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Sweet and Skinny

Top Chef contestant Marisa Churchill's desserts won't tip the scale.

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Sweet & Skinny by Marisa Churchill is a cookbook featuring reduced sugar and reduced fat recipes that still taste great. The first chapter covers the basics of dessert-making, such as tools, ingredients and techniques. There are five chapters of dessert types: American Classics, Desserts In A Hurry, Sweet Treats, Dinner Party Showstoppers and Holiday Favorites.

Churchill is an expert pastry chef who believe life is too short to skip dessert, but knows that you can't eat full-fat treats everyday. You may know her from season two of Top Chef. Her low-fat chocolate fudge cake was a hit on the show, a version of which has also been included in the book.

  • Most recipes include substitutions for sugar-free desserts
  • Recipes use only all-natural ingredients
  • Desserts taste great
  • Includes recipes that can be made in a half hour or less
  • Nutritional information with every recipe
  • None to speak of

Each recipe in Sweet & Skinny has less sugar and lower amounts of fat than a classic preparation, making them better for someone on a diet who still wants to enjoy something sweet. Most of the recipes give you the option of making them with sugar or a calorie-free substitute, Truvia.

Some of the recipes include:


Sweet & Skinny is a cookbook, and does not include specific exercise advice. However, Churchill does advise that physical activity is part of a healthy lifestyle.


Many people give up on diets because they feel too deprived. Sweet & Skinny is a great way to get inspired to make desserts that won't ruin a diet plan. Of course, this book does not provide a complete weight loss plan, you should combine these desserts with portion control, plenty of physical activity and a balanced diet. No matter how low in calories, sweets should be consumed in moderation. That said, Marisa Churchill creates dessert recipes that you can enjoy without feeling guilty.

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Sweet & Skinny is an incredible cookbook filled with tasty desserts that I don't feel guilty for eating, or like I'm missing out on anything!

posted Jun 28th, 2011 10:44 pm

Lisa Douglas

It's wonderful!!

posted Jun 28th, 2011 10:27 pm


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