The Best and Lightest (Cookbook)

Food Network Magazine Editors. The Best and Lightest: 150 Healthy Recipes For Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. New York, USA: Clarkson Potter/ Publishers. 2015.

bestandlightestcookbookNot necessarily preaching about healthy food but rather eating healthy naturally, the team at Food Network Magazine decided to publish a cookbook of their best. The most delicious healthy, lower-calorie, energy-boosting, protein-rich, great-tasting favorites lightened up the right way with smart ingredients and creative cooking techniques. Brimming with enthusiasm, the serious foodies/ editors compiled 150 recipes complete with easy-to-follow directions, nutritional values and gorgeous photography of each. Soups, sandwiches, poultry, meat, seafood, pasta, side-dishes and sweets showing culinary expertise anyone can duplicate, enhance, or modify yet guaranteed to enjoy.

Decidedly some really easy, tasty, creative yet do-able recipes shape this beautiful book. As a fan of Food Network (while running on the treadmill), not only are the recipes healthful and unique but also very simple and flavorful. Not requiring any extra time in the kitchen (so very family friendly), I found some usual favorites designed in new ways. Warm Beet-Orange Salad, Kale and White Bean Soup, Pasta with Butternut Squash, and Soy-Glazed Salmon with Avocado Salad…just a few of the uncomplicated recipes. With most higher in fiber and protein but still lower in fat and calories, the adjacent pictures to every recipe only reinforce the effectiveness of this cookbook. Snack time and smoothie recipes are an extra boost to nibble, share with company or take as treats. Taste-buds beware!!

5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of The Best and Lightest from Blogging For Books for my honest review*


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