“Eat What You Love Quick & Easy: Great Recipes Low in Sugar, Fat, and Calories” by Marlene Koch, Running Press, $27, 334 pages, hardcover
Registered dietician and best-selling author Marlene Koch has done it again — produced a cookbook that will help readers watch their diet while enjoying delicious food.
“Eat What You Love Quick & Easy: Great Recipes Low in Sugar, Fat, and Calories,” the latest book in Koch’s “Eat What You Love” series, showcases recipes meeting the latest dietary guidelines.
The cookbook also offers readers information on nutrition, including how to count calories, why fat matters, and sugar, protein and salt smarts.
In addition, Koch provides tips on what ingredients to keep in the pantry, refrigerator and freezer for quickly whipping up meals and ideas for cooking for two.
Of course, any cookbook worth keeping in your kitchen library must provide great-tasting recipes, and Koch’s “Eat What You Love Quick & Easy” does just that.
Recipes are divided into 14 chapters, from Beverages & Breakfast Treats to Quick & Easy Basics.
Start your day with an Apple-licious Green Smoothie or a 100-Calorie Blueberry Bran Muffin. In Appetizers & Snacks, Koch features “Fried” Macaroni & Cheese, which is among Koch’s Dare to Compare restaurant recipe makeovers found throughout the book. Other recipes include Muffin Tin Crab Cakes; Quickie Chicken and Shrimp Gumbo (made with precooked chicken and frozen shrimp); Southwest Beef & Bean Burgers; Steakhouse Steak Salad; 10-Minute Broccoli Gratin; Jalapeño Popper Chicken; no-bake desserts like Berry Good Icebox Cake; and what Koch calls “effortless” desserts like One-Bowl Mandarin Orange Cake.
Each recipe is accompanied by a full-color photograph by Steve Legato and a nutritional breakdown per serving.
Whether you just want to lose weight or to manage your diabetes, recipes from “Eat What You Love Quick & Easy: Great Recipes Low in Sugar, Fat and Calories” are sure to help.
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