From Junk Food to Joy Food: All the Foods You Love to Eat...Only Better

From Junk Food to Joy Food: All the Foods You Love to Eat...Only Better

by Joy Bauer
From Junk Food to Joy Food: All the Foods You Love to Eat...Only Better

From Junk Food to Joy Food: All the Foods You Love to Eat...Only Better

by Joy Bauer


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"Two carrots up to Joy for her new book, From Junk Food To Joy Food. These recipes really are amazing and no one dishes them up with more JOY!!"—Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, co-hosts of NBC’s the Today showThink weight loss has to mean saying farewell to all your fattening favorites? French toast? Cinnamon buns? Bacon cheeseburgers? Buffalo wings? What about grilled cheese sandwiches and fettuccine Alfredo? Or pumpkin pie, brownies, and chocolate ice cream? It seems absurd—even unfair—that you should have to drop these from your diet just to drop a few pounds. Well, hang onto your fork…because now you don’t have to give up any of these indulgent dishes!In From Junk Food to Joy Food, New York Times best-selling author and Today show nutritionist Joy Bauer transforms your favorite foods from junky to joyful. Using smart substitutions and innovative combinations, Joy shows you how to preserve taste while cutting calories, fat, sugar, and carbs, so you can enjoy slimmed-down, more nutrient-packed versions of the foods you love. Instead of feeling bloated, heavy, and lethargic, you’ll feel lighter, energized, and healthy. It’s a delicious dream come true!Feeling skeptical about skinny spins of classic dishes like mac and cheese and cheesecake? All the recipes have been tested—and retested—by Joy’s family, friends, and neighbors (and then some). The dishes that made it into this book did so only after they received the coveted two thumbs up from everyone who sampled them—including Joy’s three children and their picky friends. In other words, these recipe re-dos passed with flying colors when compared to their more caloric counterparts. So you can dive right in without an ounce of guilt!With more than 115 recipes covering breakfast to dessert—plus everything in between—From Junk Food to Joy Food will show you that you don’t have to sacrifice taste to eat well. These slimmer spins will leave you feeling and looking great!

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401950392
Publisher: Hay House Inc.
Publication date: 04/18/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 276
Sales rank: 152,909
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Joy Bauer is one of the nation’s leading health authorities and the nutrition and health expert for NBC’s Today show. She is the host of the Today show’s popular series "Joy Fit Club" and "From Junk Food to Joy Food." Her food line, Nourish Snacks, has a mission of providing grab-and-go treats that taste as good as they are good for you. Joy is a #1 New York Times best-selling author, a monthly columnist for Woman’s Day magazine, the women’s health expert for, and the creator of She lives with her husband, Ian, her three kids, Jesse, Cole, and Ayden Jane, and her dog, Gatsby. Visit

Table of Contents

Welcome to My Kitchen 1

Chapter 1 Better-For-You Breakfasts 5

Chapter 2 Delicious Dips and Appetizers 35

Chapter 3 Scrumptious Soups and Sandwiches 57

Chapter 4 Slimming Sides, Salads, and Dressings 89

Chapter 5 Simple, Satisfying Suppers 125

Chapter 6 Palate-Pleasing Pizzas and Pastas 149

Chapter 7 Decadent Desserts 171

Chapter 8 Creative Cocktails, Mocktails, and Beverages 227

Conversion Charts 252

Index 254

Acknowledgments 259

About the Author 262

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