The New American Heart Association Cookbook, 8th Edition: Revised and Updated with More Than 150 All-New Recipes Paperback – Aug 7 2012
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The American Heart Association is the nation’s premier authority on heart health. Its bestselling library of cookbooks and heart-health information books includes: American Heart Association Quick & Easy Meals; American Heart Association Healthy Family
Meals; American Heart Association Complete Guide to Women’s Heart Health; American Heart Association Low-Fat, Low-Cholesterol Cookbook, 4th Edition;
American Heart Association Low-Salt Cookbook, 3rd Edition; American Heart Association No-Fad Diet.
Please visit americanheart.org for more information, or call 1–800–AHA–USA1 (1–800–242–8721).
From the Hardcover edition.
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Here’s the solution for what to take to potluck dinners.
8 ounces dried whole-grain lasagna noodles
1 pound lean ground skinless turkey breast
8 ounces button mushrooms, sliced
½ cup chopped onion
3 medium garlic cloves, minced
3 cups no-salt-added tomato sauce
2 teaspoons dried basil, crumbled
½ teaspoon dried oregano, crumbled
Pepper to taste
16 ounces fat-free cottage cheese
1 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
Dash of nutmeg
2 cups shredded or grated low-fat mozzarella cheese
Preheat the oven to 375°F. Lightly spray a 13 x 9 x 2-inch glass baking dish with cooking spray.
Prepare the noodles using the package directions, omitting the salt.
Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, stir together the turkey, mushrooms, onion, and garlic. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the turkey is no longer pink, stirring occasionally to turn and break up the turkey. Reduce the heat to low. Cook, covered, for 3 to 4 minutes, or until the mushrooms have released their liquid. Increase the heat to high. Cook, uncovered, for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the liquid evaporates.
Stir in the tomato sauce, basil, oregano, and pepper.
Reduce the heat to low. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes, or until heated through.
In a large bowl, stir together the cottage cheese, spinach, and nutmeg.
In the baking dish, layer one-third of the cooked noodles, one-half of the cottage cheese mixture, one-third of the turkey mixture, and one-third of the mozzarella.
Repeat the layers. Finish in order with the remaining noodles, turkey, and mozzarella.
Bake, covered, for 35 to 40 minutes, or until the casserole is heated through and the mozzarella is melted.
Total Fa t 3.5 g
Saturated Fat 1.0 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.0 g
Cholesterol 42 mg
Sodium 413 mg
Carbohydrates 33 g
Fiber 6 g
Sugars 9 g
Protein 30 g
1 ½ starch, 2 vegetable,
3 ½ very lean meat
From the Hardcover edition.
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So in an unusual move, I ordered a second copy of this cookbook, but this time the hard cover edition especially after I looked at the paperback and noticed the number of creases in the spine. And then I ordered nearly all of the other cookbooks from the Heart Association.
The recipes are generally short, simple, and do-able on a weeknight. The use of spices is nice, although you may, as one reviewer suggested, want to add more spices (for example, I like a LOT more curry in my curries). But what's nicest is the wide variety of recipes, including quite a few vegetarian recipes that make a nice change. (Be sure to try the Spaghetti with Lentil Sauce. Delish.)
In all, this one is a real gem and goes up on the bookshelf next to "The Joy of Cooking," "Brilliant," the old "Pillsbury Baking Book" inherited from my grandmother, and, of course, the Betty Crocker "Cooky Book," back in print after all these years.
I've made meals from most all of the sections in this cookbook. Fish, poultry, vegetables, even dipped into the desserts. We have both been pleased with the tasteful results. Low on salt and fat, but high on flavor. Good sense paired with good food - that works! From chicken with broccoli and mushrooms in a creamy sauce, to zucchini stuffed with spicy vegetables, to a rice pudding that was all comfort food, we did not miss what was missing: that nasty stuff that clogs arteries and hammers the heart and adds the slops to the waistline. My only negative is purely an esthetic one... I love to see a photo of what I am about to prepare for the first time. No photos here. But that's a small matter and not enough to keep me from going back to this cookbook again and again.
Best of all? My sweetheart is a healthy heart. Blood pressure is right where it belongs.
The recipes are great, and are quite diverse; there should be many items in each section to please all palates and tastes. The recipes are presented clearly and are easy to follow. The paperback edition doesn't quite lay flat on a surface, but I understand there's a spiral binding that would solve that problem. Most useful for me is that each recipe page has a breakdown of per-serving nutritional information (calories, fat [broken down], cholesterol, sodium, and fiber). This makes it simple to plan a meal menu while keeping within my daily dietary guidelines.
Also very useful are the appendices. While some of it may seem basic, everyone could probably use a refresher on how to read a nutritional label on packaged food, or how to shop for and prepare various items. Sample menus are helpful, as are the "quick foods" that list which recipes are easily prepared -- it's almost as easy to whip up some of these healthy items as it is to tear open a bag of chips!
If you want (or, more importantly, need) to start eating better, but don't want to go back to the "bad old days," I highly recommend the AHA cookbook!
Most recent customer reviews
Bought to help answer the issue of hi cholesterol. Now looking forward to getting into some of the new diet ideasPublished on June 15 2014 by Garry Ferris
Recipes are Great. Only thing missing is pictures. Everyone likes a pictures of the items they are going to be cooking.Published on April 28 2014 by Alice Thompson
I bought this cook book to try and get started on a healthy eating track, but no picutes make it hard to get motivated.
The dishes themselves are easy to make. Read more
I would highly recommend this cookbook to anyone. It's a great way to make delicious meals that are low-fat.Published on Oct. 23 2002 by Samantha
I prefer to cook with just my imagination, but this is a terrific book when my inspiration and creativity needs a boost. Read morePublished on May 7 2002 by Glen Gillmore
Like many people these days, I'm trying to improve my diet... but I love good food! I've wasted my money on several "healthy" cookbooks only to find the recipes were... Read morePublished on May 6 2002 by Robert T. Nicholson
Short and sweet review. If you are reading this you've either discovered you have high cholesterol or you've been diagnosed with a ticker problem. Read morePublished on Feb. 17 2002 by Robert J. Morris
This book contains many delicious recipes that are simple to make. Moreover, there is a wonderful selection of appetizers, soups, salads, entrees, vegetable dishes, breads and... Read morePublished on Jan. 3 2000 by Penny M. Kris-Etherton, Ph.D., R.D.
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