I am always on the lookout for new healthy recipes that don’t taste healthy and are quick. Who wants to spend hours in the kitchen preparing dinner when you have a fulltime job, family, and more responsibilities than you can keep track of? Who wants to run to four stores looking for exotic ingredients?
Gina Homolka runs the Skinnytaste blog where she shares easy, flavorful recipes that are low calorie and made from all natural ingredients. The Skinnytaste Cookbook includes some of those recipes with 125 new ones. Yep, you get 150 total recipes in this collection including some vegetarian and gluten free options. With slow cooker, freezer friendly, or quick meals, you can either prepare ahead for the day or the week or whip something together in 30 minutes or less. The recipes range from Make-Ahead Western Omelet “Muffins” or Pumpkin-Obsessed Vanilla-Glazed Scones for breakfast to Too-Good-to-be-True Potato Soup and Grilled Steak Sandwiches for lunch. Homolka’s appetizers are sure to be a hit at any party (and guests will never know they’re eating healthy). Salads, Poultry (So-Addicted Chicken Enchiladas, anyone?), lean meat dishes (from beef to pork and lamb chops), fish, and meatless mains (Quinoa-stuffed peppers) will give cooks wide menu options. And, of course, no supper would be complete without the sides and dessert (Baked Bananas Foster a la Mode).
With lots of great pictures to tempt your tastebuds, The Skinnytaste Cookbook is a great source for recipes. While some of the recipes have more ingredients and instructions than I would buy or follow, most of them are truly simply and easy for the person or persons who want healthy, delicious, and fast meals. This is one for your collection.
***Blogging for Books provided me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest and fair review.