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'Bursting to the brim with delicious and nutritious low calorie recipes for the whole family.' (Woman, November 2012)

'This is a gem of a cookbook. Not only is it loaded with healthy recipes, everything I've made from pizza to salad dressing has been a show stopper, and I’m not embellishing.' (Diet Diva, Healthline, November 2012)

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Here's the perfect cookbook for a lifetime of nutritious and delicious low-calorie meals! In 1,000 Low-Calorie Recipes, registered dietitian and cookbook author Jackie Newgent offers a huge variety of high-flavor, healthful recipes that are sure to please you and your family and friends. Covering every meal of the day and snacks, too, this unparalleled low-calorie recipe collection will provide you with the information and inspiration you need for eating balanced meals, but also for satisfying every craving without packing on the pounds—even if you want pizza or a fudge brownie.

Inside, you'll find everything from fun finger foods to hearty main dishes to mouthwatering desserts so tasty and filling that you won't realize you're eating right. Every single one of them tallies fewer than 500 calories per serving. . . most are fewer than 300. These recipes are simple to make and designed to take all of the guesswork out of portion sizing and calorie counting. You'll also find complete nutrition information for every recipe and full menus that help you stick to a nutrient-rich eating plan, naturally.

1,000 Low-Calorie Recipes proves that a low-calorie diet can be tempting and energizing. No artificial ingredients or unsatisfying substitutes here! What's more, it includes plenty of your favorite comfort foods—all adjusted with smart swaps to lower the calories without sacrificing flavor—so that you'll never run out of satisfying options. Plus, you'll find hundreds of creative, smart, innovative ways to make the most of every meal. Whether you're actively dieting (on any plan) or simply maintaining a healthful lifestyle, this is your go-to resource.

Here's a taste of 1,000 Low-Calorie Recipes:

  • BREAKFASTS AND BRUNCHES: Sweet Cherry-Almond Oatmeal, Raspberry-Laced Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Pancakes, Ham and Cheese Crepes, Scrambled Huevos Rancheros with Fresh Salsa, Fresh Herb Hash Browns
  • SMALL PLATES, FINGER FOODS, AND SNACKS: Thai-Inspired Chicken Satay, Goat Cheese Medallions with Caramelized Onions, Homemade Pretzel Puffs, "Swedish" Meatballs, Grilled Fig Guacamole, Fresh Spinach–Truffle Dip Canapes
  • SALADS: Dijon Fingerling Potato Salad, Heirloom Tomato Salad, Beet and Fuji Apple Coleslaw, Avocado and White Bean Salad, Rotisserie Chicken Cobb Salad, Orange Basmati Salad with Almonds
  • SOUPS, STEWS, AND CHILIS: Pineapple-Cucumber Chilled Soup, Cajun Veggie Gumbo, Leek and Yukon Gold Potato Chowder, Irish Beef Stew, Five-Spice Turkey Chili
  • MAIN DISHES: Vegetable Souvlaki, Penne alla Vodka, Coq au Vin Cabernet, Chicken Chimichurri, Beef Brisket with Squash, Sea Salt and Pepper Scallops, Shrimp Pad Thai Noodles, Grilled Tuna with Fruit Salsa
  • SANDWICHES, BURGERS, AND PIZZAS: Smoked Gouda-Artichoke Club Sandwich, Eggplant Parmesan Sliders, Philly-Inspired Cheesesteak, Grilled Veggie Burgers, Turkey Tacos Monterey, Hawaiian Luau Pizza, Barbecued Chicken Pizza
  • SIDES: Baked Artichoke Gratin, "Stir-fried" Brussels Sprouts, Spicy Skinny Fries, Spanish Goat Cheese Couscous, Pomegranate and Citrus Quinoa Pilaf, Cuban Beans with Lime, Fresh Rosemary Focaccia
  • DESSERTS, QUICK BREADS, AND MUFFINS: Blackberry Mousse Almond Crumb Cake, Zesty Lemon Bars, Mississippi Mud Pie Parfait, Apple Streusel Mini-Muffins, Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Plus drinks, smoothies, and calorie-friendly cocktails!

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Product Details

  • Series: 1,000 Recipes (Book 21)
  • Hardcover: 640 pages
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 1 edition (October 5, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470902574
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470902578
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 1.9 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #687,677 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Chef and Nutritionist Jackie Newgent, RDN, CDN, sure has come a long way since her earliest childhood creation of bologna-potato chip canapés. She's a classically-trained chef, registered dietitian nutritionist, award-winning cookbook author, professional recipe developer, and media personality. She's passionate about plant-based cuisine. And she's a lifelong fan of flavorful food.

Jackie is author of the just-released The All-Natural Diabetes Cookbook-2nd edition (American Diabetes Association, October 2015); the first edition of the book was awarded the "Best Health and Nutrition Book in the World" by Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2007. She's author of The With or Without Meat Cookbook (American Diabetes Association, 2014); it's the first ever collection of delicious flexitarian recipes perfect for diabetes, prediabetes, or heart health, plus it won the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2014 for "Best Health and Nutrition Book-Institutions (USA)." Jackie is also author of the media-acclaimed Big Green Cookbook (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) and 1,000 Low-Calorie Recipes (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt).

Be on the lookout, Jackie can be spotted as a culinary nutrition expert on television. Past appearances have included The Dr. Oz Show, ABC's Good Morning America and World News Now, NBC's Later Today and Dateline, Food Network's Follow that Food, and The Daily Buzz. She has been a repeat guest on Planet Green's Emeril Green and Martha Stewart Living Sirius Satellite Radio's Whole Living. Additionally, Jackie can be seen as host of healthy cooking videos.

Her food articles, menus, and recipe features are regularly seen in national publications, including Every Day with Rachael Ray, Woman's World, and Coastal Living magazines. Jackie is also a contributor to and guest writer for In addition to her own blog, Tasteovers by Jackie, she is an official Meatless Monday blogger. As a culinary specialist, Jackie is frequently quoted in major national print and online media, including Redbook, SELF, USA Today, and Plus, she has been a columnist for top magazines, including Fitness' "Healthy in a Hurry," Woman's World's "Diet Club," and Glamour's "Eat More".

Jackie is a chef instructor with the recreational division of the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City where she has been teaching hands-on cooking classes for over a decade. Her popular courses include Superfoods, Cooking for Fitness, Luscious & Lean Vegetarian, and All-Natural Cooking with Jackie Newgent. Jackie collaborates on popular consumer books as a highly-experienced and versatile recipe developer and tester. Plus, she is a freelance recipe developer at Food Network.

She's often invited to speak and provide culinary demonstrations at consumer events and professional meetings, including the International Association of Culinary Professional's Annual International Conference, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo, Go Green Expo, and Kids Food Festival. As a food media spokesperson, Jackie can be seen throughout the country via satellite media tours. Some of her clients have included the Mushroom Council, California Tree Fruit Agreement, Seeds of Change, Paramount Farms, German Agricultural Marketing Board, and Scanpan. Jackie is a former national media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

For nearly a decade, Jackie was a consultant for "Healthy Children Healthy Futures" a national after-school nutrition and fitness program targeted to city kids and parents. For the program, she wrote A Parent's Guide to Healthy Eating and Physical Activity-a 100-page, full color guide for parents based on the "8 Habits of Healthy Kids." Jackie is still quite involved with kids nutrition, most recently teaming up with Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools, a comprehensive grassroots public health effort to mobilize and engage stakeholders at the local, state and national level to support salad bars in schools.

Jackie received her B.S. in Allied Health Professions from The Ohio State University and Certificate in Professional Cooking from Kendall College. Her favorite hobbies include hiking, biking, traveling, listening to live indie music, attending sporting events, gallery hopping, hosting parties, exploring New York for the most intriguing cocktails and tastiest hidden food finds, and, of course, experimenting with recipes in her Brooklyn kitchen.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By by Janice F. on January 22, 2013
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I first encountered Jackie Newgent at a healthy cooking class she taught in Manhattan. It was the best cooking class I had ever taken. There was a whole lot of recipes that were divided amongst all of us there. She had an easy going attitude- what I call a "jazz attitude." What I mean by that is that she turned any "mistakes" into other possibilities so that everything worked. I felt there was no stress in her class, and frankly, that has not been the case in many of the other classes. She obviously knows so much about cooking and about healthy eating. At the end we ate an incredible smorgasbord of different and delicious things that we made. And, all of the dishes were low calorie and they were not that difficult to do.

From that class I was inspired to buy her "1000 Low-Calorie Recipes" cook book. I also bought a copy for my sister. So far I've made the following from it:

Autmn parsnip puree
Caramelized red, white and yellow onion soup
Mushroom herb sauté
Miso dressed vegetables
Banana nut smoothie
100 calorie dark chocolate chip cookies
Baba ghanoush
Ginger chicken , broccoli etc stir fry
Sticky Lebanese cinnamon chicken
Apple compote
Poblano corn soup
zesty lemon squares

Every single dish I've made, except one, has been incredibly good. I am a total believer in the talents of Jackie Newgent. By the way the one dish that I didn't like probably wasn't good because I changed the recipe so much. (I didn't have what I needed). Anyway, look at that list of stuff I've made so far!!!

The book is set up beautifully as well. It's easy to follow and it tells you all you need to know about the portions and calories, etc.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Maureen Varnon on October 20, 2012
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This may be the only cookbook I need to have in my kitchen. I've prepared several of the recipes already and each one is simply delicious. In addition to the great recipes, the book is packed with information to help readers understand HOW to cook and eat low calorie. It's packed with information to help even the most novice cook understand how to make low cal high in taste, how to omit the hidden calories without compromising flavor, how to shave fat and empty calories and add nutrients and simply ways to punch up flavor and nutrition in recipes but keep the calories in check. In addition to sharing 1,000 great tasting recipes, it helps readers learn the more about general nutrition principles for low calorie eating they can apply throughout the day.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Elisa Zied on October 19, 2012
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In this latest book by the terrific RD chef, Jackie Newgent, you'll find more recipes than there are days in the year! What makes this book different from so many other cookbooks out there is that not only do the recipes look tempting and delicious, but they're created with nutrition and health in mind. The recipes incorporate a lot of common foods and ingredients, but integrate them with a special twist. I can't wait to try many of them out, and I'm sure my family will love them as much as I will! Thanks, Jackie, for another great cookbook! This RD gives it 5 stars!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By CourtYab on May 12, 2013
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This cook book is a great addition to my collection! The recipes are easy to follow and the recipes come out delicious. I have made a variety of recipes, from entrees to desserts to beverages and each has come out so tasty. Even my family, who is very skeptical about "healthy" food tasting like cardboard, loved everything I made. I can't wait for the summer to experiment with more of the refreshing cocktails and fresh salads. Yum!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ruth Frechman on June 13, 2013
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I enjoy all of Jackie Newgent's cookbooks. But I really like her recent book, 1,000 Low-Calorie Recipes, for a variety of reasons. I like the healthy makeovers, the low-calorie comfort foods, the menus, the nutrition analysis, the nutrition information. You get the idea. I could list 1,000 reasons. As a registered dietitian and chef, Jackie is the perfect person to write a cookbook with great tasting low-calorie recipes. With a book of 1,000 recipes, you want find a healthy version of any recipe you want.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By S. Cohn on October 23, 2012
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This book is amazing! I'm a huge fan of Jackie's recipes, and I can't get enough of them. This book is FULL of great ideas, both for main dishes and small dishes. Each one is more delicious than the last. It's hard to believe that they're low calorie, so so delicious!!
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