Readers can finally do away with all the guesswork, calorie counting, and food journaling involved in maintaining a 1500-calories-per day diet. With the Mix & Match Low-Calorie Cookbook from Cooking Light the answer is simple: a book divided into four recipe chapters, including 300-calorie breakfasts, 400-calorie lunches, 500-calorie dinners, and 150-calorie snacks. They simply choose one breakfast, one lunch, one dinner, and two snacks each day, and--no matter what the combination--the total will always be 1500 calories or less.
More than just a recipe collection, this book is full of support, tips, and nutritional information to help readers along their way. The editors explain exactly how to use the menus and how to determine specific calorie needs. Because most people can’t cook for every meal, each chapter identifies easy-to assemble recipes that come together quickly, healthy eating-out options that easily fit within the calorie allotment for each meal. The Mix & Match Low-Calorie Cookbook will also answer common nutrition questions, offer portion control advice, and provide tips for adapting the menus for men or others with greater calorie needs. On the days when there is a diet slip up, Quick Fix and Back on Track text boxes offer ideas for burning calories and tips and tricks for staying on target in the future.