, NO WHINE WITH DINNER: 150 Healthy, Kid-Tested Recipes from The Meal Makeover Moms

“Tina Ruggiero embodies what every nutrition expert should be: She bases her counsel on sound science; she has a passion for food and the skills to create mouth-watering recipes that are tempting and healthy, and she looks and acts the part by living her philosophy to her very core.” —Tara Gidus, M.S., R.D., author of Pregnancy Cooking & Nutrition for Dummies

“Healthy and flavorful — if you’re still wondering how to convince your family that good-for-you can taste marvelous, pick up this book. Tina Ruggiero’s enthusiasm is contagious. She will surprise you over and over again with her fresh and innovative recipes. Best of all, her book also showcases ancient grains and flours—from quinoa and brown rice, to buckwheat and amaranth. What’s not to like?” —Maria Speck, author of Ancient Grains for Modern Meals, a New York Times notable book and winner of the Julia Child Award.

“Being a Chef, I believe that what you put into a dish is what you get out of it. Tina brings this tenant to life, with her simple approach to wholesome cooking; she streamlines recipes to get the most nutrition and taste from meals while using only the best ingredients that will deliver health and wellbeing. The Truly Healthy Family Cookbook is an essential addition to any home cook's library.” —Executive Chef Brandon McGlamery, Luma Park & Prato Winter Park

“When it comes to eating right, or perhaps more important, cooking right, my go to person has always been Tina. With my schedule and all the dangerously tempting food options out there, that's a clearcut recipe for disaster, but Tina always goes back to the basics, and then provides the answers to keep me - and just about everyone else - on the right track. Nothing beats common sense backed with facts and good judgement, and that clearly defines Tina's advice.” —Peter Greenberg, CBS News

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Meet the Author

Tina Ruggiero, M.S., R.D., L.D., is a sought-after nutrition expert, spokesperson and award-winning author. Fondly called "The Gourmet Nutritionist," Tina is frequently seen on national TV, heard on radio, and her writing, recipes and advice have appeared in magazines and newspapers, including Men's Health, USA Today, Family, Woman's World, and First for Women. Tina is the principle of her own nutrition consulting firm where she helps both corporations and consumers. She is also a nutrition correspondent for NBC's syndicated television show Daytime; a special correspondent to the Tampa Tribune and an avid cook. Her first book, The Best Homemade Baby Food on the Planet was a finalist in the prestigious IACP cookbook competition.

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MomsChoiceAwards More than 1 year ago
The Truly Healthy Family Cookbookis a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom’s Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS’s Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling Author and; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books. Parents and educators look for the Mom’s Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.