Cooking That Counts: 1,200- to 1,500-Calorie Meal Plans to Lose Weight Deliciously

Cooking That Counts: 1,200- to 1,500-Calorie Meal Plans to Lose Weight Deliciously

by Cooking Light


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Lose weight and love it with 150+ amazingly tasty recipes and smart tips to stay on track.

Cooking that Counts delivers sustainable 1,200-1,500 calorie-controlled meal plans packed with tasty food in an easy-to-use format. Unlike other weight-loss plans that rely on processed meals and preportioned snacks, the Cooking Light solution emphasizes delicious meals prepared with whole, natural foods and teaches proper portion sizes to ensure you lose weight and keep it off, for life.

With more than 150 recipes, readers will enjoy menu variety (hopefully picking up some new favorite recipes along the way!) as well as some flexibility to enjoy desserts and alcohol while still losing weight. More than just a cookbook, the Cooking Light editors offer suggestions throughout to create full meals that meet daily calorie goals, as well as providing simple serving suggestions for sides to help readers stay on track without feeling deprived. Readers will find information about fresh, convenient options for when time is tight, including suggestions for healthy readymade foods, shopping guidance, and make-ahead tips.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780848749507
Publisher: Time Inc. Books
Publication date: 01/03/2017
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

At more than 25 years, Cooking Light is the nation's leading epicurean brand with the largest audience, most epicurean editorial, and the most recipes. Cooking Light is the only epicurean brand positioned at the intersection of great-tasting food and healthfulness, serving an important and growing consumer need. The brand delivers innovative recipes, nutrition advice, and resources to live a healthful lifestyle via its magazine, website, and portfolio of cookbooks; across all tablets; through the highly-acclaimed Cooking Light Quick and Healthy Menu Maker app; and on social media platforms including, Facebook (, Twitter (@Cooking_Light) and Pinterest ( Cooking Light is published by the Time Inc. Lifestyle Group, a division of Time Inc., the largest magazine media company in the U.S.

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Cooking That Counts: 1,200- to 1,500-Calorie Meal Plans to Lose Weight Deliciously 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
CuteEverything More than 1 year ago
Well, this is a great way to spoil yourself with awesome fresh recipes — while losing weight! I really enjoy their magazine, yet when it came down to really re-inventing my family’s diet, this book is a life saver (literally, haha). The beautifully photographed book offers 30-day meal plans with careful portions and healthy ingredients. The book offers quick and easy recipes that anyone could make (even me). Like the 3-ingredient pancakes we all love, egg and hash brown casserole, and avocado, sprouts, and cashew spread open-faced sandwiches. THere are hearty dinners too, like the flavorful slow cooker ropa vieja! The book is designed really well. Alongside the wonderful, full-page photos, each recipe is much more complete than a typical cookbook’s. For instance, their feta-herb edamame succotash tells: Calories, Hands-on time, Total time, Serving size, Number of servings, and a brief explanation of the dish (including why edamame is a good choice for nutrition, etc.). Then there are the specific ingredients — edamame, corn, onion, and grape tomatoes, olive oil, feta, dill, parsley, and an olive oil and sherry vinegar dressing. The (easy) steps to prepare the recipe follow. There is the basic nutritional information, including fat, protein, carbs, fiber, sugars, and major nutrition (e.g., Iron 3 mg, Calcium 85 mg). Then there are a suggestions for things to serve it with, which in this case, includes 18 mini pretzels (100 calories) or 6 baby carrots and 3 celery sticks (29 calories). Last, there is a listing between how this recipe would fit within their 1,300 calorie daily diet plan vs. the 1,400 and 1,500 calorie plans (add 2 Tbsp. hummus for 50 more calories). I’ve learned a lot from this book and have a lot better idea about calorie counts and the right choices I should make to maintain my weight.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just bought this book for my sister, she lost an incredible amount of weight using The Hungry Chick Diet by Chef Jai, another book I bought her. I saw it here on BN and thought why not. I am glad that I did. I got tired of seeing her struggle with her weight. Hopefully, this book will help her just as much.