The SparkPeople Cookbook

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-01-02
  • Publisher: Hay House Inc
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From the team that brought you SparkPeople.com, America's #1 weight-loss and fitness site, and the New York Timesbestseller The Spark,comes The SparkPeople Cookbook.This practical yet inspirational guide takes the guesswork out of making delicious, healthy meals and losing weight. Award-winning chef Meg Galvinand SparkRecipes editor Stepfanie Rominehave paired up to create this collection of more than 160 all-new satisfying, sustaining, and stress-free recipes that streamline your healthy-eating efforts. With a focus on real food, generous portions, and great flavor, these recipes are not part of a fad diet. They aren't about obscure ingredients, eliminating key components of a balanced diet, or slaving away at the stove. They are about making smart choices and eating food you love. But this is more than a collection of recipes-it's an education. The SparkPeople philosophy is about encouraging people to achieve personal goals with the support of others. So along with the recipes, you'll find step-by-step how-tos about the healthiest, most taste-enhancing cooking techniques; lists of kitchen essentials; and simple ingredient swaps that maximize flavor, while cutting fat and calories, plus you'll read motivational SparkPeople success stories from members who have gone through life-changing transformations. In addition, you'll find: Results from the SparkPeople "Ditch the Diet" Taste Test, which proves that you don't have to eat tasteless food to lose weight. 150 meal ideas and recipes that take 30 minutes or less to prepare-plus dozens of other meals for days when you have more time. Two weeks of meal plans that include breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. So whether you're a novice taking the first steps to improve your health or a seasoned cook just looking for new, healthy recipes to add to your repertoire, this cookbook is for you. Learn to love your food, lose the weight, and ditch the diet forever!

Author Biography

World Master Chef Meg Galvin develops healthy recipes, tests member-submitted dishes, and teaches the fundamentals of cooking through informative and entertaining videos and articles at SparkPeople.com. Galvin earned a certificate of culinary arts from Le Cordon Bleu in London and is a faculty member at the Midwest Culinary Institute. She lives in northern Kentucky with her husband and three teenage sons. Stepfanie Romine is editor of SparkRecipes.com and dailySpark.com, SparkPeople's healthy living blog. A certified yoga teacher, she lives in Black Mountain, NC. SparkPeople.com is one of the leading diet, fitness, and healthy living destinations on the web, with more than 13 million members and a positive community of people who are committed to reaching their goals and supporting one another along the way.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. xi
Get Ready
Satisfying, Sustaining, and Stress-Free Eatingp. 3
The Science of Satisfactionp. 11
The New Healthy Kitchenp. 27
Get Cooking
Breakfastp. 73
Salads & Sandwichesp. 103
Soups & Stewsp. 147
Main Dishes with Poultry, Meat & Fishp. 175
Meatless Mains, Pasta & Pizzap. 239
Whole Grainsp. 277
Vegetablesp. 305
Snacks & Dessertsp. 331
Herbs, Spices & Seasoningsp. 361
Afterword: Raising Kids to Be Healthy Eatersp. 389
Weekly Meal Planp. 397
Healthy Pantry Checklistp. 403
Choosing a Cooking Oilp. 407
Create a Healthy Grocery List in 4 Easy Stepsp. 413
How to Keep Fruits and Veggies Freshp. 419
25 Good, Cheap Foodsp. 425
Metric Equivalent Chartsp. 431
Nutritional Guidelines Chartp. 435
Endnotesp. 437
Recipe Category Indexp. 439
Indexp. 447
Photo Creditsp. 461
Acknowledgmentsp. 463
About the Authorp. 466
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