When Linda Gassenheimer’s bestselling cookbook Low-Carb Meals in Minutes appeared, famed chef Jacques Pépin cheered: What starts as a diet book becomes the blueprint for a healthy lifestyle based on appealing recipes that are quick and easy to prepare. Reviewers greeted her previous work with similar enthusiasm. Now this award-winning author has applied her Meals in Minutes formula to the latest USDA dietary guidelines—emphasizing portion control and more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains—and the result is a treasury of 150 enticing recipes, organized into a sensational 4-week meal plan.
Recipes range from Asian to Mediterranean, from Tex-Mex to Caribbean, from breakfasts like Wild Mushroom Parmesan Omelet to show-stopping dinners like Sicilian Swordfish with Broccoli Linguine. Mouthwatering desserts complete the meals, like the Velvety Chocolate Mousse that takes less than 10 minutes to prepare. Helpful shopping lists make stocking the kitchen as efficient as possible, and smart advice on substitutions allows readers to take advantage of seasonal and discounted ingredients. Enjoying good food that’s good for you has never been simpler, or, as the Rocky Mountain News has raved about the author’s Dinner in Minutes: She does everything except come to your home and cook it for you.