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Fast Food Fix

Recipe makeovers for your favorite fast food eats.

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New York Times bestselling author Devin Alexander is once again tackling the fight against obesity. Her book, the Fast Food Fix, is a strong appeal to any American who can't seem to avoid the temptations of the fat- and grease-filled offerings at fast-food chains.

Having maintained a 55-pound weight loss for over 15 years, Alexander lives and eats her message: you don't have to deprive yourself to be fit and healthy.

This culinary expert, who has authored The Biggest Loser Cookbook , The Biggest Loser Family Cookbook , and [I Can't Believe It's Not Fattening], [3] transforms 75 fast food favorites into healthy and guilt-free dishes in Fast Food Fix.

With creative and technical savvy, Alexander astutely finds substitutions for fast-food most notorious (and tasty) ingredients. By replacing fat and calories but not relinquishing on taste, you'll find recipe makeovers for Popeye's Cajun Battered Fries and Hardee's 1/3-lb Western Bacon Thickburger in addition to learning how to coat onions so that they taste like the deep-fried onion rings from your favorite drive thru.

PRO
  • Offers creative and healthy makeovers to unhealthy but popular fast food items
  • Can satisfy the taste and desire for fast food
  • Promotes cooking
  • Swaps unhealthy ingredients for healthy ones
  • Written by a well-respected and well-known chef who has overcome her own weight battle
  • Recipes include nutrition information and comparison charts
CON
  • Some recipes may take some time to prepare
  • Risk of over consumption; Just because it's healthier doesn't mean it doesn't have calories
  • Must have the motivation and patience to cook
DIET and NUTRITION

In Fast Food Fix, Alexander shows you how to transform 75 fast food favorites into healthier versions that are even more flavorful than the originals.

In the book, you will learn how to reproduce the special seasonings, spices and sauces from your favorite fast food items with simple and healthier ingredients.

You will also learn how to lighten up fried dishes like chicken tenders, onion rings and french fries by using creative cooking techniques like oven-frying, that can save you as much as 35 grams of fat per serving.

Sample substitutions to save calories and to improve the health of meals include replacing lean turkey meat for pork, replacing white flour buns for whole wheat ones, and subbing low fat or fat-free cheese for full-fat cheeses.

From McDonald's to Taco Bell and from Burger King to Steak N' Shake, virtually all popular fast-food chains are covered.

Sample recipe makeovers include:

  • Jack-in-the-Box's Bacon Ultimate Cheeseburger
  • Dairy Queen's Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Blizzard
  • Taco Bell's Mexican Pizza
  • Sbarro's Stuffed Pepperoni Pizza
  • Blimpie's Beef and Cheddar Wrap
  • El Pollo Loco's Macaroni and Cheese
  • KFC's Original Recipe Chicken Breast
  • McDonald's Egg McMuffin
  • Cinnabon's Classic Cinnamon Roll
  • Starbuck's Mocha Frappucino
  • Arby's Curly Fries

Fast Food Fix also incorporates time-saving tips and helps you prepare fast food-like dishes in just a tad longer time it would take you to run through the drive thru.

All recipes include their nutritional information as well as a comparison to their original fast food counterpart, showing you just how healthy (or unhealthy) some tricks in the kitchen can make (or break) a meal.

EXERCISE

There is no exercise or fitness plan provided as this is a cookbook.

CONCLUSION

Fast Food Fix is what happens when you take favorite fast food eats and pair them with one of the most health-minded and creative culinary chefs whose kitchen savvy has helped Biggest Loser contestants and fans lose weight and eat great!

Devin Alexander transforms artery-clogging fast food eats into healthy and slimming recipes.

While making the items take time and effort to recreate, if you love fast food but are desperate to eat healthier and shave off a few pounds, then Fast Food Fix is your solution to get your fast food fix on without having the pounds come on.

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