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Skinny-Size It: 101 Recipes That Will Fill You Up and Slim You Down [Kindle Edition]

Molly Morgan
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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Tired of giving up the meals you love because you're trying to lose weight? Stop depriving yourself and start skinny-sizing! Dietician and nutritionist Molly Morgan shares 101 recipes that give your high-calorie faves—think pancakes, muffins and lasagna—a skinny makeover. The only things you'll be missing are those extra pounds. 

Traditional breakfast burritos have 600 calories and 35 grams of fat. 

Skinny-Sized burritos have 300 calories and only 9 grams of fat! 

Traditional blueberry muffins have 380 calories and 19 grams of fat 

Skinny-Sized blueberry muffins have 130 calories and 2 grams of fat! 

Traditional lasagna has 870 calories and 47 grams of fat. 

Skinny-Sized lasagna has 260 calories and 7 grams of fat! 

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"A healthy family starts in the kitchen and Skinny-Size It is full of nutritious, delicious recipes that my whole family enjoys! Molly adds in great skimps, swaps and skips to keep the calories down and the flavor up. I am a big fan of Molly's recipes-eating healthy does taste good!"

-Chris Freytag, National fitness expert and contributing editor for Prevention magazine

"Finally, a healthy recipe book that does not skimp on portions or taste! The meal and snack ideas leave you feeling satisfied rather than deprived. Molly makes cooking at home quick, easy, and delicious."

-Holly C. Corbett, author of The Cosmo Bikini Diet

About the Author

Molly Morgan, RD, CDN, counsels individual and corporate clients on good nutrition through her company, Creative Nutrition Solutions. She has been featured on CNN and in national magazines like Fitness, Shape, Women’s Health and many more. Visit her at www.mollymorganrd.com.

Product Details

  • File Size: 498 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin Nonfiction (March 25, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GPDYM6Y
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #817,721 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Lovely effort April 7, 2014
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This has nifty recipes featuring restaurant favorites 'skinnied down.' I especially like the tips for 'skinny-sizing' kitchen and pantry supplies. I also enjoyed the comparison of standard restaurant fare to its 'skinny sized' re-write, and the explanations about starches--which are better and why. I also appreciate the use of easier to find ingredients you can pick up at most food markets.

So why 3 stars and not 5? Its early pages very sensibly recommend tools to make this eating plan easier. Cost of those tools? $916. That sort of slams the door in my face. Throws up a real mental road block to this diet's success. While my head says, 'surely I can skinny size without all this expensive kitchen equipment, none of which I already have,' my heart says, 'you have to be rich to do this. Give it up.' All before I even have a chance to try out the recipes or the rest of the tips.

But worst of the problems with this book is its type face and size. We're talking 6 or 8 point type here. This is great if you have young eyes, but if you have young eyes, you probably have a young body too. What do you need this book for?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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When I got this book, it was clear that I would have to look at it two ways: As the working mom of a six year old and as the woman who would love to lose a little weight.

So...

Mom's Point of View:
My daughter would starve. The recipes in this book are not family friendly. They are complex, unappetizing, and full of ingredients that my daughter wouldn't eat if she was starving.

I tried the most kid-friendly recipe - the apple muffins. You need to start by making your own apple sauce. There was a recipe for that. I can give you the recipe in a few words. Take some apples. Boil them in water. Mash them. Yummy? Um...no.

So, 10 ingredients and roughly an hour with prep time later, we had muffins. My daughter tasted one. Took one more bite. The expression on her face as she walked to the garbage can said it all. Even my dog wouldn't eat it.

Unfortunately, there were no more recipes in the book that were kid friendly.

Now, from the weight loss cookbook point of view:

There are no photos in the book. The recipes are in small print and the book does not stay open well when cooking. The back of the book promises delicious recipes that simply give a skinny makeover to your favorites. "The only thing you'll be missing are those extra pounds."

No. That's not true.

Take all the thing that make your favorites good: olive oil, eggs, meat, etc. and replace them with 10-15 vegetables, tofu and water. The scrambled eggs have no eggs. The Rueben sandwich? Replace your meat with avocado! (Okay, I love avocado. I can eat it every day. But it does not generally replace meat. Don't call this a Rueben!)

So why two stars rather than one?

I do think that this has some great recipes for vegetarians. But if you eat things like meat and oil and butter and eggs, you will absolutely miss them and feel very much like you are depriving yourself.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Some Good Info Here in Very Small Print. May 4, 2014
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For the most part I enjoyed the first part of the book that had some interesting facts etc. The recipes were a little fancy for me. I really dislike cooking and while I want to cut calories where I can, I have no desire to prepare things like Peachy Ginger Chicken. The recipes did have the necessary nutritional information and also clear instructions.

My biggest complaint about the book is that the print is tiny and I really believe all recipe books should have an open or coil binding so that you can lay then flat while working on a recipe. The narrow width of the pages will make it nearly impossible to have the book open while using it.

So for those on the hunt for slimmer recipes and enjoy spending time prepping and being in the kitchen--this would work for you but beware that the small print and size of the book make it difficult to work with.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Skinny it up without getting "weird".... April 12, 2014
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I didn't realize when I ordered this that I already had her "Skinny Rules", a great volume of tips, tricks and good advise on how to start skinny habits to help you find the slim you. I was very happy to discover this book pears up nicely. The problem that I see with a lot of books that have nutrition or diet in mind is that they either rely on a lot of packaged foods, or they go way over the top with products that I don't have in my pantry or they are slimming but taste is compromised. The recipes in this volume are basic and you don't have to go searching for the ingredients. If there is anything that she thinks someone may not know about she puts in a little shopping tip on what it is or where to get it. She takes many basic dishes and notes how she skinny'ed' them up. One great tip for bakers is to replace oil in the recipe for the same amount of applesauce. This will keep your muffins/breads moist, doesn't compromise flavor and makes them lighter fare.

Here is how the book is laid out: Introduction-lots of good stuff here....Is it better to use butter/margarine/ are Omega 3 eggs really worth it? Should I use table or sea salt? Good information from someone that knows nutrition. She also describes tools that you may want for your skinny kitchen and how to swap flour for whole wheat or flaxseed to amp up the fiber. Next we get to the recipe chapters:

Breakfast, eggs, muffins, pancakes, all the good stuff, with some wise swaps that you probably won't even notice.
Sandwiches, Salads & Soups-Love the Grilled Pear and Spinach Salad! I can't wait to try the Avocado Reuben!
Healthy Entrees-She explains how to rethink how to fill your plate, there are recipes from those with meat to noodle dishes, something for everyone in this section.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars it's okay, it's not a bad book but design flaws and you probably know...
As others have mentioned, the print in this book is insanely small! It doesn't matter if your eyes are "old" or "young", it's simply too small for recipes! Read more
Published 1 month ago by J-J-J-Jinx!
3.0 out of 5 stars Recipes best suited for vegetarians
I'm a meat eater and had I known that the recipes Molly Morgan prepares are in her words "mostly meatless", I probably wouldn't have ordered this book. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Cricket
5.0 out of 5 stars Skinny-Size It: 101 Recipes That Will Fill You Up and Slim You Down
What a great book! I'm a sugar-addict and ordered this Skinny-Size It to help me get my sugar under control. The recipes are wonderful. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Catherine Taylor
2.0 out of 5 stars Valiant effort that fails in execution
So, I think this is a valiant effort to help people skinny down their kitchens and recipes, but much of it, for instance the ingredient swaps and stocking the skinny kitchen, was... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Megan Bostic
4.0 out of 5 stars Great content. May prefer Kindle edition
The content is very nice but as soon as I received this book, I knew I wasn't going to like the formatting because the book itself is literally "skinny. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Margaret H
2.0 out of 5 stars Skinny-Size It
The author clearly put much effort into the creation of the contents, and there is some valuable nutritional information included, but the actual design and construction makes the... Read more
Published 2 months ago by M. Hill
2.0 out of 5 stars Not for me
While Molly Morgan's Skinny Size It will undoubtedly help one lose weight and keep it off, it's largely because she teaches us and advocates long lasting changes. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Gaby at Starting Fresh blog
3.0 out of 5 stars Needs more spice
I'm always looking for ways to prepare healthier meals, so I was hoping this book would give me some good ideas. I'm afraid I was disappointed. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Kurt G. Schumacher
2.0 out of 5 stars Siding with the others here
Golly, could they make the print any smaller?

And what good is it when a book is bound so tight that even face down you lose the page you were on because it flips... Read more
Published 3 months ago by kestrel22
4.0 out of 5 stars nothing new
I consider myself lucky if I find two or three recipes out of a cookbook that are practical and taste good. This one just makes the cut but really nothing new.
Published 3 months ago by Lili P. Betancourt
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