Food and diet fads come and go, but throughout its history, Eating Well magazine has maintained a singular focus: to promote the value of eating food that's both nutritionally sound and delicious. This collection of 350 recipes culled from thousands of well-tested Eating Well favorites is an excellent source of inspiration for health-minded cooks. Addressing the current conflicting weight-loss trends, Jamieson, who directs Eating Well's test kitchens, makes the case for understanding (rather than eliminating) carbohydrates or fats, and provides guidelines for how to make healthy choices. Though not intended specifically as a "diet" cookbook, the volume includes per-serving analysis of each recipe for those seeking to monitor their intake. In addition, favorite comfort foods are subjected to the "Rx for Recipes" treatment, resulting in Updated Mac and Cheese, which substitutes whole-wheat pasta and low-fat cottage cheese and adds spinach, or Fettuccine Alfredo, which incorporates 1% milk and reduced fat cream cheese instead of cream. And vegetarian selections offer interesting, flavorful choices enhanced with fresh herbs and spices. Refreshingly, the "good carbs, good fats" subtitle is really just a hook that's explored only in the book's introduction. All the recipes are relatively low in fat and carbs, but that's nothing new for Eating Well cookbooks. 16 pages of color photos not seen by PW.
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“This collection of 350 recipes culled from thousands of well-tested Eating Well favorites is an excellent source of inspiration for health-minded cooks.” — Publishers Weekly
“EatingWell provides the perfect combination of great-tasting recipes that keep me healthy and energized for intense training and competition.” — Jed Hinkley, U.S. Olympic Ski Team
“When it comes to health and well-being, EatingWell goes the distance.” — Deborah Madison, author of Local Flavors
“Bravo for —it's not about dietary hysterics, but common sense and good eating.” — Steven Raichlen, author of The Barbecue Bible
“Excellent choices for a lifetime of healthy eating habits.” — Rachel Rodney, R.D., Nutritionist, Waterfront Media, publisher of South Beach Diet Online