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Eat, Shrink & Be Merry! Great-Tasting Food That Won't Go from Your Lips to Your Hips! [Paperback]

Janet Podleski , Greta Podleski , Ted Martin
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With recipe sections such as See Ya Ladle, Poultry in Motion, Seas the Day, Best Side Story and A Sweet Carb Named Desire, there's a wide range of recipes that utilize a variety of ingredients. There's no shortage of healthy meal ideas here - this book is packed full with healthy and low fat recipes. The recipes don't require a great deal of experience in the kitchen, which makes them great for students, novice cooks or just the tired chef looking for a quick and tasty dinner idea.

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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I am shrinking and merry! April 26 2006
This book and the Podleski sister's other two books; Looneyspoons and Crazy Plates are my best friends in my weight loss journey. Every meal I make from these books is tasty, the portion sizes are filling and everything is tweaked to be healthier. My family doesn't feel like they are "dieting" with me. I love that I can make a satisfying meal for everyone and still be on track with my goals. Eat, Shrink and be Merry is my favourite book so far. Everything I have made has been delicious. I took "Lord of the Wings" to a party and everyone begged for the recipe. The sweet-potato current muffins make a filling breakfast and made good use of holiday leftovers. The tuna melts are regular busy-day-I-have-no-time-to-cook dinner.
The information in the margins in between recipes is great as well--tips and tricks for becoming a healthier person, not necessarily a thinner one.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
By Shell1
Janet and Greta have done it again! Yet another terrific cookbook by these wacky sisters. The recipes are easy to follow coupled with tips, information, and wonderful humour. It's like reading a witty novel, with the added bonus of food.
If you're trying to lose weight or just eat healthy, this book is for you.
Look for their first two cookbooks as well -
Looneyspoons and CrazyPlates.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing! March 19 2006
Every recipe we have tried has been a huge success in our house. This is my new favourite cookbook. I would highly recommend this book to anyone. Not only are the recipes great, the tips and comments in the book will keep you entertained.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars you should own this book. Jan. 16 2008
By megan
I cannot say enough great things about this book. I received it as a gift from a friend and have since given it as a gift myself. The recipes are easy to follow and everything I have made has been delicious. My favourites so far include Glad Thai Dings, No Weigh Jose Mexican Lasagna, Dilly Beloved Chicken, Better Butter Chicken, Lord of the Wings... I could go on and on! Not only are they healthy recipes but I love the fact that I can find the ingredients in my local grocery store. I also enjoy reading the tips and trivia sections in the margins. Great for anyone who wants to enjoy tasty food that is easy to make!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Shrinking and Happy! May 27 2008
So far this cookbook is one of my favorites. I’ve made the “Tuskinny Chicken”, “Lord of The Wings” and “Lick Your Chops” from this cookbook and all were delicious! I’ve been working hard to drop some weight for the summer, and so far these recipes have been a great help in eating healthy. On top of all of that, the best part for me was how easy the recipes were to make. Thanks Janet and Greta for a fantastic cookbook!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eating healthy made easy Dec 23 2009
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I'm almost 40, been a picky eater since I was a kid. I weighed around 285lbs for the past 20 years. I decided to do something about it last year. I started a caloric rotation diet and I had to look for new recipes. I bought this book and the one prior to it from the same two authors and I have to say I am impressed. We have owned a few books over the years and none of them were to my liking. Well, this one offered tasty, simple and healthy recipies that the whole family loved. The book offers simple alternatives that you can apply in your own recipes, to lower fat content for example while keeping all the flavor. The book is very easy to follow and is fairly humorous in it's presentation. In the end, I lost around 60lbs, and several of the recipes found in this book are now served on a regular basis at home, and will be for a long time!

Thanks to my wife for doing all the cooking :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best cookbook ever March 28 2009
I have a lot of cookbooks, from simple to challanging, and I still find myself returning to this cookbook whenever I'm stuck for an idea. Each recipe includes nutritional information (great if your counting points, or calories). My personal favorites have been the Better Butter Chicken (an indian butter chicken recipee) and Beijing Beauty (an asian glazed pork tenderloin). My families favorites have been a roasted red pepper and meatball soup, and the home made chicken tenders.

Some cookbooks you only get a few recipes out of, this book, I've made dozens. I've actually made it a goal to make every single recipe in the book.

I own all of the Looney spoon cookbooks, and find this one to be the strongest. There's not much overlap between the books (not like some authors who now have a defunct day time talk show, and claim to make meals in half an hour). I'm really looking forward to the next book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Add some fun to your cooking! Feb. 1 2008
This cookbook is a very different style than most. But it's FUN and after you've spent hours and hours in the kitchen - a little fun is very welcome!! Full nutritional info on all recipes - and lots of fun tidbits about food included! A must have!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
My second copy as wanted a recipe from it
Published 10 days ago by Stephanie Mulligan
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Easy recipe ....and best of all, they taste great
Published 28 days ago by Janique M Lafond
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent shape, very pleased.
Published 2 months ago by Deborah
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT BOOK
Another great book from the girls. Have added it to my collection of cookbooks. Just a great read all around.
Published 7 months ago by Sharonm
5.0 out of 5 stars My first experience with the Sisters
Loved this book. I used it for a dinner party where everyone was watching their intake. I found main and sides along with dessert that everyone loved and the damage to waistline... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Penny Woodham
3.0 out of 5 stars Recipes
I was a bit disappointed with this book because I bought it after I bought the latest book -The Looneyspoons Collection: Janet & Greta's Greatest Recipe Hits plus... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Dawn
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspired
Made us get very excited about cooking. The food is delicious and we had such fun.
Love this Canadian story.
Published 14 months ago by Maureen Moore
5.0 out of 5 stars These gals are great!!
loved their recipes, their humour and excellent assortment of recipes, would highly reccommend to one and all..also loved the layout of the book.
Published 19 months ago by David L. King
5.0 out of 5 stars An Awesome Read!!
This is not only a great cookbook, but a great read. They have a very witty sense of humor and also alot of really good tips about life in general!!
Published 20 months ago by karen robinson
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Satisfied!
I just wanted to say that I was very impressed with the quick turn around for processing my order and I received the package within days!
Published 20 months ago by Shelli Janevski
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