The Best Life Diet Cookbook: More than 175 Delicious, Convenient, Family-Friendly Recipes

The Best Life Diet Cookbook: More than 175 Delicious, Convenient, Family-Friendly Recipes

by Bob Greene
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The Best Life Diet Cookbook: More than 175 Delicious, Convenient, Family-Friendly Recipes by Bob Greene

A good meal is one of life's great pleasures, but we all know that it can be difficult to choose foods that make us happy and keep us healthy. In his New York Times bestselling book The Best Life Diet, Bob Greene showed more than a million people that you can lose weight and eat delicious food. Now, in The Best Life Diet Cookbook he provides more than 175 recipes that taste as good as they are good for you.

With recipes like Flank Steak with Potatoes and Garlic and Sweet-and-Sour Stuffed Chicken, it isn't hard to eat well while shedding pounds. Slimmed-down comfort foods like Sweet Potato with Turkey Hash and Beef Stew with Winter Root Vegetables make family dinners satisfying and healthful. Rotisserie Chicken Salad with Oranges and Pistachios comes together in a snap. Or try one of the recipes contributed by world-class chefs like Charlie Trotter or Suzanne Goin, adapted to fit the Best Life guidelines. Craving something sweet? You won't believe that Pear and Banana Crisp and Apple Pie with Oatmeal Crust are low in fat and calories.

Also included are three sets of two-week meal plans: The Quick and Easy Plan for when you're most time-pressed; The Family-Friendly Plan with meals to satisfy the whole gang; and The Kitchen Connoisseur Plan for those looking for more of a challenge in the kitchen. Whether you're trying to drop some pounds or simply want to maintain your weight, these plans do all the calorie-calculating for you.

The Best Life Diet Cookbook is full of useful shopping tips and culinary information. Illustrated with dozens of beautiful black-and-white and color photographs, it is a book you will turn to again and again.

Bob Greene firmly believes that every meal should be a celebration both of the pleasures of food and your commitment to living your best possible life, and with The Best Life Diet Cookbook, you can reclaim your joy of eating and live the life you deserve.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416588337
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 12/30/2008
Pages: 356
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Bob Greene is an exercise physiologist and certified personal trainer specializing in fitness, metabolism, and weight loss. He holds a master's degree from the University of Arizona and is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Council on Exercise. For the past seventeen years he has worked with clients and consulted on the design and management of fitness, spa, and sports medicine programs. Bob has been a guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show. He is also a contributing writer and editor for O the Oprah magazine, and writes articles on health and fitness for Oprah.com. Greene is the bestselling author of The Best Life Diet Cookbook, The Best Life Diet, Revised and Updated, The Best Life Diet, The Best Life Diet Daily Journal, The Total Body Makeover, Get With the Program!, The Get With the Program! Daily Journal, The Get With the Program! Guide to Good Eating, and Make the Connection.

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The Best Life Diet Cookbook: More than 175 Delicious, Convenient, Family-Friendly Recipes 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I made the Baked Pork Tenderloin. page 106. It was not a bad recipe, but had one serious flaw. The recipe says to cook the pork to 140 F. All recipes call for pork to be cooked to a temp of 170 F. For a novice cook a potentially serious problem- undercooked pork. I also felt they skimped when photographing most of the dishes in black and white.
Eatinright More than 1 year ago
My wife and I own 2 Bob Greene cook books and cook from them on a weekly/daily basis. Our grocery list is made from each prior to going to the grocery and most recipes are made on a Sunday (i.e. soups, casseroles, etc.) so that we can start our week off not having to cook.
NormaHartie More than 1 year ago
The Best Life Diet Cookbook, by Bob Greene, is geared toward the cooking shy/inexperienced. Greene seems to think that many Americans are not cooking these days, so he is careful to present a book in which most of the recipes can be prepared in 30 minutes or less and are technically easy to make.

He understands that many Americans are too busy to cook--or simply don't make cooking a priority. In the introduction he writes: "You can reclaim the experience of eating as a celebration by sitting down to enjoy these high quality, delicious dishes without over doing it."

The book is comprised of recipes plus numerous two-week meal plans.

I love to cook and do so frequently, mixing new with my favorites. I always cook healthy (although not necessarily low-calorie) and have tried several of Greene's recipes. So far, all have been very good.

* Most unusual for a salad was the lamb salad with cucumber and yogurt. Quiet delicious.
* The chicken breasts with pumpkin seeds was also very good. Pumpkin seeds are tasty and very healthy.
* Roasted root vegetables is a variation on what I often make and this recipe was very good, including unusual root veggies like rutabagas.
* YUM on the raw garlicky kale. I love kale and am always looking for new recipes to make with this super healthy and delicious veggie.

I enjoyed the recipes and bios from the world-class chefs, although I will admit that some are too time-consuming for me to consider making. Some of the recipes were simply show-offy chefy stuff; other, quite doable.

If you are searching for healthy and tasty recipes, The Best Life Diet Cookbook will do the trick.

By the author of HARMONIOUS ENVIRONMENT: BEAUTIFY, DETOXIFY & ENERGIZE YOUR LIFE, YOUR HOME & YOUR PLANET.
dianaLG More than 1 year ago
Spent a lot of time making the 'BROCCOLI, WHITE BEAN, AND LEEK TART". It had very little flavor. Not worth the time and effort, and will not try anything else.
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I have many cookbooks in my collection and this one was a good addition to the collection. It gives great nutrition facts that help when you are trying to watch different facts about each recipe. I had been looking for a cookbook that would benefit my family and I believe this one does. Happy Cooking!
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I found several of these recipes rather incomplete. I also felt they lacked flavor. Many of the recipes could be spiced up. The health and nutrition quality of the recipes is very good. The introduction is worth reading.
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borislovsbooks More than 1 year ago
Oh my... oh my... oh my... oh my... oh my... this book... oh great... i promised myself I wouldn't cry... oh my... this book is just so inspiring! I got so many good recipies and learned so much. Before I bought this book, my meals consisted of easy mac and fish sticks, but now, now I have so many more recipes under my belt. And the diet plan, the diet!! I have lost 200 pounds! Thank you to the team of people who made this book, and I consider you my personal friends!!
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