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Prevention's Fit and Fast Meals in Minutes: Over 175 Delicious, Healthy Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less Paperback – August 22, 2006

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Gassenheimer (Low-Carb Meals in Minutes) expands her focus on easy-to-prepare, healthy meals by incorporating the USDA's latest Food Pyramid guidelines into this easy-to-use compilation of deceptively simple and tasty dishes. Dishes like Cajun-Bronzed Mahi-Mahi with Rice and Spinach Pilaf and Honey Walnut French Toast may sound daunting to the novice, but, like all recipes included, are a cinch to prepare. Instructions are easy to follow, and Gassenheimer offers nutritional information for each dish as well as shopping lists, suggestions for substitutions and a timeline for production to streamline cooking time. Some of the recipes are so absurdly simple that they barely count as recipes. (Melted Cheese Toasts calls for just two ingredients, as does Cinnamon Grapefruit, though the latter requires no cooking.) Experienced cooks will likely find greater inspiration elsewhere, but those new to cooking will find it a useful confidence-builder.
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About the Author

LINDA GASSENHEIMER is a TV and radio personality, syndicated journalist, bestselling author, and food consultant. She is the author of 8 books--including Low-Carb Meals in Minutes and Vegetarian Dinner in Minutes--and her Miami Herald column, "Dinner in Minutes," is syndicated to over 400 newspapers. She lives in Coral Gables, Florida.


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Rodale Books (August 22, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1594864179
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594864179
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.7 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,673,275 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Linda Gassenheimer is a TV and Radio Personality, Syndicated Journalist and Best Selling Author.
Her weekly National Public Radio program, Food News and Views, is heard on WLRN 91.3 FM and world-wide at She has appeared many times on the Television Food Network and many other national TV shows. Her syndicated Dinner in Minutes column reaches over 6 million readers each week. In addition, she writes regularly for several other national publications. She is the author of several books. Her newest book, Flavors of the Florida Keys will be published in December, 2010. Her latest books are Mix N' Match Meals in Minutes for People with Diabetes, The Portion Plan, Prevention's Fit and Fast Meals in Minutes, Good-Carb Meals in Minutes, Good-Carb Diet for Life, and Low-Carb Meals in Minutes which reached number 1 on's bestseller list for all books and number 2 on the L.A. Times Hot Books List. . Visit Linda Gassenheimer on her website, Join her on

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By S. Richardson on December 8, 2006
Format: Paperback
This book is very well organized to help you save time in the kitchen. Most of the recipes require few ingredients. The meals are good and the portion sizes are satisfying. One of the things I like most about the book is that the dishes are paired (entree, side, and dessert). I'm happy with this purchase. It's a book I will use again and again.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 29, 2010
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I found this cookbook at my local library and I really like it. Most of the recipes are simple and easy to make with fresh ingredients that can be tweaked if you're feeling creative. I like that it has a "side dish" (usually simple things like rice, pasta, fruit or veggies) included with each recipe to make is a complete meal. But the number one thing I love about this book is that most of the recipes are sized for two portions! Finally a cookbook that I can use to make something quick for just me and the hubby! If I need more then the recipe can easily be doubled and it helps in the battle against fast food in my house. Would probably be a good gift for someone moving out on their own for the first time too!
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By Brenda on September 23, 2014
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My family loves this cookbook. I use it about twice a week.
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