The authors of Eat This, Not That! take their winning no-diet weight-loss formula into the kitchen to teach readers how to enjoy all of their favorite comfort foods at a fraction of the price and the caloric impact. Cook This, Not That! Skinny Comfort Food will convince readers that cooking meals at home is one of the easiest, most effective and cost-efficient ways to lose weight fast and dramatically improve the nutritional health of their families. And what better way to do it than by showing them how to make over their favorite belly-filling comfort foods to reduce fat and calories and boost nutritional content all without giving up flavor! (Did you know that, according to a US Department of Agriculture study, people consume on average 500 more calories on days when they eat at restaurants compared to when they cook their own meals at home?)
Cook This, Not That! Skinny Comfort Food is about giving readers control over what they put into their mouths by introducing them to the joy and simplicity of cooking family-style feel-good favorites like gooey lasagna, crock-pot chicken soup, melted ham & cheese sandwiches, chicken-fried steak, chicken salad in warm bread pockets and mom’s meatloaf made over. Other highlights:
- oodles of kid-favorites like Sloppy Joes, homemade mac ‘n’ cheese, grilled peanut butter and banana sandwiches, spaghetti & meat balls, chicken fingers and even chocolate chip cookies made leaner and healthier. Plus: simple, healthy afternoon snack recipes easy enough for kids to make!
- dozens of strategies for cutting calories and saving cash while overhauling your pantry
- chapters filled with easy cooking tips and useful sidebars like Cook Once, Eat for 3 Days, Healing Soups, and the Ultimate Power Salad Matrix
Cook This, Not That! Skinny Comfort Food gathers the whole family into the kitchen for an fun exercise in learning how to remake classic American and ethnic staples that taste awesome but won’t weigh them down.