The collection kicks off with a 50-page section on good nutrition based on the USDA's food pyramid. Here you'll learn how to incorporate the essential food groups into your family's diet without breaking a sweat. Then comes the pièce de résistance--350 recipes that prove healthy eating doesn't have to be dull. These dishes are vibrant and creative, and will certainly appeal to young taste buds. A Modern Macaroni and Cheddar dish is just as tasty as traditional versions, but contains considerably less fat, and the Double Chocolate Brownies use apple sauce as a substitute for some of the shortening. Cooks can choose from a huge selection of ethnically diverse or more traditional entrees--from Thai Stir-Fry with Ginger and Mint to Summer Sloppy Joes. There are also delicious recipes for salads, appetizers, desserts, drinks, and light snacks.
Whether you're whipping up a light lunch or commanding a huge dinner party, the book abounds with fresh and inspired ideas. Simple step-by-step cooking instructions make this a great book for those new to the kitchen, or for cooks in a hurry. --Naomi Gesinger --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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