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Slim and Scrumptious: More Than 75 Delicious, Healthy Meals Your Family Will Love Paperback – April 6, 2010

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How would you like to eat rich, flavorful, healthy food at home and not worry about calories?

Today show nutritionist Joy Bauer has helped millions of people improve their health, and now she wants to improve their home-cooked meals as well. Tired of the misconception that you have to dine out to eat delicious food, Joy proves in Slim and Scrumptious that not only can you eat fresh, rich, and filling food, but that it is quick, affordable, and easy, too!

Slim and Scrumptious features more than seventy-five recipes for every meal and every taste. Whether you want Double Chocolate Pancakes or Eggs Benedict for breakfast, Sesame Chicken Tenders or Spicy Pork Tacos with Sassy Slaw for lunch, or Spice-Rubbed Flank Steak with Chimichurri and Creamy Spinach for dinner, Joy shows you that classic, rich food can still be made to taste great with just a fraction of the fat and calories. She also includes fun snacks, desserts, and appetizers that will keep you satisfied all day long, such as Cinnamon Cheesecake Fondue, Frozen Hot Chocolate, and Banana Pecan Bread.

With every recipe, Joy helps you stretch your food and cooking dollars for everything from a fast and easy family meal to a relaxing and romantic dinner for two. These meals are so amazingly delicious, no one (but the chef!) will ever know that they're healthy, too.

About the Author

Joy Bauer has built one of the largest nutrition centers in the country and is the bestselling author of Your Inner Skinny, Joy's LIFE Diet, and Joy Bauer's Food Cures. She is the nutrition and health expert for the Today show and a contributing editor to Parade and Woman's Day magazine. She lives in New York with her husband and three children.

¡La nutricionista Joy Bauer provee sus conocimientos a lo largo de todo el libro!


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow Cookbooks; 1 edition (April 6, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061834777
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061834776
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.6 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #294,480 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Joy Bauer MS, RD, CDN is America's favorite and most trusted nutrition expert. Joy's mission is to improve the health of our nation, and she believes it's never too late or too early to reap the benefits of healthy living.

As the nutrition and health expert for The TODAY Show, Joy shares reliable, practical, and straightforward advice that helps millions of Americans eat better and lead healthier, more fulfilling lives. She also hosts the program's popular "Joy Fit Club" series, which celebrates determined people who have lost more than 100 pounds through diet and exercise alone. Her other ongoing series include Joy's Diet S.O.S. and Joy's Healthy Food Finds.

Together with Florence Henderson, Joy hosts RLTV's heartwarming new show, Good Food-Good Deeds, where she whips up delicious, healthy meals and provides engaging information on aging gracefully.

Joy is the exclusive nutritionist for the New York City Ballet and the author of multiple New York Times bestselling books. Joy's most recent releases include Slim & Scrumptious and Your Inner Skinny as well as her latest book, #1 New York Times bestseller Joy Bauer's Food Cures: Completely Revised & Updated.

As AOL and Everyday Health's nutrition expert and the creator of, Joy provides the latest nutrition, health and diet-related information to millions of online readers. Joy is also a monthly columnist for Woman's Day magazine.

Joy received her Bachelor degree in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland and a master of science in nutrition from New York University. At the beginning of her career, Joy completed a five-year post as Director of Nutrition and Fitness for the "Heart-Smart Kids Program", a program that she developed for The Mount Sinai Medical Center's Department of Pediatric Cardiology in New York City. Joy also served as nutrition consultant for the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, where she designed and supervised their ongoing research in eating disorders and weight management. In addition, Joy served as the clinical nutritionist with the neurosurgical team at The Mount Sinai Medical Center and taught Anatomy and Physiology and Sports Nutrition at New York University's School of Continuing Education. She also served as the exclusive nutritionist for New York University's faculty, students, and athletes. As the founder and CEO of Joy Bauer Nutrition, Joy headed one of the largest nutrition centers in the country for close to two decades.

Passionate about giving people scientifically sound health information, Joy received the 2010 National Media Excellence Award from the American Dietetic Association.

Joy lives in New York with her husband, Ian, her daughters Jesse and Ayden Jane, and her son Cole.

Joys Professional Affiliations:
* American Dietetic Association: Registered Dietitian
* New York State Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist
* American Dietetic Association: Sports & Cardiovascular Nutritionist Group
* American Dietetic Association: Pediatric Practice Group
* NBC's TODAY Show, Nutrition and Health Expert
* Contributing Editor/Columnist Woman's Day Magazine
* New York City Ballet, Nutritionist

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92 of 93 people found the following review helpful By D. M. Dunn on April 11, 2010
Format: Paperback
I have mixed emotions about this cookbook because the three recipes I have cooked (Chicken Lettuce Wraps, Beef and Bell Pepper Stir Fry, and Double Chocolate Pancakes with Strawberry Sauce) were fantastic. The reason I only gave the book three stars is that several of the recipes are obviously flawed. On page 106, the Mediterranean Meatloaf calls for 1/4 pounds (sic) ground turkey and no other meat. I'm guessing that's not enough meat to make a meatloaf for 6 people and perhaps it was supposed to be 1 1/4 pounds. On page 178, the picture of the Summer Squash Tian clearly includes both yellow squash and zucchini but the recipe doesn't include zucchini.

I haven't studied the book enough to know if there are other errors and I will still try other recipes, it just seems like a lot of money for a book that needed more time with the editor.

UPDATE: Joy wrote to let me know that the error in the Mediterranean Meatloaf recipe will be corrected in future printings so I've updated my rating to five stars. And just so you know, I've tried three more recipes, the Hoisin-Glazed Salmon, Summer Squash Tian (I added zucchini), and Sesame Chicken Tenders and they were all very good. With recipes corrected, this is definitely a 5-Star cookbook!
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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful By K. Marshall on April 19, 2010
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I decided to try this cookbook after viewing Joy's segment on the Today show. I have to admit I was tired of cooking healthy boring meals for me, and then cooking something else for the family as they were sick of my "healthy meals". I was definately stuck in a rut, and to be honest I figured there were only so many ways to cook healthy, and I'm not that adventurous when it comes to cooking.
I have only had this book for a week and I can't wait to try all the recipes. The 3 I have cooked so far (Beef and Bell Pepper, Turkey Meatballs and AJ's Mac n Cheesy) have been a huge hit, not only with me, but my family. They have been pouring over the pages and fighting over what they want me to make next. Finally, meals I can cook that are not only healthy but tasty enough that everyone in my family will eat them. No more cooking something for me and then something else for them. This is HUGE!! Joy, thanks for making it enjoyable, easy and most importantly healthy.
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful By AuntJenny on April 13, 2010
Format: Paperback
I have a terrible secret, I cannot cook. Burnt toast? Yes. Overcooked pasta? Guilty as charged! Food going to waste in the fridge? That would be me too. Recently, for dietary and budgetary reason I decided it was time to take the plunge and try to learn how to cook. When browsing through the endless amount of cook books out there this book caught my eye as I've always enjoyed Joy Bauer's advice on the Today Show. The recipes looked easy enough for a non-experienced cook to try. WELL, let me tell you, she had me at the Cashew Chicken Wraps!! I bought a hand chopper to make the prep work easy, and they actually tasted delicious. Healthy, easy to prepare and far less expensive than eating out. The sense of accomplishment I felt... well, it was something. Since then I have tried many of the other recipes in the book and have been cooking every week. I purchased a copy for a friend who happens to be an excellent cook, and she has been raving about it as well. The recipes in this book are easy to make, delicious and most importantly, HEALTHY. Joy certainly delivers the goods in this book, for inexperienced and experienced cooks alike. Thanks to Joy, I no longer fear the kitchen, I am eating healthy and spending a lot less money. AWESOME!!!!!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By HappyMom on May 2, 2010
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HUGE thank you to Joy Bauer for this amazing book!!
I have tried many of the recipes and they are all so yummy, it's hard to believe how healthy they actually are.
I was skeptical at some (really, no olive oil in hummus??) but OMG, I am a believer now!!
Some of my favorites: double chocolate pancakes, cream of broccoli soup, ratatouille lentil stew, sesame chicken tenders, lemon-dill salmon cakes, slim-style hummus and buttermilk ranch dip.
This would make a GREAT Mother's day gift ;-)
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By E. Kvaale on May 8, 2010
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It's hard to find a cookbook that you actually use so often that it looks old after two weeks. I have always enjoyed cooking nutrient dense foods, but few cookbooks address both the "yummy" when their sole focus is on weight loss. Although I am lean, it is horrible being a guest at someone's house for dinner when they serve white bread, white pasta or any meal that compromises my health: I would eat everything on their table if I were served the recipes offered in this book. I am very health conscious and refuse to eat foods that are unhealthy. Since I suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis and need to stay lean and mean, there is no better cookbook to date, which addresses the need for high fiber, nutrient dense, delicious meals while offering practical advice such as bringing out the taste without the salt, using fiber for prolonged energy or using indoor herbs year round to cut costs and up the taste bud factor at the same time.

I am not one for having to go out shopping for ingredients I have never heard of, nor do I have the patience for cookbooks which reek of processed foods and mounds of butter. This book has beautiful illustrations and a smart outlook on living healthy, living happily and above all - practical meals that are easy to prepare.

With this book, Joy Bauer not only addresses le joie de vivre with food, but also the rising epidemic of obesity in our nation. This is a must for every household. Children need to loved with nourishing foods, not greasy comfort foods. My favorites to date? AJ'S Mac-n-Cheezy because even my picky daughter loves it too! 2. Mediterranean Meatloaf (love the idea of using spinach and zucchini) because it is flavorful without having to use salt in excess 3.
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