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Cooking for Healthy Living Hardcover – October, 1996

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Moving from the gym to the kitchen, Fonda presents a low-fat, high-nutrition collection of recipes developed by Robin Vitetta. An introductory chapter outlines healthful eating habits, with a focus on complex carbohydrates, and includes shopping advice ("Buy locally produced food"), tips on ordering restaurant fare and an authoritative section on exercise. The 120 recipes are organized in chapters according to meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, with sides, desserts and snacks included in a fourth called Completing the Meal. Chapters open with lists of suggested menus; many of the recipes are accompanied by full-page photographs. The low-fat component is achieved through judicious substitution, utilizing nonfat milk and cream cheese in Cherry-Cheese Coffee Ring, and ground poultry and nonfat sour cream in Spicy Chicken Burgers and Creamy Horseradish. Dishes derive from?and play with?the expected culinary traditions: Black Bean Enchiladas with Tomato Salsa, Spaghetti in Spicy Peanut Sauce and Bison Osso Bucco. Techniques also play a part in reducing fat: Baked French Fries brushed with beaten egg whites and paprika, and Steamed Carrots with Dill. Recipes range from the ordinary (Apple-Raisin Oatmeal and Penne with Garlic-Tomato Sauce) to the unusual (e.g., Ted's Favorite Pizza or Bison Lasagna). 300,000 first printing; $350,000 ad/promo; author tour.
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The actress turned fitness guru offers recipes, advice on healthy living, and an endorsement of the holistic lifestyle.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Turner Pub; 1st edition (October 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1570362939
  • ISBN-13: 978-1570362934
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 8.5 x 10.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,453,901 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is a great cookbook. First, it is a pleasure to look at, with gorgeous full-color pictures for every recipe. It's easy to follow, with clear instructions and ingredient lists.
Most importantly, the recipes work. The recipe for sesame chicken with apricots and snow peas is fabulous, and there are many more that look equally wonderful.
Although this is a cookbook with healthy recipes, some of them are a bit higher in fat. The book notes that when you eat one of those, it's a good idea to balance out your diet with some lower-fat foods. In general, though, this book gives you some great ideas for eating in a healthy way without sacrificing taste and pleasure in food.
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This is a terrific and easy cookbook with healthy recipes you can feel good about. Easy to follow even for those of us who don't really know our way around the kitchen. I've been using it for years.
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Jane Fonda has often been known as a fitness and nutrion guru. This cookbook, published in the 1990s when she was still married to Ted Turner (as many recipes are noted to be "Ted's favorite")' provides a wide variety of lowfat, healthy breakfasts, lunches, dinners, deserts, and snacks. Fonda provides suggested menus and food pairings as well as helpful notes about how to reduce sodium or fat content from different recipes. It is important to note that this was a cookbook created when the "lowfat" diet was in style, thus many of the recipes contain little to no fat but may contain a higher caloric or sugar value than you would desire. Therefore, you should pay attention to the nutritional value placed at the bottom of each recipe to see if it fits with your current dietary needs. What I like most about Fonda's recipes are that many of these dishes are "one pan" meals that can be made easily and quickly yet are healthy for you! For instance, she has a great recipe for bison lasagne that is simple yet delicious and packed with veggies and lean protein. Don't miss her introduction and the helpful tips throughout that will teach you how to eat smarter and healthier. Additionally, you will see that she pushes a well balanced diet that includes plenty of vegetables, lean proteins (bison seems to be one of her favorites) and fruits. This is a great cookbook for those who want to learn how to eat healthier!
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Decades had increased my admiration for Ms. Fonda, which was elevated to the highest by reading/utilizing this phenomenal book! Its diversity, organization, presentation in all respects is an inspiration.
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By CAD on February 27, 2011
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One of the best cookbooks I have, and my new favorite. I love the low fat recipes, no fancy ingredients and easy to follow. I think everyone that enjoys good eating will love this cookbook.
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