I Can't Believe It's Not Fattening!: Over 150 Ridiculously Easy Recipes for the Super Busy

I Can't Believe It's Not Fattening!: Over 150 Ridiculously Easy Recipes for the Super Busy

by Devin Alexander

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ISBN-13: 9780767931571
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 03/09/2010
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 9.18(w) x 7.34(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

Devin Alexander is the author of The Most Decadent Diet Ever, Fast Food Fix, and  coauthor of the New York Times bestsellers The Biggest Loser Cookbook and The Biggest Loser Family Cookbook. She was a chef on NBC's The Biggest Loser and the host of Healthy Decadence on Discover Health and FitTV.

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I Can't Believe It's Not Fattening!

Over 150 Ridiculously Easy Recipes for the Super Busy
By Devin Alexander

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Copyright © 2010 Devin Alexander
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ISBN: 9780767931571

 
 Chicken Breasts with Goat cheese and Fire-roasted Tomatoes
Hands-on Time: 7 MINUTES • Hands-off Time: 5 to 9 MINUTES
This dish is exceptionally easy to make and worth every second. That said, there is one thing to note: Be careful when checking the chicken for doneness. The tomatoes will likely drip into the chicken. If you cut into the chicken or poke it with a fork to test for doneness, be sure it’s not the liquid from the tomatoes making the chicken look pink even if it’s not.
4 (4-ounce) trimmed boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Sea salt and pepper, to taste
Olive oil spray
1/2 cup canned, drained, diced fi re-roasted tomatoes or fire-roasted tomatoes with garlic
2 ounces (about 1/2 cup) goat cheese crumbles
2 tablespoons finely slivered fresh basil leaves, or more to taste (optional
 
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
 
Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
 
Place a medium ovenproof nonstick skillet over high heat. When it’s hot, lightly mist the skillet with spray and immediately add the chicken side by side to the pan so it does not touch. Cook the chicken just until it is golden brown on the outsides, 1 to 2 minutes per) side.
Remove the pan from the heat and top each piece of chicken evenly with about 2 table­spoons of the tomatoes, followed by about 1/2 ounce of the cheese. Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake the chicken until it is no longer pink inside and the cheese is melted, 5 to 9 minutes. Top evenly with the basil, if desired. Serve immediately.
Makes 4 servings. Each (1 topped breast) serving has: 171 calories, 29 g protein, 2 g carbohy­drates, 4 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 72 mg cholesterol, trace fiber, 198 mg sodium
Excerpted from I Can’t Believe It’s Not Fattening by Devin Alexander. Copyright © 2010. Excerpted by permission of Broadway, a division of Random House, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

Bring on the Breakfasts 17

Better Burgers, Sandwiches, & Wraps 47

Amazing Appetizers & Savory Snacks 74

Midsection-Melting Main Courses 103

Slimming Sides & Salads 152

Decadent Desserts & Sweet Snacks 185

The Basics 218

Index 226

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I Can't Believe It's Not Fattening!: Over 150 Ridiculously Easy Recipes for the Super Busy 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
LoniCarter More than 1 year ago
I can't praise this cookbook and Devin Alexander more. This is the first cookbook that I have practically cooked all the recipes in. The recipes are easy, but very tasteful. Great for people on the go, who have kids, etc. I've cooked some of the recipes for people (the asparagus and roast beef for Easter) and everyone has loved them and then they are shocked that the recipes are healthy. I highly recommend this cookbook. I promise you will not be disappointed.
EvieIcc More than 1 year ago
I have tried multiple recipes in this book and it has become a cooking bible! I have even purchased several copies for friends. All of the recipes I have tried thus far have all tasted great! Especially the low-cal, low fat desserts! The recipes are quick and very simple, so if you're new to cooking, do not be intimidated. If you are a single individual, most of these recipes are for 1 or 2 serving so you're not stuck with several days of left overs. Also, many of the recipes call for similar items, such as grilled chicken, so for those who like to prepare their food in advance or multiple meals at once, this is perfect for you. I didn't feel as though there was a large investment to my pantry, a few things here and thre. One thing to keep in mind is spices generally last a while so it isn't something you will have to buy every week.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best cookbooks I have ever used. I absolutely love all of the recipes in this book. Super fast and super easy to make. Love the portion control.
Coastiewife1011 More than 1 year ago
Awesome and simple recipes...love the Old Bay potato wedges and the chicken parm among others in the book!
Bookloverco More than 1 year ago
Use it all the time, and give it often as a gift.
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