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Fix-It & Forget-It Lightly : Healthy Low-Fat Recipes for Your Slow Cooker
by Phyllis Pellman Good

Containing over a thousand tried-and-true recipes from cooks all over the country, this cookbook provides easy slow cooker meals, all with reduced fat and reduced salt. Substitutions are the key here, with reduced fat ingredients such as turkey sausage and ground turkey, in place of beef, and low-fat cuts of pork, skinless and boneless chicken breasts, and low-fat cuts of beef in place of the higher fat cuts normally used. Low-fat condensed mushroom and chicken soup (canned), low sodium barbecue sauce, low-fat or nonfat cheeses, and low-sodium tomatoes and tomato sauce replace the usual products.
The primary value of this cookbook is that it shows easy adaptations of standard recipes, so if you have favorite recipes and need to adapt them, this offers some good alternatives. Most of the recipes are light on herbs and spices, and adding them or increasing the amounts greatly improves the low salt versions of these recipes. The chicken recipes are particularly good, with a Dill-Lemon Chicken, a Twenty-Clove (Garlic) Chicken, and a Southwestern Chicken which are delicious, though there is a significant loss of texture to the meat when skinless, boneless chicken is used in place of chicken breasts with bones and skin.
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The Ultimate Weight Solution Cookbook: Recipes for Weight Loss Freedom
by Phil McGraw

Here are more than 100 fantastic recipes that abound with flavor and are exceptionally nutritious. Your whole family can benefit from a new, healthier way of eating. Enjoy delicious dishes like Banana Cream Pie, Southern Oven-Fried Chicken, Enchiladas with Barbecued Greens, Pot Roast Southern Style, Mocha Fudge Pudding, Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry, Mushroom-Tomato Frittata, and Sweet Potato Pie. You're going to love shedding pounds while still enjoying your favorite foods. That's because great taste is actually one of the secrets to losing weight and keeping it off.
The Ultimate Weight Solution Cookbook also includes Dr. Phil's Rapid Start Plan, providing 14 days of preplanned menus designed to give you a jump-start on losing weight. Each day on the Rapid Start Plan includes one or more of the many great-tasting dishes in this cookbook.
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Low-Cholesterol Cookbook for Dummies
by Molly Siple

Cook and eat your way to a healthier heart! Now you really can eat to your heart's content with this easy cookbook and guide. From breakfasts to dinners, from super starters to "legal" desserts, you'll find a mouthwatering assortment of tasty and satisfying low-cholesterol recipes you and your family and friends will love. With advice on choosing the right foods, low-cholesterol cooking techniques, and more, this book helps make heart-healthy eating a snap.
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American Heart Association Low-Fat, Low-Cholesterol Cookbook, 3rd Edition : Delicious Recipes to Help Lower Your Cholesterol

If you're interested in being kind to your heart without short-changing your taste buds, here's the skinny from folks who ought to know: the American Heart Association. In the second edition of Low-Fat, Low-Cholesterol Cookbook, these popular heart-healthy, easy-to-make recipes have been updated and revised to provide even tastier and more varied meals for you and your family. Imagine digging into Clam Chowder, Chocolate Custard Cake, or Crab Spring Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce without that frisson of guilt that usually accompanies such indulgences. From the first recipe in the book (Nectarine-Plum Chutney) to the last (Baked Apples), you'll find plenty of good food that's good for you and easy to make. In addition to the recipes (many illustrated with color photos), there are also sections containing information about how to make healthy changes in your diet and plenty of tips on cooking for a healthy heart. To your health!
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Betty Crocker's Low-Fat, Low-Cholesterol Cooking Today

Betty Crocker is on the health bandwagon. Not one for fads, Betty sensibly bases this 175-recipe cookbook on the Food Guide Pyramid guidelines recommended by the American Heart Association and many other medical and nutrition professional organizations. You learn tips for cutting down on fat and cholesterol, understanding the different kinds of fat, and making smart food choices for heart health. The idea is to reduce fat by making ingredient substitutions and small alterations, but not making drastic changes. The recipes are varied and creative and don't resemble "diet food": Ginger Shrimp Kabobs, Vegetable Potstickers, Stuffed Veal Chops with Cider Sauce, Vegetable and Ham Jambalaya, Curried Chicken and Nectarines, Caribbean Fish Salad, and Thai Shrimp and Rice Noodle Nests. The desserts include Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake with Raspberry Topping (only 20 percent fat!), Blueberry-Lime Torte (about 15 percent fat), and Double Chocolate-Date Cake (about 25 percent fat). Recipes are labeled with symbols indicating "low-calorie," "low-fat," "moderate-fat," "low-cholesterol," and "moderate-cholesterol," so you can choose how far you want to go. Each recipe has a hefty amount of nutritional information: calories, fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, carbohydrate, fiber, protein, vitamins A and C, calcium, iron, and diet exchanges. Cooks who love knowing what the dishes should look like will enjoy the 45 mouth-watering color photos.
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Great Taste, Slim Waist: Delicious, Low-Fat, Fast and Healthy Recipes from California's Multicultural Cuisine
by Joan E. Deady

Don't have time to prepare healthy meals? Look no further, the answer can be found in this cookbook. Many of these recipes can be prepared in 30 minutes or less. The recipes are easy to prepare and include readily available ingredients. No fancy cooking techniques or equipment are required! The nutritional value, including calories and fat grams, portion size and preparation time of each recipe are included. The recipes are based on California cuisine which calls for fresh ingredients to blend and accentuate the food of Asia, Mexico, France and the Mediterranean. The recipes use healthy ingredients such as canola oil or olive oil instead of butter. Not only are the recipes healthy, the presentations are beautiful and the food is delicious!
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The Antioxidant Save-Your-Life Cookbook: 150 Nutritious and Delicious High-Fiber, Low-Fat Recipes to Protect Yourself Against the Damaging Effects of Free Radicals
by Jane Kinderlehrer, Daniel A. Kinderlehrer

150 nutritious, delicious, time-saving, antioxidant-rich recipes that combine the joy of cooking and the pleasures of the table with good, sound health advice. Emphasizing the benefits of antioxidant-rich foods high in vitamins C, E, and A, as well as selenium and beta carotene, these recipes will enhance your immune system, strengthen your bones, build up your resistance to viral attacks and infections, reinvigorate your love life, help you overcome fatigue, and keep your blood sugar on an even level. Separate chapters include recipes for breakfasts, side dishes and snacks, soups and stews, hearty main courses, dressings, dips, spreads and vinaigrettes. Recipes are high in fiber and nutrients with NO white flour, hydrogenated fats, or chemical additives. This collection is a must-have for every cook concerned with eating healthfully, preventing disease, and living a longer life. Nominated for a World Cookbook Award in the Best Health/Nutrition Cookbook category.
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