- Series: Cooking With Trader Joe's
- Hardcover: 264 pages
- Publisher: Brown Bag Publishers; 1 edition (October 15, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0979938473
- ISBN-13: 978-0979938474
- Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 0.8 x 10.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 62 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #206,058 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Cooking with Trader Joe's Cookbook: Skinny Dish! Hardcover – October 15, 2011
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Let's Eat and Get Skinny!
Tired of spending hours counting calories and fat grams just to shave 1 measly ounce off your derrière? Have you lost weight in the past but then rebounded like a killer whale? Well enough is enough! Famed dietitian and nutrition blogger Jennifer K. Reilly (BitchinDietitian.com) is here to set you free with easy-to-follow weight control tips and mouth-watering Trader Joe's inspired vegan recipes. Reilly's practical, non-diet diet plan will help you shed pounds, feel bionic, and never have to resort to fat pants again.
The plan is simple: learn top-secret, quick tricks for making veggies, fruits, whole grains, and other plant-powered superfoods overwhelmingly delicious, and then load up on them the majority of the time. No calorie counting, no food scale, just healthy vegan grub that tastes incredible, boosts your metabolism, and leaves you feeling like a demigod. Embrace the Five Rules of Skinny, and skyrocket your metabolism while enjoying the heavenly likes of: No Fat Pants Nachos, Blink-of-An-Eye Green Salad, Sesame Greens, Pesto Pasta, Lazy Lasagna, Stuffed Peppers, Pizza Burgers, Minute Mexican, Orange Chocolate Cake, Xtreme Apple Muffins, Zeus Mousse, French Toast for Gods and Goddesses, and many more! Veggies never had it so good.
About the Author
Jennifer Reilly is a dietitian in the Washington, DC, area who is crusading to make healthy eating hip, simple, fun, and scrumptious. Her passion for plant foods started in high school after being told she'd be grounded if she became a vegetarian, and landed her in the front row of college nutrition lectures shortly after. Once she earned a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from Penn State and a registered dietetic degree from Virginia Tech, she became the managing director of The Cancer Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing cancer prevention and survival through nutrition education and research.
While at The Cancer Project, she developed the "Food for Life: Nutrition & Cooking Class Series for Cancer Prevention and Survival," which focuses on cancer-related nutrition topics and corresponding cooking demonstrations. The "Food for Life" series is now taught in over 30 states nationwide. Jennifer co-authored "The Cancer Survivor's Guide: Foods that help you fight back!" with Dr. Neal Barnard, and was on the expert panel for the "Healthy Eating for Life" book series focusing on nutrition for cancer, diabetes, children, and women's health. She has also assisted in writing nutrition textbooks, video scripts, cookbooks, and has developed countless quick and easy healthy recipes.
Jennifer has most recently been providing individual nutrition counseling, teaching group nutrition sessions and cooking classes, and organizing various educational activities at Discovery Communications, Inc. and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and she just finished writing a book for Trader Joe's called "Cooking with Trader Joe's Cookbook: Skinny Dish!" which will be released in October. She writes a nutrition blog at BitchinDietitian.com, guest blogs and moderates forums on CrazySexyLife.com, and can be found on Twitter @DCdietitian. When she's not force-feeding people beans and quinoa, she is chasing after her three young children, vegetable gardening, and playing ultimate frisbee.
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What's stunning to me is that EVERY recipe is vegan, yet nowhere does the book claim to be a vegan cookbook!
The author is a dietician, and goes through a fairly detailed explanation in the intro on how to use the recipes to introduce a balanced and healthy diet.
We have tried about a dozen recipes from the cookbook, including the lasagna (no cheese, but you'd never know), energy bars (tastier than any store bought variety, and ready in 15 mins), 17 bean soup for a crowd (simply amazing), and Chocolate Things (a fabulous cake). So far, every recipe has been a hit with the family, and this includes my teenage son, who used to wince at some of the vegan options we served.
Will these recipes make you skinny? I believe they will. Are they healthy, delicious, vegan options that you'll want to make again and again? Emphatic YES!
I've made several of these recipes already, and I have incorporated some of these recipes in my Food For Life Classes. The Lentil Pate was a delicious surprise, very easy and very tasty, and the Chile Lime Sweet Potatoes were amazingly easy and delicious. I pretty much ate the whole batch myself. I know that I will definitely make some of these dishes for the holidays. Bonus - includes a great detox plan! I highly recommend this book. Thanks, Jen! Your hard work paid off.
All the recipes in this book are vegan, which for me is a good thing, and I actually bought it for that reason. And of the actual recipes I've tried, I've enjoyed them, but overall this book doesn't have enough draw to make it a must-buy.