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Garlic fries. Blueberry Pancakes. Macaroni & Cheese. Sloppy Joes. Chocolate Mousse. Who doesn't crave these foods? But how can they be healthy? Amazingly, healthful recipes for these mouth-watering dishes and more all-time favorites are included in a new cookbook by Ellie Krieger, nutritionist and star of Food Network's Healthy Appetite. In THE FOOD YOU CRAVE:
Luscious Recipes for a Healthy Life, Ellie offers more than 200 recipes that are far from bland and boring.
How does she do it? In Ellie's food world, no ingredient is off-limits. As she says, "The minute someone tells me I can't have something, I suddenly want it ten times more. Plus, let's face it; a lot of foods frequently found on people's banned lists can make food taste really good." Rather, all of her recipes follow her Usually-Sometimes-Rarely philosophy.
Usually foods are the backbone of each recipe and the cornerstone of a healthy diet -- colorful vegetables and fruit, whole grains, lean meats and fish, beans, nuts, low-fat dairy and healthy oils. Sometimes foods are somewhat more refined, like regular pasta, white flour, and sugar, or a little higher in saturated fat, like some cuts of red meat. They are not the healthiest but, boy, can they make a meal more crave-able, so Ellie sprinkles them in here and there. Rarely foods are those most nutritionists say are off limits, like butter, full-fat cheese, bacon, and cream. Ellie uses these ingredients strategically so you get the most flavor punch out of them and the overall recipe is still healthy. Here is a sample of the delicious recipes you will find inside:
The most important meal of the day. Stay healthier, manage your weight and boost your brain power!
Peach French Toast Bake
Poached Eggs with Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast & Sweet Potato Hash
Broccoli & Cheddar Frittata
Pumpkin Pie Muffins
Peanut Butter Split Smoothie
Keep your energy up and prevent overeating at meals. Snack right: Plan, Don't Pick.
Chicken Sate with Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce
Spiced Mixed Nuts
Edamame "Hummus" with Spiced Pita Chips
Luscious Lime Guacamole
SOUPS & SANDWICHES
Soups, sandwiches and small plates are all the rage.
Lemon Chicken Soup with Orzo
Curried Butternut Squash Soup
Rhode Island Style Clam Chowder
Meatball & Pepper Hero
Sweet & Spicy Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
L.O.V.E. Wrap Sandwich (Lettuce, Onion, Vegetable, Egg Salad)
SALADS & SIDE SALADS
Enjoy influences from around the world: Asia, the Mediterranean, the Middle East, Europe, North and South America.
Caesar Salad with Lemon Pepper Shrimp
Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon & Apple Cider Dressing
Five-Minute Salad of Goat Cheese, Herbs & White Beans
All-Day Breakfast Salad
Soba Noodle-Vegetable Salad
Pesto Potato Salad
PASTA, PIZZA & GRAINS
Pasta and grains are comfort in a bowl and should not be missed. And make sure to try whole wheat pastas -- they're not the cardboard versions of the past.
Spaghetti with Turkey Meatballs in Spicy Tomato Sauce
Macaroni & 4 Cheeses
Arugula, Carmelized Onion & Goat Cheese Pizza
Mushroom Barley Risotto
Fried Rice with Scallions, Edamame & Tofu
THE MAIN DISH!
All are lean, full flavored, and ultimately satisfying.
Cowboy Steak with Coffee & Ancho Rub
Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Rosemary, Chocolate & Wine Sauce
Lamb Stew with Orange
Peppercorn Pork with Wine Sauce
Crispy Chicken Fingers
Chicken Pot Pie with Phyllo Crust
Chicken with Jerk Sauce & Cool Pineapple Salsa
Mom's Turkey Meatloaf
Poached Salmon with Lemon-Mint Tzatziki
Fish Tacos with Chipotle Cream
Crab Cakes with Smarter Tartar
Ellie's a side-lover. These are no second fiddle serve-alongs.
Roasted Nutmeg Cauliflower
Zucchini Parmesan Crisps
Short-Cut Collard Greens
Parmesan Mashed Potatoes
These make a lasting impression!
Banana Cream Pie
Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Lemony Cream Cheese Frosting
Spiced Red Wine-Poached Pears
Watermelon, Lime & Mint Granita
Chocolate Cherry-Almond Biscotti
Chocolate Egg Cream
In addition, Ellie offers loads of tips and ideas for getting the most out of your food, from ideas for healthy grab-and-go eating to the best lunch options for staying energized. She also includes a New Way Pantry List so you can start fresh with the best ingredients and each tempting dish includes a complete nutritional breakdown.
As a true food lover, a dietician and a mom, Ellie has always said, "to get people to eat well, don't say a word about health, just cook fantastic food for them." This book is Ellie's way of bringing delicious food to your table.
About the Author:
Ellie Krieger is a registered dietician specializing in nutrition and health communications, and is the host of Food Network's Healthy Appetite, which airs Saturdays at 12 noon. She has a master's degree in nutrition from Columbia University and did her undergraduate work at Cornell University. A former adjunct professor at New York University, Ellie has appeared as a guest expert on dozens of programs including Today, CNN, CBS's Saturday Early Show and ABC's Good Morning America. She is also a frequent contributor to numerous magazines and newspapers, among them, Parenting, Women's Day, Baby Talk, Fitness, Self, Glamour, GQ, Prevention, Men's Journal, Ladies Home Journal, The New York Daily News and Newsday. She lives in New York City with her daughter, Isabella, and husband, Thom.