I recently borrowed the Taste of Home Comfort Food Diet Cookbook: Lose Weight with 433 Foods You Crave! from my mom.
I think one of the big fears that keeps us from eating better and losing weight is the belief that we have to give up our favorite foods. Trade in the foods we love for bland, boring, tasteless "diet" dishes. Subsist on a steady diet of grilled chicken and steamed broccoli.
The Taste of Home Comfort Food Diet Cookbook is designed to dispel that myth.
And it's more than just a cookbook. You also get a six-week 1400 calorie/day meal plan. Lists of "free" foods, snacks under 50 calories and snacks with 51 - 100 calories. Lots of tips and helpful information regarding exercise, portion control and eating out. And motivational stories from people who successfully lost weight using the Comfort Food Diet Cookbook eating plan.
The Taste of Home Comfort Food Diet Cookbook
The Taste of Home Comfort Food Diet Cookbook is organized into the following color-coded chapters:
- Snacks with 100 calories or less
- Breakfasts with 100 or fewer calories and 101 to 250 calories
- Lunches with 250 or fewer calories and 251 to 350 calories
- Dinners with 250 or fewer calories and 251 to 350 calories
- Side Dishes with 100 calories or less
- Desserts with 100 calories or less, 101 to 150 calories and 151 to 250 calories
There's complete nutritional information for all recipes. So if you are following Weight Watchers you can easily calculate PointsPlus values. And most of the recipes include a photo.
The Taste of Home Comfort Food Diet Cookbook is designed for busy home cooks who want to eat better without giving up the foods they crave. As you would expect, these are not fancy recipes. They are simple tasty recipes for everyday comfort foods made lighter using common grocery store ingredients.
The recipes I've tried so far include: low fat blueberry lemon oatmeal muffins, skinny berry yogurt cups and no-bake lemon blueberry cheesecake. Just a few of the recipes from the long list that I want to try includes the Italian garden frittata, anytime turkey chili, tuna artichoke melts, weekday lasagna, Tuscan pork roast, granola biscotti and chocolate ginger snaps.
Fortunately Mom lives close by and will let me borrow her copy of the Taste of Home Diet Food Cookbook whenever I want!
Find this book, Taste of Home Comfort Food Diet Cookbook: Lose Weight with 433 Foods You Crave!, at Amazon or your local public library or independent bookstore.
I love cookbooks. I've got a bit of a cookbook addiction and am always on the lookout for the next great cookbook. Do you have a favorite cookbook, Weight Watchers friendly or not? I'd love to hear about it!
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