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The Biggest Loser Dessert Cookbook: More than 80 Healthy Treats That Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth without Breaking Your Calorie Budget Paperback – November 9, 2010
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About the Author
New York Times bestselling author Devin Alexander has shared her secrets for unbelievably decadent-tasting healthy foods through frequent appearances on such national TV shows as The TODAY Show, Fox & Friends, Good Morning America, and The View, and has also appeared on Discovery Health, HGTV, USA, Style Network and others. Devin's advice has also appeared in more than 100 magazine articles, including Prevention, Women's Health, Runners World, Shape, USA Today, Parade, Bon Appetit, and Health to name a few. Devin is currently the host of "Healthy Decadence with Devin Alexander" in FitTv.
She is the author of The Biggest Loser Cookbook, The Biggest Loser Family Cookbook, Fast Food Fix, The Most Decadent Diet Ever, and I Can't Believe It's Not Fattening.
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Top Customer Reviews
Save your money and experiment with substitutes on your own.
The recipes aren't even that low calorie.
The only reason this didn't get a two-star from me was that I enjoyed reading bits from people on the show but these are not the main focus of the book. It was a disappointment.
Looking back now at the five-star reviews, I strongly suspect a couple to be schills. Sorry I was taken in.
I'm currently drinking a skinny temple as we speak. For thanksgiving I took a batch of the coconut macaroons and they were all eaten in 2 minutes! Then I let everyone know they were a light version!
I'm excited to try all the other recipes in the book. The book also has Devin's famous brownies! They are the best. A word of caution, they are so good that you must exercise self control. I only make them when I'm going to share. Otherwise I'd have 12 of them all by myself. Delicious!!
I'll be making the pumpkin bites this weekend. I'm sure they'll be great too!!
All in all another great book by Devin Alexander!
Long version: As someone with a sweet tooth who could stand to lose some weight, I bought this book with the hopes of learning some tested recipes that were easy on the calories that were still satisfying. Honestly, I think sprinkling some sugar on the pages and eating the book itself would be more appetizing than most of the nonsense listed on the inside. Whoever said this book isn't made for people in the real world with actual lives that don't revolve around dieting was right on the money. The folks on the ranch had all day to come up with this stuff and had loads of ingredients at their disposal with no cost to them, so yeah, it's easy to make these long-winded low-calorie recipes when it's your televised duty. But the average person with a job and a life will quickly tire of these lousy recipes. Allow me to elaborate on why this book is a steaming pile of low-fat crap:
1. Expensive ingredients. Most of the recipes call for at least one overpriced diet food like Kashi, agave nectar, fruit-sweetened yogurt, reduced-fat organic coconut flakes, or Biggest Loser brand protein powder. Not everyone can afford a can of their powdered crap for a smoothie or a $6 bag of coconut.
2. A lot of "non-recipes." Mixing grapes with sour cream or peeling a mango are not recipes. Yeah, I kid you not, one or the recipes is a mango cut in the shape of a flower and the only ingredient is the mango. Eating a handful of berries on a stick is good for you, but it's not a recipe. There are a lot of "recipes" in this book that are simply bowls of mixed fruit.
3. Screw agave nectar.Read more ›
The first recipe I tried was the Pecan Praline Cookie Thins - OH MY GOODNESS! Every bit as delicious as pecan pie and so easy to make.
If you don't mind going through a little extra effort initially to educated yourself about these natural ingredients and where to find them this book is a MUST HAVE! Obviously, to those who gave this book poor reviews it wasn't worth the extra effort - they must not have tried those Pecan Pralines. ;)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought these for a friend and he loves the recipes. I get to enjoy the taste factor. :) Fast service. Thank you.Published 7 months ago by Debbie from Maryland
Quick ideas for food boredom when trying to watch what you eat.Published 15 months ago by Adam Johnson
Love this book - have 4 of Devin's cookbooks and all are great !!! Tons of recipes.Published 16 months ago by happydays