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The Biggest Loser Quick & Easy Cookbook: Simply Delicious Low-calorie Recipes to Make in a Snap Paperback – November 8, 2011
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About the Author
New York Times bestselling author Devin Alexander has shared her secrets for unbelievably decadent-tasting 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 Appetite, 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, The Biggest Loser Dessert Cookbook, The Biggest Loser Flavors of the World, Fast Food Fix, The Most Decadent Diet Ever, and I Can't Believe It's Not Fattening.
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Top Customer Reviews
The author began by confirming what is probably one of the biggest problems people have regarding eating well...the failure to plan ahead and thereby falling into the trap of grab-as-you-go cooking and eating. This is definitely an issue for anyone who works (in or out of the home), has children, or just likes to live an active lifestyle. She goes on to explain how having basic healthy food on hand will help you to make better choices when it comes time to prepare your meals.
Next the book goes on to list and describe those basic ingredients as well as cooking tools and supplies. She mentions brand names when appropriate and some of the recipes the ingredient will be useful for. She also gives helpful suggestions on where to find them.
The Biggest Loser eating plan is covered by discussing calories, serving sizes, healthy fats, product labels, suggestions on understanding levels of hunger, etc.
A 20-minute exercise routine is covered in great detail with thorough descriptions of the proper way to do each exercise and illustrations of people doing each one.
At this point in the book, the recipes begin. I will list just a few examples here so you will have an idea of the types of recipes you will find in this book.
Breakfast: Sausage Feta Pepper Bake, Steak and Egg Breakfast Bowl, Margherita Breakfast Pizza.Read more ›
This book is written by Chef Devin Alexander (a guest star on the show) and It features 75 recipes with 20 minutes of prep time or less. With six chapters of unique recipes for any occasion, the book includes flavorful and filing recipes such as:
- Sausage Feta Pepper Breakfast Bake
- Blanca Arugula Pizza
- Spicy Cayenne Corn on the Cob
- Garlic & Herb Macaroni and Cheese
- Cold Dumpling Salad
- Coffee Crusted Chopped Steak
- Philly Cheese steak Pizza
- Crispy Pesto Cod
And deserts like:
- Chocolate Raspberry Dreamers
- Honey Nut Apple Butter Rice Cakes
Do I have your attention yet? What could be better than tasty dishes with short ingredient lists that do not take all day to make? Each dish has a colored picture to show you the finished result. The book is larger than most, making it easy to read and use. There's also cooking and baking tips, as well as a shopping list to help you stock up with healthy supplies.
What really surprised me was that this is much more than a cook book. The book starts with 20-minute workouts with tips on how to burn the most calories in the least amount of time. Throughout the book, you will find tips from contestants, complete with their pictures.Read more ›
First, the basics. This book looks fairly thick - at 224 pages - but the first half of it is exercise and nutrition information. They warn you to stay away from processed and refined sugars as well as high fructose corn syrup. They push whole foods. They suggest you keep a food journal and offer specific exercise ideas. So someone who just wants recipes will have to get past all of that to the recipe section.
Once there, most recipes have a full page photo next to them - further taking up space. Also, with the book being so thick, it won't lay open. You'll need a cookbook stand or heavy weight to keep the book open to the recipe you're working on.
Yes, the photos are pretty. But you can't judge a cookbook on its photos! You have to judge it on how the recipes actually taste when you make them.
So we began with the chili meatloaf recipe. You take some ground beef, add in spices and cheese, make a loaf shape, and cook. It does seem easy - but quick? This takes 17-22 minutes to cook, plus 10 minutes to rest, so from start to finish it's about 50 minutes. That's not quick at all! Even worse, though, even though we cooked it for *24* minutes just to be sure, the inside came out raw. We followed their instructions EXACTLY down to the exact fat level of the meat. Raw results. How was this tested?
On to trying the fried mushroom parmesan bake. They want you to use Almond Mozzarella cheese which literally only one company on the planet makes, and which isn't found in any store near us.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book had some great recipes but a lot of them require unusual, hard to find, or expensive ingredients.Published 2 months ago by Alicia Halleman
Finally! A cookbook that I actually want to use! I like to cook, but get easily frustrated when cookbooks have ingredients that are hard to find in my middle of nowhere Midwest... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I didn't read this book yet, I just skimmed through it. Not what I really expected, but I'm keeping It because I can use it as a go to book.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book has a lot of recipes I have never tried which is GREAT! But unfortunately, I feel like a big loser that I can not afford 90% of the ingredients needed for these... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Elizabeth