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This review is from: Naturally Skinny: 100 Organic Recipes Under 350 Calories (Kindle Edition)
Okay, anyone can publish an "organic" cookbook by putting the word "organic" in front of every ingredient. However, I'm giving this a 5-star rating simply because the recipes are so great!
I first made the Whole Grain Pancakes. I used all of the ingredients listed (minus the "organic) and then entered the recipe in MyFitnessPal so I could accurately measure the calories. The book...182 calories. MFP...183 calories. I tried this with several recipes and the calories were pretty much on target.
The ingredients she used for the dishes can be found in any supermarket, and that's always a big plus. I've purchased several other "low-cal" cookbooks that ended up collecting dust simply because I couldn't find the ingredient and if I did, it was usually way expensive.
The dishes are delicious. I love the way everything is broken up by category. She includes a "sides" category, with the caloric value pretty low. I can create an entire meal simply by choosing something from each category, and I love that I can compensate in one area (say, the main course) and then be able to choose a higher-calorie desert (although we usually have deserts listed as an after-dinner snack).
Yes, it was a little irritating to constantly read "organic" in front of every ingredient but for the price I paid ($4.99 Kindle edition), this really was well-worth it. My husband likes the fact that he's not regulated to the same breakfasts each day just to keep the calorie count down. At $4.99, this was a steal!