Quick & Healthy Cooking For Dummies

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9780764552144: Quick & Healthy Cooking For Dummies

Think eating healthy is too expensive and too much trouble? Think the Food Pyramid just can’t stack up against a double order of Big Mac and fries? Well, eating sensibly can be as delicious and easy as picking up an order at McDonald’s. With the right preparation and cooking tips, you’ll soon have your family beating a path to the kitchen for food that is truly fast—a cinch to make and so delicious, it’s gone in an instant.

In Quick & Healthy Cooking For Dummies, TV food host and expert Lynn Fischer shows you how to restyle all of your old favorites—from Barbecued Chicken and Beef Stroganoff to Eggplant Parmesan—into light, healthy, and flavor-rich dishes. She gives you tips on daily food requirements and on turning your kitchen into a storehouse of healthy eating even a spa chef would envy. Page after page brings you up to speed on maintaining a dietary lifestyle that keeps you in optimal health, with tips on:

  • Measuring nutritional values for saturated fat, high and low cholesterol, calories, sodium, and fiber
  • Age-appropriate food pyramids—including ones for young children and adults over 70
  • Creating a lowfat and fatfree pantry—including peanut butter, jams, jellies, preserves, dried fruit, candy and cookies
  • Mastering quick and healthy cooking techniques

And once you start cooking, you’ll be surprised and delighted at how much flavor your new cooking regimen contains as well as how quick and easy it all is. Let your kitchen and palate become acquainted with these mouthwatering selections:

  • Speedy salads and salad dressings—including Nicoise Salad, Egg Salad with Dill, Waldorf Turkey Salad, Thai Peanut Dressing, Poppyseed Dressing
  • Savory soups, snacks, and sandwiches—including Chicken Noodle Soup, Onion Soup, Mexicali Burgers, Walnut Chicken Salad Sandwich
  • Delicious entrées—including Panfried Barbecued Chicken, Pork and Apples, Shrimp with White Wine Sauce
  • Pasta and rice—including Macaroni and Cheese, Linguine with Creamed Clam Sauce, Beef Stroganoff over Noodles, Mexican Rice and Beans
  • Fabulous desserts—including Apple Brie Pockets, Key Lime Pie, Quick and Easy Chocolate Mousse, and Lemon Cloud

With its over 140 recipes, a cheat sheet of handy cooking tips, sixteen pages of tempting, full-color photos, black-and-white illustrations, and humorous cartoons, Quick & Healthy Cooking For Dummies lets you fulfill every food craving you’ve ever had, while styling recipes to the daily demands of schedule and dietary needs. With Quick & Healthy Cooking For Dummies you can feast like a king and feel like an athlete—all year-round!

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More than 150 recipes, from bountiful yet lean breakfasts to one-dish delectable dinners.

Family/party meals-in-minutes; timesaving techniques, tools, and gadgets; and shopping tips.

How to substitute low-fat and vegetarian ingredients and keep every morsel of flavor.

How to combine a few pantry basics for a delicious, nutritious, last-minute meal.

About the Author:

The recipe for Lynn Fischer's success began in the sleepy resort town of Virginia Beach, where her first starring roles were as homemaker, mother, marketing executive, and co-host of a local TV talk show. During these years, Lynn discovered that her husband was running the risk of coronary artery disease as a result of a dangerously high cholesterol level. Responding to her husband's immediate health needs, Lynn set out to learn all that she could to help him get his numbers under control. Her meticulous research led her to the conclusion that a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol was the first line of defense in curing and preventing heart disease.
The next step was to cut the fat from her family's diet by changing methods of food preparation and food selection, while maintaining flavor, variety, and flexibility. It wasn't long before Lynn realized just how important her role of chief chef was in impacting her family's health and quality of life. From lower cholesterol numbers (her husband's fell by a dramatic 100 points!) and lower medical bills to higher energy and better moods, Lynn's hard work in the kitchen paid off handsomely. Ultimately, Lynn's concern for healthy lifestyles extended far beyond her own family's dinner table and has propelled her to her current position as a nationally recognized health expert, best-selling cookbook author, and host of over 200 national cooking shows.
Lynn, who now lives in Washington, D.C., founded the National Women's Health Awareness Forum and is a former medical anchor at WTTG (Fox) in Washington. She hosts the popular cooking series "Healthy Indulgences" on PBS and was formerly known as "The Low Cholesterol Gourmet" on the Discovery Channel. She is coauthor of the bestseller The Low Cholesterol Gourmet with Dr. W. Virgil Brown, former president of the American Heart Association, and has also written The Quick Low Cholesterol Gourmet, Healthy Indulgences, The Better Sex Diet, and Fabulous Fat-Free.
Pasta cecca, Caesar salad, and tart cherry pie are the special foods that tickle Lynn's taste buds. Friends and family touch her heart and fill her life. This enthusiastic proponent of healthy lifestyles strives each day to learn new skills, embrace new ideas, and through her professional efforts on television and in writing books, make a positive impact on the health and welfare of the world around her.

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