I Can't Believe It's Not Fattening
Chef Devin Alexander's heathy answer for comfort food recipes.Top Rated Diets of 2016
"Twenty minutes in the kitchen can save you three hours on the treadmill," says Devin Alexander, the health-conscious chef behind the cookbook I Can't Believe It's Not Fattening!. When you see that her cookbook is stocked full of recipes for chicken parmesan, a bacon cheeseburger and even a brownie sundae you'll wonder what in the world she's talking about. But she quickly makes her point, as the title of the cookbook suggests, Devin shares 150 recipes for some of the foods we crave most and makes them in a way that won't shatter our weight loss maintenance or goals.
Devin can appreciate the cravings for these common comfort foods, as she's maintained a weight loss of 55 pounds for nearly 20 years. She knows what we like, because it's what she likes, too! Fortunately for us, Devin knows how to prepare these foods in such a way that they're not only guiltless but can help us slim down.
In I Can't Believe It's Not Fattening! Devin introduces simple swaps and tasteful alternatives that will make you wonder why you hadn't thought of it yourself. She replaces white grains with whole grains, for instance a regular flour tortilla for a whole grain tortilla. She swaps full-fat cheeses for equally flavorful reduced-fat varieties. She even shows you how to bake foods to still achieve that crispy, crunchy fried texture we love, as in chicken parmesan.
If you're a familiar face in the drive-thru or carry-out lines, I Can't Believe It's Not Fattening will help you and your family enjoy those restaurant menu favorites without taking on the calories, fat and over-sized portions. Devin will help you make the transition from take-out to home-made with her "ridiculously quick, easy and nonfattening recipes" that are perfect for the "super busy."
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- Author is a 20-year weight loss success story
- One of many health-conscious cookbooks by the author
- Author is respected expert in her field
- Recipes are simple to prepare with accessible ingredients
- Book serves as a resource for healthful cooking in general
- Recipes are family-friendly
- Broad variety of recipes
- Embraces flavor, not deprivation
- Each recipe displays nutrition information
- None to speak of
In I Can't Believe It's Not Fattening, Chef Devin Alexander proves that "diet food" doesn't have to taste, resemble or smell like "diet food." That's because she's turned our common thinking about healthful eating on its head and proves in more than 150 recipes that we can eat all of the foods we love without sacrificing health or flavor.
Each of the more than 150 recipes in the cookbook are accompanied by nutrition information, so you can see for yourself how many calories, grams of fat, sodium and more are in each serving.
In addition to the chicken parmesan, bacon cheeseburger and brownie sundae previously mentioned, within I Can't Believe It's Not Fattening you'll also find recipes for other favorites like:
- Breakfast Fried Rice
- Pomegranate Oatmeal
- Baked Brie Turkey Wrap
- Silly Easy Stromboli Bites
- Bacon Cheeseburger
- Pierogies with Kielbasa and Sauerkraut
- Pan Fried Old Bay Salmon
- Ravio Sagne
- Pigs in Comforters
- Strawberry Shortcake to Go
- Irish Cream Hot Chocolate
Another stand-out difference is the attention paid by Devin to natural and organic ingredients. In fact, 70 percent of her recipes can be made with all-natural or organic ingredients, and she even includes a list to identify which ones. I Can't Believe It's Not Fattening also includes a list of substitutions that can be made to swap-in natural or organic ingredients.
Whether you use I Can't Believe It's Not Fattening to help you reach your weight loss goals, or just add some variety to your healthful cooking, this is something every home cook should have in his or her arsenal.EXERCISE
As I Can't Believe It's Not Fattening is a cookbook, its sole focus is on healthful cooking and recipes.CONCLUSION
As the author of other popular health-focused cookbooks like The Biggest Loser Cookbooks and The Most Decadent Diet Ever!, Devin has proven she has a knack for whipping up snacks, entrees and sides that are downright delectable without sacrificing any of the flavor or quality for fat and calories. I Can't Believe It's Not Fattening offers 150 ways that will change how home cooks think about and prepare family favorites.
Not only can you use Devin's guidance and recipes to quickly and easily prepare craveable dishes, but you can use her penchant for healthy alternatives and friendly education to inspire your own healthy changes to other favorite recipes.Common Misspellings
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