A groundbreaking addition to our best-selling ringbound cookbook series, this all-purpose cookbook delivers 800 foolproof recipes for healthier everyday fare--from breakfast dishes and appetizers to pasta, meat, chicken, kid-friendly favorites, desserts, and more. With this comprehensive cookbook in your kitchen, eating well will no longer be a chore. Here we offer up all-American, homestyle recipes that won’t leave you hungry-- from multigrain pancakes, lowfat spaghetti and meatballs, Tex-Mex meatloaf, skillet pizzas, hearty beef and vegetable stew, and creamy lowfat spinach lasagna to rich-tasting scalloped potatoes, fudgy brownies, carrot cake, and lots of simple fruit desserts. Here you’ll also find naturally lean recipes like our Spa Chicken and Lemony Steamed Spa Fish as well as healthy vegetable and grain classics and an entire chapter of vegetarian main dishes.
Cook from The America's Test Kitchen Healthy Family Cookbook and you’ll learn tips and techniques that will forever alter the way you cook. Banish fried foods but still serve crispy chicken fingers, eggplant Parmesan, and oven-fried fish with our simple tricks (we toast the bread crumbs for that “fried” flavor). And learn to incorporate more vegetables and whole grains into all sorts of everyday dishes with easy recipes such as Hearty Ten Vegetable Stew, Chicken Baked in Foil with Fennel, Carrots, and Orange, Stuffed Acorn Squash with Barley, Multigrain Cheese Pizza, Fusilli with Kale and White Beans, and Barley Risotto with Roasted Butternut Squash.
And while we kept our eye on the bottom-line nutrition values for each recipe, we also focused on using healthy ingredients too, so while some recipes might be a little higher in fat and calories, that is because they are rich in nutritionally valuable foods like salmon, avocados,nuts, and seeds. We also relied on many lower-fat ingredients here--and we tell you which ones really measure up--from ricotta and cream cheese to cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, and sour cream--and which ones aren’t worth using. With this book in hand, you will be able to make simple changes in how you shop, eat, and cook--changes that will deliver a big payoff to your family’s health.