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Southern Living Slim Down South Cookbook: Eating well and living healthy in the land of biscuits and bacon
     

Southern Living Slim Down South Cookbook: Eating well and living healthy in the land of biscuits and bacon

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by Carolyn O'Neil, Southern Living
 
With the combined expertise of Southern Living and author Carolyn O'Neil, The Slim Down South Cookbook offers strategies, recipes, and expert tips for enjoying great Southern food while maintaining a healthy, balanced diet-without feeling deprived! Carolyn's Slim Down South plan offers smart, simple ways to manage potential overindulgences

Overview

With the combined expertise of Southern Living and author Carolyn O'Neil, The Slim Down South Cookbook offers strategies, recipes, and expert tips for enjoying great Southern food while maintaining a healthy, balanced diet-without feeling deprived! Carolyn's Slim Down South plan offers smart, simple ways to manage potential overindulgences and maintain a healthy weight-one day at a time. This book's philosophy: Having your biscuit and being fit too-it's all about balance.

Carolyn O'Neil reveals easy-to-follow secrets to staying slim in the land of bacon, butter, and biscuits. Carolyn's stratgies for success include:

  • Savor the South. Explore and embrace the variety of genuine Southern ingredients, from greens and black-eyed peas to sweet potatoes and shrimp.
  • Linger longer. The Southern lifestyle is about enjoying food and the people you share it with. Take time to appreciate each bite and the beauty around you.
  • Indulge a little. It's not all about deprivation, darlin'. Splurge a little now and then with a reasonably sized treat, whether it's Banana Pudding or a Mint Julep.
  • Make it happen. Like any good Southern magnolia, use your grit and grace to sidestep sticky situations, navigate temptation, and stick to your guns.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
12/23/2013
Registered dietician O'Neil shows us how to " well and healthy" in this acceptable if uninspired collection of healthier riffs on Southern classics. The book includes digressions on how others sidestep extra calories typically by substituting ingredients and the author has a predilection for pontification regarding southern cuisine, but ultimately the end product is a perfectly acceptable compilation of classic Southern recipes without all the calories. Cheese grits are lightened by the use of low-calorie margarine and light cream cheese, while chicken is pan-fried rather than deep-fried, as are the green tomatoes for the "Fried Green Tomato Sliders." Diners with a sweet tooth will surely appreciate the book's "Vanilla Bean Baby Pound Cakes with Whiskey Sauce." Most won't even taste the substitutions of fat-free milk, reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese and fat-free evaporated milk in the "Baked Smokin' Mac & Cheese" recipe, which includes smoked ham, smoked Gouda and a crunchy cornflake topping. The recipes include nutritional information and brands, helping devotees stay on track. Even if readers never give up on deep-fried chicken and other traditional indulgences (cheat days are encouraged), they'll likely find one or two healthier dishes to incorporate into their meal plans. (Dec.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780848742829
Publisher:
Oxmoor House
Publication date:
12/17/2013
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Carolyn O'Neil is a registered dietitian, three-time James Beard Award-winning food journalist, and co-author of The Dish on Eating Healthy and Being Fabulous! With her refreshing food philosophy-"The More You Know, The More You Can Eat!"-she is leading the charge in promoting a healthy, fun-filled, and foodie-friendly lifestyle.

Carolyn has twenty years television experience as executive producer, anchor, and senior correspondent for CNN's award-winning On The Menu weekly program on food, nutrition, and cuisine. She is currently seen on CBS Better Mornings in Atlanta and as "The Lady of the Refrigerator" nutrition expert on the Food Network series Good Eats with Alton Brown. Carolyn also contributes to WebMD magazine and writes a weekly food and nutrition column, "Healthy Eating Out," for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She is active on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest and authors a blog called The Dish on Dieting.

For over 40 years, Southern Living magazine has delivered definitive Southern food, decorating, gardening, and entertaining ideas to its readers, making it one of the most trusted sources in the country. It reaches 15 million readers monthly. Readers use it, keep it, live by it.

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Southern Living Slim Down South Cookbook: Eating well and living healthy in the land of biscuits and bacon 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
really wonderful advice. Thanks.I am a southerner living in California[this is just what I needed to get a taste of home without too many calories-- yay
Anonymous More than 1 year ago