4/25/15

Its a Non-Fiction Saturday two-fer!



400 Calories or Less with Our Best Bites
Tasty Choices for Healthy Families 
with Calorie Options for Every Appetite
by - Sara Wells, Kate Jones
5 Stars!

ABOUT THE BOOK -
From the bestselling authors of Our Best Bites and Savoring the Seasons with Our Best Bites comes a unique cookbook for healthy eating. Inspired by the authors' personal weight loss journeys, these healthy recipes, all under 400 calories, provide a wealth of ingredient option substitutions for comfort food main dishes, flavorful side dishes and yummy desserts.Each recipe includes mouthwatering photography, easy-to-follow instructions for swapping out healthy, low-calorie ingredient substitutions, and complete nutritional information including fat content, carbs and sugar and salt intake. Features vegetarian and gluten-free choices and tips for stocking a healthy pantry from ordinary grocery store options plus advice for making the best choices at the salad bar.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS -
Award-winning food bloggers Kate Jones and Sara Wells have more than 2.5 million page views a month on their blog, Our Best Bites and have more than 60,000 email subscribers. They have been featured in The New York Times, Better Homes and Gardens, Parenting Magazine, The Atlantic, Publishers Weekly, Southern Lady Magazine, and the Chicago Sun-Times. Our Best Bites has been named #12 in the top 25 Food Blogs, ranked by The Deal Daily Meal, and has been featured on popular cooking blogs such as Café-Mom, Tastespotting, and Foodgawker, and listed on the Pioneer Woman's blog as one of the most frequently referenced cooking websites.

MY THOUGHTS -
This book is nothing short of amazing! There are LOTS of recipes in here I would make. I was drooling at everyother one. Everything looked simple and straight forward.
Now there some meat recipes in here and I would never use those but there are lots of veggie, chicken and fish & seafood ones too. And - wait for it... there is a picture for EVERY recipe!!!!! Yep an extra gold star just for that!

I am really looking forward to trying some of these -
Grilled veg. flatbread pizza
Black bean and mango quesadillas
Spicy citrus salmon
Chipotle chicken corn chowder
Black bean and sweet potato turkey chili

Do these not sound amazing?

Here are a few pics for you -

Thank you Netgalley and Shadow Mountain Publishing for sending me this ebook for my honest review.

Get your copy from Amazon - HERE
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In the Mood for Healthy Food
By - Jo Pratt
 5 Stars!

ABOUT THE BOOK -
Full of mouth-watering yet simple dishes, Jo Pratt has created a stunning collection of nutritious recipes for anyone looking to eat well. Start the day with Ginger Berry Muffins or Raspberry Yogurt Pots, enjoy a light meal of Poached Chicken Broth with Spring Greens or a more substantial Beetroot Gnocchi with Walnut & Watercress Pesto then treat yourself to a guilt-free Dairy-Free Vanilla & Blueberry Cheesecake or Chocolate Pumpkin Brownies. Brilliant ingredients are given centre stage in this book, with features on nuts, sprouting beans & seeds, quinoa, kale and chia seeds, exploring why they are so good, where to find them, and how to use them. With fresh, inspiring photography and design, this is the perfect companion for the everyday cook who wants to eat and live deliciously well.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR -
Jo Pratt is an acclaimed food stylist, writer and presenter. She has written for Elle, Weekend, Sainsbury's Magazine, Olive, BBC Good Food and Glamour, for which she was Food Editor, as well as the BBC Food, Good Food Channel and Good To Know websites. She regularly appears on UK TV, including Saturday Kitchen and Daily Cooks Challenge, and works with many food brands.
Visit her website - HERE

MY THOUGHTS -
A beautiful book with lots of great ideas! This is truly a healthy cookbook. There are some things in her that the average person would not just have in their home but I have a huge natural foods store 5 min from me, so I can easily get everything. And there are some meat recipes in here, this is not a vegetarian book.
I don't think I would use quite as many of these recipes - about 1/3. But still, the ones I would use are great. There are lots of pictures, not one for every recipe, but lots and they are GORGEOUS!

Here are some I would try -
Blackberry and Goji smoothie
Asian chicken , noodle and mango salad
Spiced lentil and sweet potato soup
Fried sesame tofu and soba noodle salad
Salmon burgers with pickled relish and wasabi mayo

Here are some pics for you -



And I loved these little extra pages, this one especial about kale -


Thank you Netgalley and Watkins Media for sending me this ebook for my honest review.

Get your copy from Amazon - HERE

1 comment:

  1. The pictures from the first book look so tasty! I love tomatoes!

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