Pizza. Huevos Rancheros. Pad Thai. Enchiladas. Some of America's most-craved foods aren't "American" in the traditional sense—they're the international foods we love to order at restaurants or have delivered to our homes. But most renditions of these beloved ethnic dishes are full of fat and calories. How can dieters get the flavor they crave, without buying one of those reduced-calorie frozen meals that are full of salt and other preservatives?
Now, with The Biggest Loser Flavors of the World Cookbook, they can have their lasagna and eat it too! With more than 75 recipes for favorite ethnic staples as well as legendary regional American cuisine created by Chef Devin Alexander and The Biggest Loser contestants, healthy eating has never been more exciting.
Readers will discover how former contestants reinvented favorite dishes from their own cultures and regions to fit into their healthy new lifestyle, and will learn how to cut the calories and fat from America's most-loved ethnic foods. And Chef Devin Alexander's reliably decadent creations save both money and calories, as any of these dishes can be made at home for a fraction of the cost of a restaurant or take-out meal.
The book will include recipes for meals, snacks, dinners, and desserts, and will cover a wide range of cuisines, from the down-home Southern classics to delicious Asian dishes, Mexican favorites, hearty Italian meals, and many others. The book will also include cooking tips from Chef Devin, weight loss advice from the contestants and trainers, and an overview of the Biggest Loser food plan.
The Biggest Loser Flavors of the World Cookbook will show readers how to expand their culinary horizons—without expanding their waistlines!
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About the Author
New York Times bestselling author Devin Alexander has shared her secrets for unbelievably decadent-tasting foods through frequent appearances on such national TV shows as The TODAY Show, Fox & Friends, Good Morning America, and The View, and has also appeared on Discovery Health, HGTV, USA, Style Network and others. Devin's advice has also appeared in more than 100 magazine articles, including Prevention, Women's Health, Runners World, Shape, USA Today, Parade, Bon Appetite, and Health to name a few. Devin is currently the host of "Healthy Decadence with Devin Alexander" in FitTv.
She is the author of The Biggest Loser Cookbook, The Biggest Loser Family Cookbook, The Biggest Loser Dessert Cookbook, Fast Food Fix, The Most Decadent Diet Ever, and I Can't Believe It's Not Fattening.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
When this cookbook came in for review, I showed it to my two teenage kids and asked each of them to pick two recipes that looked interesting. We then went shopping to pick up the ingredients we didn't have in the kitchen, and set to work. I'm happy to report that the meals we created were tasty, easy to prepare, and best of all, low calorie! The Biggest Loser Flavors of the World Cookbook promotes itself as a cookbook but it is really so much more. For fans of the show, you'll get to meet contestants who offer little tidbits of advice to help motivate. "Plan what you are going to eat and make sure you set up your kitchen for success," advises Jay Jacobs while Olivia Ward suggests drinking lots and lots of water. There are also "trainer tips" spread throughout the book with suggestions to make your workouts and dieting more successful. Over 30 pages at the front of the book are dedicated to "creating new traditions" and other related topics to help, including such things as decoding food packaging labels. Now on to the best part - the food. We made several dishes and each one was a hit. The Greek salad was amazingly easy to prepare, and quite tasty. Having made it once, it now seems like an obvious meal addition in our household and we'll be making it again and again. My teenage daughter, who hates to cook, prepared the chicken satay herself. We all devoured it and now that she knows how to make the accompanying peanut sauce, she's incorporated it into her "snack attacks." My son's favorite was the shrimp open burrito, again a very easy meal to prepare. While the portions were not quite enough to satisfy his huge appetite, they were quite sufficient for my daughter and I. Each recipe includes the number of calories, protein, carbohydrates, fat (including saturated), cholesterol, fiber and sodium. There are frequent suggestions for salt-free or other healthier variants of common ingredients, including actual brand names. We didn't find any of the recipes, with these healthier alternatives, to be lacking in taste. Perhaps the best aspect of this cookbook, for those of us who are, er, "cooking challenged," is that the recipes are very easy, and for the most part, quick to prepare. Quill says: Yummy, easy to prepare recipes and you just might lose some weight too - what's not to like?